Julython 2014

Why are you people making up words?

We all have those projects...

You know, the ones that have been sitting on our hard drives collecting dust, with perhaps a few __init__.py files and maybe a TODO. But being busy people, we're content to just promise at some point we'll make time to work on it...

So make the time.

This year, during the months of January and July, we're encouraging developers of all skill levels to try and work on your pet project(s) just a little each day. It's a great excuse to contribute to the communities you follow, or even dive into the language for the first time!

I'm interested. How do I make this happen?

It's totally up to you.

What you do during Julython is ultimately up to you. Been hankerin' to play with Golang, Node or Lisp? Now's your chance. Have a Django or Tornado web app you've always wanted to build? Go hog wild.

However, it's good to share.

We recommend you work on something open, perhaps on GitHub or Bitbucket, so that others can see your progress. Then add a webhook for your repository, and we'll track your progress next to everyone else!

What are the rules?

There are no rules!

Okay, just one rule.

The project(s) must be open source.

Whats in it for me?

Fame and fortune! The goal is that you either learn something new or meet someone who is also interested in similar tools. If you share your repository or your commits with us, we will tally up points for each commit or new project you work on.

Can I work on an existing project?

Yes! But you will only get 'credit' for commits within the months of January or July. You should consider forking an existing project if you are not the owner and register that fork.

Joining Forces

Local is in

We encourage everyone to team up, our goal is to have meetups organically created in cites across the country. There should be participants meeting in a coffee shop or bar near you. We'll have a way to post a meeting and location and you can search for something close by.

Cities against cities

So you think your city has the most committed programmers? Be sure to sign up to have your commits go toward your home town. We will see which cities are the most committed.

Frameworks against Frameworks

Already work on some fancy web framework? Be sure to fork the project and add a webhook. At the end we will add up all the points and award them to the parent project, then we'll see how well each project ranks against others. A dance-off will decide the winners in the event of a tie.

15474 commits during J(an)ulython 2014!

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