Friday, July 01, 2022

Board Election Results for 2022!

Congratulations to everyone who won a seat on the PSF Board! We’re so excited to work with you. New and returning Board Directors will start their three year terms this month at the next PSF board meeting. Thanks to everyone else who ran this year and added their voice to the conversation about the future of the Python community. It was a tough race with many amazing candidates. 

  • Kushal Das
  • Jannis Leidel
  • Dawn Wages
  • Simon Willison

Thanks to everyone who voted and helped us spread the word! We really appreciate that so many of you took the time to participate in our elections this year. By the numbers, we sent ballots to 1,459 voting PSF members who then chose among 26 nominees. By the end 578 votes were cast, well over the one third required for quorum.

While the board elections are over, there are lots of other ways to get involved with the Python community. Here are a few things you can get started with or you could consider serving with one of our working groups. If you want to start participating on the technical side of things, you might want to check out our forum. Next year’s board elections will happen at approximately the same time in 2023. If you want to make sure you are notified via email, join the psf-vote mailing list.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

The PSF Board Election is Open!

It’s time to cast your vote! Voting takes place from Monday, June 20 AoE, through Thursday, June 30, 2022 AoE. Check here to see how much time you have left to vote. If you are a voting member of the PSF, you will get an email from “Helios Voting Bot <no-reply@mail.heliosvoting.org>” with your ballot, subject line will read “Vote: Python Software Foundation Board of Directors Election 2022”. If you haven’t seen your ballot by Tuesday, please 1) check your spam folder for a message from “no-reply@mail.heliosvoting.org” and if you don’t see anything 2) get in touch by emailing psf-elections@python.org so we can make sure we have the most up to date email for you.

This might be the largest number of nominees we’ve ever had! Make sure you schedule some time to look at all their statements. We’re overwhelmed by how many of you are willing to contribute to the Python community by serving on the PSF board.

Who can vote? You need to be a Contributing, Managing, Supporting, or Fellow member as of June 15, 2022 to vote in this election. Read more about our membership types here or if you have questions about your membership status please email psf-elections@python.org