Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Django classes: deployment, ecosystem

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(Cross-posted from the Revsys blog; I think folks here might be interested, too.)

Next month I’ll be teaching two new one-day classes, both of which evolved from common questions we get at Revsys. Each class is going to be offered twice, once in LA and once in Boston.

For the impatient here are some links and quick info:

For more details on each class, read on…

The first class attempts to answer this question: “So… I’ve written this cool Django site, and it works on my laptop… but now what?”

We’ve increasingly been spending our time helping clients learn how to successfully deploy Django, so I’ve taken the things we’ve learned and turned them into the Django Deployment Workshop. You’re invited to bring your own Django sites and I’ll show you how to put them into production. At the end of the class, you’ll walk away with a production environment that could easily serve most small-to-medium Django sites.

To sign up:

The second class focuses on Django’s app ecosystem. Our clients tell us that they love all the apps available out there, but that they have a really hard time finding the best ones and figuring out how to use them. So I’ve put together The Best of the Django Ecosystem, a class that tries to answer both questions. We’ll look at some of the coolest tools out there in the ecosystem (including South, Celery, and Haystack) and learn how to integrate them with an existing site. Again, you’re invited to bring your existing Django site; I’ll give plenty of time and hands-on help getting these apps wired up..

Dates and details:

Early-bird registration is open now. You’ll save over $100 if you register before November 22nd, so get on it. There’s also a combo ticket available in both cities if you’d like to attend both classes and group rates if you’d like to bring the whole team.

Oh, and to answer the inevitable FAQ: yes, we’d love to bring these classes to other cities! We’re looking at a bunch of locations for 2011, and if you’d like to throw your hometown in the ring we’ve got a quick little survey to help us figure out where to host future classes.

If you have other questions, please get in touch, or drop into our office hours tomorrow afternoon.