Panel Discussion: The State of Django

Oct 19 5:10 PM PDT :calendar: to 5:40 pm

About This Talk

Join us for a panel on the State of Django: the state of the Django codebase and also the state of the Django community as represented by organizations like the Django Software Foundation, Django Girls, the Python Software Foundation and DEFNA.

Moderated by Dawn Wages, our panelists will discuss:

  • how we can continue to grow the Django community and create a welcoming space for beginners
  • the priorities for the continued development and maturation of Django
  • ways to improve Django events and bring them to new regions worldwide, especially in the COVID landscapee
  • success stories from Django communities
  • concrete steps toward better and more effective diversity and inclusion efforts
  • how Django fits into the larger Python ecosystem, especially as other fields like data science continue to grow

and much more. It’s been a long time since we gathered leaders of the Django community on one stage to have an open-ended discussion about Django’s present and future, and we hope you’ll join us for this special event.

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    Dawn Wages

    Dawn (she/her/hers) been a part of the Python and Django community since 2016 where she has volunteered with Django Girls, served on the core team of WagtailCMS, organized DjangoCons, and consulted for researching institutions, software agencies and non-profits supporting Black, Brown, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQIA+ (two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual/romantic plus), PLWH (people living with HIV), and the formerly incarcerated. She helps manage Open Source communities in Ethical Source Licenses and anti-racist code. She is on the Board of Directors of the Python Software Foundation and is the Sponsor Chair for another year for DjangoCon US. She works at Microsoft as a Product Manager supporting the Python community.

    These days when she’s not hanging with her pups or watching something Trek related, she’s on quad skates in the park with her skateboarding fiancée (they/she).