Django Workshop Day
Thursday, April 1, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)
Why an Online Workshop?
- Online Workshop Summits mean no travel hassle!
- Bring the experts live to your desktop!
- Time spent on the road is better spent instead with family, friends or in the office!
- Sessions are developed to dive deeper into the material!
- Ask questions directly to the speakers!
About Django Workshop Day
The Workshop Summit Series lets you build your skill set without having to leave your computer. Each Summit is a virtual conference—all you need is a computer and broadband internet connection to attend.
The Django Workshop Day consists of two 3-hour sessions spread over one day. Attendees can chat with each other and ask questions of the presenters throughout the day.
Registration for The Workshop Summits are now open!
The Django Workshop Schedule
April 1, 2010 - Thursday:
- 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon CT - Creating a Custom CMS with Django with Jeff Croft
- 2:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. CT - Tricking Out Your CMS with Jeff Croft
Wait, a Virtual Conference? How Does That Work?
Once you are registered, you will receive a follow-up email with a reminder about the conference schedule and other helpful details.
On the day of the conference, you will receive an email invitation about 45 minutes before everything starts. Click on the enclosed link to sign in and enter the virtual meeting space. Once you are signed in, you’ll be able to see and hear the presentations as they happen, ask questions as needed and chat with the other attendees if you like!
Technical Specifications: to attend The Summit, you will need a modern web browser (Firefox 1.5, IE 6 & Safari 2 or newer, for example) and a recent version of the Adobe Flash Player. Follow this link to run our system diagnostic (opens in a new window). It will let you know right away which plug-ins, if any, you will need to update before the event.
Still have questions? We don’t blame you. Contact us at email@example.com if there’s anything else you’d like to know.
About Our Speakers
Jeff Croft is a web designer and developer working out of his Seattle home. Currently working with web agency nGen Works (http://ngenworks.com), he is also a blogger, speaker, critic, and industry thought leader. Jeff has previously worked with experience design consultancy Blue Flavor, as well as World Online, an outfit responsible for several award-winning journalism sites and the birthplace of Django, a popular web application framework. He has been working on the web full-time since 1995. While Jeff does some programming, his true passion lies in visual design, user experience, communication, and social media.
Jeff has co-authored two books, Pro CSS Techniques, published by Apress, and Web Standards Creativity, published by Friends of ED.
Christopher Schmitt (your emcee)
The founder of Heat Vision, a small new media publishing and design firm, Christopher is an award-winning Web designer who has been working with the Web since 1993. As a sought-after speaker and trainer, Christopher regularly demonstrates the use and benefits of practical standards-based designs. He is Co-Lead of the Adobe Task Force for the Web Standards Project (WaSP) in addition to being a contributing member of its Education Task Force
Author of numerous Web design and digital imaging books, including Adapting to Web Standards: CSS and Ajax for Big Sites and CSS Cookbook, Christopher has also written for New Architect Magazine, A List Apart, Digital Web, and Web Reference.
About The Sessions
Django Workshop sessions run the gamut from beginner through more intermediate/advanced content.
Creating a Custom CMS with Django
Although nearly any kind of site can be built with Django, it was born in the publishing world -- and it shows. Django makes it incredibly easy to create a custom content management system (CMS) with minimal programming knowledge. This session will cover build a CMS from scratch, including the creation of data models, an administrative interface, views, and templates.
- Django overview and history
- Projects and apps
- Database API
- Admin interface
- Views and generic views
- URL configuration
Tricking Out Your Django CMS
One of Django's killer features is the massive library of built-in and third party "apps" that let you quickly add bits of functionality to your project without a whole lot of effort. In this session, we'll use several of these to "trick out" the CMS we built in Part 1.
- More as time allows
A Part of CMS Days
The Django Workshop Day is a part of CMS Days:
- Monday, March 29th - Drupal Workshop Day
- Tuesday, March 30th - Engine Summit - The online ExpressionEngine Summit
- Wednesday, March 31st - WordPress Workshop Day
- Thursday, April 1st - Django Workshop Day
Environments for Humans
The Summit Series brings together expert speakers to explore one topic from different angles, all in one day. Each Summit is chock-full of focused, current content that is highly relevant to today’s Web Designers and Developers. And since it’s all online, you save the expense and hassle of travel. See you at the Summit!