Django Boston September at PathAI - Django Search and upgrading to Python 3

Sep 19, 2019 · Boston, United States of America

NOTE: Attendees should plan to head to the top of the stairs at the second floor. Our event space is straight back all the way once you're upstairs. If anyone needs an elevator, we can accommodate as well.

Guest are required to sign in. You will need to bring a photo id to show at the building security desk to check against the RSVP list.

Talk 1: Search From the Ground Up

Will Vincent will give a preview of his DjangoCon talk, in which he'll present a step-by-step guide to adding and improving search in any Django project. More details here:

Talk 2: Porting 100,000 lines of Python 2 to Python 3

MassChallenge, a global startup accelerator headquartered in Boston, uses Python and Django for its core application "Accelerate". Recently the MassChallenge engineering team upgraded the entire system to run on Python 3. Here's how we did it and what we learned.

Paul Bissex is Principal Software Engineer at MassChallenge. He co-wrote "Python Web Development With Django", one of the first Django books, and runs

Thank you to our sponsor, PathAI ( for hosting space and pizza!

PathAI is working to improve people's lives, one diagnosis at a time. They are developing technology that will assist pathologists in making rapid and accurate diagnoses, and building solutions to identify patients that will benefit from novel therapies.

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