The Board of the Django Software Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2017 Malcolm Tredinnick Memorial Prize has been awarded to Claude Paroz.
On November 16, 2017, the DSF made a call for Django Fellow applicants. On behalf of the Django Software Foundation, the DSF Fellowship Committee is pleased to announce Carlton Gibson as the newest Django Fellow.
The DSF membership elected a new board last month. The six elected directors of the DSF for 2018 are (in alphabetical order):
In case you missed the news, DjangoCon Europe 2018 will take place in beautiful Heidelberg, Germany, from May 23-27, 2018! We’ve started selling early bird tickets, and opened the Call for Participation and Opportunity Grant applications.
I am currently the Vice-President of the Django Software Foundation, and have
served as a member of the DSF Board for two years.
We’re happy to report that our second iteration of the Django/PyСharm fundraising campaign – which we ran this summer – was a huge success.
The Django team is happy to announce the release of Django 2.0.
This release starts Django’s use of a loose form of semantic versioning, but there aren’t any major backwards incompatible changes (except that support for Python 2.7 is removed) that might be expected of a 2.0 release.
Django 2.0 release candidate 1 is the final opportunity for you to try out the assortment of new
features before Django 2.0 is released.
Malcolm Tredinnick was an early member of Django’s core team. He contributed a great deal of code to the Django Project, and a vast amount of his time helping and encouraging others.
It is that time of year again to think about next year’s Django Software Foundation’s Board of Directors!
As you know, the Board guides the direction of the marketing, governance and outreach activities of the Django community.
Django 2.0 beta 1 is an opportunity for you to try out the assortment of new
features in Django 2.0.
Only bugs in new features and regressions from earlier versions of Django will be
fixed between now and 2.0 final (also, translations will be updated following the
Django 2.0 alpha 1 is now available. It represents the first stage in the 2.0 release cycle and is an opportunity for you to try out the changes coming in Django 2.0.
Last June (2016) JetBrains PyCharm partnered with the Django Software Foundation to generate a big boost to Django fundraising. The campaign was a huge success.
2018’s DjangoCon Europe will be held in beautiful Heidelberg, from the 23rd to the 27th May.
There is a lot to do, but it’s very much worth it – DjangoCon Europe is an
extremely friendly, open, inclusive, and informative (for beginners and
advanced users alike) conference.