Mark Lavin

Creating Enriching Web Applications with Django and Backbone.js

DateThursday, November 6, 2014

1pm - New York | 6pm - London | 11:30pm - Mumbai | Fri, Nov 7th at 2am - Beijing | Fri, Nov 7th at 3am - Tokyo | Fri, Nov 7th at 5am - Sydney

Presented by: Mark Lavin

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

Django and Backbone are two of the most popular frameworks for web backends and frontends respectively and this webcast will talk about how to use them together effectively. During the session we'll build a simple REST API with Django and connect it to a single page application built with Backbone. This will examine the separation of client and server responsibilities. We'll dive into the differences between client-side and server-side routing and other stumbling blocks that developers encounter when trying to build rich client applications.

If you're familiar with Python/Django but unfamiliar with Javascript frameworks, you'll get some useful ideas and examples on how to start integrating the two. If you're a Backbone guru but not comfortable working on the server, you'll learn how the MVC concepts you know from Backbone can translate to building a Django application.

About Mark Lavin

Mark is a lead Python/Django developer at Caktus Consulting Group in Carrboro, NC. He also runs a small homebrewing website written in Django called He came to Python web development after a few years pricing derivatives on Wall Street. Mark maintains anumber of open source projects primarily related to Django development and frequently contributes back to projects used by Caktus. When he isn't programming, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, brewing beer, and running. Twitter: @DrOhYes

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