Jessica McKellar

Jessica McKellar

[Jessica McKellar][1] is an entrepreneur, software engineer, and open source developer from Cambridge, MA. She is a Director for the Python Software Foundation and an organizer for the [largest Python user group in the world][2]. With that group she runs the [Boston Python Workshop][3] -- 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][4] and the [Twisted][5] event-driven networking engine; she wrote a [chapter on Twisted][6] for The Architecture of Open Source Applications Volume II and the second edition of O'Reilly's Twisted Networking Essentials. [1]: [2]: [3]: [4]: [5]: [6]:


A hands-on introduction to Python for beginning programmers

Wednesday 9 a.m.–12:20 p.m. in Room 522 BC

Contribute with me! Getting started with open source development

Thursday 1:20 p.m.–4:40 p.m. in Room 521A

Building and breaking a Python sandbox

Friday 5:10 p.m.–5:40 p.m. in Room 517AB