The Iowa Python Users Group

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Our Topic

Django Workshop

This workshop will bring us from the ground up in building APIs built with Django. Please come with Python 3+ and Django 2+ installed. At the end, we will have REST URL endpoints built for client side consumption. Django, a high-level Python web framework, with the powerful toolkit Django Rest Framework (DRF) allows for the quick and simple API development that we will be doing. We’ll start by building our models, views and serializers. We will investigate these objects in the python shell and check out the Django Admin, which offers great potential as a CMS. If there is time, we will also investigate deploying these API endpoints onto Heroku.

Workshop Material

Our Speaker

Mike Johnson is a software developer at Source Allies. He has an MS in Chemical Engineering and taught physics at Grand View University before transitioning to web development with IMT Insurance. Originally from just outside of Seattle, Mike moved to Iowa for school where he now lives with his partner.

Our Location

LenderClose - 1501 42nd St, Suite 440 West Des Moines IA 50266. There is plenty of free parking in front of the building. The front doors will be unlocked. Then use the elevators to the 4th floor, Suite 440. There will be someone to great you from there.

Our Sponsors


LenderClose provides the latest technology trends to community lenders. LenderClose builds application which solve day to day problems, helps streamline and automate the lending process.

Thanks to LenderClose for providing our location, drinks, and food!