From Concept To Live In Two Weeks With Django

I wrote about my recent experience using Django to build a mobile web app for a local nonprofit in my community for a virtual hackathon. I thought folks might be interested to read about my experience. The article is at https://www.mattlayman.com/blog/2020/concept-to-live-with-django/.

We built https://haven.shipfrederick.com/ and anyone who want to look at the code can find it at https://github.com/TechFrederick/ship.

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Very cool website, I was impressed. In fact, it gave me some cool ideas which I’ll try and implement in my website down the track.
I like your comment about WordPress. One of the reasons why I decided to teach myself Django was because I want to make web-sites, but I don’t want to use WordPress. At the time, I wanted to learn new tech, and it was a toss up between learning the word-press loop, and PHP, or something cooler. :smile:

Good on you btw for helping out charities.

Thanks. I’m glad it can be a source of inspiration for others.

Yeah, WordPress is a really solid tool, but it’s not the best fit for everything. I think Django is a good next step up when you need more control over what an app must do.

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