[portland] Looking for Django help

Michael Schurter michael at susens-schurter.com
Mon Jun 8 21:41:43 CEST 2009

On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 8:12 AM, Doug Carter<dcarter at mercycorps.org> wrote:
> I'm in the same situation.
> I'm new to Python and Django, but not programming or webapps. I'd
> love to pair on some Django stuff with some experienced people. In
> fact I'd be willing to donote my time to a project where I could
> help out and learn at the same time.
> Any Django people out there?

Most definitely!  Community-wise there's a low volume mailing list:


And an IRC channel:

#pdxdjango on Freenode

Professionally, I'll just shamelessly promote Chris Pitzer and I's web
development consultancy: Lo-Fi Art[1].  Urban Airship[2] was just
officially launched, and I know they're Django users.

Chris & I have definitely found a *lot* more Ruby on Rails shops &
freelancers in Portland than Django shops.  Guess thats good news for
us right?  ;-)  Although the community may be too small as we've heard
the same complaint about finding Django devs as you mentioned someone
having with Zope/Plone.  Chris & I will do our best to scale, and any
Django freelancers out there please contact me (off-list is probably

There may be a Django Lunch tomorrow (6/9/09), check the list.
Started by Michael Richardson[3] iirc.  I don't make it to that nearly
as often as I'd like.

As for a specific project to pair on, the Django lunch or the Portland
Python Users Group would be excellent places to discuss that idea


Michael Schurter (@schmichael)
michael at lofiart.com

[1] http://lofiart.com/
[2] http://urbanairship.com/
[3] http://twitter.com/mtrichardson

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