PSF Fellow Nominations

PSF Fellow Nominations are added to this page. Please send your nomination to psf-fellow@python.org.

More info about the nomination process can be found here: https://www.python.org/psf/fellows/

Nominations

Please add new nominations here and also post them to the psf-members mailing list.

Example Entry: Joe User

I, John Doe, propose that Joe User be recognized as a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation, due to his significant contributions to the Python community as a co-founder of the PyCon Foobar regional conference, a lead organizer for the 2011 and 2012 editions of the Marsian Python community's flagship Python conference, MarsPython and as a long-term contributor to international collaborative efforts amongst the Marsian Python community.

2017 Q4 Nominations

Juan Luis Cano

(Spain) Python in Aeronautics and Community

Nominated by Naomi Ceder

Andy Dirnberger

I, Jon Banafato, nominate Andy Dirnberger to be recognized as a Python Software Foundation Fellow. He works tirelessly to support the Python community in New York City, serving as an organizer for local meetups (most notably NYC Python [1]) since 2012 and the co-chair of PyGotham [2] since 2014. During this time, he was instrumental in growing NYC Python to over 10,000 members and PyGotham to nearly 550 checked-in attendees in 2017. His continued efforts are often behind the scenes, ensuring that events run smoothly and that any issues are resolved with minimal impact to the events and attendees. Andy not only improves the community through his work, he also pushes the other organizers around him to be better as well.

Mario Corchero

(Spain) PyCon ES organizer, advocate for Python in corporate settings.

Nominated by Naomi Ceder

Mabel Delgado

(Spain)Tireless worker for Python in Spain

Nominated by Naomi Ceder

Mai Giménez

(Spain) Because beautiful is better than ugly

Nominated by Naomi Ceder

Yamila Moreno

(Spain) Single-handly created PyConES, active in all areas, respected leader.

code

organizing python events:

teaching

coordinating others

Nominated by Naomi Ceder

M√°rio Sergio Queiroz

(Brazil) Dedicated to building community in Brazil

Nominated by Naomi Ceder

Fernando Masanori Ashkinaga

(Brazil) Global Python educator and diversity advocate

Nominated by Naomi Ceder

Chukwudi Nwachukwu

(Nigeria)Leader of Nigerian Python Community

Nominated by Naomi Ceder

Don Sheu

I would like to propose Don Sheu as a fellow of the PSF. Don has been one of the core coordinator of Startup Row at PyCon since 2014 and he is the founder of the Seattle Python user group.

In his role with the Startup Row, he has traveled to nearly a dozen cities to coordinate pitch nights, he has spent countless hours reaching out to young companies, potential judges, and reviewing applications. He has demonstrated diligence and availability to help selected companies arrange their trip to PyCon and get the most of the experience in the expo hall.

In his role as the founder of the Seattle Python User Group, he has reached out to numerous speakers, secured sponsorship agreements with local Python-using companies, and trained a team of a dozen co-organizers. The Seattle Python user group features an active community of 4500 members on Meetup.com. Bi-monthly meetups and project nights are routinely attended by over 150 members, which is largely thanks to Don's dedication in fostering this community that did not exist as recently as 5 years ago.

On top of the above, Don has been one of the instigator and is actively involved with PyCascades, a local conference targeting the Pacific Northwest of North America and that is well on it's way to have it's inaugural event in January 2017.

In light of these accomplishments and sustained dedication to fostering a strong Python community in Seattle and beyond, I would like Don to be considered as a fellow member of the PSF.

Nominated by Yannick Gingras

Donald Stufft

I, Nick Coghlan, propose that Donald Stufft be recognized as a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation, due to his significant contributions to the Python community as the founder of the Warehouse project to modernise the Python Package Index infrastructure, the current lead maintainer for both pypi.python.org and pypi.org, prolific contributor to the Python packaging tools ecosystem, and co-creator and maintainer of the ensurepip module in the Python standard library.

Piotr Dyba

I, Agata Skamruk (Bublewicz), propose that Piotr Dyba be recognized as a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation, due to his significant contributions to the Python community. Peter is a organizer and mentor at the cyclical Pyladies workshop and a organizer and meta mentor at the weekend workshop. Has experience in Python projects, both in work and in social work.

Russell Keith-Magee

I, Katie McLaughlin, propose that Russell Keith-Magee be recognised as a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation, due to his significant contributions to the Python community as, and not limited to:

Cristoph Gohlke

I, Martin Gfeller, like to nominate Cristoph Gohlke (http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/) of Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics, University of California, Irvine as PSF fellow. Christoph's repository of compiled Python packages (http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/) makes using Python on the Windows 64-bit much easier, and feasible for those without compiling skills. This contribution to the ecosystem shows technical excellence and dedication to keep all packages up to date. By making Python 3 version of packages available since quite some time, he also helped transition to Python 3 for Windows users. I believe his work is widely used, but not widely acclaimed, so in my opinion, he deserves recognition for this very valuable service. I had never a need to contact him, because the latest packages are always compiled and already there as soon as I have a need.

Manuel Kaufmann

I, Johanna Sanchez, propose Manuel Kaufmann to be recognized as Fellow of the Python Software Foundation, due to his significant contributions to the Python communities in Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) with the project Argentina in Python (https://argentinaenpython.com).

Manuel Kaufmann has organized more than 50 events to promote and share knowledge about Python programming at different audience levels from beginner to advanced. Some of these events are registered in the "Past Events" section (https://argentinaenpython.com/eventos/#eventos-pasados). Within these spaces it has taken into account the inclusion of women in technology, organizing more than 15 Django Girls workshops throughout all Latin America. Gallery with a lot of pictures from most of all his events: - https://argentinaenpython.com/galeria/ Blog post written by others about his latest participation in events:- http://blog.djangogirls.org/post/165656387217/this-blog-post-was-written-by-jorge-namour-thank, - http://pybaq.co/blog/como-fue-organizar-primer-django-girls-barranquilla/ He is currently supporting the organizers of PyCon Colombia 2018 as a collaborator and nexus with the PSF as sponsor. - https://www.pycon.co Finally, has been invited to participate as Keynote Speaker in PyCon Spain 2016 (https://youtu.be/e0500NDu2tA) and will soon be in PyCon Brazil 2017.

Second nomination:

I, Gonzalo Pe√Īa-Castellanos propose that Manuel Kauffman be recognized as a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation, due to his significant contributions to the Python community in Latin America as a co-founder of the Argentina en Python Project (argentinaenpython.com/), and as a long-term contributor to international collaborative efforts amongst the Colombian Python community, via the Python Colombia and Django Girls Colombia communities.

Third nomination:

I, Lucio Delelis, would like to nominate Manuel "humitos" Kaufmann as a Fellow of the PSF for his incredible contribution to spreading the use and knowledge of Python in all of Latin America. Manuel started his journey through Argentina in 2014 with the goal of promoting the use of Python and Free Software across the country. Finally, after 2015, he set his goal higher: to promote both these concepts across all Latin America. His journey is being documented on his website: https://argentinaenpython.com

Fourth nomination:

I, Juan Bagnera, would like to nominate Manuel Kaufmann (Humitos) as a Fellow of the PSF for his incredible contribution to spreading the use and knowledge of Python in all of Latin America. Manuel started his journey through Argentina in 2014 with the goal of promoting the use of Python and Free Software across the country. Finally, after 2015, he set his goal higher: to promote both these concepts across all Latin America. His journey is being documented on his website: https://argentinaenpython.com


2017 Q3 Nominations

Brian Ray

I, Don Sheu, propose that Brian Ray founder of Chicago Python user group is recognized as a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation, due to his significant contributions to the Python community of organizing one of the oldest and largest user groups in the world for over 12 years. Chicago Python ("ChiPy") has fostered such important contributors to Python and computer science like Aaron Swartz the creator of RSS and founder of Reddit, Adrian Holovaty the creator of Django, Mike Cafarella creator of Hadoop, John Hunter creator of MatPlotLib, and Harper Reed the CTO for the Obama for America campaign and credited with winning the 2012 election. Brian has also contributed to and launched open source and free software projects.

Dusty Phillips

I, Don Sheu, propose that Dusty Phillips author of Python 3 Object Oriented Programming and Production Engineer at Facebook is recognized as a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation. In addition to his significant contributions as an author of high quality books on Python subjects, Dusty founded Puget Sound Programming Python ("PuPPy") in August 2014. In less than a year, PuPPy has attracted nearly 1000 members and holds monthly meetings that draw over 100. The most recent meeting in June hosted by Google drew attendance of over 170. Dusty booked speakers like Larry Hastings, Lukasz Langa, Jack Diederich, Carlos Guestrin, and several founders of successful Python-using Seattle startups.

Peter Inglesby

Peter has served the UK Python community through his extraordinary efforts to ensure the continuity of the PyCon UK conference. Under his tenure, the size of the conference has grown continuously as has the team of voluntary organisers.

His leadership has ensured the longevity of the event and the continued existence and improvement of a vital event in the life of the UK Python community.

- Nominated by Own Campbell May 2017

Daniele Procida

Daniele has served the Python community through his sustained contributions to PyCon and DjangoCon conferences around the world as an organiser, speaker, mentor and teacher.

As the conference director for PyCon UK, he has overseen continuous growth in participation and has used that experience to help other conferences in their efforts to bring Python to a wider audience. A notable example is his work over three years to organise, establish and nurture PyCon Namibia to the point where it is now self-sustaining.

Daniele is a member of the Django Software Foundation board and one of the leading members of the Python community in Cardiff. After organising the first Django conference in the UK in Cardiff in 2014 he not only went on to organise DjangoCon Europe 2015 but also is a founding member of the Cardiff Python user group meetup (PyDiff) which has grown to be an event regularly hosting 30 attendees.

His commitment to nurturing beginner programmers and inexperienced conference speakers has been exemplary and he is a vocal champion of diversity and the support of minority communities at Python events.

As a mentor and teacher, Daniele has helped many programmers make their first contribution to open source software through his well regarded "Don't be afraid to commit" tutorial.

Daniele has become one of the premier PyCon organisers on an international scale and, whenever he is the conference chair, the event is diverse, welcoming, well-organised and educational for all. Many are members of the Python community simply as a result of his commitment and effort.

- Nominated by Own Campbell May 2017 - Nominated by Nicholas Tollervey July 2017

Carrie Anne Philbin

for all her international work promoting Python in education.

- Nominated by Nicholas Tollervey July 2017

Corinne Welsh

for organising and volunteering to run educational workshops in London that promote Python in education

- Nominated by Nicholas Tollervey July 2017

Cory Benfield

for being a prime mover in PyCon UK and for his continued work as the maintainer of "requests" (among many other things).

- Nominated by Nicholas Tollervey July 2017

Damien George

for single handedly creating a new port of Python to microcontrollers and volunteering work for the micro:bit project.

- Nominated by Nicholas Tollervey July 2017

Dan Pope

for his educational work on PyGame Zero, being a long-term "cat herder" at the London Python Code Dojo and for taking over the PSF massages at EuroPython after the passing of Rob Collins (who should be moved into the deceased fellows section on the website).

- Nominated by Nicholas Tollervey July 2017

Jackie Kazil

I, Ewa Jodlowska, propose that Jacqueline Kazil be recognized as a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation due to her contributions to the Python community. Jackie has been a local organizer of Python events for several years. In addition to that, Jackie has managed the PSF Grants Work Group and continues to help organize PyLadies events at PyCon such as the Auction and Luncheon that happen every year. Jackie has served on the PSF Board for two years.

Ruben Orduz

I, Ewa Jodlowska, propose that Ruben Orduz be recognized as a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation due to his significant contributions to the Python community. Ruben has been the PyCon US Tutorial Committee chair for several years. In that role, Ruben has guided the committee members, helped reviewers, created final schedules, communicated with instructors, and helped with financial organization to name a few. Ruben is also supporting our sponsorship efforts. Additionally, Ruben has been dedicate to representing the PSF at any Python event he attends around the world.

Carol Willing

I, Ewa Jodlowska, propose that Carol Willing be recognized as a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation due to her significant contributions to the Python community. Carol is an active organizer of the PyLadies San Diego group. Carol has served on the PSF board for two years. Additionally, Carol has been a member of the PyCon tutorial committee. Furthermore, Carol has been a great mentor to women in the Python community and she continues to lead in diversity efforts.

ŇĀukasz Langa

I, Ewa Jodlowska, propose that ŇĀukasz Langa be recognized as a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation due to his significant contributions to the Python language. ŇĀukasz has been a dedicated core developer for several years. Additionally, he has also taken on the task of organizing yearly Sprints for the core devs.

Lorena Mesa

I, Ewa Jodlowska, propose that Lorena Mesa be recognized as a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation due to her significant contributions to the Python community. Lorena has been a very active local organizer for Python events in the Chicago area. Lorena has served on the PSF Board for two years. Additionally, Lorena does a lot of outreach in the Caribbean area and supports the growth of that community

Brian Costlow

I, Ewa Jodlowska, propose that Brian Costlow be recognized as a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation due to his significant contributions to the Python community. Brian has been a PyOhio organizer for many years and continues to support his local community. Additionally, Brian has been a devoted volunteer at PyCon US helping with Captioning services.

Laura Cassell

Author, Python Projects; Founder, PyLadies Atlanta, Mentor, Manager, overall awesome person. Nominated by Brandy Porter.

Aisha Bello

I, Adeola Adesina, nominates Aisha Bello to be a fellow of the Python Software Foundation. She's a lead organizer of Django girls Lagos as well as over 5 other Django girls event in Nigeria. She's the Vice chairperson of the Python Nigeria Community. Her selfless contribution as well as that of the Chairman, Chukwudi Nwachukwu, has made Python a popular programming language in Nigeria.

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