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CPython Developer Panel

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60 minutes


Come meet the folks who make the Python programming language!

A panel discussion of core Python developers will take place on Wednesday at 2pm. Hear what's on their mind, what they're working on and what the future holds for Python.

With Pablo Galindo Salgado, Steve Dower, Batuhan Taskaya, Ken Jin, Irit Katriel and Dr.Mark "HotPy" Shannon. Chaired by the esteemed Łukasz "Any color you like so long as it's black" Langa.

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The speakers

Łukasz Langa

CPython Developer in Residence, Python 3.8 and 3.9 release manager, creator of Black, pianist, dad.

Equally interested in music and software engineering, as a classically-trained pianist and a long-time contributor to the Python programming language. Loves to build software for musical instruments. Makes music under the RPLKTR moniker.

Pablo Galindo Salgado

Pablo Galindo Salgado works in the Python Infrastructure team at the Software Infrastructure department at Bloomberg L.P. He is a CPython core developer and a Theoretical Physicist specializing in general relativity and black hole physics. He is currently serving on the Python Steering Council and he is the release manager for Python 3.10 and 3.11. He has also a cat but he does not code.

Mark Shannon

I've been using Python since 2005. I have an extensive background in compilers, virtual machines and static analysis for dynamic languages, specifically Python. After a long interlude working on static analysis tools, I have returned to performance work over the last couple of years.

I am currently working as technical lead with the "Faster CPython" team funded by Microsoft.

Steve Dower

Steve is an engineer who tells people about Python and then gives them excuses to use it and great tools to use it with. He is a core developer and Windows expert for CPython, a member of the Python Security Response Team, and works at Microsoft as a roaming Python expert, making sure Python users are well supported across all their platforms.

Irit Katriel

Irit Katriel is a CPython core developer. Her contributions include the implementation of Exception Groups and except* in Python 3.11 and optimisations in exception handling and jump opcodes. She works on the Python Performance team at Microsoft.

Batuhan Taskaya

Batuhan Taskaya is a Python enthusiast who loves to work on the open-source ecosystem surrounding Python. Besides CPython, he regularly contributes/maintains various other projects like fsspec, refactor, black, parso, reiz, teyit and more! Currently employed at Features & Labels, building developer tools for the modern data stack.

Ken Jin

I maintain the typing module in CPython. I also collaborate with other volunteers to speed up CPython.

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