Here's an update on the upcoming election:
This is a notification of the 2019/20 board of directors election timeline.
Open call for Board Director Nominations: May 6, 2019 AoE (Monday)
Board Director Nomination cut-off: May 31, 2019 AoE (Friday)
Voter application cut-off date: May 31, 2019 AoE (Friday)
Voting start date: June 7, 2018 AoE (Friday)
Voting end date: June 16, 2018 AoE (Sunday)
There will be five board seats open this year as one of the directors is
 AoE: https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zones/aoe
 You need to be a contributing, managing, supporting, fellow
<https://www.python.org/psf/membership/>member by this date to vote in this
election. Email me if you have questions.
New Nomination Process!
This year we have created a new way to submit nominations. The primary
focus was to improve the fairness of how nominations are displayed and to
move the process onto the python.org infrastructure. We will send out
instructions for how to nominate others and/or yourself later this month.
Unlike past years, the only requirement for nominating someone or accepting
a nomination will be a free basic account on python.org. If you do not have
an account, one can be created at https://www.python.org/accounts/signup/.
For those that are interested, here's a screencast of how the new
nomination process will work: https://youtu.be/sORneSQNOmc.
Slack Channel "Open House"
On May 20th, the PSF directors will host a 24-hour "open house". During
this time, we welcome those that are considering running for the board and
questions. Anyone with any PSF questions is welcomed to join in on the
discussion. Join the slack here
I will send another notification closer to the nomination window. At that
time I will include a link to the page where BoD nominations can be added
and any other relevant information for the vote. If you have any questions,
do not hesitate to contact me via email.
Python Software Foundation
On *May 2*, the PSF launches our most important fundraising effort of the
year and we need your help! Promoting our work through your social media
circles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and your personal blog could make
such a difference. Reposting and retweeting PSF’s content during this push
will also be appreciated.
Our big push to promote the fundraiser will be at PyCon. We’ll be set up to
take donations at the PSF booth and of course, donations can be made
Here is a link to the campaign:
https://www.python.org/psf/donations/2019-q2-drive/. *The campaign starts
on May 2nd and runs through May 22nd.*
Look for our blog *May 2nd* about the fundraiser!
Here are some suggested tweets that can be posted *beginning May 2*:
- Your support is what makes @ThePSF possible. Invest in your community
by donating to our fundraiser.
- Donate today and help @ThePSF reach their fundraising goal!
- Your contributions help fund workshops, conferences, and pay meetup
fees. The PSF can't do this without your support. Please consider donating
to help us continue to our work -
- The PSF awards cash prizes for our Community Service and Distinguished
Service awards. Your donations help keep this program going.
- A supporting membership of $99 pays for 6 months of Python meetup
subscriptions. Become a member and help us continue our mission!
Thank you in advance for your help.
We are happy to announce the Call for Proposals is now open. The CfP
will close on Sunday in two weeks:
* Sunday, May 12 23:59:59 CEST *
Please submit your proposal via our website:
* https://ep2019.europython.eu/events/call-for-proposals/ *
We’re looking for proposals on every aspect of Python: programming
from novice to advanced levels, applications and frameworks, or how
you have been involved in introducing Python into your
organization. EuroPython is a community conference and we are eager to
hear about your experience.
Please also forward this Call for Proposals to anyone that you feel
may be interested.
Presenting at EuroPython
We will accept a broad range of presentations, from reports on
academic and commercial projects to tutorials and case studies. As
long as the presentation is interesting and potentially useful to the
Python community, it will be considered for inclusion in the program.
Can you show something new and useful? Can you show the attendees how
to: use a module? Explore a Python language feature? Package an
application? If so, please consider submitting a talk.
PyData EuroPython 2019
As usual there will be a PyData track at this year’s
conference. Please submit your papers for the PyData track through the
EuroPython form. Any suitable (i.e. data science, AI and analytics)
submission will be considered for the PyData track.
The PyData track is run in cooperation with NumFocus.
The 2019 PyData track will be on Tuesday (trainings), Wednesday
(talks) and Thursday (talks).
There are six different kinds of contributions that you can present at
* Talks and trainings should be held in English language only.
* Regular Talk / approx. 110 slots
These are standard “talks with slides”, allocated in slots of
The Q&A session, if present, is included in the time slot. 3-5
Minutes for Q&A is a good practice.
We will only offer a limited number of 60 minute slots, please only
choose these slots for in-depth sessions or topics which require
more background information.
- 30 minutes (ca. 50%)
- 45 minutes (ca. 34%)
- 60 minutes (ca. 16%)
We are looking for an approx. distribution of expertise (Python or
- 40% Beginners
- 25% Intermediate
- 25% Advanced
* Trainings / 16 slots
Deep-dive into a subject with all details. These sessions are
apporx. 3 hours long. The training attendees will be encouraged to
bring a laptop. They should be prepared with less slides and more
source code. Room capacity for the trainings rooms is approx. 100
A panel is group of three to six experts plus a moderator discussing
a matter in depth, an intensive exchange of (maybe opposite)
opinions. A panel may be 30-60 minutes long. We have introduced this
interactive format for EuroPython 2017 due to the many requests we
have received to make the conference more interactive and have more
challenging / mind-bending content in place. Please note if you
suggest a panel you will have to organise the panelists and
coordinate with the Program WG, panelist will require a ticket to
This is a completely open 60-minute format. Feel free to make your
suggestions. There are only two rules: it must be interactive,
real-time human-to-human-interaction and of course compliant with
the EuroPython Code of Conduct.
* Posters / 20 slots
Posters are a graphical way to describe a project or a technology,
printed in large formats; posters are exhibited at the conference,
can be read at any time by participants, and can be discussed face
to face with their authors during the poster session.
* Helpdesk / 6 slots
Helpdesks are a great way to share your experience on a technology,
by offering to help people answering their questions and solving
their practical problems. You can run a helpdesk by yourself or with
colleagues and friends. Each helpdesk will be open for 3 hours in
total, 1.5 hours in the morning and 1.5 hours in the
afternoon. People looking for help will sign up for a 30 minute slot
and talk to you. There is no specific preparation needed; you just
need to be proficient in the technology you run the helpdesk for.
* Lightning Talks
A lightning talk (LT) is a short presenatation which must not be
longer than five minute. LTs are not via the CfP but walk-in
registations, see here.
Community Based Talk Voting
Attendees who have bought a ticket in time for the Talk Voting period
gain the right to vote for talks submitted during the Call For
The Program WG will also set aside a number of slots which they will
then select based on other criteria to e.g. increase diversity or give
a chance to less mainstream topics.
Please note that the conference layout has changed in 2018, the main
conference (talks) is now only three days:
* Monday and Tuesday:
trainings, workshops, Beginners’ Day, DjangoGirls
* Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:
talks, panels, posters, helpdesks, open sessions,… (no trainings!).
Discounts for Content Contributors
Since EuroPython is a not-for-profit community conference, it is not
possible to pay out rewards for talks or trainings. For talks,
posters, help desk and organising a panels or interactive sessions we
will give out a 25% discount coupon valid for one conference
ticket. Trainers will receive a 100% discount coupon for both a
conference ticket and a training pass to compensate for the longer
preparation time. See here for more details.
Inappropriate Language and Imagery
Please consider that EuroPython is a conference with an audience from
a broad geographical area which spans countries and regions with
vastly different cultures. What might be considered a “funny,
inoffensive joke” in a region might be really offensive (if not even
unlawful) in another. If you want to add humor, references and images
to your talk, avoid any choice that might be offensive to a group
which is different from yours, and pay attention to our EuroPython
Code of Conduct:
Dates and Venues
EuroPython will be held from July 8-14 2019 in Basel, Switzerland, at
the Congress Center Basel (BCC) for the main conference days (Wed-Fri)
and the FHNW Muttenz for the workshops/trainings/sprints days
For more details, please have a look at our website and the FAQ:
Help spread the word
Please help us spread this message by sharing it on your social
networks as widely as possible. Thank you !
Link to the blog post:
EuroPython 2019 Team
[This announcement is in German since it targets a local user group
meeting in Düsseldorf, Germany]
Python Meeting Düsseldorf
Ein Treffen von Python Enthusiasten und Interessierten
in ungezwungener Atmosphäre.
Mittwoch, 10.04.2019, 18:00 Uhr
Raum 1, 2.OG im Bürgerhaus Stadtteilzentrum Bilk
Düsseldorfer Arcaden, Bachstr. 145, 40217 Düsseldorf
Diese Nachricht ist auch online verfügbar:
* Bereits angemeldete Vorträge:
"Machine Learning with Python"
"Data classes in Python 3.7"
"Python in der Lehre - Curriculum, Erwartungen und Erfahrungen"
"Buchrezension: Data Science mit Python"
Weitere Vorträge können gerne noch angemeldet werden: info(a)pyddf.de
* Startzeit und Ort:
Wir treffen uns um 18:00 Uhr im Bürgerhaus in den Düsseldorfer
Das Bürgerhaus teilt sich den Eingang mit dem Schwimmbad und
befindet sich an der Seite der Tiefgarageneinfahrt der Düsseldorfer
Über dem Eingang steht ein großes "Schwimm' in Bilk" Logo. Hinter
der Tür direkt links zu den zwei Aufzügen, dann in den 2. Stock
hochfahren. Der Eingang zum Raum 1 liegt direkt links, wenn man aus
dem Aufzug kommt.
Google Street View: http://bit.ly/11sCfiw
Das Python Meeting Düsseldorf ist eine regelmäßige Veranstaltung in
Düsseldorf, die sich an Python Begeisterte aus der Region wendet:
Einen guten Überblick über die Vorträge bietet unser YouTube-Kanal,
auf dem wir die Vorträge nach den Meetings veröffentlichen:
Veranstaltet wird das Meeting von der eGenix.com GmbH, Langenfeld,
in Zusammenarbeit mit Clark Consulting & Research, Düsseldorf:
Das Python Meeting Düsseldorf nutzt eine Mischung aus (Lightning)
Talks und offener Diskussion.
Vorträge können vorher angemeldet werden, oder auch spontan während
des Treffens eingebracht werden. Ein Beamer mit XGA Auflösung
steht zur Verfügung.
(Lightning) Talk Anmeldung bitte formlos per EMail an info(a)pyddf.de
Das Python Meeting Düsseldorf wird von Python Nutzern für Python
Nutzer veranstaltet. Um die Kosten zumindest teilweise zu
refinanzieren, bitten wir die Teilnehmer um einen Beitrag in Höhe von
EUR 10,00 inkl. 19% Mwst, Schüler und Studenten zahlen EUR 5,00
inkl. 19% Mwst.
Wir möchten alle Teilnehmer bitten, den Betrag in bar mitzubringen.
Da wir nur für ca. 20 Personen Sitzplätze haben, möchten wir
bitten, sich per EMail anzumelden. Damit wird keine Verpflichtung
eingegangen. Es erleichtert uns allerdings die Planung.
Meeting Anmeldung bitte per Meetup
oder formlos per EMail an info(a)pyddf.de
Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf der Webseite des Meetings:
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Ready, set, write!
The PyCon AU organising team is excited to announce that our PyCon AU 2019
Call for Presentations (CFP) is open! It’ll stay open until Sunday, May 5
Anywhere On Earth (AoE).
We welcome submissions from everybody, including those:
- who have never given a conference talk before,
- who are new to Python,
- who have built interesting things in Python,
- who have broken interesting things with Python,
- who have helped build Python, and
- who have expertise to share with our community from fields outside of
Python (and outside of technology).
If you’ve never presented at a conference before and think you might like
to try it, we want to hear from you! The program committee is very much
interested in encouraging and supporting new speakers, and we will have
speaking mentors on hand to work with you to develop your proposal and talk
content so you can give the best talk possible.
Our CFP process also encompasses submissions to the four Specialist Tracks
(Education, Science and Data, Security and Privacy, and DjangoCon
Australia), so you can submit your talk to the main conference and the
Specialist Tracks with one click.
Please go to our Speak page <https://2019.pycon-au.org/speak> for more
details on how to submit a proposal for PyCon AU 2018.
Some financial aid will be available for PyCon AU speakers. For more
information on our Financial Aid policy and how to apply, please see
Assistance <https://2019.pycon-au.org/assistance/> page.
If you have questions about the CFP process, or want to ask one of our
PyCon AU mentors for advice on your talk idea, you can reach us at
And please help us spread the word about our CFP by sharing a link to this
page or using the hashtag #pyconau.
An online copy of this announcement is available on
*** Apologise for multiple posting ***
We are delighted to invite you to join us for the 12th European Conference on Python in Science.
The EuroSciPy 2019 Conference will take place from September 2 to September 6 in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain.
The EuroSciPy meeting is a cross-disciplinary gathering focused on the use and development of the Python language in scientific research. This event strives to bring together both users and developers of scientific tools, as well as academic research and state of the art industry.
The conference will be structured as it follows:
Sep, 2-3 : Tutorials and Hands-on
Sep, 4-5 : Main Conference
Sep, 6 : Sprints
TOPICS OF INTEREST:
Presentations of scientific tools and libraries using the Python language,
including but not limited to:
Algorithms implemented or exposed in Python
Deep Learning & AI
Earth, Ocean and Geo Science
General-purpose Python tools that can be of special interest to the scientific community.
Political and Social Sciences
Reports on the use of Python in scientific achievements or ongoing projects.
Robotics & IoT
Scientific data flow and persistence
Vector and array manipulation
Web applications and portals for science and engineering
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
EuroScipy will accept three different kinds of contributions:
Regular Talks: standard talks for oral presentations, allocated in time slots of `15`, or `30` minutes, depending on your preference and scheduling constraints. Each time slot considers a Q&A session at the end of the talk (at least, 5 mins).
Hands-on Tutorials: These are beginner or advanced training sessions to dive into the subject with all details. These sessions are 90 minutes long, we expect participants to bring their own laptop for the tutorials.
For a sneak peak of last years tutorials, here are the videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCruMegFU9dg2doEGOUaAWTg
Poster: EuroScipy will host two poster sessions during the two days of Main Conference. We warmly encourage students and participants to present their work and/or preliminary results as posters.
Proposals should be submitted using the EuroScipy submission system at https://pretalx.com/euroscipy-2019/cfp. Submission deadline is April, 28 2019.
REGISTRATION & FEES:
The registration fees will be as moderate as in previous years, we'll keep you posted.
Mar 26 Call for talks, posters & tutorials
Apr 28 Submission deadline for talks and tutorials
May 20 Notifications of submission acceptance
Sept 2 Start of EuroSciPy Tutorial
Sept 4 Start of EuroSciPy Main Conference
Sept 6 EuroSciPy Sprints
EuroScipy 2019 Organising Committee,
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!
Hello PSF Community,
On March 26, 2019 the PSF Board voted and approved the minutes from PSF
Board's Jan 29, 2019 meeting. The full meeting minutes can be found at -
Below are the high level details from the Jan 2019 meeting:
The following members of the Board of Directors (12 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, Kushal Das, Jackie Kazil, and Ewa Jodlowska.
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
*Jan 2019 Board Meeting Votes*
Consent Agenda Resolutions:
The PSF consent agenda items approved 12-0-1:
- Oct 2018 meeting minutes.
- End the PSF fiscal sponsorship with PyTexas effective Nov 29 2018.
- Terminate PSF fiscal sponsorship of DesertPy due to lack of fiscal
sponsorship agreement effective Nov 30 2018.
- Terminate PSF fiscal sponsorship of PyCarolinas due to lack of fiscal
sponsorship agreement effective Nov 30 2018.
- Executive Director of the PSF is authorized to sign contacts on behalf of
PSF per limitations listed in their employment agreement.
- Director of Infrastructure of the PSF is authorized to sign IT related
contracts on behalf of the PSF up to a commitment of $30,000. If higher,
the Director of Infrastructure needs approval from the Executive Director.
- Event Manager of the PSF is authorized to sign event related contracts on
behalf of the PSF up to a commitment of $30,000. If higher, the Event
Manager needs approval from the Executive Director.
- Continuation of PSF Ambassador Program in Eastern Africa at $10,000 USD.
- Finance Controller of the PSF is authorized to sign Fiscal Sponsorship
agreements and contracts on behalf of the Fiscal Sponsoree up to a
commitment of $30,000. If higher, the Finance Controller needs approval
from the Executive Director.
- THE Translation Work Group's charter as stated here:
- Approved the consent agenda resolutions
* Approved by Email
The PSF approved the following votes by email:
- Contract with Otter Tech for the amount of $3,500 USD in order to host a
community incident response training session for regional Python
conferences. approved 13-0-0 on Nov 20 2018.
- Award the Q3 2018 Community Service Award to Mariatta Wijaya for her
contributions to CPython, diversity efforts for the Python Core Contributor
team, and her work on PyCascades. Approved 13-0-0 on Dec 10 2018.
- award the Q3 2018 Community Service Award to Alex Gaynor for his
contributions to the Python Community and the Python Software Foundation.
Alex previously served as a PSF Director in 2015-2016. He currently serves
as an Infrastructure Staff member and contributes to legacy PyPI and the
next generation warehouse and has helped legacy warehouse in security
(disabling unsupported OpenID) and cutting bandwidth costs by compressing
404 images. Approved 13-0-0 on Dec 10 2018.
- $10,000 USD to Women Who Code to develop Python resources for learning
and growing skills that can be replicated around the world. Approved 13-0-0
on Jan 8 2019.
* Approved by Director's Allowance
- $200 to help fund the Django Girls Rivers 2018 Meetups happening in
- $300 USD to the Speak Python Bootcamp event, taking place on December 19,
2018 in Accra, Ghana.
- $282.25 to help fund the Django Girls CDO workshop happening in Cagayan
de Oro City, Philippines on January 19, 2019.
*Work Group Votes*
The Sponsors Work Group approved 4 sponsors at the Iron Level: Cyber
Infrastructure, HRankcom, Hostinger, Icons8.
The Q4 2018 members to the PSF Fellows approved and published on the PSF
The following grants were also approved from the last meeting by the PSF
Grants Work Group, totaling $40,281 USD :
- $1000 USD to the Django Girls event happening in Pelotas, Brazil November
- $480 USD to the Django Girls event happening in Leipzig, Germany November
- $398 USD (~350 Euro) to the PyDay BCN 2018 event happening in Barcelona,
Spain November 24, 2018
- $2080 USD to the AfroPython event happening in Porto Alegre, Brazil
November 24, 2018
- $600 USD to the Berlin Python Pizza event happening in Berlin, Germany on
February 23, 2018.
- $2,000 USD to PyCon Hong Kong happening in Hong Kong, China, November 23,
- $712.50 USD to the Teresina Django Girls Workshop, happening on November
14, 2018, in Teresina, Brazil.
- $300 USD to the Django Girls Bangalore Workshop 3rd edition, happening on
February 9, 2019, in Bangalore, India.
- $800 USD to the Django Girls Aizuwakamatsu Workshop, happening on
November 17, 2018, in Aizuwakamatsu, Japan.
- $200 USD to Hack in the North, happening on March 30-31, 2019 in
- $3,000 USD to the PyCon Belarus 2019 event, happening on February 16,
2019 in Minsk, Belarus.
- $3750 USD to the PyCaribbean conference happening in Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic February 16, 2019
- $2000 USD to the Be a Cyber-Scientist Workshop happening in Larnaka,
Cyprus December 17, 2018
- $600 USD to the Django Girls event happening in Rivers, Nigeria March 16,
- $2000 USD to the PyCon Sweden conference happening in Stockholm, Sweden
December 12, 2018
- $150 USD to the "Building web applications using flask" Workshop
happening in Sokoto, Nigeria January 19, 2019
- $600 USD to the Python Ladies Workshop happening in Lima, Peru January
- $2000 USD to the PyTennessee conference happening February 9-10, 2019 in
- $5,000 USD to the PyCon APAC conference happening in Manila, Philippines
February 23, 2019
- $400 USD to the Sixth Bamenda Annual Python Conference happening in
Bamenda, Cameroon February 18, 2019
- $1000 USD to the PyTennessee Conference happening in Nashville, Tennessee
February 9-10, 2019
- $2000 to the AI6 Cleveland Chapter for a series of hands-on Python
workshops to begin in early 2019.
- $550 USD to the Benin User Group meet ups happening in Cotonou, Benin in
- $400 USD to the Django Girls event happening in Tallinn, Estonia February
- $682 USD to the Django Girls event happening in Wa, Ghana March 9, 2019
- $5,735 USD to the PyCascades conference happening in Seattle, Washington
February 23 - 24, 2019
- 3,421.90 USD (~3000 Euro) to the DjangoCon Europe conference happening
in Copenhagen, Denmark April 10-14th 2019
- $422 USD to the Python Barranquilla User Group events happening in
Barranquilla, Colombia throughout 2019
The following grants were denied from the last meeting by the PSF Grants
Work Group, totaling $31,911 USD:
- $5000 USD to the "Cycle of AI Saturdays" training happening in Abeokuta,
Nigeria from August 2018 through January 2019
- $926 USD for the Python for Beginners Training Program
- $1990 USD to the Django Girls event happening in Amravati, India December
- $5,380 USD to the Arua Python Festival event happening in Arua, Uganda
December 15, 2018
- $11,355 USD to the AboCoders training that will be happening in Kaduna,
Nigeria November, 2018
- $2500 USD to the Untangled Pathways' Summer Program happening in Houston,
Texas the summer of 2019
- $2000 USD to the Professional Statisticians Society of Nigeria Conference
happening in Ibadan, Nigeria April 22, 2019
- $880 USD to the Django Girls event happening in Bayelsa, Nigeria April
- $880 USD to the Django Girls event happening in Bayelsa, Nigeria April
- $1000 USD to the InnoviCon Conference happening in New Delhi, India
February 2, 2019
To stay up on the latest PSF news, follow the PSF on Twitter at
https://twitter.com/thepsf and the PSF blog at http://pyfound.blogspot.com/.
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Director, Python Software Foundation
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