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My Path to Becoming a Python Core Developer


This talk was presented at PyBay2019 - 4th annual Bay Area Regional Python conference. See for more details about PyBay and click SHOW MORE for more information about this talk.

Description Python Core Developers help shape and build the language we love. But what do core developers actually do, and how do you become one? Hear the story of how I went from an aspiring Core Developer to implementing one of the most controversial changes to the language.

Abstract Introduction Forgotten Knowledge What is a Python Core Developer? Realities of the process Timeline of my path and PEP 572 Challenges of Contributing and OSS If this is so hard and often thankless, then WHY do we do it?? Fostering welcoming communities Why diversity matters What does Python really need?

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About the speaker Emily Morehouse-Valcarcel is the Director of Engineering at Cuttlesoft, a digital product agency focused on creating beautifully designed software. Her passion is driven by a blend of empathy, strategy, curiosity, and human-centered design. She's a Python Core Developer, avid OSS contributor, and constant learner focused on building tools to automate the mundane and shed light on the complexity of the human experience. Emily holds degrees in Computer Science, Criminology, and Theatre from Florida State University.

Sponsor Acknowledgement This and other PyBay2019 videos are via the help of our media partner AlphaVoice (!

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