Wagtail Space US 2020

July 30th through August 1st at a Browser Near You!

We'll be holding our conference virtually this year! We are expecting to launch our Call For Proposals in a few weeks, and announce our schedule during the first week of July.

Wagtail Space US will comprise talks, training, and a sprint. The event is free, although we invite corporate participants to consider sponsorship.

Registration is now closed, but you can still attend!

Email us-space@wagtail.io or send a DM to Tom Dyson or Scott Cranfill in the Wagtail Slack to get the Zoom link.

Want to Present a Talk or Tutorial?

Call for Proposals closed July 1, 2020. See schedule of talks below.

We're brainstorming ideas for the sprint, including grouping up using VSCode Live Share.


A Zoom link will be sent to registered attendees before the conference begins. All times in US Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC-4).

Thursday 30 July 2020

11:00 Welcome!
11:15 Keynote: Learning from mistakes - decision making in Wagtail (Matt Westcott, Torchbox)
12:00 Wagtail Under the Hood (Coen van der Kamp, Four Digits)
12:30 Birds of a Feather Lunch Break
13:30 Gatsby + Wagtail + Netlify (w/ a little GitPod) (Dawn Wages, Rugby Street Designs)
14:00 Accessibility wins for Wagtail projects (Thibaud Colas, Torchbox)
14:30 Why You Should Pay for Open Source (Tim White, The Motley Fool)
15:00 Lightning Talks

Friday 31 July 2020

11:00 Keynote: Going Headless with Wagtail, GraphQL, and Nuxt.js (Stephanie C Smith, JPL/NASA)
12:00 Internationalization in Wagtail (Brady Moe, The Motley Fool)
12:30 Birds of a Feather Lunch Break
13:30 Building a Large-Scale Wagtail Hosting Platform (Vince Salvino, CodeRed)
14:00 Reusable UI components – A journey from React to Wagtail (Thibaud Colas & Ben Dickinson, Torchbox)
14:30 Publish Statuses for a Headless CMS (Nick Ivons, City of Austin, Texas)
15:00 Lightning Talks

Saturday 01 August 2020

11:00 Tutorials & Sprints

Want to Help?

You can join us on the Wagtail community Slack: https://wagtail.io/slack/

If you'd like to volunteer to help, chat with us, or just listen in, we do all of our conference planning on the publicly available channel #wagtail-space-us.

We will have a live stream available at us.wagtail.space/streaming.


We're very grateful to The Wharton School and Torchbox for their sponsorship. We thank Four Digits for open sourcing this beautiful site for all Wagtail Spaces.

Code of Conduct

Everyone at Wagtail Space US must agree with this code of conduct to attend any place (conference, workshop, video streams, Slack, social media, etc.) that is associated with Wagtail Space. Everyone means attendees, speakers, sponsors, Wagtail Space US organisers, volunteers, sketch noters, videographers, photographers, virtual venue staff, etc.

This code of conduct will be enforced strictly; everyone is expected to cooperate so we can have a safe and inclusive event.

Need Help?

If you have any questions about the Code of Conduct or need to report a violation/concern, we will have multiple people you can contact. You can direct message any or all of them privately through the Wagtail CMS Slack (where we discuss the event in the #wagtail-space-us channel) or approach us in person at the event.

You can also contact or approach any of the organisers, and they can contact us so you can get the help you're requesting.

When reporting an incident, please be as specific as possible with your contact info so we can reach you. It also helps to be detailed with as much information as possible, if you have it: names, witnesses, what happened, and any other context that can help.

If you need a virtual escort or any other accommodations to feel safe or comfortable, please let us know so we can provide assistance.

The Quick Version

  • Wagtail Space US is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sex, identity, expression, orientation, age, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, immigration status, family status, religion (or lack thereof), education, social class, economic class, or technology choices.
  • We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.
  • Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any virtual venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter, and other online media.
  • When organisers receive a report, they will review what happened and document the resolution. Depending on the severity of the offense, anyone violating these rules will receive either a warning, expulsion from the event at the discretion of the Wagtail Space US organisers, banning from future events, or legal action (with the consent of the victim). If you receive a warning to stop harassing behavior, you must comply immediately.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sex, identity, expression, orientation, age, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, immigration status, family status, religion (or lack thereof), education, social class, economic class, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the Wagtail Space US organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, expulsion with no refund, or banning from future Wagtail Space events.

Wagtail Space US organizers will be happy to help participants contact security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a Wagtail Space US organizer immediately. Organizers can be identified as they'll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop virtual venues and Wagtail Space US-related social events.