Contributing to Django Documentation, Part 1: Generating and Editing Documentation Locally

Posted by: barbara | Date: Sep 12, 2011 | Category: Django

I just returned from this year's DjangoCon, where there was a lot of buzz around two big topics: managing community and improving documentation.

To that end, I've decided that it's time to start contributing to the Django documentation - documentation, and helping people use it, is a thing about which ...

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DjangoCon 2011 Follow-Up

Posted by: barbara | Date: Sep 09, 2011 | Category: DjangoCon

I'm not even going to try and do a full overview - maybe if I'd been taking notes nonstop, but otherwise there were too many smart people, too many great discussions, and too many exciting times to cover it all. To sum up, most of the buzz this year ...

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Switching to PostgreSQL, Part 1: Installing Locally on OS X

Posted by: barbara | Date: Aug 17, 2011 | Category: Mac OS X PostgreSQL

Here's an interesting tidbit: Postgres evolved from UC Berkeley's Ingres database, hence the name - "Post Ingres", or Postgres

If you've recently picked up a Mac with the Lion operating system already installed, this article probably won't be of much use to you. Apparently, Postgres is the new default ...

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Making A Comeback

Posted by: barbara | Date: Aug 16, 2011 | Category: Personal

It's time to revive this blog. It's been too long since I've written about anything pertinent to programming - it's not that there hasn't been a lot happening, but life has been busy and my trajectory has been a little flat (which is to say, nonexistent). As far as work ...

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My response to "Women Fed Up With Open Source Community Creeps"

Posted by: barbara | Date: Dec 18, 2010 | Category: Girl Geeks

Women Fed Up With Open Source Community Creeps [Jezebel]

The above article, published back on December 4th, was a follow-up to Valerie Aurora's piece "The dark side of open source conferences" [LWN]. I'm a few weeks late in ...

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