Powering Energy Storage Beyond Excel

Oct 17 2:05 PM EDT :calendar: to 2:50 pm

About This Talk

In a world where renewable energy is crucial for combating climate change, a national installer of battery energy storage solutions found themselves outgrowing Excel and seeking a more powerful solution. Django’s superpowers allowed this company to optimize energy storage configurations, enhance accuracy in pricing models, and streamline business workflows.

During this talk, we will discuss the process of converting complex Excel formulas into powerful Python code. Explore the cutting-edge technologies employed, such as Django’s framework and a PostgreSQL database managed by AWS RDS. Discover how Docker and AWS App Runner facilitated seamless deployment, while the Next.js React front end transformed the user experience.

The impact of this project extends far beyond a single company. Attendees will uncover best practices for empowering any organization, especially those with vast amounts of data and complex processes. Learn how to streamline operations, enhance accuracy, ensure reliability and improve quality assurance, all while embracing the power of Django. Discover how Django’s superpower is driving innovation, efficiency, and impact in climate tech and beyond.

Together, let’s harness the power of Django and pave the way for a greener, more sustainable world.


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    Calvin Hendryx-Parker

    Calvin Hendryx-Parker is the co-founder and CTO of Six Feet Up, a Python and AI consulting company that makes the world a better place by using technology to accelerate the initiatives of companies that do good. Six Feet Up is a top 10 United States Custom Software Development Company according to Clutch.co.

    Calvin’s Massive Transformative Purpose (MTP) is to inspire and enable tech leaders to open minds and bring the world together for a sustainable future. At Six Feet Up, Calvin establishes the company’s technical vision and leads all aspects of the company’s technology development. He provides the strategic vision for enhancing the offerings of the company and infrastructure, and he works with the team to set company priorities and implement processes that will help improve product and service development.

    Calvin is passionate about the open source community and specializes in app development, AI, big data and cloud technology. He is regularly sought after to share his expertise — both at international conferences and in the media.

    In 2019, Calvin was named an AWS Hero — one of only 48 Heroes in North America. He is the co-founder of IndyPy, the largest Python meetup in Indiana with 2,100+ members; and the founder of IndyAWS, the fastest growing cloud meetup in the state with 800+ members. Additionally, Calvin is the driving force behind LoudSwarm by Six Feet Up, a high impact virtual event platform that debuted in June 2020.

    Outside of work, Calvin spends time tinkering with new devices like the AWS DeepRacer, CircuitPython and Raspberry Pi. He is an avid distance runner and ran the 2014 NYC Marathon to support the Innocence Project. Calvin and his family enjoy annual extended trips to France where his wife Gabrielle, the CEO of Six Feet Up, is from. Calvin lives in Fishers, IN and holds a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University.