January 6, 2010
As part of the Django 1.2 release process, tonight we've released Django 1.2 alpha 1, a preview/testing package that gives a little taste of some of the new features coming in Django 1.2. As with all alpha and beta packages, this is not for production use, but if you'd like to try out some of the new goodies coming in 1.2, or if you'd like to pitch in and help us fix bugs before the final 1.2 release (due in April), feel free to grab a copy and give it a spin.
You can get a copy of the 1.2 alpha package from our downloads page, and we recommend you read the release notes. Also, for the security conscious, signed MD5 and SHA1 checksums of the 1.2 alpha package are available.
January 5, 2010
Registration is now open for the first DjangoSki Conference in Whistler, March 2-4 2010.
DjangoSki is a conference with a difference. It's set in the ski resort of Whistler, British Columbia and is half conference, half un-conference and, erm, half skiing.
Most of the rest of the conference is composed of ad-hoc talks, sprints and lightning talks. However if you'd like to speak there, we'd love to sign you up for a talk in advance.
Afternoons, we break for skiing before reconvening in the evening. There's lots more to talk about, but check out the website for more. Early birds are on a first come, first served basis but will run out on January 13th, so sign up soon.
We look forward to seeing you here.
— Andy McKay, DjangoSki Conference Chair