I am happy to announce that there will be a special addition to this year's DConf.

The conference will not end after the three days of talks but continue on into Sunday for a hackathon during which people can collaboratively focus on long-lasting problems and pain points in the D ecosystem. Of course, any D hackers who wish to simply progress their own personal projects are welcome too! Sociomantic has once again been an amazing host and reserved the same venue (Heimathafen) for this day as well.

The motivation for adding a D ecosystem hackathon (besides having fun) is that a lot of time is wasted due to communication latency because most people can only hack during the night or weekends. At last year’s DConf, the “birds of feather” groups were intended to reduce this communication problem, but sadly the scheduling didn’t quite provide enough time. Thus, the DConf 2017 hackathon isn't a hackathon in the tradition sense as most of the time and focus will hopefully be spent discussing, planning and developing future D projects.

    More details will follow shortly and will be announced here and on dconf.org

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