Django sprint in the Washington DC Metro Area, August 1st

We'll be holding a Django development sprint at the University of Maryland, in College Park, MD (in the Washington DC Metro Area) on August 1st from 9am to 5pm.

This sprint will be focused on Django 1.0 beta 1 (scheduled to be released August 5th). More details will be posted here and announced on django-dev as we get closer to the time of the sprint.


This sprint is sponsored by GeniusRocket, with space provided by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship.


What's a sprint? How do I participate

See Sprints for information about how sprints work, how you can participate, etc.

Anybody, anywhere around the world, can participate and contribute. We'll be gathering in person in College Park, MD, but if you can't make it you can also help out in IRC.

You can find all the gory details on the Sprints page.


If you plan to participate in the sprint, please add your name to the roster below. We have space for around 30 attendees, so if things fill up we might have to cap attendance.

If you're coming from out of town and need help with travel arangements, please contact ben -at- geniusrocket -dot- com.

Getting there

The sprint will be held on the grounds of the University of Maryland.

The University is located in College Park, MD, which is accessible by Metro. It is also easily accessible from I-95 and I-495.

If you're coming in from out of town, there are many travel and lodging options.

Sprint location (UPDATED)

We will be sprinting in the Executive Dining Room in VanMunching Hall on the University of Maryland campus.

An annotated map is available, as are directions.

The Executive Dining Room is located on the second floor, directly above Rudy's cafe. The entrance on Mowatt Lane (across from the Hillel building) is probably the easiest. If using this entrance, there will be stairs on your right that will put you out at the Executive Dining Room.

If you are taking the metro, you will want to get off at the College Park stop. There is a metro bus that will get you on campus, or you can call me for a pickup.

If anyone needs assistance, I can be reached at 301 760 3515 or benjamin[dot]slavin[at]gmail[dot]com.


There are lots of lodging options in College Park, but I can only vouch for the Marriott (walking distance to our venue) and the Hampton Inn. You'll find nice accommodations in Bethesda, Silver Spring and in the District of Columbia.

I've heard good stories of people using Hotwire to find cheaper lodging in the area.


  • Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)



There are many Chinatown-style bus options... here are a few:


So that everyone knows who'll be there, please add your name below.

In DC (30, max)

  1. Ben Slavin
  2. Dan Watson
  3. Jeremy Carbaugh
  4. James Turk
  5. Bill Amberg
  6. Ed Summers
  7. Kapil Thangavelu
  8. Richard Leland
  9. Malcolm Tredinnick
  10. Matt Bowen
  11. Eric Bruning
  12. Alex Clark
  13. Shawn Rider
  14. Chris McMichael
  15. Chris Cahoon


  • Alex Gaynor (CDT)
  • Brian Rosner (UTC-6)
  • Carlo Costino
  • Jim Baker (UTC-6)
  • Leo Soto (UTC-4)
  • Gabriel Farrell (UTC-5)
  • Paul Smith (EDT)
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