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March 26, 2014

San Francisco Django Meetup Recap (#1 - #4)

Since June of 2013, Yeti and myself have been organizing the San Francisco Django Meetup Group. We've had eight gatherings with speakers and lightning talks as well as several happy hours. I was told by a colleague at Yeti that it might be a good idea to review each meetup after it happens and provide links or resources to slides, videos, repos, etc related to the event. So here I am, inspired, to do a recap of all of the talks we've had so far and going forward will do one for each event hereafter.

March 28, 2013

Hackathon Strategy: Rapid Prototyping with Django

So you've been invited to a hackathon or registered for one on your own. There's a few tips and tricks here at Yeti that we've come to figure out after attending a few ourselves.

November 13, 2012

Integrating Google Places API and Django TastyPie

The Object TastyPie is a REST API library built for the Django framework. It primarily serves as an out of the box solution for serving up data for your Django ORM models. The library also has a non-ORM function, however it still revolves around creating, reading, updating, or deleting objects. For our latest project, BlurtAbout, we had to integrate with a location based API so we chose Google Places.

October 22, 2012

Beginner DevOps with Django and Fabric

The Intro Now that Yeti's been working with Django for quite some time, we've built up a significant number of tools and libraries we use out of the box on every project. It's gotten to the point where we have a fairly large step by step process when we're spinning up a new skeleton project. Everytime we add a new step to the process it ends up becoming that much more difficult to maintain, teach, and follow.

October 12, 2012

The Basics of Django TastyPie and iOS RestKit

We've been using Django for the past couple years to build applications that communicate with mobile clients (that's kind of our thing). This has always been our preferred backend because we are very concerned about the ability for our applications to scale and communicate across platforms. To make a long story short, being founded by two mobile developers, we've been on a quest since day one to discover the easiest and most effective way to make backend servers and apps play nicely together.