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Django worldwide sprint

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Join developers in Japan (, San Francisco (, Utrecht Netherlands (, Kraków Poland (, and Córdoba Agentina ( in working on Django.

What is a sprint?

Basically, a Django sprint is an excuse for people to focus their undivided attention, for a set time frame, on improving Django. It's a focused, scheduled effort to test, fix bugs, add new features and improve documentation.

Anybody, anywhere around the world, can participate and contribute. Most contributors will be at their own homes/schools/workplaces, but a number of people will gather together in person for camaraderie, improved communication and the other benefits of face-to-face interaction.

For more information, view Brett Cannon's ​introductory talk ( from PyCon, or read Eric Holscher's ​blog post (

*If you've never contributed to Django before, a sprint is the perfect chance for you to chip in.*

Preparing for the sprint

Here are a few easy things you can do ahead of time to make sure your time is spent effectively:

​Checkout the "trunk" version of Django ( (aka the Django development version). ​Create an account in our ticket system ( This will allow you to claim tickets you're working on. Get some ​advice ( if you are a new contributor. Check out the ​Django development dashboard ( for some useful info and stats. Read our ​"Contributing to Django" document ( In particular, you might want to familiarize yourself with: ​Running the test suite ( (hint: the second command that includes setting PYTHONPATH is probably what you want) ​Triaging tickets ( ​Claiming tickets in Trac ( (do this before working on anything) Familiarize yourself with our ​ticket system and reports ( You can also see the ​Roadmap ( for a list of tickets by milestone. Get an ​IRC ( client, so that you can join us in the channel ​#django-sprint on Freenode. You can find out more here (