I’m at the 2013 European djangocon in Warsaw! Ready for three days of conferencing and, for me also, live blogging :-)
Russell Keith Magee started off the conference. He remembered Malcolm Tredinnick, mentioning his code contributions, but especially his community involvement. Lots of mailinglist messages. Lots of personal involvement, too, as he visited many people and local communities. Not only Django: also chess, for instance. And he build a community here, too: working on the Australian chess community.
He passed away unexpectedly a few months ago.
Make the most of the time you have. It can be over quickly. And especially: be part of communities. Make communities work. And especially make this Django community work. Make friends. Enjoy our friendly community!
My name is Reinout van Rees and I work a lot with Python (programming language) and Django (website framework). I live in The Netherlands and I'm happily married to Annie van Rees-Kooiman.
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