Hi, I'm Daniel Greenfeld, and welcome to my blog. I write about Python, Django, and much more.

I Married Audrey Roy

Saturday, January 04, 2014 (permalink)

In a small, private family ceremony on December 27th, 2013 I exchanged wedding vows with Audrey Roy.

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It was an incredible day. I'll savor the moment we promised ourselves to each other in matrimony forever. She is the other half of my soul, and since we've become husband ...

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Dynów 2013 Part I

Monday, September 09, 2013 (permalink)

note: This is the first part in a series about a family research trip to Dynów, Poland in May 2013.

This was our second trip to Poland. Last year (2012) I went with Audrey in 2012 for a few days to present at a software conference called PyCon Poland. We ...

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Cookiecutter: Project Templates Made Easy

Saturday, August 17, 2013 (permalink)

Yesterday, Jeff Knupp wrote an amazing how-to article called "Open Sourcing a Python Project the Right Way". While I was reading it, I was rather pleased by just how close it is to my own practices. Considering Jeff's amazing Writing Idiomatic Python, it meant I was on the right ...

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Two Scoops of Django 1.5 Beta Released

Thursday, February 28, 2013 (permalink)

After thirty four days of hard work, Audrey Roy and I are proud to announce that we've released the beta of Two Scoops of Django: Best Practices for Django 1.5. It's been a monumental effort, a labor of love, and we hope you find our efforts worthy ...

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Beginner's Guide to PyCon 2013 Part II

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 (permalink)

This is Part II in a series of blog posts about PyCon US 2013. The goal is to provide a handy reference guide for first time attendees of the world's largest Python conference. Part I was mostly about tutorials, this post will be about registration and the first day ...

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Beginner's Guide to PyCon 2013 Part I

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 (permalink)

New to Python and thinking about going to the upcoming PyCon US for the first time? You know, that big Python conference taking place near San Francisco in March?

Or perhaps you signed up already and are getting worried about being overwhelmed by hundreds of tutorials, talks, and activities?

No ...

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Two Scoops of Django FAQ

Monday, January 21, 2013 (permalink)

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The launch of the Two Scoops of Django: Best Practices for Django 1.5 book has gone pretty well. The response has been almost entirely positive and sales have been pretty brisk. We've gotten a ton of great, constructive editorial feedback, which we're sorting through as we race ...

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Our Django Book Has Launched

Thursday, January 17, 2013 (permalink)

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We (Audrey Roy and I) wrote a book on Django! It's called Two Scoops of Django: Best Practices for Django 1.5, and you can buy it right now in e-book (PDF) form on the website: http://django.2scoops.org.

Django, like any framework, has tips, tricks, and pitfalls ...

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PyCon Australia 2011 Review

Friday, February 24, 2012 (permalink)

In June of 2011 I had the good fortune of having my then girlfriend, Audrey Roy, now fiancee, invited to present a keynote speech at PyCon Australia 2011.

I was terribly excited for her to get that invitation, and that excitement was compounded when they allowed me to present on ...

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Selected for PyCon StartUp Row

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 (permalink)

Me and Audrey have been working hard on Consumer Notebook, a Python/Django based project. We submitted it to PyCon StartUp row and found out this morning we've been accepted. Hooray!

From the PyCon StartUp Row winner's post, here is a little bit of what we're about ...

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Two years ago today

Friday, February 17, 2012 (permalink)

The PyCon tutorial on Django in Depth was ending. I had been sitting next to my friend Barbara and we got up to go when I heard a feminine voice ask: "Are you bshaurette?" I turned and it was like I got punched in the gut.

It was the first ...

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