2021 DjangoCon US Recap

The 2021 DjangoCon US Conference is a wrap! Thanks for another amazing year!

The crowd of DjangoCon 2021 attendees

DjangoCon US 2021 was in San Diego for the second year and hosted 425 attendees from all over the world!

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From tutorials on APIs and testing to talks about burnout and async to hallway tracks where we made buttons and planned our sprint contributions, 2021 was DjangoCon US's best year ever!

This was an innovative year for DjangoCon US! Every year, DjangoCon US works hard to make our program better and more accessible, and this year we're super proud of the features we were able to add:

  • Deep Dive Day, a single-track conference day dedicated to talks that go into more detail on Django topics
  • Accessibility wins: In addition to subsidized child care and captioned conference videos, this year we had a dedicated lactation room and live captioning for all talks
  • Travel stipends for all speakers

Thanks to our generous sponsors, who helped make these conference dreams a reality.

A little boat

:chart_with_upwards_trend: 2021 By the Numbers

2021 was an amazing year for attendance, sponsorship, talks, food, really everything that goes into making a conference great.

The buzz we heard on Twitter was that it was a lot of people's favorite DjangoCon US ever!

What? Tell me about it.
Attendees 425
Tutorials 6
Talks 38
Favorite food Mac and cheese bar at the opening reception

Picture Perfect

We captured so many Kodak moments over the week! Thanks to Bartek Pawlik for being our official conference photographer and saving these memories for us.

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The crowd of DjangoCon 2019 attendees
The crowd of DjangoCon 2019 attendees
The crowd of DjangoCon 2019 attendees
The crowd of DjangoCon 2019 attendees
The crowd of DjangoCon 2019 attendees
The crowd of DjangoCon 2019 attendees
The crowd of DjangoCon 2019 attendees
The crowd of DjangoCon 2019 attendees
The crowd of DjangoCon 2019 attendees

DjangoCon 2021 was possible through lots of :heart:

Our organizers put hundreds of hours of heart and soul into this conference. We couldn't do it without each and every one of you!

Photo of Adam Fast

Adam Fast

A/V Chair
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Brett DeAngelis

Program Team
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Catherine Holmes

Swag Co-Chair
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Craig Bruce

DEFNA Treasurer
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David Fischer

Community Team
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Dawn Wages

Sponsors Co-Chair
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Drew Winstel

Opportunity Grants Chair
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Felipe Lee

Program Team
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Frances Liu

Program Team
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Heather "Heats" Luna

Sponsors Chair
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Jeff Triplett

Delegator and DEFNA President
Photo of Jessica

Jessica "Deatz" Deaton

Conference Chair
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Jorge Gimeno

Venue Team
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Josue Balandrano Coronel

Visas Coordinator
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Katherine "Kati" Michel

Website Co-Chair
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Katia Lira

Communications Team
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Kenneth Love

:heart: Organizer Emeritus
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Kojo Idrissa

:zap: Talk, Orientation, and Sprints Chairs
Photo of Lacey Williams Henschel

Lacey Williams Henschel

Adviser
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Micah Lyle

Program Team
Photo of Monique Murphy

Monique Murphy

Swag Chair
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Nic James

Sprints and Venue Team
Photo of Philip James

Philip James

Documentation and Automation Team
Photo of Rebecca Kindschi

Rebecca Kindschi

Communications Chair
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Robert Roskam

Opportunity Grants Team
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Rubin Mendoza

Program Team
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Sara Gore

Conference Co-Chair
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Tim Allen

Automation Team
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Tracy Osborn

Program Team
Photo of Vishvajit Pathak

Vishvajit Pathak

Website Co-Chair