Django web development and Java Portlets on 30th September.

Pune Python meet organized by is scheduled on 30th September. The main purpose of the meet is to introduce Django to Python web framework developers and encourage them to use it in their daily tasks. Amitabh Jain will speak on Django. In the Java meet, Amol Raje will talk about Portlets.


Amitabh Jain is an IT professional with more than 8 years of experience in companies like Infosys and Vertex. He has done his graduation in Computer Science from Pune University followed by MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad. Over the years, he has worked with various technologies in different technical and managerial capacities. Currently, he is involved in setting up a startup that is focused on executing projects using accelerated development frameworks like Django.

He first started dealing with Python in 2000, when he was evaluating Zope for one of the projects at Infosys in Bangalore. After that he has been using Python in various projects.

Amol Raje is currently working as a business analyst with the Global functions team in HSBC GLT. He was earlier with ITC Infotech in Bangalore and has over 5 years of industry experience.

Guido van Rossum, the creator of Python, recently commented on Django. He said, “People keep asking me to pick one, and I like Django because I like the way its authors run their project : They really ‘get’ open-source development.”. He is pretty clear that he is not trying to force the “there should be only one way to do it” philosophy on the world of Python web frameworks. Well, Guido prefers Django, you can judge the importance of Django from his comments.

Django session details :-

  • Introduction to Django (5 mins)
  • Mapping MVC concepts in Django (5 mins)
  • A walkthrough of a simple Django application (15 mins)
  • ORM in Django (5 minutes)
  • A look at a more complex Dnago application (30 minutes)

Session will be followed by an open discussion on Django.

IndicThreads and PythonThreads meets are held on the last Saturday of each month.

AmitabhjainDjango AmolRajePortletsSession
Amitabh Jain Amol Raje

Date and Time

Saturday, 30th September 2006

4.30 pm – 5.30 pm – Introduction to Portlets. Walkthrough of portlet development and how they could be put to use (business drivers). Also a quick walkthough on portlet administration – by Amol Raje

5.35 pm – 6.35 pm – Pune Python meet – A session on Django. Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. – by Amitabh Jain


Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research (SICSR),
7th floor, Atur Center, Model Colony, Pune
(Event supported by SICSR)

* Entry is free of cost. Entry on first come first served basis.

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