Vote to promote Nikita Sobolevn

I would like to promote Nikita Sobolevn, @sobolevn on GitHub, as a Python core developer.

Nikita is a Python bug triager since January 2022. I was told that he is active in bug triage and is doing a good work there.

Since March 2020 (Python 3.9), he got 448 commits which is massive. For example, while “only” being a “regular contributor”, he is just the 4th most active contributors in terms of changes since March 2020 (top 4: me, Serhiy, Pablo and Nikita). Link to Nikita’s Python commits.

It’s pleasant to work with him, he accepts to make suggested changes in reviews, or even to abandon a change if others say that it’s not a good ideas.

I’m mentoring him for 4 months. Before he was not interested to become a core developer, but he changed his mind and would now be fine with getting additional responsibilities. If he gets promoted, I will mentor him a few more weeks to help him to be used with these responsibilities.

If contributing to Python would not be enough, he also maintains a long list of Python projects:

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Vote:

  • Promote Nikita Sobolevn now
  • Wait to promote Nikita Sobolevn
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(I created a first poll where votes where public by mistake, I just created a new one before anyone voted.)

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I endorse this promotion. I reviewed many PRs by Nikita. He’s been consistently helpful, insightful, and respectful. He’s been around for quite a while, I’m sure many active contributors had the opportunity to work with him at some point already.

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I’ve worked with Nikita on several PRs and issues, and he is always very pleasant to work with. After working with Nikita on a PR, I’m always left with the feeling that contributing to CPython is fun and rewarding. I’ll gladly welcome him on board!

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I’m grateful for Nikita’s contributions and I enjoy collaborating with him. He’s constantly identifying improvements that can be made all over the codebase.

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I want to also endorse Nikita’s promotion. I have worked with Nikita over some PRs and issues and I always had a very pleasant experience. I think Nikita has very good technical skills but also is very easy to work with and has good understanding of our processes and values. I look forward to have him on the team!

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Hi,

Results of the vote:

  • Promote Nikita Sobolevn now: 32 (91%)
  • Wait to promote Nikita Sobolevn now: 3 (9%)
  • Total voters: 35

I’m glad that so many core devs voted, thanks!

People who voted “Wait to promote Nikita Sobolevn now” can contact me in private, if they want, to share their concerns; as I wrote, I still plan to mentor Nikita a few weeks if he gets promoted.

I contacted the SC and I’m now waiting for their feedback.

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The Steering Council confirmed they accept this nomination. I provided Nikita with the required privileges. Welcome on board, @sobolevn!

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Thanks everyone for your support! It is an honour, I will try my best to make CPython better.

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