Maintainers Summit

Python is much more than a programming language. It is a vibrant community made up of individuals with diverse skills and backgrounds. The Maintainers Summit at PyCon US is where the Python community comes together to discuss and foster best practices on how to develop sustainable projects and nurture thriving communities. Join us to share your thoughts and ideas and learn from your peers!

Check out the video about what to expect at this year's Maintainers Summit produced by PyCon US 2024 Conference Chair Mariatta Wijaya :


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DATE: Friday, May 17th, 2024

LOCATION: Room 402, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA



11:00 am Opening remarks

11:15 am Carol Willing :: Team Compass: Setting a course for a dynamic project

11:40 am Phillip Cloud :: CI madness: testing 20 query engines on every commit

12:00 - 1:00 pm Discussion sessions

1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch break

2:00 pm Jessica Tegner :: How to continue something great – Taking over as a maintainer

2:20 pm Leonard Richardson :: How to maintain a popular Python library for most of your life with burning out

2:40 pm Andy Terrel :: Your project as a legal entity

3:00 pm Evan Kohilas :: Helping hands that maintainers don’t grasp

3:20 - 3:30 pm Break

3:30 - 4:30 pm Discussion sessions


This event will not be recorded.



Inessa Pawson (NumPy, Albus Code, OpenTeams)

Chris Rose (PyHamcrest, GitHub)

Kara Sowles (GitHub)

Leah Wasser (pyOpenSci)



All attendees of the Maintainers Summit must adhere to the PyCon US Code of Conduct.



PyCon US continues to keep the safety of our community as the top priority and wishes PyCon US to be an event that everyone feels safe attending. With that in mind, PyCon US 2024 will be mandating masks. For full details, read the PyCon US 2024 Health & Safety Guidelines here.



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