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Are you building a Django application that needs to handle geographic location data? Are you unsure how to tackle using spatial databases, how to jump into using GeoDjango or how to allow users to query for data by, for example, zip code? I'll go over how to use GeoDjango, lessons learned in using spatial databases, and how I built an API exposing distance query functionality.
4 months ago I had never even seen a Django template. But I'm an engineer; coming up to speed couldn't be that hard, right? Wrong. Doing so efficiently and effectively was tough. I went from zero to production ready code used by hundreds of users everyday. I'll present my missteps and victories, laying out how other teams can quickly bring new team members, who don't know Django, up to speed fast.