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September 2007 Django sprint

On Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, we're going to have a sprint to try and reduce the open ticket count. See the original announcement to django-dev for some details.

Developers around the world, both new and experienced, have already expressed much interest in participating, so there should be people available to help in most time zones.

We'll use the IRC channel #django-sprint on Freenode to coordinate activities. Watch this space for more information.

What is a sprint?

Basically, a Django sprint is an excuse for people to focus their undivided attention, for a set time frame, on improving Django. We'll communicate via the Internet, and the people in Chicago and Mountain View (if, indeed, that option pans out) will just have a focused place to gather, along with better communication and the other benefits of face-to-face interaction.

Anybody can participate and contribute, and there's no obligation or expectation. If you've never contributed to Django before, this is the perfect chance for you to chip in.

To do

Between now and next Friday (or on the day), we need to

  • Write up a list of things that newcomers can do, particularly how to help triaging bugs.
  • Work out a way to easily pass "possibly ready" bugs to people with commit privileges.

Attendees

In person (Chicago, USA -- at Google Chicago)

  • Matt Dorn
  • Adrian Holovaty
  • Deryck Hodge
  • Adam Jenkins (if it's at Google)
  • Jacob Kaplan-Moss
  • Joseph Kocherhans
  • Chris McAvoy
  • Paul Smith
  • Clint Ecker (if at Google)
  • Jake Elliott
  • Tamas Kemenczy
  • Andrew Myers
  • Matt Dennewitz
  • David Eads
  • John Melesky

In person (Mountain View, Calif., USA -- at Google main HQ)

  • David Cramer
  • Brian Harring
  • Jason Yan
  • Sean Wang (in the evening)
  • Patrick Boyd
  • Samuel Hsiung

In person (Copenhagen, Denmark) - at No House IT

  • Nis Jørgensen
  • Niels Sandholt Busch

In person (Lawrence, Kansas, USA) — likely somewhere downtown

Note: This location will likely be virtual until evening Friday, CDT (UTC-5).

  • James Bennett
  • Matt Croydon
  • Christian Metts
  • Tom Tobin

In person (Lima, Peru) - at Aureal Systems HQ

  • Fernando Gutierrez
  • Gustavo Picon
  • Jackson Torres
  • Jean-Pierre Chauvel
  • Raul Santa-Maria

In person (Boulder, Colorado, USA) - Matt's house Friday?, bivio office Saturday

  • Brian Rosner (On IRC Friday and in-person at bivio on Saturday)
  • Ian Kelly
  • Jim Baker
  • Matt Boersma
  • Paul Hummer (available Friday and/or Saturday)
  • Peter Baumgartner (email me details sgt.hulka AT gmail)

In person (Prague, Czech Republic) - at NetCentrum s.r.o.

  • Honza Král
  • Jakub Dolejšek
  • Lukáš Linhart
  • Jan Češpivo
  • Václav Stoupa

In person (Austin, TX, USA) - Friday early morning to evening

We will be somewhere on UT campus.

  • Robert Myers
  • Gary Wilson
  • Suriya Subramanian

Online

Add your name below, in alphabetical order by first name (as no one did order it by last name ;) -- Florian Apolloner )

  • Aaron Lee (Shanghai, China)
  • Adam Duren (Chipley, Florida, USA)
  • Adi Andreiaş (Cluj-Napoca, Romania, GMT+2)
  • Alexander Solovyov (Kiev, Ukraine)
  • Allagappan M (Bangalore, India)
  • Andrew Durdin (Edinburgh, Scotland)
  • Amit Upadhyay (Mumbai, India)
  • Andrews Medina (Brazil)
  • Ben Ford (Indonesia, GMT +6)
  • Ben Slavin (Washington DC, USA)
  • Bob Johnson (Mays Landing, NJ, USA)
  • Brad Pitcher (Eugene, OR, USA)
  • Bruce Kroeze (Portland, OR)
  • Chris Beaven (Wellington, New Zealand)
  • Cliff Barrett (Atlanta, GA)
  • Craig Ogg (Long Beach, California, USA)
  • Daniel Morgan (Lafayette, LA, US)
  • Daniel Roseman (London, UK)
  • David Schein (Easthampton, MA, USA)
  • Deepak Thukral (New Delhi, India)
  • Dimitris Glezos (UK)
  • Drew Raines (Nashville, TN)
  • Elliot Murphy (Florida, USA)
  • Eric Brown (Tampa, FL, USA)
  • Florian Apolloner (Klagenfurt, Austria)
  • Frankie Robertson (UK)
  • Fraser Nevett (Edinburgh, Scotland)
  • Fredrik Sundqvist (Sweden)
  • Gallego Pang (China)
  • Gregor Müllegger (Near Munich, Germany, GMT +1)
  • Grigoriy Petukhov (Omsk, Russia, GMT+6)
  • Grzegorz Ślusarek (Poland)
  • Guaraglia David (Brazil)
  • Hans Rauch (Frankfurt, Germany)
  • Ilya Semenov (Russia)
  • James Tauber (Boston, MA, USA)
  • Jan Killian (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Jannis Leidel (Germany)
  • Jason Davies (Cambridge, UK)
  • Jay Rendon (Vancouver, Canada)
  • Jeromie Rand (Greenville, SC, USA)
  • Johan De Taeye (Zaventem, Belgium)
  • John Sutherland (Edinburgh, UK)
  • Justin Bronn (Houston, TX, USA)
  • Keith Bussell (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
  • Koen Biermans (Belgium, Europe)
  • KS Jun (Seoul, Korea, GMT +9)
  • Makoto Tsuyuki(Japan, GMT + 9)
  • Makoto Uemura (Chiba, Japan, GMT + 9)
  • Malcolm Tredinnick (Sydney, Australia)
  • Manuel Saelices (Madrid, Spain)
  • Marc Garcia (Barcelona, Europe)
  • Martin Winkler (Austria)
  • Matt McClanahan (Portland, OR, US)
  • Matt Riggott (Edinburgh, Scotland)
  • Matthew Stevens (Sydney, Australia)
  • Maura Chace (Atlanta, GA)
  • Michael Mao (Vancouver, Canada)
  • Michael Radziej (Germany)
  • Michal Valoušek (Czech Republic)
  • Mike Howarth (Leeds, UK)
  • Mitja Martini (Berlin, Germany)
  • Nathaniel Whiteinge (Ogden, UT)
  • Nick Efford (Leeds, UK)
  • Nicola Larosa (Italy)
  • Olivier Collioud (France)
  • Pedro Valente (Florianopolis, Brazil)
  • Peter Hecker (Cologne, Germany)
  • Peter Klein (Germany)
  • Placid (UK)
  • Rajesh Dhawan (Piermont, NY, USA)
  • Reto Aebersold (Berne, CH)
  • Rob Hudson (Eugene, OR, USA)
  • Rob Hunter (London, UK)
  • Rushabh Doshi (Palo Alto, CA, USA)
  • Russell Keith-Magee (Perth, Australia)
  • Ryan Kanno (Honolulu, HI, USA)
  • Samuli Häkkinen (Finland)
  • Sandro Turriate (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Seth Buntin (Nashville, TN)
  • Shu Cho (Nanking, China, GMT +8)
  • Simon Greenhill (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Simon Litchfield (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Simon Willison (Brighton, UK)
  • Spike Bae (Korea)
  • Stephen Roller (Raleigh, NC, USA)
  • Szilveszter Farkas (Hungary)
  • Takanao Endoh (Tokyo, Japan, GMT +9)
  • Thejaswi Puthraya (Hyderabad, India)
  • Tyler Tarabula (New York, NY, USA)
  • Vikrant Rathore (Shanghai, China or Hong Kong)
  • Ville Säävuori (Finland)
  • Vincent Foley (Quebec, Canada)
  • Vivek Puri (Singapore)
  • Vsevolod Solovyov (Kiev, Ukraine)
  • Wilane Ousmane (Dakar, Senegal)
  • Wiliam Alves de Souza (Brazil)
  • Yuri Baburov (Novosibirsk, Russia, GMT+6)