DSF calls for applicants for a Django Fellow

Posted by Frank Wiles on January 19, 2024

After five years as part of the Django Fellowship program, Mariusz Felisiak has let us know that he will be stepping down as a Django Fellow in March 2024 to explore other things. Mariusz has made an extraordinary impact as a Django Fellow and has been a critical part of the Django community.

The Django Software Foundation and the wider Django community are grateful for his service and assistance.

The Fellowship program was started in 2014 as a way to dedicate high-quality and consistent resources to the maintenance of Django. As Django has matured, the DSF has been able to fundraise and earmark funds for this vital role. As a result, the DSF currently supports two Fellows - Mariusz Felisiak and Natalia Bidart. With the departure of Mariusz, the Django Software Foundation is announcing a call for Django Fellow applications. The new Fellow will work alongside Natalia.

The position of Fellow is focused on maintenance and community support - the work that benefits most from constant, guaranteed attention rather than volunteer-only efforts. In particular, the duties include:

Being a Django contributor isn't a prerequisite for this position — we can help get you up to speed. We'll consider applications from anyone with a proven history of working with either the Django community or another similar open-source community. Geographical location isn't important either - we have several methods of remote communication and coordination that we can use depending on the timezone difference to the supervising members of Django.

If you're interested in applying for the position, please email us at fellowship-committee@djangoproject.com describing why you would be a good fit along with details of your relevant experience and community involvement. Also, please include your preferred hourly rate and when you'd like to start working. Lastly, please include at least one recommendation.

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

Applications will be open until 1200 AoE, February 16, 2024, with the expectation that the successful candidate will be notified no later than March 1, 2024.

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