DjangoCon.US 2016

DjangoCon US is here! We are in Hunstman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street

DjangoCon is an international community conference for the community by the community, held each year in North America, about the Django web framework.

We’ve got something for everyone, from the person who develops Django applications for a living to the person who just tinkers in their spare time. DjangoCon is a great place to learn, exchange ideas, and meet great people. Our team is making sure that participating in DjangoCon is easy for you!
Read more about how we’re making the conference accessible and affordable.


Just the facts:

Tutorials

July 17:

1 day, 6 tutorials, and as many new facts as you can cram into your head!

Talks

July 18-20:

Thank you to everyone who submitted a talk proposal! Want to help review the proposals? Create an account and join the review team!

Sprints

July 21-22:

Make your first contribution to the Django source code! We’ll have mentors on hand to help you through your first commit.


We’ve also got some secret events up our sleeve, so stay tuned!


DjangoCon US

Code of Conduct

We're committed to providing a safe and friendly environment for everyone to learn, meet, and enjoy the conference. All organizers, attendees, speakers and sponsors must follow the Code of Conduct.

Commitment to Diversity

It is a core aim of DjangoCon US 2016 to encourage diversity, enforce our Code of Conduct, and make our event as inclusive and accessible as possible. Read more in our diversity statement.

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to diversity, we have funds to meet the cost of tickets, travel, and accommodation for attendees who need financial support. Applications closed on April 25.

Child care

We're proud to offer complimentary child care for kids 18 months through 6 years old! More information on how to sign your child up coming soon.

Speaker Mentors

We have speaker mentors available to help you before and after your talk is accepted! They can help you refine your proposal, organize your slides, and practice your talk.

Day 1 Orientation

Are you new to DjangoConUS or tech conferences in general? Are you worried you might feel out of place? Are you attending DjangoCon by yourself? If so, the Day 1 orientation is for you! We’ll help you get your bearings so you can have the BEST DjangoCon possible. More details coming in the blog.

Board Game Night

On Tuesday night, we'll be playing board games in Huntsman Hall at 6:00 pm on the 8th floor!

Program

The DjangoCon US program features both novice talks for people just starting their journey into the world of development, as well as advanced talks for experienced developers.

Venue accessibility

We’re aiming to make this event accessible for everyone. Read more about how we’re working to make DjangoCon US accessible for everyone, and let us know if we’ve missed something.

Quiet Room

We will provide a clearly-marked designated quiet room. This room is intended to be a calm and quiet place for anyone who needs to have a break from the bustle of the conference, for whatever reason.

Job Search

We’ll have boards available so you can let people know if you’re recruiting new team members, or looking for a new position yourself!

Dietary requirements

We aim to meet all dietary requirements. You will be able to specify these when purchasing your ticket.

Lightning Talks (aka ⚡️Talks)

Lightning Talks are short (5-minute maximum) presentations. Signups for ⚡️Talks will be available at DjangoCon. If you submitted a talk, but it wasn't accepted, consider doing a ⚡️Talk version. Or, if you've never presented at a conference, a ⚡️Talk can be a great way to get started.


Welcome to Philadelphia!

The birthplace of America is a perfect place to make your first commit, give your first talk, or attend your first Django conference! The Wharton School of Business is working with us to make this event accessible, fun, and delicious. Philadelphia’s rich history, amazing sports teams, quintessentially American cuisine, and classic architecture make it a perfect backdrop to a week spent learning about code. The City of Siblingly Love, and all the DjangoCon organizers, welcome you!

News

Thank You Diversity Sponsors

Thank You Diversity Sponsors!

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Thank You Bronze Sponsors

Thank you to all of our Bronze sponsors!

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DjangoCon Lightning Talks

Coming to DjangoCon next week? Have you thought about giving a Lightning Talk?

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Philly Scavenger Hunt

Embrace Your Inner Philly City-Slickerness!

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Django Fellow Sprint

Are you interested in contributing to Django but either can’t stay for the sprints on Thursday and Friday or just want to get a jump start on things?

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We Are Sold Out!

We are happy to announce that we are now sold out!

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Our sponsors:

Diamond

Lincoln Loop

Lincoln Loop

https://lincolnloop.com/

Lincoln Loop is a full-service software development agency specializing in Python and Django development for web and mobile. Since 2007 our emphasis on quality in an agile environment has helped numerous startups and high-traffic sites grow their businesses. In addition to rock solid Python powered backends, Lincoln Loop provides user experience, deployment, and real-time application development with JavaScript.

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

https://www.wharton.upenn.edu/

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 participants in executive education programs annually and a powerful alumni network of 94,000 graduates.

Gold

Revsys

Revsys

http://www.revsys.com/

Revolution Systems primarily focuses on building and maintaining customized web applications, offering world-class consulting and technical support for a variety of Open Source technologies and software systems. Specializing in performance and scalability, their core expertise lies in Python, Django, PostgreSQL, systems admin services and devops. (All this and they still find time to be the world leader in Django support and training!)

PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.

PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.

https://pgexperts.com/

PostgreSQL Experts, Inc., a team of dedicated open source technology experts, can help you develop new applications, accelerate existing applications, refactor infrastructure, and solve database problems. Our consultants are known by their many contributions to PostgreSQL, Django, and other OSS projects, including a PostgreSQL Core Team member, PostgreSQL committers and contributors, and contributors to database-backed applications in Django, Perl, PHP, Python and Java.

Sentry

Sentry

https://getsentry.com

Sentry gives you insight into the errors that affect your customers. Sentry aggregates error logs, augments this information with context such as which customers, services, and servers were affected, and provides your team the information needed to resolve issues quickly.

Caktus Group

Caktus Group

https://www.caktusgroup.com/

Caktus Group has built over 100 custom Django applications for businesses and social good, reaching more than 5.5 million lives. Quality is at the heart of all we do. Clients are of diverse sizes and include organizations like UNICEF, PBS, Mozilla, Discovery, and Python Software Foundation.

Eldarion, Inc.

Eldarion, Inc.

http://eldarion.com/

Since 2009 the team at Eldarion has been helping people to get from idea to launch, faster. We develop tools, apps, and websites for clients around the world, ranging from established companies to individuals with an entrepreneurial vision. Open source is at the heart of Eldarion. Our team members lead or contribute to a range of projects including Python, Django, Pinax, and many individual Django apps. We don’t just use the best tools to get from idea to launch, we help write them.

Linode

Linode

https://www.linode.com/

Linode is a leading cloud hosting provider founded in 2003. Today the company boasts more than 400,000 customers worldwide with eight data centers total – four in the US and four in Europe and Asia.

Potato London Ltd

Potato London Ltd

https://p.ota.to/

Potato is a web agency focussing on the design & development of complex, scalable & secure web applications. With offices based in London, Bristol and San Francisco, Potato build products and marketing campaigns for clients that include Google and YouTube. Potato currently employs over 100 full-time employees and freelancers.

Guidebook

Guidebook

https://guidebook.com/

Guidebook is a simple yet powerful mobile application builder that lets you create an app in four easy steps — no technical skills required. Just choose from a gallery of mobile app templates, select your features, and fill it with content. Then publish in minutes to Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Silver

JetBrains/PyCharm

JetBrains/PyCharm

https://www.jetbrains.com/

JetBrains PyCharm is the most intelligent Python IDE providing a complete set of tools for productive Python, Django and Web development.

Torchbox

Torchbox

https://torchbox.com/

Torchbox is a digital agency, based in the UK (Oxford and Bristol) and USA (Philadelphia). They have a strong Django heritage, and are the creators of Wagtail, the popular open source CMS.

Little Weaver Web Collective

Little Weaver Web Collective

https://littleweaverweb.com/

Little Weaver is a worker-owned collective dedicated to socially-responsible design and website development and passionate about the development of a better internet built on open-source technologies.

Bronze

Fusionbox

Fusionbox

https://www.fusionbox.com

Fusionbox is a software development agency specializing in Python and Django solutions.

Chariot Solutions

Chariot Solutions

http://chariotsolutions.com/

A software application development consulting & training firm specializing in open source technologies, enterprise & mobile application development.

Monetate

Monetate

http://www.monetate.com/

Monetate powers multi-channel testing & personalization for brands worldwide. Built for speed, the Monetate Platform’s easy-to-use interface allows marketers to create, test and deploy an unlimited number of personalized digital experiences with limited need for IT or consulting resources.

Netlandish

Netlandish

https://www.netlandish.com/

We are a small Python consultancy. 99% of our web / API related work is on the Django platform.

Pilotlight

Pilotlight

http://www.gopilotlight.com

Web development and consulting for businesses small and large. We specialize in building handcrafted web applications using Python / Django.

Imaginary Landscape

Imaginary Landscape

https://www.imagescape.com/

Imaginary Landscape is a Chicago-based custom web development firm that has been focused on Python programming since 1999 and the Django web framework since 2006. We assist clients of all sizes and industries with application development, system administration and hosting, user interface and design, and information architecture. Our team of highly experienced software developers take pride in the quality of our work, and it is what our reputation is built on for over 20 years.

The Penn Wharton Budget Model

The Penn Wharton Budget Model

http://www.budgetmodel.wharton.upenn.edu/

The Penn Wharton Budget Model is a nonpartisan, research-based initiative that provides accurate, accessible and transparent economic analysis of public policy’s fiscal impact.

JamBon Software

JamBon Software

http://www.jambonsw.com/

JamBon Software is a software consultancy that specializes in building beautiful and robust web and mobile applications. The team at JamBon Software is passionate about usability and security, and loves building software that provides the user with a memorable experience. We view our clients as partners with whom we are working to build something greater than just software. We employ a rigorous, up-front design and development process and will work with you to provide technical, design, and brand guidance throughout the process.

Technical

Eldarion Cloud

Eldarion Cloud

http://eldarion.cloud/

Eldarion Cloud is a commercial Django / Python hosting service powered by a powerful and highly-scalable DevOps PaaS that's built with popular OSS components like Kubernetes, CoreOS and Docker. For more information please visit http://eldarion.cloud/

Diversity

Pinax

Pinax

http://pinaxproject.com

Pinax is an open-source platform built on the Django Web Framework. By integrating numerous reusable Django apps and providing starter projects and infrastructure tools, Pinax takes care of the things that many sites have in common so you can focus on what makes your site different. Pinax has been used for everything from social networks to conference websites, and from intranets to online games.

DEFNA

DEFNA

http://www.defna.org/

Django Events Foundation North America (DEFNA) is a non-profit based in California USA. It was formed in 2015 at the request of the Django Software Foundation (DSF) to run DjangoCon US. The DSF have licensed DEFNA to run DjangoCon US for 2015, 2016 and 2017. Beyond DjangoCon US we also plan to be involved with other events in North America that cover the education and outreach of Django.

Python Software Foundation

Python Software Foundation

https://www.python.org/psf/

The Python Software Foundation (PSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that holds the intellectual property rights behind the Python programming language. We manage the open source licensing for Python version 2.1 and later and own and protect the trademarks associated with Python. We also run the North American PyCon conference annually, support other Python conferences around the world, and fund Python related development with our grants program and by funding special projects.

Django Software Foundation

Django Software Foundation

https://www.djangoproject.com/foundation/

Development of Django is supported by an independent foundation established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Like most open-source foundations, the goal of the Django Software Foundation is to promote, support, and advance its open-source project: in our case, the Django Web framework.

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean

https://www.digitalocean.com/

DigitalOcean, Inc. is an American cloud infrastructure provider that provisions virtual servers for software developers. The company is headquartered in New York City and possesses data centers worldwide.

Refreshment

Mailjet

Mailjet

http://mailjet.com

Mailjet is a powerful email service provider that ensures maximum insight and deliverability results for marketing and transactional emails. Founded in France in 2010, we serve more than 26,000 clients worldwide in 156 countries, sending close to 1 billion emails every month.