April topic: Django web development (Part II)
Our March meeting only got us started on Django - let’s finish the job!
Get introduced to Django, a Python platform for building dynamic websites.
All dynamic languages offer a variety of ways to run a webserver for dynamic websites.
Django is the most popular Python-based example of the genre, and also a good example
of the MVC (Model-View-Controller) pattern that most dynamic web platforms follow.
Created at the Lawrence Journal-World in Kansas, its attention to good documentation helped it take off.
Django has become the workhorse of dynamic webpage construction in Python, and the concepts you’ll learn will help even for web development using other platforms and languages.
If you weren’t there in March, don’t panic. You can use the Django Girls tutorial to catch up in advance - we got as far as Django Templates. Alternately, just show up and fake it… nobody’s grading you!
Innovation Hub - not Brixx!
We’ve begun to meet in the Innovation Hub, a gorgeous new facility that’s part of the renovated Dayton Arcade complex. Enter through the doors that face the Wright Stop Plaza bus hub.
Street parking is free in the evening. I usually park on Ludlow Street.
if for any reason coming downtown doesn’t work for you (for instance, you’ve been exposed to COVID, or you’ve converted yourself to purely digital format and now exist as a set of cloud-hosted algorithms), we’ll be online as well!
Join us at 7 PM EDT on the PyFri Discord channel, discord.gg/9SgTh3T, and click on the General voice chat link. You may need to install the Discord desktop app rather than just using the web interface.