DjangoCon Europe, 2nd to 7th June 2015, in Cardiff, Wales. 6 days of talks, tutorials and code.

Getting started with django CMS

A hands-on introduction to Django's most popular web content management system, the open-source django CMS.

Note: this session is part of DjangoCon Europe’s open day. It’s free and all are welcome to attend, but please register because places are limited.

django CMS is one of the most popular and successful Django projects of all, used in thousands of installations around the world - including this very website - and supported by an active community of hundreds of developers.

It’s flexible and extensible enough to power huge websites for the likes of Orange, Mercedes Benz, and PBS, but also so straightforward to deploy that you can be up and running in minutes.

About this workshop

This tutorial introduces django CMS, working from its installation to more advanced topics such as the creation of plugins and integration with other applications.

Some basic familiarity with Python and Django is useful to get the most from this tutorial, but you’ll be able to get a lot out of it and make a useful start even if you’re very new to Python/Django development.

If you’re already a django CMS user, you’ll find out more about the latest developments in the system, and no doubt some new tips, tricks and techniques.

This workshop will be followed by a longer and more advanced session on the 4th June.

About Stefan Foulis

Stefan Foulis is a Python developer with many years of Django experience. He works at Divio, which has backed django CMS since its infancy, helping it become an open-source success story.

Stefan is a core developer of django CMS; he has made substantial contributions to the project and worked on countless django CMS websites. He’s also the lead developer of Aldryn, a cloud-based hosting/development platform for django CMS.