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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.

Parking is easily available, and a detailed map of the University and location for the sprint will be available by July 29th.

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


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. Jacob Kaplan-Moss
  4. Jeremy Carbaugh
  5. James Turk
  6. Bill Amberg
  7. Ed Summers
  8. Kapil Thangavelu
  9. Gabriel Farrell
  10. Richard Leland
  11. Malcolm Tredinnick
  12. Matt Bowen
  13. Eric Bruning
  14. Josh Ruihley
  15. Alex Clark


  • Alex Gaynor (CDT)
  • Elliott Mahler (CDT)

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