Pycon 2019 Maintainers Summit

Cleveland, Ohio May 04, 2019

Tags: Technology, Community, Resources, Wildcard

CFP closed at  March 16, 2019 10:03 UTC

The organizers of the brand new PyCon Maintainers Summit invite you to submit proposals for lightning talks!

The Maintainers Summit will take place on the morning of Saturday, May 4th, the second day of PyCon. A part of PyCon’s hatchery program, the Summit is seeking to build a community of practice for project maintainers and key contributors. We seek to help the Python community sustain and grow healthy projects and communities.

CFP Description

We are seeking proposals for lightning talks that fit the following themes:

  • Technology: What tools and techniques have helped you maintain your Python project, and what challenges have yet to be addressed? Potential topics: CI/CD tooling, package layout, setuptools, pypi, licenses compatibility, process and release tooling
  • Community: What have been your biggest challenges when growing your project’s community? Potential topics: culture, communication, managing expectations, burnout, codes of conduct
  • Resources: How has your project found the resources it needs – or, if it hasn’t, what is the impact on your project and the project community? Potential topics: funding, volunteer recruitment, legal advice, hosting
  • Wild card: Any topics related to maintainership that aren’t covered by the first three.

Submitters should feel free to interpret these themes loosely and to submit talks which address multiple themes.

All talks should take 5 minutes or less to present. Proposals should include a title, abstract, which theme(s) it fits, and a brief outline of the talk’s proposed content. Submitters are welcome to include links to slides or videos if they’ve given the lightning talk before, or to blog posts, articles, etc that the lightning talks will be based on. Submitters are also welcome to submit lightning talk versions of proposals they’ve submitted to PyCon. Doing so will not influence whether or not your PyCon talk is accepted.