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Jessica McKellar

Jessica McKellar

Jessica McKellar is a software engineer from Cambridge, MA. She is a Python Software Foundation board member and an organizer for the largest Python user group in the world. With that group she runs the Boston Python Workshops for women and their friends -- an introductory programming pipeline that has brought hundreds of women into the local Python community and is being replicated in cities across the US. Jessica is a veteran open source contributor and a maintainer for several open source projects, including OpenHatch and the Twisted event-driven networking engine; she wrote a chapter on Twisted for The Architecture of Open Source Applications Volume II and is working with O'Reilly on a new edition of Twisted Networking Essentials.


A hands-on introduction to Python for beginning programmers

Wednesday 9 a.m.–12:20 p.m. in Great America Floor 2B R1

Contribute with me! Getting started with open source development

Thursday 1:20 p.m.–4:40 p.m. in Mission City M1

How the Internet works

Friday 10:50 a.m.–11:20 a.m. in Grand Ballroom AB


Saturday 9 a.m.–9:40 a.m. in Grand Ballroom GH, Great America, Mission City, Grand Ballroom CD, Grand Ballroom EF, Grand Ballroom AB

Scaling community diversity outreach

Saturday 11:30 a.m.–noon in Mission City