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=== Anand Chitipothu ===

For the PSF fellow program, I, Kracekumar Ramaraj, like to nominate Anand Chitipothu [0]. He had been active Python community in India for more than a decade. He has a unique combination of technical work, community work, and teaching.

Technical Work: He is the maintainer of the web.py [1] framework, and related libraries [2]. Currently, he is writing a book on web.py. He has worked with Aaron Swartz, and for the Internet Archive.

Community Work:He has been volunteering PyCon India since early days for different roles like webmaster [3], blog writer, speaker, and co-chair (2012, 2013). He was instrumental in pushing Python Month [5]. Python month is a yearly event to teach Python to college students in India. Every year during the month of September volunteers conduct workshops across India. The event helps to improve the reach of PyCon India in colleges. After the success of the event, he wrote the web-application to manage the connect colleges and tutors [6].

Teaching:He is the author of Python Practice Book [7]. He has conducted a lot of free and paid workshops. He has given numerous talks [8][9][10][11][12], workshops in PyCons, and other technical conferences.
PyCon Singapore 2015 featured him as speaker [4].

Here is an exclusive article about him from education to work, and other important works [13].

[0]: http://anandology.com
[1]: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/web.py/0.38
[2]: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/webpy-jinja2/0.1.1
[3]: http://nibrahim.net.in/2010/10/01/pycon-india-2010-a-report.html
[4]: http://pyfound.blogspot.in/2015/07/pycon-singapore.html
[5]: https://mail.python.org/pipermail/inpycon/2013-July/006736.html
[6]: https://github.com/anandology/broadgauge
[7]: http://anandology.com/python-practice-book/index.html
[8]: http://pyvideo.org/pycon-pune-2017/writing-beautiful-code.html
[9]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bcdq16PN4OE
[10]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6xlPTC3AQs
[11]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_aQj5WyJ2I
[12]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDlOpMDwb-Q
[13]: https://yourstory.com/2014/09/techie-tuesdays-anand-chitipothu/

PSF Fellow Nominations

We are currently adopting a new process for PSF Fellow nominations, outlined in the PythonSoftwareFoundation/Proposals/FellowshipRecognitionProgram proposal.

Until we have finalized and put the proposal into action, please add your PSF Fellow nominations on this page, using the format described in the proposal:

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.

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.

Łukasz Langa

I, Ewa Jodlowska, propose that Łukasz Langa be recognized as a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation due to his significant contributions to the Python language. Łukasz 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.

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