For the past decade, my journey as a dedicated community organizer has allowed me to immerse myself deeply in the Python community, experiencing its extraordinary growth firsthand. The transition of Python from being a top-10 contender to becoming the foremost programming language has been an exhilarating experience, propelled by a burgeoning community and its foray into fields such as data science and artificial intelligence. The inclusivity and camaraderie within the Python community have been pivotal, illustrating how collective effort and a nurturing culture are instrumental to its current standing.

This presentation is crafted to disseminate the pivotal lessons and best practices that have emerged from my decade-long engagement. During this period, I have played a key role in organizing over twenty Python/PyData conferences, including notable events like PyCon.DE, PyData Berlin, EuroPython, EuroSciPy, and PyData Global.

It is for anyone who wants to learn more about, contribute to and organize themselves in the Python and PyData community.

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

Alexander CS Hendorf

Affiliation: Pioneers Hub gGmbH, PySV

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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