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Django Girls website

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This repository contains sources of Django application that powers

What's in it?

It's a simple CMS that contains 4 models:

  • Event - a list of events and their website configuration
  • EventPageContent - blocks of content that are visible on the website
  • EventPageMenu - items of menu of every website

How to create new event?

Simply go to command line and run this command:

python ./ new_event

And then follow the instructions.

How to manage your website?


Here you can change:

  • Meta tags - title and description of the website
  • Main color - main color on the website in HEX (default is FF9400)
  • Custom CSS - customize CSS on the website
  • URL - url that goes after the domain (
  • Is live? - live website is available on the homepage and can be accessed by anyone


Each website comes with some default content that you can adjust to your needs. Each object is a "block" on the website that you can modify in following ways:

  • Name - it's also a permalink that you can link to like this: #name
  • Content - HTML is allowed
  • Background - there are two available types of blocks: without background and with background. By uploading image you're choosing the type with background.
  • Is public - check this if you want this block to be visible


To manage menu available on the website, you can add objects to EventPageMenu. Available options:

  • Title
  • URL

Contributing to Django Girls website

The website is hosted on PythonAnywhere and is available here:

Please note that we use Python 3 only, so make sure that you use correct version when running commands below.

Setting up a development environment

First, clone the repository:

git clone

Step into newly created djangogirls directory:

cd djangogirls

Create a new virtual environment if needed. Then, install all the required dependencies:

pip install -r requirements.txt

Start the PostgreSQL database server and enter the psql shell (you need to have PostgreSQL installed):


In the psql shell, create a database and a role with the necessary permissions:

CREATE DATABASE djangogirls;
CREATE ROLE postgres;
GRANT ALL privileges ON DATABASE djangogirls TO postgres;

Exit the psql shell:


Run the migration to create database schema:

./ migrate

Load sample data to the database

./ loaddata sample_db.json

Create a user so you can login to the admin:

./ createsuperuser

Install dependencies for static files:

npm install

Compile CSS and JS files:

gulp watch

Run your local server:

 ./ runserver

🎉 You're done.

Run the tests

You can run the tests like this:

python -m pytest

Or if you want coverage reports:

python -m pytest --cov

For a coverage report with information about missing lines, run this:

python -m pytest --cov-report term-missing --cov

Update requirements.txt

You will need to install pip-tools:

pip install pip-tools

Then compile into a new list of requirements:


To try and update a particular dependency:

pip-compile -P django

You can also tell it to try and update all the dependency versions:

pip-compile -U

Please note that pip-compile will not install or upgrade any packages. You still need to install them separately.

pip-tools also provides a tool that will install all required packages and uninstall all packages that are not explicitly required. This can prove useful when removing dependencies to make sure no code tries to import them:


Static files

We're using a Stylus as our CSS pre-processor. Get styling with Stylus.

This means you shouldn't change any css files, but .styl files. They're in /static/source/css/ directory.

Autocompiling of .styl files to .css:

gulp watch

We're also using gulp for our static files builds. To build static files for production, run this:

gulp build

For local development:

gulp local

Hosting on PythonAnywhere

Key bits of config and secrets are stored in environment variables in two places:

  • in the WSGI file (linked from the Web Tab)
  • in the virtualenv postactivate at ~/.virtualenvs/

Google Apps API integration

We're using Google Apps Admin SDK for creating email accounts in domain automatically.

Several things were needed to get this working:

  1. Create an app in Developer Console
  2. Create a service account to enable 2 legged oauth (
  3. Enable delegation of domain-wide authority for the service account.
  4. Enable Admin SDK for the domain.
  5. Give the service account permission to access service (