We’re happy to report that our second iteration of the Django/PyСharm fundraising campaign – which we ran this summer – was a huge success. This year we helped raise a total of $66,094 USD for the Django Software Foundation! Last year (2016) we ran a similar campaign which resulted in a collective contribution of $50,000 USD to the cause. We’re happy we could raise even more money this year for the Django community!
If you missed the campaign here’s the essence of the past promotion: For 3 weeks this summer, Django developers could effectively donate to Django Software Foundation by purchasing a new individual PyCharm Professional annual subscription at 30% off, with all proceeds from the sales going to the Django Software Foundation. Read more details here.
All the money raised goes toward Django outreach and diversity programs: supporting DSF, the Django Fellowship program, Django Girls workshops, sponsoring official Django conferences, and other equally incredible projects.
We want to say huge thanks to the DSF for their active collaboration and making this fundraiser happen. We hope that in 2018 we’ll be able to make this yearly event even more successful!
The DSF general fundraising campaign is still on-going, and we encourage everyone to contribute to the success of Django by donating to DSF directly.