ALE Central Mtg. for Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007

Filed at 4:04 am September 10, 2007 under by Ruscetta

Our ALE Central Meeting presentation for
Thursday, September 13th, 7:30pm will be:

“An Intro to Web Application Design
with Django”

presented by Ben Chapman, Emory Law School
with Chris Heisel, Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ben Chapman, head of information technology for Emory Law School,
will introduce us to Django from the perspective of an intermediate-level
programmer with a concrete business problem to solve. Chris Heisel helps
manage web services for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and will be
offering an additional view of Django development from a large scale
enterprise angle, while lamenting the challenge of recruiting good, web
savvy, Python programmers who understand the Open Source model.
[hint, hint]

Django itself is a BSD license Open Source project providing a “high-level
Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean,
pragmatic design.” The introduction will give a quick overview of what
Django development is like, using as its example the creation of a
classroom “dashboard” system for faculty and staff that allows them to get a
quick overview of class rosters and allows them to contact students and
perform other classroom-related tasks. Tools used will be Django, Python,
MySQL, and Apache, all running on a Centos 4.5 box.

For more background on Django, please see the
Django Project Home Page.

Meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to Emory Law School are at the
Central Meeting link on the side bar.

We should be back in our regular meeting
space, bottom floor lecture room 1c.

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