I can't believe I had been living under a rock all this while! How could I have missed Pinax? I knew it existed but was under a wrong impression that it was only for the social stuff.
Recently, I forced myself to look at Pinax for a project and after evaluating it, I must admit that I was blown off my feet. It is really awesome! If django is a "web framework for perfectionists with deadlines" then Pinax is "the fastest way to develop awesome django apps without repeating and embarassing yourself".
Coming to the point of this post, I have managed to port the fossconf app that powered Pycon India 2009 to Pinax. Actually, I have not ported all the features but the current version is fairly usable. I would love to hear feedback from you regarding the app that I named Confista (Conference + Assistant). I know the name sucks but could not think of something better! If you wish to contribute to the project, please fork the code and suggest improvements.