As a dedicated community organizer, I have been deeply involved in the Python community for the past ten years, witnessing its remarkable evolution. Python's ascent from a top 10 to the top language has been a thrilling ride, fueled by an ever-growing community and expanding into realms like data and AI. This talk aims to share the most valuable lessons and best practices I've learned over the past decade. In those ten years I contributed as a core organizer to more than 20 Python/PyData conferences like PyCon.DE & PyData Berlin, EuroPython, EuroSciPy, PyData Global and EuroPython.

It's designed for everyone interested in learning more about, contributing to and organizing within the Python. and PyData communities.

This talk will address:

  • How it works: community backstage
  • Why it works: community organizations
  • Lessons learned:
    • community leadership & team dynamics
    • balancing ideas and realities
    • personal & professional growth
  • How to contribute as an individual, community or company
  • How organizations like the PySV, NumFOCUS or PioneersHub serve the community
  • Future outlook: Strategies for sustaining the European Python Community amidst growing challenges

Alexander CS Hendorf

Affiliation: Königsweg AI

Alexander Hendorf is responsible for data and artificial intelligence at a boutique consultancy in Germany. He has many years of experience in the practical application, introduction and communication of data and AI-driven strategies and decision-making processes. Through his commitment as a speaker and chair of various international conferences as PyConDE & PyData Berlin, he is a proven expert in the field of data intelligence. He's been appointed Python Software Foundation and EuroPython fellow for this various contributions. Currently he is sitting board member of Python Software Verband (Germany) and the EuroPython Society (EPS). Currently he's building Pioneers Hub - a new non-profit organisation to support tech-communities.

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