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Join us for a worldwide sprint

On Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, we're going to hold a worldwide Django sprint -- an excuse for people to focus their undivided attention for a full day (or two) on improving Django.

We've got a bunch of features that are almost done but haven't yet been committed/merged -- including newforms-admin, ORM aggregate support, multi-DB support and GeoDjango. Plus, we've got almost 1,000 open tickets in our ticket system. We plan to devote at least 24 hours of focused work to get some of this done in an organized fashion, and also to encourage new people to contribute. If all goes well on Friday, we'll probably continue to Saturday.

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.

More information is on the wiki page.

Most participants will likely be working from their own homes/offices in their respective countries, but a few of us in the U.S.A. will be meeting in person for more effective communication and momentum. We have tentative plans to congregate at the Google offices in Chicago and the main Google headquarters in Mountain View, California -- but in order for those plans to be firmed up, we need to provide a realistic headcount to the Google folks. Hence, if you're available to sprint and want to join us in person from either Chicago or Mountain View, please let me know as soon as you can.

All participants -- not just those meeting in person -- are encouraged to add their names to the wiki page.

Posted by Adrian Holovaty on September 6, 2007