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DjangoCon 2012 - Keynote - Russell Keith-Magee
Django -- like all Open Source projects -- is only as good as the community of people that contribute to it. We have a huge user community, but the vast majority of users never make the leap and become contributors. This talk will walk you through the process of making the transition from Django user, to Django Project contributor.
The Django community is not short of ideas that could be added to the core repository. Some of these ideas are great, and are just waiting for the right implementation or the attention of a core developer. Other ideas are just not going to happen. However, it's not always obvious why an idea will be rejected. This talk will attempt explain the reasoning behind a couple of specific decisions. More broadly, this talk will aims to provide general guidance on the decision making process of the Django core. It will also address how you can get started contributing to Django.
This will be a panel discussion wherein we wax philosophical about the state of web frameworks in Python - talking about invention, reinvention, multitudes of choice, how all of them suck, etc. Panelists will include Dylan Jay, Malcolm Tredinnick, Russell Keith-Magee and Richard Jones.