Sunday, July 19, 2009

pyCologne Python User Group, Cologne, Germany, July 8th Notes

The Cologne Python User Group met on July, 8th at the computer centre of the University of Cologne. The meeting was attended by 14 people. German speakers might want to refer to our wiki page

  • Johannes Huperts: The Linux-UserGroup will hold an Install-Party on August, 23rd. People who like to help are welcome.

  • HelmutSiegert: September, 9th there will be held a Free-Software-Day at Odysseum/Cologne. They ask for participation of pyCologne:

    • General talks about Python topics.
    • Help within a Linux Install Party
Todays Talk: Django (Daniel Hepper)

Django is a framework for creating web-applications which supports the following technologies/approaches:

  • MVC - Model-View-Controller
  • O/R-Mapper
  • Auto-Admin Interface
  • User-friendly URLs
  • Templates
  • User-/Session-Management

Firstly, Daniel gave a general introduction into creation of web-sites beginning with static HTML, over CGI-Scripts to modern web-frameworks .

Secondly, he introduced Django by creating a Django application to manage "Running-Events" like e.g. Marathons.

Django features the semi-automatic creation of applications using manage-scripts, which for example generate database-tables from models written down in Python-code. It is possible to generate Python-code from database-tables as well.

The create-, update-, and view-pages can be created based on templates. However, it is possible to use generic views to display data from a database without programming.

Report vom EuroPython 2009

This year's EuroPython took place in Birmingham (UK). Location was the Birmingham Conservatoire. There were about 450 participants.

From pyCologne AndreasSchreiber, JanUlrichHasecke, Henning und ReimarBauer met in Birmingham.

For EuroPython advance booking for the conference as well as for talks is necessary.

There were 6 tracks in parallel. Therefore, it was not possible to attend all talks of interest. However there are recordings.

Speakers have to apply to EuroPython in advance. New topics are favored over the repetition of older talks.

Furthermore, an Open-Space for free exchange of information is provided. Food, drink and coffee are provided as well.

Participation fee is around 90 Pounds (GBP) für 3 days.

The minutes of the meeting in German language can be found here.

The next meeting will be held on, Wednesday, August, 12th.

Some of the participants enjoyed the rest of the evening in our usual italian restaurant having food, drinks and friendly conversation.

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