Monday, October 22, 2018

2018 PSF Recurring Giving Campaign

The PSF is launching an end-of-year fundraising drive to build a sustainable community of supporters. Our goal is to raise $30,000! You can help by signing up to give monthly or if you’re already a supporting member (Thank You!!), by checking the box to renew your membership automatically.

The drive begins October 22 and concludes November 21, 2018.

Your donations have IMPACT

Over $118,543 was awarded in financial aid to 143 PyCon attendees in 2018.
$240,000 has been paid in grants from January through September 2018 to recipients in 45 different countries.

Some examples of how your donation dollars are spent:

  • $35,000 was provided to the Python Core Development Sprint in 2018
  • $20,000 helps support 11 Python conferences, impacting over  3,000 people globally
  • $20,000 helps support ~25 hands-on workshops impacting over 700 people 
  • $10,000 supports user group meetup fees for 150 groups for 6 months
  • $5,000 provides hosting for 3-4 PSF community web services for a year(e.g. Mail.python.org, uspycon.org, wiki.python.org)
  • $1,000 helps supports 2 regional conferences, impacting over 500 people
  • $50 supports a Python meetup group for 3 months

This work can’t be done without the generous financial support that people like you provide.

It's easy to donate - 

  • Click here to make a one-time or recurring donation.
  • If you’re an existing PSF Supporting Member and would like to make your support recurring, log into your account and click “Auto-Renewal”.
  • If you’re an existing Supporting Member and would like to support the PSF beyond your $99 annual fee, use this donation page to select an additional one-time or monthly donation.
  • If you'd like to join the PSF, click here to become a Supporting Member and optionally make a one-time donation.
 More details on contributing can be found on the 2018 PSF Recurring Giving Campaign page.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our past fundraisers! Your support is what makes the PSF possible and is greatly appreciated by the Python community.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Python Software Foundation Fellow Members for Q3 2018

We are happy to announce our 2018 3rd Quarter Python Software Foundation Fellow Members: 

Stefan Behnel

Blog, Github
Andrew Godwin
Website, Twitter
David Markey
Eduardo Mendes
Github, Twitter, LinkedIn
Claudiu Popa
Github

Congratulations! Thank you for your continued contributions. We have added you to our Fellow roster online.

The above members have contributed to the Python ecosystem by maintaining popular libraries/tools, organizing Python events, hosting Python meet ups, teaching via YouTube videos, contributing to CPython, and overall being great mentors in our community. Each of them continues to help make Python more accessible around the world. To learn more about the new Fellow members, check out their links above.

If you would like to nominate someone to be a PSF Fellow, please send a description of their Python accomplishments and their email address to psf-fellow at python.org. Here is the nomination review schedule for 2018:

  • Q4: October to the end of December (01/10 - 31/12) Cut-off for quarter four will be November 20. New fellows will be announced before December 31. 

We are looking for a few more voting members to join the Work Group to help review nominations. If you are a PSF Fellow and would like to join, please write to psf-fellow at python.org.