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Django sprint at PyCon 2008

We'll be holding a Django sprint at PyCon 2008 in Chicago. The dedicated sprint days are March 17th - March 20th. More details will be posted here and announced on django-dev as we get closer to the time of the sprint.

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.

Note that the sprints at PyCon are open to anyone, not just PyCon attendees. So, if you're in Chicago feel free to stop on by!

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.

Volunteers looking to get an early start should take a look at the SprintIdeas page and clean it up so that it'll be useful once March rolls around.

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

If you plan to participate in the sprint, please add your name below:

At PyCon (Chicago)

  • Ales Zoulek (3/17 - 3/20)
  • Alex Gaynor (local)
  • Brian Rosner (3/17 - 3/20)
  • Carl Meyer (3/17, 3/18?)
  • Eric Florenzano (3/17 - 3/19)
  • Gary Wilson (3/17 - 3/18)
  • Honza Kral (3/17 - 3/20)
  • Ian Kelly (3/17 - 3/18)
  • Jacob Kaplan-Moss (3/17 - 3/20)
  • Jakub Vysoky (3/17 - 3/20)
  • John Henry (3/17)
  • Joseph Kocherhans (3/17 - 3/20)
  • Justin Bronn (3/17 - 3/19)
  • Marty Alchin (3/17 - 3/19)
  • Michael Trier (3/17 - 3/20)
  • Ondrej Kohout (3/17 - 3/20)
  • Tom Tobin (local)
  • Jannis Leidel (3/17 - 3/20)
  • John DeRosa (3/17 - 3/18, maybe 3/19)
  • Adrian Holovaty (local)
  • James Bennett (3/17-3/20)
  • Moses Ting (3/17 - 3/18)
  • Jeremy Dunck (3/17 - 3/20)
  • Chris Drackett (local)
  • Brantley Harris (local)
  • Remco Wendt (3/17 - 3/20)
  • Samuel Stauffer (3/17 - 3/18)
  • Daryl Spitzer (3/17 - 3/20)
  • Pim Van Heuven (3/17 - 3/20)
  • Adam Gomaa (3/17 - 3/20)
  • Travis L Pinney (3/17 - 3/19)
  • James Tauber (3/17 - 3/20)
  • Michael Newman (3/17 - 3/19)
  • Joel Watts (3/17 - 3/19)
  • Marc Garcia (3/17, 3/18)
  • Daniel Mizyrycki (3/17 - 3/20)
  • Keith Bussell (3/17)

Online

  • Nick Efford (Leeds, UK; GMT)
  • Malcolm Tredinnick (Sydney, AUS; UTC+11)
  • Ramiro Morales (Córdoba, AR; UTC-3)
  • Casper Jensen (Aalborg, DK: GMT+1)