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EPISODE 027

MySQL & Security - Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson is a Django core developer responsible for the popular django-mysql package. We discuss why MySQL still makes sense with Django, security, hosting on AWS, and more.

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EPISODE 026

Community & Inclusion - Kojo Idrissa

Kojo Idrissa is the current DEFNA North American Ambassador, a DjangoCon US organizer, and a prolific speaker at Django/Python conferences.

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EPISODE 025

Django vs Flask - Michael Herman

Michael Herman was the co-founder of RealPython and now runs TestDriven.io. He has deep professional experience with both Flask and Django which we discuss along with static sites, microservices, and which framework makes sense for beginners.

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EPISODE 024

Django Testing - Jeff Triplett

Jeff Triplett is a consultant at REVSYS, a Director of the Python Software Foundation, and President of the Django Events Foundation of North America. We talk about testing Django applications, TDD, and Python/Django community involvement.

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EPISODE 023

Async Django - Andrew Godwin

Andrew Godwin is responsible for South/Migrations, Channels, and much of the new Async work in Django 3+.

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EPISODE 022

Django for Professionals - Book Release

A special bonus episode to celebrate the release of William's Django for Professionals book release. We discuss what makes a Django site "production ready."

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EPISODE 021

Django Co-Creator - Simon Willison

Simon Willison is a co-creator of Django and currently works at Eventbrite. We discuss the early days of Django, the founding of Lanyrd, and his ongoing work with Datasette to make it easier to publish and explore data online.

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EPISODE 020

URLs: PKs, Slugs, & UUIDs

Designing proper URLs is a core architectural decision in any website. In this episode we discuss the pros and cons of common approaches, from PKs to Slugs, UUIDs, and beyond.

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EPISODE 019

Katie McLaughlin

Katie McLaughlin wears many hats in the Python/Django world: a prolific speaker, PSF Fellow, DSF Director, and currently works at Google.

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EPISODE 018

Auphonic - Georg Holzmann

Georg Holzmann is the founder of Auphonic, a leading provider of automated audio post-production powered by Python and Django.

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EPISODE 017

DjangoCon US 2019 - Jessica Deaton

Jessica Deaton is a conference co-chair for DjangoCon US 2019 and a board member of the Django Software Foundation. We discuss how her involvement grew in the Django community and how others can become more involved too.

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EPISODE 016

Django Admin

The built-in Admin app is one of Django's killer features but often asked to do too much. In this episode we discuss how to effectively use and customize the admin.

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EPISODE 015

Deployments

How to deploy a website on Django as well as our thoughts on the multiple hosting options available.

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EPISODE 014

Teaching Python - Nicholas Tollervey

Nicholas Tollervey has played a major role in how Python is taught to millions of students. A former music teacher turned software developer, he worked on the BBC micro:bit project that put a computing device in the hands of a million 11-12 year olds in the UK. He's also the creator of the Mu editor for Python beginners, CodeGrades, and many other projects.

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EPISODE 013

Authentication

How to add user authentication to a Django website or API. Topics include sessions, tokens, JWTs, Social/OAuth, and more.

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EPISODE 012

Conferences

How to make the most of a Python or Django conference and why they can be so helpful to your career.

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EPISODE 011

PathAI - Robby Grodin

An interview with Robby Grodin from PathAI, a medical startup using Django to transform the field of pathology. We discuss switching from Java, microservices vs monoliths, and the challenges of hiring Django developers.

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EPISODE 010

Django Software Foundation - Frank Wiles

The Django Software Foundation is the non-profit in charge of Django. Its president, Frank Wiles, joins us to discuss how Django is run and how anyone in the community can become more involved.

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EPISODE 009

Wagtail CMS - Tom Dyson

An interview with Tom Dyson on Wagtail, the leading Django-based CMS used by tens of thousands of organizations including Google, NASA, and the British NHS.

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EPISODE 008

Contributing to Django

How to get started contributing to Django and why it's so helpful to the community and your own career.

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EPISODE 007

Django Fellow - Tim Graham

An interview with Tim Graham, the inaugural Django Fellow, who has played the largest single role in Django's advancement over the past 4+ years.

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EPISODE 006

Django Versions

A discussion of Django versions including the recent 2.2 release, LTS's, and what's in store for Django 3.0 and onwards.

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EPISODE 005

Django REST Framework

A discussion of Django REST Framework, how it integrates with traditional Django, and its core features.

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EPISODE 004

Third Party Packages

Django 3rd Party Packages are the "secret sauce" in many Django projects. In this episode we discuss our personal top picks.

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EPISODE 003

Breaking Django

Carlton broke Django for a few hours recently. In this mini episode we discuss how this is possible and explain how Django releases work.

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EPISODE 002

How to Learn Django

A discussion of how to learn Django whether you are a total beginner or experienced web developer.

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EPISODE 001

What is Django?

An overview of web frameworks in general and why Django is special.

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William Vincent is the author of two books on Django and many tutorials at wsvincent.com. He was an early employee at Quizlet and taught Computer Science at Williams College.

Carlton Gibson is a Django Fellow and a core contributor to Django REST Framework. He also maintains a number of prominent Django third-party packages including Django Filter, Django Crispy Forms, and Django Compressor.