Django Tools and Crazy Things (New Location!)

Organiser
The Boston Python Meetup Group
Date
22-23 Mar 2012 (Add to calendar) GMT
Venue
(Exact location not available) , Mid-Cambridge, US
Cost
Free

For our March meeting, we're in a new spot!  Rue La La is providing the location, the food, and the drinks!  We have two great speakers, RSVP at http://meetu.ps/81SQz .

Frank Wiles: Django Developer's Survival Guide

Frank will take us through a quick tour of the must have tools for the modern Django developer: South, Django Debug Toolbar, Celery, Fabric, Haystack, Tastypie, IPython, and so on.  Frank runs Revolution Systems in Lawrence Kansas, and has built large Django projects for clients across the country.

James Tauber: You Used Python for What?!

Taking a break from his usual web development, James will give an overview of some of the more unusual things he's done with Python: from graded readers for Ancient Greek to analyzing piano performances; from emulating an Apple ][ to the beginnings of an operating system written in Python. James is the leader of the Pinax project, and runs Eldarion virtually from Burlington, MA.

Plus, a Boston perspective on last week's PyCon 2012 in Santa Clara.

Drinks and socializing included, in Rue La La's spacious headquarters.

 

Getting to Rue La La:

WALKING
From South Station (8 - 10 minutes):
Coming out of South Station, turn right onto Summer Street. Follow Summer Street over the bridge toward South Boston. Immediately following the bridge, you will see a building on your right with a sign for “Neighborhood Health Plan” and a convenience store. Take this right, down a stairwell that will take you parallel to the water. Follow this path all along the water. There will be a big parking lot on your left, and once you come to the far corner, take a left (you’ll be headed towards the brick buildings. This will take you to A Street, which runs right in front of the Channel Center. #20 is the building diagonally across the street to your right.

From Broadway T Stop (8 - 10 minutes):
Coming out of the Broadway T stop, turn right onto W. Broadway. Follow W. Broadway to A Street. Make a left on A Street, and walk until you get to 20 Channel Center. The building is on the right-hand side of the street, and the entrance is about halfway down the building (you can enter on either side).


DRIVING
GPS: If using GPS, we recommend entering “229 A Street”, as there is another Channel Street in Boston.

From the North:
Follow I-93 South to exit 20A toward Purchase Street (signs for South Boston). Turn left at Summer Street, then right onto Melcher Street, and another right onto A Street. You will then take a left onto Iron Street and a left onto Channel Center Street. Arrive at 20 Channel Center Street. The entrance is about halfway down the building (you can enter on either side).

From the South:
Follow I-93 North to exit 15 for Columbia Road, turn right at Columbia Road (signs for South Boston). At Kosciuszko Circle, take the 3rd exit onto Columbia Road/3A and follow it for 0.6 miles. At Columbia Road Rotary, take the 2nd exit onto Old Colony Avenue. Continue straight onto Dorchester Avenue then turn right onto A Street. You will then take a right onto Iron Street and a left at Channel Center Street. Arrive at 20 Channel Center Street. The entrance is about halfway down the building (you can enter on either side).

From the West:
Follow I-90 East to exit 25 toward South Boston, keep left at the fork in the ramp. Turn left onto Congress Street, turn left onto A Street, then turn left on Iron Street. Arrive at Channel Center Street.

From the East:
Follow I-90 West to exit 25 toward South Boston, keep left at the fork in the ramp. Turn left onto Congress Street, turn left onto A Street, then turn left on Iron Street. Arrive at Channel Center Street.

Parking:
There are four lots to choose from. One small lot is directly attached to the Channel Center, at a rate of $12/day. This is primarily used by employees with monthly passes, but you can pay with a credit card or cash when you park. Across the street from the entrance is a large lot ($11), which accepts cash or check when you exit. Next to that lot on the right is a parking garage, which is $11/day ($10 if you’re in before 9 and out before 6). They only accept credit cards, and you’ll pay on your way out.

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