In a wide-ranging interview with Henrique Bastos and Steve Holden, Russell Keith-Magee, President of the Django Software Foundation, explains what the DSF does, its relationship with DjangoCons throughout the world, how he became involved with Django, and his personal plans for DjangoCon.
If you are looking for reasons to come to DjangoCon, Russell gives you plenty, and suggests several ways that community members can help the Django project besides just writing code.
He also talks about the future of Django, looking at the implications of schema migrations entering the project's trunk for the 1.7 release, the refactoring of the Django application interface, and the broadening of the class-based view implementations to provide functional layers and implement site architectures.
Russell will be at DjangoCon right through to the end of the sprints. He describes DjangoCon US as "the single biggest injection of Django-related energy that you can get on the continental United States." See you in Chicago ...