Wagtail Space US 2022

March 24-26 in Cleveland, Ohio Sign up!

Join us virtually via Zoom, or in-person at the Cleveland Public Library

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

Want to Present a Talk or Tutorial?

Our call for proposals has closed and the main schedule is included below. We are also likely to put together at least one session of lightning talks on-the-fly, so if you're interested in that, keep your eyes open during the conference!


The main conference is Thursday, March 24, and Friday, March 25. Sprints will take place Saturday, March 26. All times are local, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) time zone.

A Zoom link will be sent to virtual attendees before the conference begins.

Social outings, such as a Thursday happy hour and Saturday Rock Hall tour are also being planned.

Thursday 24 March 2022

11:00 Welcome to Wagtail Space (Dawn Wages, Wharton & Vince Salvino, CodeRed)
11:20 The State of Wagtail (Thibaud Colas, Torchbox)
12:00 A Bird in the Ecosystem: Tips for Maintaining Wagtail Packages (Tim Allen, Wharton Research Data Services)
12:30 Wagtail Guide (Coen van der Kamp, Four Digits)
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 Wagtail as a Platform (Matt Westcott, Torchbox)
15:00 Designing the new page editor (Phil Dexter, Torchbox)
15:30 5 Things I Learned About Wagtail the Hard Way (Meagen Voss, Torchbox)
16:00 - 17:00 Lightning talks
18:00 TBD - Happy Hour at Masthead Brewing (1261 Superior Ave E, Cleveland, OH)

Friday 25 March 2022

11:00 Wagtail vs. WordPress (Kalob Taulien)
11:30 Bringing JSONField into Wagtail Core (Sage Abdullah, Torxhbox)
12:00 Adding a GraphQL API to Wagtail (Patrick Arminio)
12:30 Wagtail as a headless CMS for JavaScript frontends (Tommaso Amici, RIPE NCC)
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 Uncharted territory: Creating highly flexible charts and graphs in the Wagtail Admin (Sævar Öfjörð Magnússon and Arnar Tumi Þorsteinsson, Overcast)
15:00 The Wagtail Ecosystem (Vince Salvino, CodeRed)
15:30 The Wagtail Marketplace for Games-based Courses (Sarah Toms, Wharton Interactive)
16:00 A New Approach to Multitenant Wagtail (Stephanie C. Smith and Addison Hardy, JPL)
16:30 - 17:00 Lightning talks

Saturday 26 March 2022

11:00 How to Contribute to Wagtail
11:30 Development Sprints
15:00 TBD - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Group Tour (buy your own ticket)


Join us virtually via Zoom, and in person at the historic Cleveland Public Library (325 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114). No matter where you are or what your situation, we hope you can attend!

For in-person attendance, we will require proof of full vaccination of COVID-19 with a WHO-approved vaccine, and face coverings for everyone inside the venue. Our full health and safety guidelines will be shared at a later date.

We will have the entire second floor of the library's Learning Commons in the Louis Stokes Wing.

Exploring Cleveland

We have prepared a visitor guide with points of interest, places to explore, and a scavenger hunt.

Download Visitor Guide (PDF)

Travelling to Cleveland

Getting to CLE

By air: Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (CLE).

  • NOTE: if you come in from the airport, take the RTA Red Line (rail) to the Public Square/Tower City stop. This will take you right from inside the airport and drop you off about a block from the venue. The cost is $2.50 (pay when you get off at Tower City)

By bus: Greyhound (1465 Chester Ave. Cleveland, OH 44114)

By train: Amtrak (200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway Cleveland, OH 44114)

This is Cleveland is a fantastic resource for visitors and can even help you plan your trip.

Places to Stay

Hotels within walking distance:

There are also many other hotels and Airbnb options in the surrounding neighborhoods. Popular nearby neighborhoods include: The Warehouse District, Ohio City, Tremont, Hingetown, Detroit-Shoreway.

Getting Around Town

The local public transit is RTA, which operates busses and light rail. RTA tickets are $2.50 per ride, and day/week passes are also available.

Around the venue and hotels are also FREE green trolleys. These trolleys run in loops around common routes downtown and are very convenient to hop on and hop off as needed.

Various app-based scooter and bicycle rentals also are present on street corners.

More details on getting around are available here.

Register for Wagtail Space US 2022

Register Here!


We're very grateful to CodeRed 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.