Sunday 2:30 p.m.–3 p.m.

Set your code free: releasing and maintaining an open-source Python project

Carl Meyer

Audience level:
Best Practices & Patterns


Got some code that you've written that would be useful to others, but actually releasing it feels like too much new stuff to figure out? Releasing software does take some work, but this talk will take you step-by-step through the process with specific recommendations and tools. We'll cover preparing your code for release, packaging it, releasing it, and maintaining it over time.


There are a lot of things to think about when releasing code to the world, if you want others to be able to use it and contribute back. We'll cover: * The structure of an open-source Python project * Choosing a license * Documentation with Sphinx and ReadTheDocs * Multi-version testing with Tox, coverage measurement with, and continuous integration with TravisCI * Writing a and releasing to PyPI * Semantic versioning * Helping people contribute to your project