Redesigning the OCLUG web site with Django

May Tutorial: Redesigning the OCLUG web site with Django

Date: May 31, 2007 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: ExitCertified, 85 Albert St., Suite 1200

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Redesigning the OCLUG web site with Django

Speaker: Ian Ward

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. Django has excellent documentation and a very good tutorial 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 discussed include:

  • Sites and applications
  • Request handling and middleware
  • Data models
  • Database object-relational mapper
  • Admin interface
  • Templates
  • Authentication (users and groups)
  • Flatpages and redirects
  • Syndication (RSS feeds)

About the Speaker

Ian Ward's blog and a number of open source projects are hosted at 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 available for software work on a contract basis. See for more information.

Ian has been an advocate for copyright fairness in Canada.

Finding the Meeting Location


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