[Baypiggies] Brainstorming new talk ideas...

Anna Ravenscroft annaraven at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 06:30:45 CEST 2009

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On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 5:27 PM, Shannon -jj Behrens <jjinux at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 9:11 PM, Glen Jarvis <glen at glenjarvis.com> wrote:
> > I don't know the official schedule, but I imagine that our next
> BayPIGgies
> > meeting will be sharing "What I learned from PyCon."
> > However, for the May meeting, I'd like to pitch an idea. I'd like to see
> a
> > Django themed evening. I'm a big fan of Pylons and other frameworks -- in
> > fact, I want to learn more about them -- especially for larger scaled
> > systems. But, my bread and butter these days is Django and I am going
> deeper
> > and deeper into it. I also saw that Simeon and quite a few others do
> Django
> > work.
> > I could do an introductory talk (or handle a topic of interest), but I'd
> > like to see others do a more advanced subject. For example, Simeon
> mentioned
> > a profiling tool for Django (which I'd not used before and would like to
> > learn more about).
> > What do you think about a 'Django themed' evening? What topics are people
> > most interested in? Who else would be willing to speak?
> I'd love to see a PyCon summary meeting, of course.
> I'd also be happy to see a Django talk, although I'd like to see a
> power users talk.  It seems to me that Django is really easy to get up
> and running with, but it's easy to run into brick walls.  I'd love to
> see a talk from someone who has tips and tricks for breaking through
> brick walls without excessive use of monkey patching.  I'd also love
> to see someone tell me the practical difficulties of using a different
> templating engine.  I know it's possible, but I want to hear from
> someone who's done it in production and can talk about the drawbacks
> he encountered.
> Simeon, if you want to help with such a meeting, don't feel like
> you're hogging the mic.  Your last meeting was great :)
> -jj
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