Last week DjangoCon US was held in Chicago, bringing together some of the best and the brightest in the community. While you'll still have to wait for the videos, many of the presenters have posted their slides online. Lanyrd has aggregated most of them for you already!
Registration for this year's Django Dash starts Saturday and is only open for one week. Get your team together and come up with an idea for the two-day hackathon September 28-29. They are still lining up sponsors, but there's already some great prizes already up for grabs.
1.4.7, 1.5.3 and 1.6 beta 3 have been released to address a security issue with the
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Django's generic class based views were released to mixed reviews. Multiple core commiters have said they are too complicated and as a result, poorly documented. Tom Christie of Django REST Framework fame takes a stab at rebuilding them with simplicity in mind. The result is django-vanilla-views .
A new site with text-based interviews of Django developers. The interviewer, Hayri Cicek, already has 3 posted, including one with Lincoln Loop's very own, Kenneth Love .
Django BDFL, Jacob Kaplan-Moss, fed the rumor-mill during the DjangoCon US sprints, stating that the switch is, "a matter of how and when, not if."
Persona is an interesting new web-based sign-in system from the folks at Mozilla. There's a Django app for it (
I'm dubious that these are the most popular Django websites, but they are certainly popular and all built using Django. If you ever encounter Django doubters, this list is a good list of success stories to keep in your back pocket.
If you're interested in Django ORM acrobatics, this is an interesting question with a thorough answer on StackOverflow covering advanced usage of aliased columns and aggregation/annotation.
How to convert a locally hosted static file setup to using Amazon S3. The author jumps through some extra hoops to ensure that new deploys don't stomp on the files from older deploys.
A new GoDjango screencast, this one covering the popular
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