Sunday 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Hello Web App: Build your First Web App with Django

Tracy Osborn

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This workshop will walk students through the process of building a web app with Django — from ideation, setting up templates, and starting work with views and models. Aimed at completely new programmers, especially those who aren't comfortable with the command line.


Have you ever wanted to build something from scratch that other people could use? There are tons of tutorials and instructions for writing your first website using HTML and CSS, but building something that interacts with the user — a full, complete web application — might feel unachievable and out of reach. Not so!

This workshop will walk you through creating a basic web app using Python and Django, from ideation to deployment. Set up 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.

What we’ll cover: Installation of Python & Django, and deploying your local web app. Setting up static files and templates to make it look like a real website. Creating a database schema. Setting up registration, login, and password recovery pages. * Deployment on Heroku (if time allows).

All workshop participants will get a free eBook copy of Hello Web App to continue learning after the workshop.