🐍 Getting Started with Django 🔋

An Introduction to the Batteries-Included Framework

April 18, 2023

Joe Riddle

1️⃣ Introduction

  • Welcome and overview of the event
  • Brief explanation of Django and its batteries-included philosophy
  • Why Django is a popular and powerful web framework

🎯 Goal for the evening

That you would leave knowing how to start a basic Django project.

🔋-included Philosophy

Django includes dozens of extras you can use to handle common web development tasks. Django takes care of user authentication, content administration, site maps, RSS feeds, and many more tasks — right out of the box.


2️⃣ Setting Up Your Environment

  • Creating a virtual environment
  • Installing Django
  • Starting a new Django project

3️⃣ Models and Databases

  • What are models and why are they important?
  • Creating models in Django
  • Using Django's ORM to interact with databases
  • Migrations: keeping your database schema in sync with your models

4️⃣ Views and Templates

  • What are views and templates?
  • Creating views in Django
  • Rendering templates with context variables
  • Using the Django template language to generate HTML

5️⃣ URLs and Routing

  • How do URLs work in Django?
  • Defining URL patterns in your Django project
  • Mapping URLs to views

6️⃣ Built-in Features of Django

  • Exploring the admin interface: managing your database with ease
  • Using the built-in forms framework to handle user input
  • Implementing user authentication with Django's authentication system

VII. Conclusion

  • Recap of what we've covered
  • Next steps for learning Django
  • Q&A


1️⃣ Introduction
2️⃣ Setting Up Your Environment
3️⃣ Models and Databases
4️⃣ Views and Templates
5️⃣ URLs and Routing
6️⃣ Built-in Features of Django

Next steps for learning Django

Q&A 🎙️