Saturday 24th October, 2015
10:00am to 10:50am
"How you can become involved in the wider Python Community, and why you would want to."
This talk will focus on involvement in the Python community and what that means - in particular the many personal, social, and professional benefits that flow from involvement in a community like ours.
I will also explain what the Python Software Foundation does, what its goals and purpose are, and how we have changed the PSF so that everyone in the community can take part to help build an even better Python community. This will include specific explanations of the new membership model and how active contributors (both in terms of code and community organisation) can become full voting members of the PSF.
I will also touch on our strengths, like our commitment to safe and inclusive spaces and our devotion to education, and also look at some of the challenges we face as a community going forward.
Pythonista, teacher, intersectional trans feminist, PSF Board member (surprised by all 4) bio from Twitter
Naomi Ceder has been coding in and teaching Python since 2001. She is the author of the Quick Python Book, 2nd ed from Manning, She has been involved in PyCon US for a number of years, originating the poster session, the education summit, and the intro to sprinting workshops, and has volunteered for EuroPython and PyCon UK. She is also the co-founder of Trans*Code, a hackday and education event focussing on the transgender community. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Python Software Foundation.
11:10am Redis, the new black by Jonathan Frawley
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