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SahanaPy Workout @

SahanaPy has proposed to have a week-long workout as 2009


SahanaPy is an example of HFOSS (Humanitarian FOSS). It is a RAD framework for developing Emergency Management applications. Sahana has been used to help support most major disasters since the Indian Ocean Tsunami including localised versions for floods in India (Bihar 2008 & Andhra Pradesh/Karnataka 2009).

The core team will all be physically together in in one place for the week to really push our framework to the next level. We'll be extending a warm welcome to any Python/JavaScript programmers who wish to join in throughout the week. We will be polishing up our back-end REST/XSLT-driven XML/JSON controller & developing new front-end UI tools - flexible layouts with advanced widgets (based on ExtJS &/or jQuery dataTables/jEditable) & Growl-like notifications generated programmatically by the easy to use, lightweight & powerful Web2Py. We'll also be looking at improving our GIS functionality using Javascript toolkits like OpenLayers & GeoExt/MapFish. We'll also be fixing our Testing framework, based on Selenium.

How will people benefit from attending?

  • Get acquainted with a new python web framework Web2Py
  • Use advanced JavaScript functionality
  • Get a sense of fulfilment from contributing to HFOSS

Audience, Pre-requisites

Participants should be familiar with Web technologies such as JavaScript & Python Frameworks. Web2Py, OpenLayers/GeoExt/MapFish &/or Selenium experience a plus. If people can get time to familiarise with the codebase before the session then this would be extremely helpful, but isn't required. If there are people with skills in Usability they are welcome even without programming skills.

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