Springload often attends development sprints of Wagtail. They’re a great occasion to meet with other core contributors, and drive the project together towards the needs of its users, aka our clients. In the past our work has taken us to Ede, Netherlands, and Cape Town but this time we headed North to Reykjavík, Iceland thanks to our friends at Overcast Software.
Disclaimer: this blog post contains a high amount of unreserved enthusiasm about Wagtail and its community.
A few months ago I attended a Wagtail development sprint, hosted by team Lukkien in the Netherlands. This made me realise the breadth of jobs Wagtail is used for, some very different from what we do with it here at Springload. It prompted me to create Awesome Wagtail, a curated list of useful (well, awesome) resources from the Wagtail community. If you haven’t heard of “awesome-*” lists before, they’re a recent alternative to wikis for open-source communities to curate resources collaboratively. Some of the most popular lists range from Node.js to JMeter, with Pokémon in the mix, too!
In the spirit of such a list, let’s have a look at what the Wagtail community is up to.
Wuh! We did it! Django Girls Wellington is a thing! I’m so glad we were able to pull this off.
Today Rails Girls happened again in Oulu – I got to join as a coach and helped a group of 30 women from all sorts of backgrounds to learn programming.
This is not an opinion piece, just me realizing that people actually do use the stuff I put up on GitHub. And that my open-source contributions have real, tangible impact.