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Django News #28 - No DjangoCon US this year ☹

Apologies for the break. We have had a lot to process over the last few months.


DjangoCon US 2020 is Canceled

After 12 consecutive years of DjangoCons in the United States, we’ve decided to cancel DjangoCon US 2020.

Django 3.1 Beta 1 Released

Django 3.1 beta 1 is now available. It represents the second stage in the 3.1 release cycle and is an opportunity for you to try out the changes coming in Django 3.1.

Wagtail Space US 2020 – Call For Proposals

The Wagtail Space US CFP deadline is open until July 1, 2020.

2020 Python Software Foundation Board of Directors Election Results

The 2020 Python Software Foundation Board of Directors election has concluded. See the results!


Postgres websearch in Django 3.1

Django 3.1 includes a new Postgres SearchQuery feature that allows human-formatted search queries.

Optimizing Django ORM Queries

If you love optimization articles where they present SQL queries next to Django ORM calls, then you are in for a treat.

Use Pathlib in Your Django Settings File

Get a jump on Django 3.1 and switch to pathlib in your projects.

How I manage multiple development environments in my Django workflow using Docker compose

A practical Docker Compose overview for how to handle both development and production docker-compose.yml and environment settings.

Richer Django Logging

A nice intro to Rich logging which you won't want to miss.

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Two Scoops of Django 3.x: Best Practices for the Django Web Framework

The long-awaited update covers various tips, tricks, patterns, code snippets, and techniques of Django best practices.

Advocacy and Mentorship

Tupu - Free mentorship for women and minorities in tech

Tupu is a non-profit initiative to offer free mentorship to women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups in the tech industry



This release fixes issues with newer versions of Click.


Generate performance reports from your Django database performance tests.


python-social-auth and oauth2 support for django-rest-framework


Simplified environment variable parsing


DjangoCon Australia returns for the 8th time and opens CFP

DjangoCon Australia is September 4th and will be virtual this year!

Wagtail Space US 2020

Wagtail Space US 2020 returns July 30th through August 1st.

Wagtail Space US will comprise talks, training, and a sprint. The event is free, although we invite corporate participants to consider sponsorship.

Announcing PyGotham TV

PyGotham is going virtual this year with PyGotham TV. 📺

Shameless Plugs - Free tutorials and premium books

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