Summer Code Jam 2020

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again! The 7th Python Discord Code Jam is imminent. This code jam will be held from Friday, July 31st to Sunday, August 9th where you will compete in teams of five for the elusive title of Code Jam Champion and win some of the many prizes listed.

Web development is one of the most popular areas for Python software and development. For this code jam, you will be utilizing the Django framework to create a web application. The Django Software Foundation has even decided to sponsor this event, allowing us to add more prizes to our prize pool.

Are you unsure of what a code jam is? If so, check out our general code jam page.

Signups are closed

The sign-up period for the Summer Code Jam 2020 is over, which means that you can no longer sign up for the Code Jam. You can still take a look at the qualifier to get an idea of the task we asked the participants to complete in order to qualify for the jam. If you want to compete in the next Code Jam, subscribe to the announcements posted in our community by using the !subscribe command in the #bot-commands channel of our server.

New to Django?

Don't worry! This code jam will be the perfect opportunity for you to get to know one of the most popular web frameworks for Python. Whether it be a REST API or full fledged website, Django can do it!

During the event, feel free to ask Django-specific questions in the code jam channels or #web-development. As always, our helpers will be there to help you with all the other Python-related questions that you have via our help channel system.

If you want to get familiar with Django before the event starts, be sure to check out the tutorial in the official Django documentation. Alternatively, you could have a look at Corey Schafer's Django Tutorials playlist on YouTube.

Prizes

This year's prize pool includes:

  • 5 JetBrains 1-year any product licenses
  • 5 Django hoodies
  • Python Discord t-shirts
We will award as many Python Discord t-shirts as we can afford! We want to thank all of our Patrons over at our Patreon account for making this possible. We literally couldn't do this without you!

Qualifier & Signups

It is no longer possible to sign up for the Summer Code Jam 2020. If you would like to attempt the qualifier assignment as a personal challenge, you can find it on GitHub. The repository also includes a test suite and a solution.

If you would like to participate in one of our future events and don't want to risk missing it, subscribe to our announcements by using the !subscribe command in the #bot-commands channel on our Discord server.

Theme

Similarly to our previous code jams, the theme was chosen by our community! By the end of our two-step voting process, Early Internet came out on top and is the official theme for this code jam.