[oclug-announce] May Tutorial: Redesigning the OCLUG web site with
bart-oclug at jukie.net
Fri May 25 19:51:24 EDT 2007
Topic: A gentle introduction to Inkscape for geeks
Date: Thursday, May 31st, 2007
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm (Come a bit early for drinks and snacks)
Cost: Free (Donations to OCLUG appreciated)
Location: ExitCertified, 85 Albert St., Suite 1200, Ottawa.
WHAT IS IT?
This is one of a series of Linux/Open-Source Technology Seminars to be
presented by the Ottawa Canada Linux Users Group (OCLUG) and
ExitCertified. ExitCertified has generously made their classroom
space available to OCLUG for these training sessions and other events.
WHAT IS THIS MONTH'S TOPIC?
This talk will cover the steps that were taken to build a new version
of the OCLUG web site using the [Django web development
framework](http://www.djangoproject.com). Django has excellent
[documentation](http://www.djangoproject.com/documentation/) and a very
online. This talk does not follow the tutorial but instead tries to show
how Django's features fit the needs of OCLUG's web site. Features
* Sites and applications
* Request handling and middleware
* Data models
* Database object-relational mapper
* Admin interface
* Authentication (users and groups)
* Flatpages and redirects
* Syndication (RSS feeds)
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Ian Ward is the author of Urwid (http://excess.org/urwid/) Console User
Interface Library, and a number of other projects hosted at
http://excess.org/. He has studied Computer Science at Carleton
University and the University of Ottawa. He was first introduced to
Linux in 1999 while working at Corel.
Ian is part-owner of a retail lighting business
(http://www.arevcolighting.com/) in Ottawa's west end that is using
Linux for all its day-to-day business.
Registration for this class is on a first-come, first-served basis. If
you are interested in attending, please email: tutorials at oclug.on.ca
with the subject line: May Tutorial. Please include your name and
email address in the email. Your reservation will be confirmed via
Please sign up ASAP, as there are only 20 seats available. These
classes usually fill up very quickly!
As seating is limited, please make every effort to attend if you sign
up. If you must cancel, email tutorials at oclug.on.ca so we can make
the spot available to someone on the waiting list.
FUTURE TECHNOLOGY COURSES
OCLUG and ExitCertified plan to continue this series of technology
courses. We plan on holding one session per month, with various
topics and skill levels covered. If you are interested in leading a
training session, or have a good idea for one, please contact
tutorials at oclug.on.ca to arrange something.
Volunteers are needed to teach these classes and ensure the sessions
continue to be a part of OCLUG's regular schedule of events!
ExitCertified is a certified provider of IT training in North America,
authorized by Sun Microsystems, Symantec/Veritas, Oracle, IBM, Guru
Labs/Linux, MySQL and No Magic. Current facilities are located in
Ottawa, Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Calgary, Sacramento, and
San Francisco with training provided globally.
ExitCertified stands for Excellence in IT Certified Education,
specializing in advanced fields such as system administration,
programming, database administration, data protection, security, high
availability, identity management, and project management. Being able
to offer these education solutions with vendor certified instructors
brings a tremendous amount of depth to the classroom experience.
For course offerings and schedules, visit
The Ottawa Canada Linux Users Group promotes and supports the use of
Linux at the local community level in Ottawa.
Founded in March 1997, OCLUG holds monthly general meetings and other
special events. Membership in OCLUG is diverse from newbies to the
proverbial Gurus. OCLUG was created to help promote Linux in the
Ottawa area and maintains several mailing lists to help accomplish
For more information about the group and its activities, please visit
our website located at: http://www.oclug.on.ca/
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