Web Applications

GeoNode Code Sprint at WFP HQ in Rome

GeoNode core developers and administrators met at the World Food Programme Headquarters in Rome, Italy, from April 15th to 17th for a 3 days Code Sprint.

The code sprint mainly focused on the GNIPS produced during the last GeoNode roadmap summit in Washington, DC.

A few days before the codesprint, the GeoNode 2.0 release was announced. This is a huge step forward for the project in usability, stability, and flexibility. The team reworked the core to be much easier to customize with Django. And then worked out countless bugs so that it is a stable server. Version 2.0 brings a complete redesign of the user experience, integrating Bootstrap to enable easier front-end customization.

Another huge effort for 2.0 has been documentation for users, developers and administrators to all get up to speed quickly. The tutorials have been used in a number of live workshops, so are battle-tested to work well.