Name: [212] Doug Napoleone
Member: 113 months
Authored: 5 videos

PyCon-Tech: The Python behind PyCon [ID:054]

a series of video-tutorials by Doug Napoleone

Doug Napoleone introduces the technology behind PyCon 2007, this year's main Python conference.

Video Tutorials

1. A Django ReST Wiki for PyCon2008

As organization for the next PyCon2008 US ramps up, we decided to move off of PMWiki (a PHP based system) and go 100% Django, or 100% python at least. We still wanted a way to edit content online, including the site navigation, but found the existing Django flatpages to be lacking. We also wanted to use ReStructuredText. The end result is a new Wiki system in Django based on flatpages and ReStruc [...]

2. PyCon-Tech Introduction

PyCon-Tech is an initiative started by A. M. Kuchling to create an integrated set of tools for running the PyCon conference. In this introduction we give an overview of the PyCon web site public interfaces (wiki, talk archive, schedule) and the technologies used to implement them (pmwiki, zope, django). The technologies are fully integrated into a (mostly) seamless site. Later instalments [...]

3. Django plus PHP

We dive into the source code behind the PyCon web site and how we integrate the PHP based PMWiki with Django using a custom Template Loader. The loader allows for loading PHP source from any other template loader, including django flatpages (stored in database). Included is a demonstration of integrating django into a WordPress site. Information on accessing the source code can be found on the [...]

4. Schedule App Part 1

In this installment we look at the PyCon schedule app from a client perspective. The personal schedule, custom printing, iCal RSS feed and Google Calendar features are demonstrated. We also take a look at some of the organizer views in the app for gathering statistics on event interest, session chair management, and room schedule sign printing. Uploaded on 18th February 2007, running time 26 [...]

5. Schedule App Part 1a

We pick up right where we left off with the PyCon schedule app and look at the use of the Dojo javascript toolkit. Uploaded on 18th February 2007, running time 12 minutes.

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