DJUGL - Django User Group London

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 19:00
Karl Penhale

DJUGL - Django User Group London

After such a successful event in June Djugl is back for its third outing of the year. Djugl is returning to the great space at Potato, a London based digital agency. 

There will still be the usual pizza and beer provided by Austin Fraser while everyone catches up before the Lightning talks at around 8pm. 

Lightning Talks:

Each talk be 5-10 minutes long 

A Q&A will take place after each talk


Ana Balica

"HTTP: History and performance" - Ana currently works as a Senior Backend Engineer at Verve and has given talks at DjangoCon Europe / US, some PyCons, and Django Under the Hood, among others. She is a seasoned Pythonista and she co-organises PyLadies London meetup. 

David Winterbottom 

"London-school TDD" - David is the head of engineering at Octopus Energy, a new energy supplier for the UK. He is interested in the craft of writing high-quality, maintainable software.

Garry Bodsworth

"How we cheated to get mobile apps" - This will cover Django/VueJS and how we made the mobile apps quickly.

Edd Baldley

"Re-imagining StreamField's UI for Wagtail 2.0" - "Wagtail, the CMS built on Django, is re-imagining the design of their modular content system StreamField ahead of the release of Wagtail 2.0. Edd, a multi-disciplinary senior PM at Potato, has been part of the team designing and building the new UI through sprints in Iceland, Holland and the UK over 2017."

Joseph Borg 

"Using Docker Compose to make your Django stack ready for scale in the cloud" - Joseph has 8 years of Python development experience and about 5 years of Django. He started out at a well known British telco, finishing his apprenticeship there. Then moved into Formula 1, where he spent nearly 7 years developing software to help the team’s car go faster. He now works at Univa, where they make tools to help you manage your workloads and infrastructure.

If you've got a story to share and are interested in speaking at this event, please contact Karl - to book your slot.

Sponsored and hosted by:


Potato ( ) is a 7-year-old company that designs and builds web applications that over a billion people use every year. Our biggest client is Google and we've also done work for Microsoft, Tate, BBC and Buckingham Palace. We also build Djangae, the best way to run Django on Google App Engine -

Austin Fraser 

"We are a specialist recruitment consultancy, our experienced team have an unrivalled knowledge of their dedicated markets. We've supported developers and companies who use Python and Django since 2008.

We have an active involvement with several other London-based tech meetup groups including Glug and Magento London. We are not here to sell you jobs or to pitch for business, we have a genuine interest in running excellent events in the sectors we work in.

For more information, please get in touch with Karl Penhale - OR speak to us on the night.

See you soon!


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