2023 DjangoCon US Recap

Thank you for joining us this year in Durham (and virtually) for an amazing conference!

The crowd of DjangoCon US 2023 attendees

DjangoCon US 2023 was hosted in Durham, North Carolina for the first time and hosted 443 attendees from all over the world!

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From tutorials on Airflow and Postgres to talks about contributing to Django and diversity, equity and inclusion to hallway tracks and sprint contributions, 2023 was another fantastic 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 had:

  • Deep Dive Day, a single-track conference day dedicated to talks that go into more detail on Django topics
  • Accessibility wins: Once again we provided subsidized child care, a dedicated lactation room and live captioning for all talks
  • Travel stipends for all speakers
  • Technology reimbursement for online presenters

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

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Our Presenters are :sparkles: Amazing :sparkles:

:chart_with_upwards_trend: 2023 By the Numbers

2023 was an amazing year for attendance, sponsorship, talks, food, really everything that goes into making a conference great.

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In-person Attendees 276
Online Attendees 167
Tutorial Attendees 42
Tutorials 5
Talks 51
Virtual Co-writing Sessions 2
Trivia Questions 15

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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DjangoCon US 2023 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!

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Adam Fast

A/V Chair, Code of Conduct team
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Aditya Dhoot

Program team
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Adrienne Franke

Code of Conduct co-chair
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Benedict kofi Amofah

Opportunity Grants Team, Online Conference Team, Communication Team
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Carol Ganz

DEFNA Director, Opportunity Grants Chair, Code of Conduct team
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Catherine Holmes

Sponsors & Tickets Chair, Code of Conduct team
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Dawn Wages

Sponsors Chair, Code of Conduct team
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Drew Winstel

DEFNA Vice President, Program Co-Chair, Opportunity Grants team, Code of Conduct team
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Emmanuel Owusu

Community Team, Opportunity Grants Team
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Erin Mullaney

COVID-19 co-chair
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Website team
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Jason Judkins

Blog Chair, Community Chair, Social Events co-chair
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Jeff Triplett

DEFNA Cofounder, Code of Conduct team
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Jennifer Myers

DEFNA Treasurer
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Jorge Gimeno

Onsite Coordinator, Code of Conduct team
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Katherine "Kati" Michel

DEFNA Director
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Kojo Idrissa

Orientation, Lightning Talks & Sprints Chair
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Michael Clark

Code of Conduct Committee Co-chair
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Nicole Dominguez

DEFNA Director, Swag team, Website team
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Noah Alorwu

Onsite Coordinator, Visa Support
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Peter Grandstaff

DEFNA President, Conference Chair, Venue Chair
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Rachell Calhoun

Volunteer Chair, Sprints Co-chair
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Tim Allen

Social Chair
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Tim Schilling

DEFNA Secretary, Online Chair, COVID-19 co-chair, Community Team, Volunteer Team, Code of Conduct Team