Recent Django Software Foundation activities
Back in January, the Django Software Foundation (DSF) held our first ever membership drive. Here's an update on what we've been doing with the funds that we raised:
- We sponsored a Django sprint in Kraków, Poland.
- We became a Silver sponsor of PyCon Australia.
- We donated to the running costs of Read The Docs.
- We provided financial assistance to Karen Tracey, enabling her to travel to DjangoCon Europe and give a keynote.
- We have provide financial assistance to Michal Petrucha, enabling him to travel to EuroPython to sprint on composite foreign keys.
- We have agreed to sponsor the sprints at PyCon Philippines
- We have provided some financial support to the organisers of Kiwi PyCon.
Of course, none of these activities would have been possible without the generous financial support of our corporate members - and the more members we have, the more we can do to make the Django community a better place. If you are interested in becoming a corporate member of the DSF, you can find out more on our corporate membership page.
And if you are organizing a Django-related event that would benefit from some financial assistance, or if you're an individual who would like to attend a Django event (such as the upcoming DjangoCon US) but requires some finanical help, get in touch - the DSF may be able to help you out.
We are also interested in sponsoring projects that will make the Django community a better place. So if you've got an idea for something that will be of value to the Django community, and you just need a little financial assistance to get it off the ground (or keep it off the ground), let us know about it, and the DSF may be able to help out.
Posted by Russell Keith-Magee on June 26, 2012