FYI... perhaps you now understand why I was keen to get the committers
listed somewhere :-)
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Subject: EPS: Announcing the Guido van Rossum Core Developer Grant
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:25:52 +0100
From: M.-A. Lemburg <mal(a)europython.eu>
Organization: EuroPython Society (EPS)
To: EuroPython Announcement List <europython-announce(a)python.org>
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.
Free Tickets for Python Core Developers
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
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 (program(a)europython.eu) 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:
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:
Ballots have been distributed per PEP 8100 and voting is open.
This election is scheduled to end at Feb. 4, 2019, noon (UTC).
If you expected to receive a ballot but did not, please contact me at ernest(a)python.org.
I wasn't aware, and it doesn't seem mentioned prominently in the voting
system, but if you have already voted, you can still change your vote by
logging in again with the original vote URL (apparently it will cast a
Nathaniel originally mentioned this on Discourse, but it was in the
middle of a discussion, so not everybody might have seen it.
Self-nominating to test the whole process out and various people told me
they assumed I was running so I take that as an implicit nomination by
lists a bunch of things to try and act as a suggestion for others who may
want to try and explain why they think they are qualified to be on the
A PEP has been drafted which defines the election and updates with the logistics are proposed in this Pull Request.
If you plan cast a ballot, please confirm your details in the voter roll before voting commences 2019–01–21T12:00:00Z.
You may update your preferred email address by: - setting a Public email address on your GitHub account - sending a Pull Request to https://github.com/python/voters/blob/master/.voters.csv