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speaker: Jim Purbrick
title: The Why and How of Automated Testing with Python and Django
venue: The Skiff
datetime: 2010-10-26 19:30
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This meeting has now taken place. You can see a recording of Jim's talk, along with his slides, below:
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<div style="width:425px" id="__ss_5664646"><strong style="display:block;margin:12px 0 4px"><a href="http://www.slideshare.net/JimPurbrick/the-why-and-how-of-automated-testing-with-python-and-django" title="The Why and How of Automated Testing with Python and Django">The Why and How of Automated Testing with Python and Django</a></strong><object id="__sse5664646" width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=brightonpy2010-101104043516-phpapp01&stripped_title=the-why-and-how-of-automated-testing-with-python-and-django&userName=JimPurbrick" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"/><embed name="__sse5664646" src="http://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=brightonpy2010-101104043516-phpapp01&stripped_title=the-why-and-how-of-automated-testing-with-python-and-django&userName=JimPurbrick" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="355"></embed></object><div style="padding:5px 0 12px">View more <a href="http://www.slideshare.net/">presentations</a> from <a href="http://www.slideshare.net/JimPurbrick">Jim Purbrick</a>.</div></div>
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**Please [sign up on Upcoming](http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/7193208/) and/or [Lanyrd](http://lanyrd.com/2010/brightonpy-october/) if you will be attending.**
Why do we write tests? How do we write them? What kinds of tests are valuable? Learn and share your experiences of how to do Test Driven Development in Python and Django. The evening will start with a talk by agile software veteran Jim Purbrick followed by a hands-on practical session led by Alan McNeil Jackson, CTO of [Aptivate](http://aptivate.org). **Bring a laptop if you want to code along**.
#### About Jim Purbrick ####
**Dr Jim Purbrick** has both academic and industry experience in designing and building virtual worlds. At Nottingham University he worked on the MASSIVE-3 virtual environment system and Prix Ars Electronica-winning mixed-reality games with IGDA award winners, Blast Theory. In industry Jim designed online games at Codemasters, developed networking and load balancing technology for Warhammer Online, and worked on scripting and networking technology for Second Life while setting up Linden Lab Brighton. In his spare time Jim likes playing games, playing music and playing with technology.