I'm been trying to keep aware of PyPA-related tasks we could fund, and
of funding sources. I'm trying to list things at
but would like suggestions of additional projects. I'd also like to know
about companies that have mentioned that they'd like to fund packaging work.
Current status: Packaging WG got and is administering a grant from the
Open Tech Fund to work on PyPI, and got money from Facebook that it is
going to use later this year to improve PyPI security. A few days ago
Ernest and I submitted a grant proposal to the Chan Zuckerberg
for development and UX work on pip. We could apply for Mozilla MOSS
money again; Comcast is interested in funding Python security work;
Foursquare and Anaconda have expressed interest in funding
wheel-building and similar infrastructure work, and we are following up.
Greetings one and all!
Each year millions of eyes around the world eagerly wait at their
computer with baited breath to learn the timing of the most fabulous,
extravagant, decadent and hyperbolically oversold event of the year: The
Python Packaging Summit. While most of the details aren't finalized (and
in fact basically no details are finalized), in the interest of giving
those who would like to attend a chance at some additional notice on
their travel plans, we have established that the date of the summit:
*Thursday, 16 April 2020* (the day before the first PyCon talk day).
For the past two years we've unofficially held our mini-summit on the
first day of PyCon Sprints, but given that this summit is of particular
interest to maintainers - many of whom would like to spend the first day
of sprints actually sprinting - we have decided to run the summit on the
tutorials day parallel to the Education Summit. We have applied for a
spot in the Hatchery program, but even if we are not accepted as an
official PyCon evenat, we will make arrangements to run the summit
off-site on that day.
For those unaware of the nature of the summit, you may want to pay
attention to the "hyperbolically oversold" portion of my description
less than the "decadent" and "extravagant" portions. The purpose of the
summit is to get a bunch of people interested in Python Packaging
together to discuss and coordinate on important topics in packaging and
how we can move them forward. If you are on the fence about joining and
want to know more, here are some detailed notes taken at the summit last
As I mentioned earlier, we have finalized essentially *no* details of
this summit other than the date. I do not know how many people will be
able to attend or by what mechanism we will prioritize attendance at the
summit if there is limited space.
In the coming months please keep an eye out for:
* Registration details (if such a thing is deemed necessary)
* A call for topic suggestions
* Voting on how to prioritize topic suggestions
Looking forward to seeing you all there!