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Kenneth Gonsalves Posthumously Awarded Community Service Award

The Python Software Foundation, represented by director David Mertz, posthumously awarded Kenneth Gonsalves with the foundation’s Community Service Award for the third quarter. The award was presented to his daughter last weekend at PyCon India.

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Talk and Tutorial Proposals Due Today!

As my college self would have said: there’s no better time to start a project than the day it’s due. That day is today, and what’s due is a talk or tutorial proposal for PyCon 2013. Proposals will be accepted as long as it’s still the 28th somewhere in the world, so keep an eye on the clock!

Talks are 30 or 45 minute sessions on whatever it is that you want to share. They run Friday March 15 through Sunday March 17 in Santa Clara, CA. From the web to the desktop or up in ...

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Announcing the 2012 Distinguished Service Award - John Hunter

The Python Software Foundation voted unanimously on September 12, 2012 to authorize the creation of a new award: the Distinguished Service Award. The award is offered in recognition of long-term excellence in the Python community, and is intended to stand as the Foundation's highest honor. Whether for contributions of code, activism, evangelism, or for other services to Python and its global community, the Foundation seeks to honor those who have a record of sustained and prolific giving to the Python world.

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Hello World!

Hello World! Welcome to the Python Software Foundation's Outreach & Education blog! Stay tuned for posts on are thoughts and doings. Until then, may the zen of Python be with you!

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The PSF's "Outreach and Education" project management committee identifies key initiatives, programs and subjects in this domain that the PSF can assist, fund or help guide. This committee will make recommendations to the membership, the board and its committees and act as a guiding hand for the PSF in this domain.

The mission of the Python Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of Python programmers.