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Django Sprint

The Dutch Django Association is organizing a Django Sprint where everyone can join to make the Django framework even better! During the 2 sprint days, we will solve tickets, easy or hard ones, it doesn't matter. Take your pick!

Most of all, you! You don't need to be member of the Dutch Django Association, everyone is welcome! Some experience with Django and knowledge of Python will help though ;-) With the help of the Django Software Foundation we also have 3 core developers on site: Jannis Leidel, Aymeric Augustin and Florian Apolloner.

We start coding on Saturday, February 23 around 10.00 and stop on Sunday, February 24 around 22.00. You can come for any partial period you like. A whole day, or an afternoon, it doesn't matter! Staff will be there during the whole 2 days.

The Dutch Game Garden in Utrecht. The address is Neude 5, 3512 AD Utrecht. It's easy to get there by train, car or bus.

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  • Luuk van der V.

    Would like to drop by to get an idea about the sprint and learn.

    February 22, 2013

    • Remco W.

      come by!

      February 23, 2013

    • Luuk van der V.

      thanks, next time I'll try harder and am busy getting more of a headstart :)

      February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time, learnt a lot from the people there. Everyone was friendly and helpful, and I managed to contribute a little too.

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • Benny van G.

    Was very nice to see some old friends! I was there only to have a chat here and there, but ended up hacking for a few hours. (And even contributed code to a another guys pull request the day after).

    (Shameless plug: Still got one cheap ZZP work spot left in my office in Utrecht)

    1 · February 25, 2013

  • Joeri B.

    It was good to see you all. I'm glad there were so many Django enthousiasts willing to contribute their time and knowledge to the Django framework. Special thanks to the core devs and co-organizers, great job all.

    1 · February 25, 2013

  • Diederik van der B.

    Liked the sprint, met new people. Core developers on site is really valuable. I expected to do more work, but overall I liked the experience - and didn't do a sprint before.

    2 · February 24, 2013

  • Chi Shang C.

    Sprinting on Sunday!

    February 20, 2013

  • Benny van G.

    Ill probably be there; not to hack but to socialize for a bit.

    February 19, 2013

  • Jan M.

    Only on saturday.

    February 19, 2013

  • Boaz L.

    saturday only

    February 12, 2013

  • Wouter de V.

    Helaaaaaas, ik moet dat weekend verhuizen :(

    February 11, 2013

  • Wim F.

    A nice way to find tickets is: From there, you can jump to for instance: New tickets today, Accepted tickets, Unreviewed tickets, Patches needing review. I find it most easy to participate in recent tickets: in trac, you can order tickets by id, last to first, to get those.

    1 · February 9, 2013

  • Vladimir F.

    Our COO wants to visit this event to have a little communications

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    January 16, 2013

  • Klaas van S.

    Hi all,

    I was talking to Aymeric on the email and he made the following interesting points that may help you get ready for the sprints:

    """Interesting or ambitious patches often get polished and committed after the sprint. To avoid disappointment, I wouldn't emphasize RFC or commit as goals for the sprint. What really matters is that contributors take ownership of issues and get enough feedback from other people to come up with a consensual patch and eventually get it committed.

    [continued in next post]

    January 15, 2013

    • Klaas van S.

      In my (admittedly small) experience, interesting sprint activities include:
      - Reviewing pull requests or patches, and marking tickets as RFC — this is much less boring when done in group.
      - Making decisions for tickets that got stuck because of a lack of consensus. Real-life discussions are way more efficient than written comments to reach consensus.
      - Working on the documentation — for instance the CBV docs got overhauled at the DjangoCon EU sprints. We regularly get complaints on the staticfiles docs, maybe we could try to rework them? (Having Jannis on site will help.)
      - Deduplicating tickets and making sure they're still valid. Sometimes tickets are subsets of more general tickets and can be closed. Sometimes they've been fixed independently. etc.

      A good technique is to browse Trac by component, for example:

      January 15, 2013

  • Reinout van R.

    Not 100% sure yet. Kids&family :-)

    January 13, 2013

  • Klaas van S.

    Hi all,

    Homework time!
    I'd like to get you all to start thinking about what you're going to do during the sprints.

    For anyone who's about to "feel lost" the recommended reading is this:

    I think it's nice to get a github clone and running tests up before you enter the room.
    Of course, nothing is mandatory, but this will ensure you can get the most out of the experience.

    The other thing I'd like you to start thinking about is "what am I going to do?". This could be a great time to start taking notes on which bugs / missing features you've been running into and you'd like to fix in the sprints.

    If you're ambitious, this could also be a time to get others warm for your pet project. E.g. announce that you're going to work on a specific set of issues and that you'll be needing helpers on issues x, y and z.


    January 13, 2013

  • Joeri B.

    January 10, 2013

  • Thijs

    Maybe it's a nice one to put this on the django sprints wiki as well, I've heard that people found it hard to find the right place(on the interwebs) for this sprint.
    (wiki link here: )

    January 9, 2013

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