Wednesday, November 15, 2023

It's time for our annual year-end PSF fundraiser and membership drive 🎉

Support Python in 2023!



There are two ways to join in the drive this year:

  • Donate directly to the PSF! Every dollar makes a difference. (Does every dollar also make a puppy’s tail wag? We make no promises, but may you should try, just in case? 🐶)
  • Become a member! Sign up as a Supporting member of the PSF. Be a part of the PSF, and help us sustain what we do with your annual support.

Or, heck, why not do both? 🥳

 Your Donations:

  • Keep Python thriving
  • Invest directly in CPython and PyPI progress
  • Bring the global Python community together
  • Make our community more diverse and robust every year

Let’s take a look back on 2023:

PyCon US - We held our 20th PyCon US, in Salt Lake City and online, which was an exhilarating success! For the online component, PyCon US OX, we added two moderated online hallway tracks (in Spanish and English) and saw a 33% increase in virtual engagement. It was great to see everyone again in 2023, and we’re grateful to all the speakers, volunteers, attendees, and sponsors who made it such a special event.

Security Developer in Residence - Seth Larson joined the PSF earlier this year as our first ever Security Developer-in-Residence. Seth is already well-known to the Python community – he was named a PSF Fellow in 2022 and has already written a lot about Python and security on his blog. This critical role would not be possible without funding from the OpenSSF Alpha-Omega Project.

PyPI Safety & Security Engineer - Mike Fiedler joined the PSF earlier this year as our first ever PyPI Safety & Security Engineer. Mike is already a dedicated member of the Python packaging community – he has been a Python user for some 15 years, maintains and contributes to open source, and became a PyPI Maintainer in 2022. You can see some of what he's achieved for PyPI already on the PyPI blog. This critical role would not be possible without funding from AWS.

Welcome, Marisa and Marie!
- In 2023 we were able to add two new full time staff members to the PSF. Marisa Comacho joined as Community Events Manager and Marie Nordin joined as Community Communications Manager. We are excited to add two full time dedicated staff members to the PSF to support PyCon US, our communications, and the community as a whole.  

CPython Developer in Residence
- Our CPython Developer in Residence, Łukasz Langa, continued to provide trusted support and advancement of the Python language, including oversight for the releases of Python 3.8 and 3.9, adoption of Sigstore, and stewardship of PEP 703 (to name a few of many!). Łukasz also engaged with the community by orchestrating the Python Language Summit and participating in events such as PyCon US 2023, EuroPython, and PyCon Colombia. This critical role would not be possible without funding from Meta.

Authorized as CVE Numbering Authority (CNA) - Being authorized as a CNA is one milestone in the Python Software Foundation's strategy to improve the vulnerability response processes of critical projects in the Python ecosystem. The Python Software Foundation CNA scope covers Python and pip, two projects which are fundamental to the rest of Python ecosystem.

Five new Fiscal Sponsorees
- Welcome to Bandit, BaPya, Twisted, PyOhio, and North Bay Python as new Fiscal Sponsorees of the PSF! The PSF provides 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status to fiscal sponsorees and provides back office support so they can focus on their missions.


Our Thanks:

Thank you for being a part of this drive and of the Python community! Keep an eye on this space and on our social media in the coming weeks for updates on the drive and the PSF 👀

Your support means the world to us. We’re incredibly grateful to be in community with you!

Thursday, November 09, 2023

The Python Sofware Foundation receives the Wonderfully Welcoming Award from GitHub!

[November 9th, 2023] - The Python Software Foundation is delighted to announce that we are a recipient of a GitHub Award under the Wonderfully Welcoming category, awarded on November 9th at GitHub Universe 2023 in San Francisco, CA, USA. This award exemplifies all the Python community strives to be—enthusiastic, dedicated to encouraging use of the language, and committed to building a diverse and friendly community. We are proud of the Python community for embodying our values on GitHub and this award truly belongs to every contributor. We’re incredibly grateful to be in community with you.

GitHub shares:
The GitHub Awards celebrates the outstanding contributions and achievements in the developer community by honoring individuals, projects, and organizations for creating an outsized positive impact on the community.

Python Software Foundation (@psf) is not just a hub for Python development; it's a community that embraces diversity and inclusion at its core. Through initiatives like PyCon Charlas, PSF breaks language barriers, providing a platform for Spanish-speaking contributors. It also champions gender diversity by backing the pioneering PyLadiesCon.

Above all, the PSF is committed to a respectful and safe community experience, fortified by a strong Code of Conduct. It also extends accessibility through captioning and is vigilant about health and safety measures. At PSF, it's not just about code; it's about the people behind it.

The Wonderfully Welcoming Award recognizes people or projects that have been the most welcoming and seen an increasing amount of contributors.

The PSF Executive Director, Deb Nicholson, states: “We believe that empowering new participants is key to the growth and success of the open source movement. We want to thank GitHub for shining a spotlight on the human side of open source community work.”

The Python Software Foundation is a non-profit membership organization devoted to advancing open source technology related to the Python programming language. Our mission is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of Python programmers.

If you would like to help advance our mission, please consider supporting us with a donation!

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

Join the Python Developers Survey 2023: Share and learn about the community!


 This year we are conducting the seventh iteration of the official Python Developers Survey. The goal is to capture the current state of the language and the ecosystem around it. By comparing the results with last year’s, we can identify and share with everyone the hottest trends in the Python community and the key insights into it.

We encourage you to contribute to our community’s knowledge by sharing your experience and perspective. Your participation is valued! The survey should only take you about 10-15 minutes to complete.

Contribute to the Python Developers Survey 2023!

The survey is organized in partnership between the Python Software Foundation and JetBrains. After the survey is over, we will publish the aggregated results and randomly choose 20 winners (among those who complete the survey in its entirety), who will each receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card or a local equivalent.