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Django Girls RSVP Site Project


This site is a Django Girls Seoul member site, where organizers and members can create events, see a calendar of other events. They can also rsvp for each event, see who else has rsvped and check 'my events page where all the events a user has rsvped for will be listed. It's main purpose is to facilitate communication for study meet-ups.

Setting up your local environment


This assumes that you have python3 installed. (we are using 3.4 but this should work for most python 3 versions) Go to a folder where you'll want to save the project folder.

  1. First fork the djangogirlscodecamp/rsvp repository to your personal Github account by clicking the 'fork' button in the top right side of the screen.

  1. Clone the project by entering git clone in the terminal

    • This will create a folder called lightandleadership where you ran the command
    • 'cd ..' to leave this folder
  2. Create a virtualenv by creating a new folder mkdir virtualenvironments and going into that folder cd virtualenvironments

  3. Create the virtual environment not inside the dgrsvpsite folder (mostly copied from the django girls tutorial - check folder names! )

    Virtual environment

    Before we install Django we will get you to install an extremely useful tool to help keep your coding environment tidy on your computer. It's possible to skip this step, but it's highly recommended. Starting with the best possible setup will save you a lot of trouble in the future!

    So, let's create a virtual environment (also called a virtualenv). Virtualenv will isolate your Python/Django setup on a per-project basis. This means that any changes you make to one website won't affect any others you're also developing. Neat, right?

All you need to do is find a directory in which you want to create the virtualenv; your home directory, for example. On Windows it might look like C:\Users\Name\ (where Name is the name of your login).

> We will make a virtualenv called `myvenv`. The general command will be in the format:

    python3 -m venv myvenv

> ### Windows

> To create a new `virtualenv`, you need to open the console (we told you about that a few chapters ago - remember?) and run `C:\Python34\python -m venv myvenv`. It will look like this:

    C:\Users\Name\virtualenvironments> C:\Python34\python -m venv myvenv

> where `C:\Python34\python` is the directory in which you previously installed Python and `myvenv` is the name of your `virtualenv`. You can use any other name, but stick to lowercase and use no spaces, accents or special characters. It is also good idea to keep the name short - you'll be referencing it a lot!

> ### Linux and OS X

> Creating a `virtualenv` on both Linux and OS X is as simple as running `python3 -m venv myvenv`.
It will look like this:

    ~/virtualenvironments$ python3 -m venv myvenv

> `myvenv` is the name of your `virtualenv`. You can use any other name, but stick to lowercase and use no spaces. It is also good idea to keep the name short as you'll be referencing it a lot!

> > __NOTE:__ Initiating the virtual environment on Ubuntu 14.04 like this currently gives the following error:

> >     Error: Command '['/home/eddie/Slask/tmp/venv/bin/python3', '-Im', 'ensurepip', '--upgrade', '--default-pip']' returned non-zero exit status 1

> > To get around this, use the `virtualenv` command instead.

> >     ~/virtualenvironments$ sudo apt-get install python-virtualenv
> >    ~/virtualenvironments$ virtualenv --python=python3.4 myvenv
  1. Activate the virtualenv (also copied from the djangogirls tutorial - check folder names!)

    Working with virtualenv

    The command above will create a directory called myvenv (or whatever name you chose) that contains our virtual environment (basically a bunch of directory and files).


    Start your virtual environment by running:

     C:\Users\Name\virtualenvironments> myvenv\Scripts\activate

    Linux and OS X

    Start your virtual environment by running:

     ~/virtualenvironments$ source myvenv/bin/activate

    Remember to replace myvenv with your chosen virtualenv name!

    NOTE: sometimes source might not be available. In those cases try doing this instead:

    ~/virtualenvironments$ . myvenv/bin/activate

    You will know that you have virtualenv started when you see that the prompt in your console looks like:

     (myvenv) C:\Users\Name\virtualenvironments>


     (myvenv) ~/virtualenvironments$

    Notice the prefix (myvenv) appears!

    When working within a virtual environment, python will automatically refer to the correct version so you can use python instead of python3.

    OK, we have all important dependencies in place. We can finally install Django!

  2. ( 'cd ..' to leave virtualenvironments folder) Go into the dgrsvpsite directory cd ../dgrsvpsite

  3. Run pip install -r requirements.txt to install the pip dependencies

  4. Run 'python migrate'

  5. Run python runserver

  6. Success! (hopefully)

  • If you see anything wrong here, please make an issue or a pull request!

We are mostly following the standard github flow. Only difference is that we do not test our PRs in production, but that might change later.

We also have an automatic deploy triggered by travis which puts our code up on python anywhere, which is where our app is hosted.

If you want to read more about how our releases work here

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