A week ago we shipped the new version of drumbeat.org. This was a ground up rewrite and represents a significant change in the direction of the site. Before I go into too many details, or start talking about what’s next, I want to thank everyone who has committed code to...

Let the countdown begin! We’re into the final stretch of the Django rewrite of drumbeat.org, so I thought I’d write a bit about our plans for the next month or so. I’ll be staging the application this week and submitting a ticket for security review and working on a deployment...

I’ve got a huge backlog of things I’ve been meaning to blog about, so to hopefully kick things off, here’s a short list of things I’ve been up to in the last few months: P2PU Development Sprint I spent a few days in Barcelona (before the Drumbeat festival) working with...

I’ve been thinking about signup processes lately and what we can do with batucada (the next drumbeat.org) to make it easier, while encouraging users to use open, decentralized identity technologies like OpenID. The Problem Whenever I come across a new service that I want to create an account on, I...

I mentioned in the announcement of batucada, that we are dropping Drupal for the next phase of development on the Drumbeat website project. We’ve decided to build Batucada with the Python web framework django. There are a bunch of reasons why I think django is a good choice, but the...