Weekend in Vigo


Like I said on my last post, I gave an Introduction to Django in the Master en Software Libre Caixanova in Vigo last Friday.

I really enjoyed giving the class. Although the students had different technical levels, many of them could keep up with the example project I was doing with them and I believe they enjoyed it. This project was done as a second part of the class, the first part was the presentation you find embedded here were I give an quick overview of Django.

At the end, we couldn’t finish the whole project in time (there was another class after that) but I think it served at least to give them a feeling of how easy it is to do stuff in Django.

I had the impression they were most surprised by “how can one NOT need to touch SQL”. This is just one of the adjvantages of Django, I said.

After the class and as I got to the hotel I was dead (didn’t get much sleep during the week) but satisfied.
At dinner time I went with my girlfriend to a place I could only read as “Tapas & Ca├▒as” on the door. The food was GREAT! The prices were cheap (as most places here in Galicia ­čśë ), the beer could be better (San Miguel) but didn’t ruin anything. I had a great night which finished watching the lights reflacting at the sea from the hotel room’s balcony.

On Saturday, on the way back to A Coru├▒a, I passed by Pontevedra and liked it much more than Vigo! The city old part is really pleasant!

I’d like to say thanks to Igalia and Caixanova for having invited me to give this class.

Django Intro

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Django Master Degree Class

I was invited to give a class in the Master en Software Libre covering an introduction to Django.

So, tomorrow I’m heading south to Vigo and present our favorite web framework (“THE” web framework, for many of us) .

I’ll start by giving an overview of Django, what it’s all about and why people should use it. Then I’ll do a tiny project with the audience so they get a real feel of it.

Although this degree covers several stuff, it is indeed a good thing that they chose to have an introduction to Django as well.
It can only mean Django is getting more and more important like it deserves to be.

Hope the audience enjoys, I’ll try not to be boring!

(I’ll upload the slide afterwards)

Igalia ┬Ě Free Software Engineering


Since last Wednesday I am working for Igalia.

Igalia is a Free Software company located in Galicia, Spain. From Igalia’s website:

“Igalia is a Free Software company which develops solutions whose main characteristics are quality and technological excellence, adding value to its customers and supporting the growth of the Free Sofware Community. “

I first knew Igalia in the aLANtejo 2005 edition where Juan S├ínchez participated as a speaker and have been following they’re news and planet ever since.
Now, I am really happy to be part of Igalia and I’m looking forward to move to A Coru├▒a and get to know every Igalian personally!

I’ll be posting more about it in the future.