At the last General Assembly of the EuroPython Society (EPS) at EuroPython 2018 in Edinburgh, we voted on a new grant program we want to put in place for future EuroPython conferences.
We all love Python and this is one of the main reasons we are putting on EuroPython year after year, serving the "cast of thousands" which support Python. But we also believe it is important to give something back to the main team of developers who have contributed lots of their time and energy to make Python happen: the Python Core Developers.
This group is small, works countless hours, often in their free time and often close to burnout due to not enough new core developers joining the team.
To help with growing the team, putting it more into the spotlight and give them a place to meet, demonstrate their work and a stage to invite new developers, we decided to give Python Core Developers free entry to future EuroPython conferences, starting with EuroPython 2019 in Basel, Switzerland
In recognition of Guido’s almost 20 years of leading this team, and with his permission, we have named the grant “Guido van Rossum Core Developer Grant”.
Details of the grant program are available on our core grant page:
PS: If you are a core developer and want to organize a workshop, language summit or similar event at EuroPython 2019, please get in touch with our program workgroup (email@example.com) soon, so that we can arrange rooms, slots, etc.
PPS: If you want to become a core developer, please have a look at the Python Dev Guide:
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