As part of PyCon North America 2019, I'm co-leading a one-night arts festival - "The Art of Python", through the Hatchery program https://us.pycon.org/2019/hatchery/artofpython/ - and hope members of our community will consider proposing art to share!
We're seeking many types of narrative, performance, and visual art about the experience of programming and making technology -- both Python specifically and programming more generally.
I hope we can showcase several different artists, including people who have to gather the courage to share their work publicly for the first time, and whose art explores varied experiences -- including ones that we often don't discuss factually in public, because (for example) they're embarrassing or because we have non-disclosure agreements. And I hope we get a range of tones -- humor, awe, melancholy, anger, joy, and so on.
I regret to say that there is no pay involved.
The festival will be Friday, May 3rd. The deadline for submissions is February 28th.
There's a related effort by !!Con (May 11-12, NYC) to also encourage "not-talks" as submissions -- their CfP is open till March 3rd http://bangbangcon.com/give-a-talk.html , and they offer speaker travel funding and a USD $256 honorarium! So you can propose the same "not-talk" to "The Art of Python" and to !!Con.
Please feel free to reply to me off-list if you have questions about art you'd like to share!
Hi, we're happy to announce that Python Language Summit at PyCon US 2019 is
now accepting signups.
When: Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 10am–4pm
Where: Huntington Convention Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Apply: Attendance sign up form <https://goo.gl/forms/pexfOGDjpV0BWMer2>
(before March 21, 2019)
Speak: Topic submission form <https://goo.gl/forms/8l7ITEKOjlWkBjcl1>
(before March 21, 2019)
You will be notified by April 15, 2019
Co-chairs: Mariatta <https://twitter.com/mariatta> and Łukasz
Blogger: A. Jesse Jiryu Davis <https://twitter.com/jessejiryudavis>
*Python Language Summit 2019*
The Python Language Summit is an event for the developers of Python
implementations (CPython, PyPy, Jython, and so on) to share information,
discuss our shared problems, and — hopefully — solve them.
These issues might be related to the language itself, the standard library,
the development process, status of Python 3.8 (or plans for 3.9), the
documentation, packaging, the website, et cetera. The Summit focuses on
discussion more than on presentations.
If you’d like to *attend and actively participate* in the discussions
during the Language Summit, please fill in this form
<https://goo.gl/forms/KWYBahIx9AvOx68I3>by *March 21st 2019*.
We will be evaluating all applications and confirm your attendance by April
15th. Note: *your attendance is not confirmed* until you heard back from
us. You don't need to be registered for PyCon in order to attend the summit.
One of the goals of the Language Summit is to speed up the discussions and
decision making process. Communication over Discourse (or mailing lists!)
is generally more time consuming. As part of efforts to make this event
more open and less mysterious, we are not requiring invitations by core
However, please understand that we will have to be selective as space and
time are limited. In particular, we are prioritizing active core
contributors, as well as those who we believe will be able to improve the
quality of the discussions at the event and bring a more diverse
perspective to core Python developers.
As for other changes this year, A. Jesse Jiryu Davis will be covering the
event and will post a detailed write up on the official blog of The PSF
shortly after the conference.
We hope to see you at the Summit!
-- Mariatta and Łukasz
PS. If you have any questions, the Users section
<https://discuss.python.org/c/users> of our Discourse instance is the best
place to ask. For private communication, write to mariatta at python.org
and/or lukasz at python.org.
Hi! I am one of the organizers of the Indiana Amazon Web Services user group IndyAWS. On April 12th, we are hosting Indy Cloud Conf and I wanted to see if you could promote it with your members?
Here's the gist of it:
Introducing: Indy Cloud Conf - a conference focused on cloud solutions for DevOps, Machine Learning and IoT.
There will be 3 tracks of talks: DevOps, Machine Learning/AI/ Big Data, and Hardware/IOT.
Each track will feature 7 presentations, for 21 total talks.
We are currently seeking speakers on the following topics:
Please submit your proposal here: https://www.papercall.io/indy-cloud-con-2019
Submissions are due by: March 1st, 2019
Registration is now open.
Early bird pricing is $85/person until March 14th.
On March 15th, General Admission increases to $125/person. Student pricing is also available for $65/person with valid student ID.
Join us for this focused day of cloud computing, meet fellow techies, and advance your knowledge on cloud architecture.
Sign up today here: http://bit.ly/CloudConf19
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Hey all, I've learned a lot with sponsorship sales for PyCascades last
year, and now with Eloisa Tran chairing our sponsorship sales this year.
Wondering if there'd be interest in participating in training for groups
around the Python community?
For PyCascades, we were profitable as an org our first year. Eloisa joining
as our leader of sponsorship sales, we doubled, we may triple our gross
One example tactic I can share –
1. Eight days before the conference meets on February 23, I sent out
reminder emails to past supporters of PuPPy, my group in Seattle
2. The email copy was targeted to remind past supporters of PuPPy, we
are hosting PyCascades in Seattle this year
3. Please alert their staff that we are approaching sell out
4. Got 15 new registrations that totals in about $2000 in additional
5. A silver level sponsor for $8000
My goal would be to include as many concrete examples like this in the
training. Eloisa was trained by the Anita Borg Institute to lead
sponsorship sales for Grace Hopper Conference. She donated $250k to
numFOCUS running sponsorship sales for PyData Seattle 2017, with about 800
Let me know. I'll collaborate with Eloisa to create curriculum to share
What does everybody think?
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My Python user group convenes every month 2nd Wednesdays
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Hello (and Happy New Year!) PSF Community!
On January 29, 2019 the PSF Board voted and approved the minutes from PSF
Board's October 30, 2018 meeting. The full meeting
minutes can be found at -
Below are the high level details from the October 2018 meeting:
The following members of the Board of Directors (13 of 13) were present at
the meeting: Lorena Mesa, Naomi Ceder, Thomas Wouters, Katie McLaughlin,
Marlene Mhangami, Eric Holscher, Anna Ossowski, Jeff Triplett, Van
Lindberg, Christopher Neugebauer, Kushal Das, Jackie Kazil, and Ewa
Betsy Waliszewski (Event Planner and Administrator), Phyllis Dobbs
(Controller/Assistant Treasurer Accountant), Jackie Augustine (Event
Manager), and Ernest W. Durbin III (Director of Infrastructure) were also
*October 2018 Board Meeting Votes*
Consent Agenda Resolutions:
RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation approve the 2019 PyCon budget
presented by E. Jodlowska, B. Waliszewski, and E.W. Durbin III.
The PSF approved:
- September 2018 meeting minutes. Approved 12-0-1
- Approved the consent agenda resolutions 12-0-1
*Work Group Votes*
The Sponsors Work Group approved the following sponsors: Facebook
The following grants were also approved from our last meeting by the PSF
Grants Work Group, totaling $37,168 USD :
* $1000 USD to the Django Girls event happening in Cape Coast, Ghana
October 20, 2018
* $750 USD to the Django Girls event happening in Okigwe, Nigeria December
* $500 USD to the PyBITS event happening in Hyderabad, India October 27,
* $3,500 USD to the GeoPython Conference happening in Basel, Switzerland
June 24, 2019
* $2200 USD to the PyCon KE conference happening in Nairobi, Kenya October
* $1000 USD to the Django Girls event happening in Hohoe, Ghana OCTOBER 6,
* $800 USD to the Django Girls event happening in Cleveland, Ohio October
Approved 7-0-0, September 28, 2019
* $5000 USD to the PyCon Canada Conference happening in Toronto, Canada
November 10, 2018
* $450 USD to the Django Girls event happening in Gombe, Nigeria October
* $604 USD to the Django Girls event happening in Tema, Ghana November 17,
* $750 USD to the Django Girls event happening in Natal, Brazil October 18,
* $1200 USD to the Python workshop at the Data Challenge Industrial 3.0
happening in Xalapa,Veracruz, México October 27-28, 2018
* $650 USD to the Django Girls event happening in Oko, Nigeria November 3,
* $1,149.52 USD (~1000 Euro) to the Python San Sebastian conference
happening in San Sebastian, Spain October 12, 2018
* $375 USD to the Django Girls event happening in Nashik, India October 7,
* $500 USD to the Python Developer Conference (MUPy) happening in Manipal,
India October 27, 2018
* $180 USD to the Pydata Accra First Meetup happening in Accra, Ghana
October 13, 2018
* $550 USD to the Django Girls event happening in Matola, Mozambique
November 10, 2018
* $600 USD to the three PyLadies workshop events happening in Ho, Kumasi,
and McCarthy Hill, Ghana in October, 2018
* $250 USD to the Python Bauchi Meetup happening in Bauchi, Nigeria in
* $6,309.29 USD (~5500 Euro) to the Teaching with Hardware (MicroPython &
BBC micro:bit) Training Program happening throughout Slovakia in the autumn
* $750 USD to the Django Girls event happening in Akosombo, Ghana November
* $4000 USD to the Data Journalism and Digital Methods Conference happening
in São Paulo, Brazil November 11, 2018
* $3,500 USD to the PyCon Colombia conference happening in Bogotá, Colombia
February 08, 2019
* $600 USD to the Django Girls event happening in Monrovia, Liberia
November 10, 2018
The following grants were denied:
* $1560 USD to the Introductory Python Classes in Lumbini, Nepal in 2018
* $2000 USD to the Introduction to Python and AI Training happening in
Hamilton, Canada throughout October 2018
MeetUp fees were granted to PyLadies London.
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Director, Python Software Foundation
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We are excited to share with you the results of the Python Developers
In the fall of 2018, over *twenty thousand developers* from more than 150
different countries participated to help us map out an accurate landscape
of the Python community:
View the results of Python Developers Survey 2018:
We hope the survey results will help you better understand the current
state of the Python developer community, see the big picture, and answer
some of your potential questions. Find out about the most popular types of
Python development, trending frameworks, libraries and tools, additional
languages used together with Python, adoption rates for different Python
versions, and gain many other insights into the world of Python.
We couldn’t include all the potential findings in the report without making
it too long. If you have specific questions that are unanswered, send them
to us (surveys(a)python.org) and we’ll dig into the data for an answer. If
you want to check out the data yourself, here's the link to the raw data (
Huge thanks to all the participants of the survey and to the amazing team
at PSF and JetBrains, which worked hard to make this happen!