Django 5.0 Testathons

Next month Djangonaut Space is hosting some Django 5.0 Testathons to test the newly released alpha version in honour of Hacktoberfest! :jack_o_lantern:

This is a great opportunity to get to know the new release and maybe update some 3rd party packages :tada:

We currently have 2 Testathons planned:

Please register you interest in this event here:… :raising_hand_woman:t4::raising_hand_man:t6::person_raising_hand:t2:


If someone maintains a package that you would like a little help from this effort, feel free to list it here.


I’d love input to help update the test matrix on any of these repos:

  • django-appconf
  • django-compressor
  • django-filter
  • Channels
  • channels-redis
  • Daphne

There’s a bit of adding Django 5.0, and maybe dropping (e.g.) Python 3.7, and adding trove classifiers on all of those.

Not sure if I can do it live on those dates (but maybe :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:) but I can make sure to be responsive if folks what to contribute.

Great idea! (I think updating the CI teaches a lot to a new contributor, so targeting that against the pre-release 5.0 is super :tophat:)