Announcing: signups are open for the 2019 Python Language Summit


(Łukasz Langa) #1

What is it?

The Python Language Summit is an event for the developers of Python implementations (CPython, PyPy, Jython, and so on) to share information, discuss our shared problems, and — hopefully — solve them.

These issues might be related to the language itself, the standard library, the development process, status of Python 3.8 (or plans for 3.9), the documentation, packaging, the website, et cetera. The Summit focuses on discussion more than on presentations.

When and where is it?

This year’s Language Summit will happen at the Huntington Convention Center, Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 10am–4pm.

How to participate

If you’d like to attend and actively participate in the discussions during the Language Summit, please fill in this form by March 21st 2019:

We will be evaluating all applications and confirm your attendance by April 15th. Note: your attendance is not confirmed until you heard back from us. You don’t need to be registered for PyCon in order to attend the summit.

Changes from previous years

One of the goals of the Language Summit is to speed up the discussions and decision making process. Communication over Discourse (or mailing lists!) is generally more time consuming. As part of efforts to make this event more open and less mysterious, we are not requiring invitations by core developers anymore.

However, please understand that we will have to be selective as space and time are limited. In particular, we are prioritizing active core contributors, as well as those who we believe will be able to improve the quality of the discussions at the event and bring a more diverse perspective to core Python developers.

As for other changes this year, A. Jesse Jiryu Davis will be covering the event and will post a detailed write up on the official blog of the PSF shortly after the conference.

We hope to see you at the Summit!

@Mariatta and @ambv

PS. If you have any questions, the Users section of our Discourse instance (https://discuss.python.org/c/users) is the best place to ask. For private communication, write to mariatta@python.org and/or lukasz@python.org.


(Nathaniel J. Smith) #2

Are you collecting proposals for discussion topics / presentations yet? How do you want to handle those?


(Łukasz Langa) #3

If you click through to the attendance form, you’ll see there’s a related topic submission form, too :slight_smile:


#4

The TL;DR section here has all the links:

https://us.pycon.org/2019/events/language-summit/