Sessions at DjangoCon US 2011 about Open Source

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Tuesday 6th September 2011

  • Confessions of Joe Developer

    by Daniel Greenfeld

    Over the course of 6 years of Python development at NASA, Revsys, and Eldarion; Daniel Greenfeld has picked up a lot of easy tricks stolen from the best and brightest in the Python community that make him look good in front of his peers and clients. And now, at great risk to his career and reputation, he is going to show you how he does it.

    Highlights:

    • Get the most out of the least amount of work.
    • Being forgetful is responsible for open source development.
    • Using commonly available tools to make you look like you know what you are doing.
    • All the sample code is accessible outside the slides

    At 11:20am to 12:00pm, Tuesday 6th September

Wednesday 7th September 2011

  • Keynote: Designers Make It Go to Eleven!

    by Idan Gazit

    The open-source world is and always has been focused on code; attention and respect doled out in exchange for patches. As a result, many open-source projects want for design love but don't know how to secure it. We scare off potential contributors from the many fields beneath the aegis of “design”: user experience, user interfaces, usability, interaction design, information architects, graphic design, typography, and other roles assumed by the authors of our markup and styling.

    Django can be a model citizen among open-source projects in changing these attitudes and coaxing contributors out of the woodwork—not just for the benefit of the framework, but for the constellation of 3rd party apps which make Django great. Other FOSS communities have made efforts that we can learn from, and the fight to change perceptions is less uphill than you might think.

    This talk will cover:

    • Misconceptions of “Design.” What is design, and what do designers do?
    • A brief trip down memory lane, and how Django came to be relatively designer-friendly.
    • “I don't get it: what is the BDesignFL role?”
    • Process and tools: How can Django better engage designers, for core's benefit and for the benefit of your projects. How can we help these contributors get over the “suck” threshold?
    • What parts of core are ripe for love from designers? What 3rd party projects?

    At 5:10pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday 7th September