17–19 October 2016: Conference & Tutorials
19–20 October 2016: Training
London, UK

I just want to talk about Wagtail and how great it is

Eloise Macdonald-Meyer (Takeflight)
16:05–16:45 Tuesday, 18/10/2016
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Location: Balmoral Level: Beginner
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Prerequisite knowledge

  • Basic web development knowledge

What you'll learn

  • Understand the basics of Wagtail, a new open source content management system built on Django


Eloise Macdonald-Meyer offers an introduction to Wagtail, an open source content management system built on Django. Whether you’re hosting a small personal site with a few pages or moving up into more enterprise-like projects, Wagtail has some great features that will help make your developers’ and users’ lives easier—with the extra bonus of a visually appealing user backend. Eloise discusses the pros and cons of the system, its unique features (like streamfields) and nature as an open source project, and the future of the project and explains how to get started with Wagtail, leading a short demonstration of quickly and easily building a site with Wagtail. Feel free to pre-install Wagtail and follow along.

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Eloise Macdonald-Meyer


Eloise Macdonald-Meyer, aka Ducky, is a computing student and an enthusiastic Tasmanian. She works part time as a web developer at Takeflight, a local Tasmanian web agency. Her main technical interests are in games technology, human-computer interaction, geographic information systems, and the ways she can combine them. Eloise is an active member in communities such as Girl Geek Coffees and the Tasmanian Game Development Society. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, sailing, playing and making games, and teaching kids how to code.