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BayPIGgies meeting Thursday, May 27, 2010: Django: Lessons Learned in
the startup world

Tonight's talk is
* Django: Lessons Learned in the startup world
by Barnaby Bienkowski

Meetings usually start with a Newbie Nugget, a short discussion
of an essential Python feature, especially for those new to Python.
Tonight's Newbie Nugget: Debugging with PDB by Simeon Franklin

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BayPIGgies meeting information is available at

------------------------ Agenda ------------------------

..... 7:30 PM ...........................
General hubbub, inventory end-of-meeting announcements, any
first-minute announcements.

..... 7:35 PM to 7:45 PM ................
Newbie Nugget: Debugging with PDB by Simeon Franklin

..... 7:45 PM to 8:40 PM (or so) ................
* Django: Lessons Learned in the startup world
by Barnaby Bienkowski

This talk starts with a high level overview of Django (a python
web framework) and where it is used in the startup world then
dives into an intermediate overview of which plugins and
functionality to use when and where, for example, Pinax and

* Pinax, an open-source platform built on the Django Web
Framework, integrates reusable Django apps to provide features
that many sites have in common, including social networking
features with openID support

* GeoDjango, a geographic web framework, lets you build GIS
web applications and harness the power of spatially enabled
data: "Bye bye MySQL, Hello PostGIS."

Finally, a look at some python code demonstrates some really
cool stuff.

"There will be something for everyone here, so bring your friends."

Barnaby Bienkowski is expert on early-stage software product
development: "My primary objective is to develop software that
addresses real requirements for real people. I bring to the
table practical knowledge about software technology and a
passion for filling unmet needs in the market, and I do so in
ways that people find accessible and helpful."

His current startup is Rubber Can, which provides a Reverse
Auction where mechanics bid on your repair work.
barnaby at

Related Links (Making Government Transparent and

..... 8:50 PM to 9:30 PM ................
Mapping and Random Access

Mapping is a rapid-fire audience announcement of issues, hiring,
events, and other topics.

Random Access follows people immediately to allow follow up on the
announcements and other interests.

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