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...
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!
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.
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!
Okay, just one rule.
The project(s) must be open source.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
inspired by @julython to make July a big open source Python month for me, culminating in PyOhio where I'll talk about a few of the projects— James Tauber (@jtauber) June 27, 2012
@julython has actually got me off my arse and doing some python coding. Trying to commit to 30mins a day. Is working so far. Long overdue!— Stephen Allison (@StephenAllison7) July 8, 2012
@julython I love the site, looks great and the idea is fantastic. I'll be making sure all my friends know. Thanks for being awesome!— Wraithan (@Wraithan) June 30, 2012
http://t.co/RpkBlgnT is a great idea. Too bad my contributions can't be tracked in an scm :(— jessenoller (@jessenoller) June 29, 2012
python + july = julython! http://t.co/Cq7yebhh— Hilary Mason (@hmason) June 27, 2012