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September 2007 Django sprint

In progress now - join the #django-sprint IRC Channel to help out, and you can check out the timeline or Malcolm's live-blog to check up on progress

We're holding a Django sprint on Friday, Sept. 14, 2007. This page provides information about what that means and how you can contribute.

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. It's a focused, scheduled effort to fix bugs, add new features and improve documentation.

Anybody, anywhere around the world, can participate and contribute. (See the "How to contribute" section below for details.) Most contributors will be at their own homes/schools/workplaces, but a number of people will gather together in person for camaraderie, improved communication and the other benefits of face-to-face interaction.

If you've never contributed to Django before, this is the perfect chance for you to chip in.

How to contribute

It's easy: Pick something to work on and do it. All sorts of tasks are available, from hard-core hacking to improving documentation to fixing small bugs.

Of course, with more than 100 people around the world signed up to help, good communication is essential. We're currently planning the best way to manage contributions.

Have a look at the SprintIdeas page if you would like some ideas about what to work on.

Preparing for the sprint

Here are a few easy things you can do ahead of time to make sure your time is spent effectively:

Attendees

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

This list is FINAL. Please do not add names to this list. If you're on this list, Adrian has e-mailed you directions and instructions for the sprint.

  • 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 (will be remote instead)
  • Matt Dennewitz (live from my office)
  • David Eads
  • John Melesky
  • Christopher Allan Webber
  • Jeff Gibson
  • Don Spaulding

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

This list is FINAL. Please do not add names to this list. If you're on this list, Adrian has e-mailed you directions and instructions for the sprint.

  • David Cramer
  • Hang Cheng (in the evening)
  • Jason Yan
  • Patrick Boyd
  • Paul Lanier (googler)
  • Rob Harvey
  • Samuel Hsiung

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

Start time 18:00 local time (GMT+2)

Contact Nis (nis@…) if you want to attend.

  • Nis Jørgensen
  • Niels Sandholt Busch
  • Christian Jørgensen
  • Frej Soya

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

  • 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 (Django on Jython; contact me at jbaker AT zyasoft DOT com)
  • Matt Boersma
  • Paul Hummer (available Friday and/or Saturday)
  • Peter Baumgartner (Saturday only)
  • Chris McClimans (email me details/Matt's location to frpythoneer AT mcclimans.net - done)

A sprint of the Front Range Pythoneers!

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

  • Honza Král
  • Jakub Dolejšek
  • Lukáš Linhart
  • Jan Češpivo
  • Václav Stoupa
  • Jan Killian
  • Michal Valoušek

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

We will be on UT campus, room ENS 307.

  • Robert Myers
  • Gary Wilson
  • Suriya Subramanian

In person (Dresden, Germany) -- at Tschitschereengreen HQ

In person (Augsburg near Munich, Germany)

In person (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Friday, 7PM (GMT+1) onwards. Join us!

  • Andrew Durdin
  • Fraser Nevett
  • John Sutherland
  • Matt Riggott

Online

Add your name below, in alphabetical order by first name

  • Aaron Lee (Shanghai, China)
  • Adam Duren (Chipley, Florida, USA)
  • Adi Andreiaş (Cluj-Napoca, Romania, GMT+2)
  • Aidas Bendoraitis (Berlin, Germany)
  • Alexander Solovyov (Kiev, Ukraine)
  • Allagappan M (Bangalore, India)
  • Anderson Santos (Brazil)
  • Andrew Myers (Holland, MI, USA)
  • Andrews Medina (Brazil)
  • Antti Kaihola (Finland; akaihola on IRC)
  • Amit Upadhyay (Mumbai, India)
  • 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)
  • Bruno Tikami (Sao Paulo, Brazil, GMT-3)
  • Carlos José Barroso (SL, SL, AR)
  • Chris Beaven (Wellington, New Zealand)
  • Christiano Anderson (Sao Paulo, Brazil, GMT-3)
  • Christos Trochalakis (Patras, Greece, GMT+2)
  • Cliff Barrett (Atlanta, GA)
  • Craig Ogg (Long Beach, California, USA)
  • Dan Ferrante (New York, NY)
  • Dan Larkin (Albany, NY)
  • Daniel Morgan (Lafayette, LA, US)
  • Daniel Roseman (London, UK)
  • Darrin Thompson (Indianapolis, IN, US)
  • Daniel Wang (Vancouver, Canada)
  • David Elias (Leiria, Portugal, GMT)
  • David Schein (Easthampton, MA, USA)
  • David Reynolds (Norwich, UK, GMT)
  • Deepak Thukral (New Delhi, India)
  • Dimitris Glezos (UK)
  • Dongmin Yu (Korea)
  • Doug Napoleone (Boston, MA)
  • Drew Raines (Nashville, TN)
  • Elliot Murphy (Florida, USA)
  • Eric Brown (Tampa, FL, USA)
  • Eric G. Barron (Washington, DC, USA)
  • Florian Apolloner (Klagenfurt, Austria)
  • Frankie Robertson (UK)
  • Fredrik Lundh (Sweden)
  • Fredrik Sundqvist (Sweden)
  • Gabriel Laet (Brazil)
  • Gabriel Farrell (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
  • Gallego Pang (China)
  • Grant Kelly (Reno, NV, USA)
  • Grigoriy Petukhov (Omsk, Russia, GMT+6)
  • Grzegorz Ślusarek (Poland)
  • Guaraglia David (Brazil)
  • Hans Rauch (Frankfurt, Germany)
  • Ilya Semenov (Russia)
  • Jakub Wiśniowski (Poland)
  • James Tauber (Boston, MA, USA)
  • Jannis Leidel (Weimar, Germany)
  • Jason Davies (Cambridge, UK)
  • Jay Rendon (Vancouver, Canada)
  • Jeromie Rand (Greenville, SC, USA)
  • Johan De Taeye (Zaventem, Belgium)
  • Jonathan Buchanan (UK)
  • Jonathan Lin (Toronto, Canada)
  • Justin Bronn (Houston, TX, USA)
  • Keith Bussell (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
  • Koen Biermans (Belgium, Europe)
  • KS Jun (Seoul, Korea, GMT +9)
  • Kyle Ambroff (Sacramento, CA, USA)
  • Leo Soto (Chile)
  • Jordan Levy (Irvine, CA, USA)
  • Maciej Wiśniowski (Poland)
  • Makoto Tsuyuki(Japan, GMT + 9)
  • Makoto Uemura (Chiba, Japan, GMT + 9)
  • Malcolm Tredinnick (Sydney, Australia)
  • Manuel Saelices (Madrid, Spain)
  • Marc Garcia (Barcelona, Europe)
  • Marcelo Minholi (Umuarma, PR, Brazil)
  • Martin Winkler (Austria)
  • Marty Alchin (Lansing, MI, US)
  • Matt McClanahan (Portland, OR, US)
  • Matthew Stevens (Sydney, Australia)
  • Maura Chace (Atlanta, GA)
  • Michael Axiak (Boston, USA)
  • Michael Mao (Vancouver, Canada)
  • Michael Nelson (Sydney, Australia)
  • Michael Radziej (Nürnberg, Germany)
  • Michel Sabchuk (Curitiba, Brazil, GMT-3)
  • Michael Thornhill (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Mike Howarth (Leeds, UK)
  • Mitja Martini (Berlin, Germany)
  • Nathaniel Whiteinge (Ogden, UT)
  • Nick Efford (Leeds, UK)
  • Nicola Larosa (Italy)
  • Nikolai Zamkovoi (Kiev, Ukraine)
  • Nubis (Buenos Aires, Argentina, GMT-3)
  • Olivier Collioud (France)
  • Pedro Valente (Florianopolis, Brazil)
  • Peter Harkins (Washington D.C., USA)
  • Peter Hecker (Cologne, Germany)
  • Peter Klein (Germany)
  • Peter van Kampen (Netherlands)
  • Philippe Raoult (France)
  • Placid (UK)
  • Rajesh Dhawan (Piermont, NY, USA)
  • Renato Lipi (Brazil)
  • Reto Aebersold (Berne, CH)
  • Reza Mohammadi (Tehran, Iran, GMT+3:30)
  • Rob Hudson (Eugene, OR, USA)
  • Rob Hunter (London, UK)
  • Robert Coup (Auckland, New Zealand, GMT+12)
  • Roberto Etcheverry (Buenos Aires, Argentina, GMT-3)
  • 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 (Seoul, Korea)
  • Stephen Roller (Raleigh, NC, USA)
  • Sung-jin Hong (Seoul, Korea, GMT +9)
  • Surachai Locharoen (Thailand, Bangkok, GMT +7)
  • Szilveszter Farkas (Hungary)
  • Takanao Endoh (Tokyo, Japan, GMT +9)
  • Thejaswi Puthraya (Hyderabad, India)
  • Thomas Kerpe (Karlsruhe, Germany)
  • Tomáš Kopeček (Brno, Czech Republic)
  • 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)
  • William Amberg (Washington DC, USA)
  • Yuri Baburov (Novosibirsk, Russia, GMT+6)
  • Øyvind Saltvik (Norway)