Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Python Software Foundation Fellow Members for Q2 2021

The PSF is pleased to announced its second batch of PSF Fellows for 2021! Let us welcome the new PSF Fellows for Q2! The following people continue to do amazing things for the Python community:

Cheuk Ting Ho

Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn, Website

Emily Morehouse-Valcarcel

Twitter, GitHub, Website

Francisco Palm

Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn, Website

Ivan Levkivskyi


Jakub Baláš

João Sebastião de Oliveira Bueno

Twitter, GitHub, StackOverflow profile

Jukka Lehtosalo

Michael J. Sullivan

Miroslav Šedivý

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

The above members help support the Python ecosystem by being phenomenal leaders, sustaining the growth of the Python scientific community, contributing to diversity efforts through PyLadies and other communities, maintaining virtual Python communities, maintaining Python libraries, creating educational material, organizing Python events and conferences, starting Python communities in local regions, 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 recognizing Pythonistas all over the world for their impact on our community. The criteria for Fellow members is available online: 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 We are accepting nominations for quarter 3 through August 20, 2021.

Are you a PSF Fellow and want to help the Work Group review nominations? Contact us at psf-fellow at

Monday, July 12, 2021

Łukasz Langa is the inaugural CPython Developer-in-Residence!

The PSF and the Python Steering Council are pleased to announce that the inaugural Developer-in-Residence role will be held by core developer Łukasz Langa.

CPython, the reference implementation of Python, is developed and primarily maintained by volunteers. Inspired by the Django Fellowship Program's success, the PSF has strategically planned to support CPython in a similar way beginning this year. Thanks to the support from sponsors such as Google, this effort is now being put into motion! 

Łukasz will work full-time for one year to assist CPython maintainers and the Steering Council. Areas of responsibility will include analytical research to understand the project's volunteer hours and funding, investigation of project priorities and their tasks going forward, and begin working on those priorities. Regular reporting and full transparency to the community are also a large part of Łukasz’ role. If the program is impactful and the PSF raises enough funds, there is potential for the Developer-in-Residence role to continue beyond one year. We look forward to updating the community as work progresses!

Check out Łukasz’ personal announcement here.