Thursday, September 29, 2011

Benjamin Peterson Receives PSF Community Service Award

The Python Software Foundation has presented a Community Service Award for the first quarter of 2011 to Benjamin Peterson for his work as Release Manager and the numerous contributions to the Python Core.
The Python Software Foundation is pleased to recognize Benjamin's contributions to the community.

Van Lindberg Receives PSF Community Service Award

The Python Software Foundation has presented a Community Service Award for the first quarter of 2011 to Van Lindberg for his leadership work on PyCon 2010 and 2011, as well as the pro bono legal work done for the PSF over the years.
The Python Software Foundation is pleased to recognize Van's contributions to the community.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

PSF Provides Grant to Port WebOb

The Python Software Foundation has provided Chris McDonough with US$3000 to port the WebOb project to Python 3. The port is scheduled to run between Oct. 1-31, with the results to be received on or before Nov. 30.

Chris has actually begun work a little early and completed porting a significant amount of the code already. There is still testing and documentation work to do, however. You can follow his progress through the project's Github repository.

About WebOb

WebOb provides wrappers around the WSGI request environment, and an object to help create WSGI responses. The objects map much of the specified behavior of HTTP, including header parsing and accessors for other standard parts of the environment. The current version runs on Python 2.6 and up.

Current Schedule

Over the next few weeks, Chris will be updating the documentation and testing WebOb against the "in the wild" things that depend on it. He encourages those who use WebOb to check out his source from Github and try it with Python 3 and submit bugs if they find any. You can also use the #pyramid channel on IRC to report success stories or ask questions of Chris (AKA: mcdonc).

About Chris McDonough

Chris is a developer from Fredericksburg, VA, USA who has been using Python since 1999, mostly to create web applications. Chris is the mastermind behind the Pyramid web framework, the Supervisor process manager, and the Repoze set of middleware and applications. Chris' ohloh profile provides a good overview of his open source contributions.

Monday, September 26, 2011

PSF Grants PyCon PL 2011

The Python Software Foundation approved a US$750 grant for the PyCon PL conference in Poland. This is the fourth edition of the Polish version of PyCon. It aims to integrate developers, designers and managers interested in using Python. Such meeting makes a great opportunity to meet new people and exchange experiences and ideas.

The PyCon PL 2011 was held in Przedwiośnie Hotel situated in Mąchocice Kapitulne near Kielce city from September 22th to September 25th.

Friday, September 02, 2011

PSF Grants PyCon Ireland US$1500

PSF Grants PyCon Ireland US$1500

The Python Software Foundation recently approved a grant of US$1,500 to PyCon Ireland.

Date and Location

PyCon Ireland 2011 will be taking place in the beautiful city of Dublin from October 8th through the 9th.

About PyCon Ireland

This is the second Python conference held in Dublin, Ireland. The event brings together the Python community for a weekend of talks, tutorials, workshops and sprints.

PyCon Ireland is organised by the Python Ireland Committee, a bunch of enthusiastic Pythonistas based in Dublin, a community effort for the community.

Whether you're a lad or a lass, now is a good time to book your trip to verdant Ireland.