Monday, April 16, 2018

Support the PSF during the 2018 Fundraising Drive

The PSF is launching an exciting fundraising drive with a goal of raising $20,000.00 USD by May 12th.  The drive begins April 16, 2018 and concludes at PyCon on May 12th.

Your donations help the Python community worldwide by supporting sprints, meetups, community events and projects, the Python Ambassador Program, fiscal sponsorships, and of course, software development and open source projects. All of these initiatives help improve the Python community and Python tools that you use daily. The work cannot be done without the generous financial support that individuals and organizations provide us.

It is easy to donate - simply click on the amount you would like to give, and enter your email address. Confirm your contribution and you will be able to pay with your PayPal account or a credit or debit card. Contributions are tax deductible for individuals and organizations in the United States.

To thank you for your financial support, we will enter you in a drawing to win the following prizes:

  • Ticket to PyCon 2019 (1 winner)
  • Photos with Guido van Rossum at PyCon 2018 (must be present to win)
  • Lunch with Guido van Rossum at PyCon 2018 (8 winners, must be present to win)
  • Custom designed Guido T-Shirt (5 winners)
  • “I Donated” stickers
  • Custom designed “Guido” stickers

More details on contributing can be found on the 2018 Q2 Fundraising Drive page. No donation is necessary to enter the drawing.

We at the PSF want to thank you for all that you do. Your support is what makes the PSF possible and is greatly appreciated by the Python community.

Also, if you would like to share the news about the PSF’s Fundraising drive, please share a tweet via these tweet buttons or copying the text in the following:

  • Our Q2 2018 Fundraising Drive starts April 16, and concludes at @PyCon on Saturday, May 12. Help us raise $20K! #idonatedtothepsf

  • Contribute to our fundraiser & help us reach our goal of $20K. The PSF is a non-profit organization entirely supported by its sponsors, members, and the public. #idonatedtothepsf

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Python Software Foundation Fellow Members for Q1 2018

We are happy to announce our 2018 1st Quarter Python Software Foundation Fellow Members:

Amber Brown

Ernest W. Durbin III

Eyitemi Egbejule

Michael Kennedy

Nathaniel Smith

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 frameworks, maintaining critical Python infrastructure, organizing Python events, hosting Python podcasts, teaching classes, 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 Here is the nomination review schedule for 2018:

  • Q2: April to the end of June (01/04 - 30/06) Cut-off for quarter two will be May 20. New fellows will be announced before June 30. 
  • Q3: July to the end of September (01/07 - 30/09) Cut-off for quarter three will be August 20. New fellows will be announced before end of September. 
  • 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 still 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