On Thu, 26 Jan 2017 at 00:05 Raymond Hettinger <raymond.hettinger@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello all,

Mariatta Wijaya has been working hard to become a Python core developer.  At this point she has worked with several of us and I think she has had two dozen or more accepted patches.

She is still green but is persistent, conscientious, and learning fast.  She is more willing than most of us to work on the little tasks that so often go unattended.

Do you all think it is time that we accepted our first female core developer?  I would like to see that happen before she speaks at Pycon this year and possibly right away if you all are in agreement.

I volunteer to continue to provide mentorship and assistance to her as needed after she is granted commit rights.

+1 from me. She's definitely keen and I don't think there's a worry of her overstepping her knowledge or abilities without asking for help. I've been reviewing her work on the peps repo to port all of the old plaintext PEPs to reST and she's been quick to respond, friendly, and the usual superlatives we want in a core dev. :)