The above members have contributed to the Python ecosystem by teaching Python, maintaining popular libraries/tools such as cryptography and pytest, helping document on packaging.python.org, organizing Python events, starting Python communities in their home countries, 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.
Let's continue to recognize Pythonistas all over the world for their impact on our community. Here's the criteria our Work Group uses to review nominations:
- For those who have served the Python community by creating and/or maintaining various engineering/design contributions, the following statement should be true:
- Nominated Person has served the Python community by making available code, tests, documentation, or design, either in a Python implementation or in a Python ecosystem project, that 1) shows technical excellence, 2) is an example of software engineering principles and best practices, and 3) has achieved widespread usage or acclaim.
- For those who have served the Python community by coordinating, organizing, teaching, writing, and evangelizing, the following statement should be true:
- Nominated Person has served the Python community through extraordinary efforts in organizing Python events, publicly promoting Python, and teaching and coordinating others. Nominated Person's efforts have shown leadership and resulted in long-lasting and substantial gains in the number and quality of Python users, and have been widely recognized as being above and beyond normal volunteering.
- If someone is not accepted to be a fellow in the quarter they were nominated for, they will remain an active nominee for 1 year for future consideration.
- It is suggested/recommended that the nominee have wide Python community involvement. Examples would be (not a complete list - just examples):
- Someone who has received a Community Service Award or Distinguished Service Award
- A developer that writes (more than one) documentation/books/tutorials for wider audience
- Someone that helps translate (more than one) documentation/books/tutorials for better inclusivity
- An instructor that teaches Python related tutorials in various regions
- Someone that helps organize local meet ups and also helps organize a regional conference
- Nominees should be aware of the Python community’s Code of Conduct and should have a record of fostering the community.
- Sitting members of the PSF Board of Directors can be nominated if they meet the above criteria.