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PSF Welcomes New Govt Director Deb Nicholson


The Python Software program Basis (PSF), the non-profit residence of the Python programming language group, welcomes Deb Nicholson as its new Govt Director. With 15 years of open supply expertise and over 25 years of non-profit expertise, Deb is becoming a member of the group simply in time for the primary in-person PyCon US since 2019. Neighborhood members and supporters could have an opportunity to fulfill her at this yr’s convention, later this month in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah.

Lorena Mesa, PSF Chairperson feedback, “After a few years of profitable development below former PSF Govt Director Ewa Jodlowska’s management, the PSF has matured right into a secure group and is uniquely positioned to develop upon on our successes, whereas persevering with to prepared the ground in range and inclusivity for Pythonistas and the broader group of expertise customers and creators alike.”

Following inaugural PSF Govt Director Ewa Jodlowska, who was with the PSF for practically eleven years, Deb is taking the reins from Thomas Wouters who has been serving because the Interim Basic Supervisor. Ewa grew the PSF from a small group right into a financially sustainable residence for the world’s hottest programming language, for which the group will probably be ceaselessly grateful.

“Deb is an extremely community-minded particular person with a wealth of expertise that can assist the Basis develop and deepen our connections with Python customers world wide. I’m trying ahead to working along with her and seeing what the PSF will accomplish subsequent along with her on the helm,” stated Thomas Wouters, Board Director and Interim Basic Supervisor.

Deb Nicholson most lately served because the Interim Basic Supervisor for the Open Supply Initiative throughout a transitional yr for the crucial coverage group. She’s additionally been a longtime supporter of the Python group along with her work as a founding Board member and tutor at OpenHatch and native organizer for the Boston Python Consumer Group. She’s trying ahead to combining her expertise in non-profit administration and open supply communities in service of the Python group.

Please be part of us in welcoming Deb to the PSF! When you’ve got any questions, please e-mail psf@python.org.

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