Mon Jul 27 2009
Django Seattle's Website Barn Raising Sprint: A Recap
New Django Seattle Website
Thanks to 14 Sprinters who came together on July 25, we now have a Django Seattle Website at http://www.djangoseattle.org
There was a lot of infrastructure work done at the sprint which is still in development and didn't make it to the live site yet -- but the experience of getting to know each other, and learning/sharing Django knowledge was another fine Sprint accomplishment.
Here's a brief summary of what people worked on:
- Integrated in Blogging, Profile and Calendar functionality from django-basic-apps. Initially Pinax was explored, but had a lot of dependencies and seemed better for creating specific sites genres, but was challenging to incorporate into our existing site.
- Created a Twitter portlet that shows live #djangoseattle Tweets.
- Setup Flatpages for core content, and creating a database-driven menu
- Created a logo and initial site design and templates
- Setup Django on live server
- Used the Django Debug Toolbar while developing the site
- Some were playing with Django for the first time
- Some floated around to help diagnose problems and help those new to Django
Thank you Sprinters
Our sprinters (in alphabetical order) were: Andrew Beyer, Jon Callahan, Jesse Franceschini, Doug, Brian Gershon, Johann Heller, Paul Pham, Micah Ransdell, Leo Shklovskii, Trevor Smith, Jesse Snyder, Alex Tokar, Ragan Webber, Ben Wilber
Also a Big Thank You to our sponsors, hosts and organizers.
- Michael Kim at Grapevyn brought in Top Pot Doughnuts.
- Paul Pham hosted us at his coworking space Office Nomads which was a great place to have a sprint.
We look forward to our next sprint!