Some points we want to discuss on this panel:

  • Demystifying core developers, does one have be be a C-guru to help with CPython?
  • Have a conversation with the community
  • The panel is not to be planned to be very technical, more about understanding how core developers, work, struggle and show the community where and how it may help/support core-developers
  • Future of Python

Alexander CS Hendorf

Affiliation: KÖNIGSWEG

Alexander' professional career was always about digitalization: starting from vinyl records in the nineties to advanced data analytics nowadays. He's a Python Software Foundation fellow, emeritus program chair of EuroPython, PyConDE & PyData Berlin 2019 and the scientific Python conference EuroSciPy He’s one of the 25 mongoDB masters and a regular contributor to the tech community. As regular speaker at international conferences in he love to talk about, discuss and train tech. Being a partner at Königsweg - a boutique Data Science and AI consultancy based in Mannheim, Germany - he's advising and training industry clients in AI, data science, data literacy and big data matters.

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Hynek Schlawack

Affiliation: Variomedia AG

Hynek Schlawack is a lead infrastructure and software engineer from Berlin, a PSF fellow, a maintainer of too many open source projects, and a contributor to even more.

His main areas of interest are networks, security, and robust software.

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Mariatta Wijaya

Affiliation: Zapier

Mariatta works as a software engineer in Vancouver, BC. She's a co-organizer of Vancouver PyLadies and PyCascades conference.

Mariatta is a Python Core Developer and contributed to Python documentation, Python Developer's Guide, Python core workflow, and She helps to maintain Core Python's GitHub bots: bedevere, miss-islington and blurb_it.

Her current big projects are: PEP 581, PEP 588, and black-out.

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Łukasz Langa

Affiliation: Python Software Foundation

ambv on Github. Python core developer, Python 3.8 release manager, creator of Black, pianist, dad. Likes analog modular synthesizers, immersive single-player role playing games (Fallout, Elder Scrolls), and single malt Scotch whisky.

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Stefan Behel