[FRPythoneers] Boulder Sprint - Complete Oracle Support for Django - Saturday, Nov 4

Jim Baker jbaker at zyasoft.com
Mon Oct 30 14:30:26 MST 2006

This Saturday, the Front Range Pythoneers is holding a sprint to 
complete the support for Oracle in Django.

Why might you want to attend? Whether you're interested in Django, 
portable object-relational mapping code, how to optimize an Oracle 
execution plan for generated SQL, or just doing some intensive coding in 
Python, this should be a great opportunity to learn and contribute.

Here are the details:



      November 4, 2006 (Saturday), 9 AM - 6 PM


bivio Software, Inc. <http://www.bivio.biz>, 28th and Iris. Above Hair 
Elite in Suite S. Google Maps link 

Thanks to Alex Viggio, Eric Dobbs, and Rob Nagler of bivio for 
generously providing us this sprint space.


Complete support for Oracle in Django in time for 1.0. Suggested by Matt 

Specifically, we would like to build on the good work already done by 
the Django community to produce a single patch that can be applied to 
current subversion sources, enabling Django's ORM to pass basic tests 
against an Oracle database. The current patches available have 
Oracle-specific conditional tests in many locations; we will try to 
confine such code to the django.db.backends.oracle package.


The bug report stipulating Oracle support by Django version 1.0 is here: 

      Confirmed Participants as of October 30

   1. Jim Baker
   2. Matt Boersma
   3. Eric Dobbs
   4. Ian Kelly
   5. Matt Drew
   6. Michelle Cyr
   7. Jacob Kaplan-Moss, one of the original Django developers!
   8. Malcolm Tredinnick (working remotely from Sydney)

      Post Sprint Party

Some of us are planning to go to the Cuban Connection fundraiser 
<http://www.bouldercuba.org/>, 6 PM - 1 AM, St. Julien Hotel (our 
favorite meeting place for FrontRangePythoneers 
<http://wiki.python.org/moin/FrontRangePythoneers>). In addition to 
raising money for a good cause, this will be a chance to stretch our 
weary coding muscles while dancing salsa to Quemando and Havana NRG.

      What Is Sprinting?

For more information about sprints in general, read the 
SprintIntroduction <http://wiki.python.org/moin/SprintIntroduction> 
page. SteveHolden <http://wiki.python.org/moin/SteveHolden> has a useful 
<http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/python/2006/10/19/running-a-sprint.html> in 
the OnLamp Python DevCenter <http://www.onlamp.com/python/> on how to 
run a sprint.

- Jim
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