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Django at OSCON

Next week is OSCON in Portland, Oregon. As in past years, Django will be well represented there. If you’re attending the conference, there’s some pretty solid-looking talks in the Python and Web Applications tracks (including a couple by Yours Truly).

The real fun at OSCON begins after the microphones get turned of, though, and this year’s no exception. For anyone at OSCON, or anybody who’ll be in the Portland area next week, we’ve got some awesome Django-related meetups and events scheduled:

  • Tuesday, July 22nd, at 7pm: Django drinkup at Jax Bar. Come meet other Djangonauts at OSCON and the area on the Jax Bar rooftop patio. Getting to Jx Bar from the OSCON is easy: take any MAX train downtown and get off at Morrison/SW 3rd Avenue, then walk a tiny bit south and you’re there. Jax is on the east (river) side of the street on 2nd in between Yamhill and Taylor (Google Street View).

  • Wednesday, July 23, 6pm: FOSCON. FOSCON is Ruby gathering, but this year they’re holding a friendly competition among Rails, Django, and CakePHP developers; one team per framework. If you’d like to participate in the competition, get in touch with Michael Richardson at richardson.michael.t -at- gmail.

  • Thursday, July 24, 8pm: Beerforge! Not a Django event per-se, but Beerforge one of the main OSCON parties, and you can expect to see a lot of Djangonauts there.

[Thanks to Michael Richardson for writing up this event list.]

Of course, even if you can’t make these events, if you’re at OSCON please come say hi! I’ll be there all week, as will Simon; we love hanging out and talking with fellow Django users.

See you in Portland!

Posted by Jacob Kaplan-Moss on July 17, 2008