Customizing a Django RSS Feed

Posted by: barbara | Date: Mar 09, 2015 | Category: Django 1.3

The Framework: Django 1.3 (not my choice!)

The Mission: Create an RSS feed that includes an extra field for full story content, plus a few additional fields for images

I know. It's 2015 and we're still on 1.3. But the changes to Django syndication since 1.3 haven't been that dramatic, ...

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A computer science classroom project without a name

Posted by: barbara | Date: Sep 17, 2013 | Category: CS Education

A little over a month ago now, just as the new school year was about to begin, I had the privilege of attending a meeting of the local chapter of Computer Science Teachers Association here in Austin. I didn't really have any plans - my goal was just ...

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An open letter to tech conference organizers

Posted by: barbara | Date: May 31, 2013 | Category: Personal

Make that "conference organizers who are interested in increasing diversity among your attendees, or in your community, or (hopefully), both".

Take what I'm about to suggest with a grain of salt. I'm a programmer and a woman who's been going to conferences for several years now. I have a ton ...

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My weird health issues

Posted by: barbara | Date: May 16, 2013 | Category: Personal

If we're connected on Facebook, you've probably already seen bits and pieces of this story. Is it weird to be talking about my health problems on what is ostensibly a tech blog? Maybe. But there are enough people who have been curious that I thought I'd better explain what's going ...

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My next new challenge

Posted by: barbara | Date: May 07, 2013 | Category: Personal

2013 has brought some big changes - more teaching, my first forays into public speaking, a lot of energy devoted to community organizing, and a newly minted membership in the PSF.

As of today, I'm taking the next great step - this time in my career - by joining ...

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