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Six Feet Up Makes an IMPACT at DjangoCon US 2022

Six Feet Up Makes an IMPACT at DjangoCon US 2022

The Six Feet Up booth was a hive of activity at DjangoCon US 2022, a six-day international conference for the community by the community about the Django web framework. The in-person crowd at the San Diego Marriott of Mission Valley in San Diego, California, joined virtual attendees to learn more about the latest developments and groundbreaking projects involving Django.

django2.jpegAfter an engaging Day 1 keynote talk by Jay Miller and Melanie Arbor on the need for equity and access in the tech community, Calvin Hendryx-Parker, Six Feet Up CTO and AWS Hero, empowered the hybrid audience to be intentional about using technology for good and challenged them to select projects that are IMPACTFUL. Calvin also asked Djangonauts to fill out a survey to identify the issues and organizations they deemed most impactful.

Many attendees visited the Six Feet Up booth to fill out the survey and learn more about the IMPACTFUL projects Sixies have been involved in. One such project was detailed by Hendryx-Parker in a talk about an application that was developed by Six Feet Up to predict lightning strikes using Django and AWS. Read more about that project here: “Predict Lightning Strikes using Django and AWS.”


At the end of the conference, it was revealed that climate change is by far the most pressing issue on the minds of participants. Additionally, as the impactful organization most mentioned in the survey, Six Feet Up donated $200 the Django Software Foundation.

Event highlights

Here are some of the other speakers that were featured over the three-day talks schedule:

  • Paolo Melchiorre dove deep into methods of implementing full-text search in a Django website.
  • Carlton Gibson laid out a helpful guide for anyone looking to implement async code into their Django website.
  • Simon Charette, a system engineer for Zapier, outlined the history of Django’s object-relational mapper, including where it’s at now and how it could be improved.
  • Chrissy Wainwright, a senior developer at Six Feet Up, gave a lightning talk about using Wagtail snippets with Django, a topic that she recently wrote a blog about.

Six Feet Up has a wealth of experience working with Django. Learn more about Six Feet Up’s Django knowledge by reading our blogs and case studies.


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