Announcing Our Tutorial Line Up

Hey everyone! After a ton of deliberation and sifting through an amazing collection of submissions, we’ve settled on the tutorials for DjangoCon US 2016. A huge thank you to everyone that submitted (you seriously made this so hard) and to all of the reviewers. We tried to make sure that the tutorials would offer a little something for everyone this year, from beginner Djangonauts to UX design to security and optimization. So, in no particular order, here are your DjangoCon 2016 tutorials:

Demystifying the Django REST Framework

Sunday, July 17th, 12:30PM - 5:00PM

Presented by: Haris Ibrahim K V

This tutorial will build the API for an app and walk you through the ins and outs of Django REST Framework. Routers, ViewSets, Serializers, generic views, and more.

An Introduction to Secure Web Developmet with Django (and Python!)

Sunday, July 17th, 9:00AM - 12:30PM

Presented by: James Bennett

You can’t afford to have security be an optional or “nice-to-have” feature in your applications. Luckily, Django has your back: this workshop will introduce you to thinking about security, cover some common (and some less-common) security concerns, and walk you through, in detail, how Django and the broader Django and Python ecosystems can help protect you and your users from them.

Designing Good User Experience

Sunday, July 17th, 9:00AM - 12:30PM

Presented by: Žan Anderle

This tutorial will introduce you to basic concepts of user experience design. Using an example project, you’ll work through designing and improving UX with simple, real-world techniques.

Supercharge Your Next Project with the Cookiecutter Django Framework

Sunday, July 17th, 12:30PM - 5:00PM

Presented by: Audrey Roy Greenfeld and Daniel Roy Greenfeld

Cookiecutter Django is a framework for jumpstarting production-ready Django projects quickly. Coming with dozens of proven third-party packages already preconfigured, you can jump right into the code. In this tutorial, you’ll learn about using it from beginning to end, including installation, usage, tips, and cutting-edge tricks. You’ll walk away with your own documented, tested, production-ready ice cream-themed project.

Hello Web App Workshop

Sunday, July 17th, 9:00AM - 12:30PM

Presented by: Tracy Osborn

This workshop will walk you through creating a basic web app using Python and Django. Start working on your first web product with a database, registration and login forms, and perhaps get on the path to a fun side-project or future startup. Tailored for designers and non-programmers and taught by a designer.

Grow Your Twitter Bot Garden

Sunday, July 17th, 12:30PM - 5:00PM

Presented by: Terian Koscik

Come plant a Twitter bot garden and watch it grow! This workshop is for Python developers who are interested in making small, creative programming projects and have never made a Twitter bot before. You’ll walk through setting up a simple bot that tweets lines of a book 140 characters at a time. Then, you’ll customize it using free, publicly accessible data sources and your imagination.

So now that you’ve seen all of the tutorials that are available, what are you waiting for? Each session is $150 and runs about 3 hours long. You can buy tickets for tutorials in the same place that you buy admission to the conference itself.

We’ll see you there!