Erin "August" Allard

In her 7-year career as a Python programmer, August has held a variety of roles including software engineer, support engineer, and Python educator. She enjoys woodworking, gardening, home renovations, and lots and lots of quiet time.

  • Make Your Engineering Team A Fabulous Place for Programmers with ADHD and Autism
Evan Kohilas

Evan is a Software Engineer down from Sydney, Australia, whose passions lie in improving the developer experience by reducing human error, enhancing code health, and optimising workflows.

When he's not thinking about security, informatics, or giving talks about his many projects, you'll find him either nomming on subway cookies, or chasing bunny rabbits.

  • SVGs, Lasers, Reality, and You
Joe Kaufeld

Python dev, woodworker, and general weirdo interested in making the world a better place. Find him on Mastodon (, GitHub (, or online at

  • I Take Exception to Your Exceptions: Using Custom Errors to Get Your Point Across
Josh Cannon

Josh is an avid lover of tooling that accelerates developers, including being a maintainer of the Polyglot Open-Source Build System: Pants.

In his free time, Josh enjoys laser cutting/engraving and his wonderful family.

  • Oh the (Methods) You Can (Make): By Dunder Seuss
Luciano Ramalho

Luciano Ramalho wrote Fluent Python, Second Edition, after the first edition was an international success published in nine languages. He is PSF Fellow, and co-founder of the Brazilian Python Association and Garoa Hacker Clube, the first hackerspace in Brazil.

  • Beyond Programming Paradigms (with Python examples)

Mariatta is a Python core developer where she focuses on improving the workflow and documentation. She is active in the Python community as an advisor for the Global PyLadies, co-founder of PyCascades, and is currently chairing PyCon US conference.

For her contributions to the Python and community, she received the PSF Community Service Award in 2018 and Google Open Source Peer Bonus Award in 2017 and 2022.

  • PEP talk
Mario Munoz

I code Python by night, which is what happens when there's not enough time during the day. In the past couple of years, I've presented several talks/tutorials at PyCon US, DjangoCon US, Python Web Conference, and others. Sometimes I neglect/blog on my website Python By Night, and start (and abandon) too many side projects.

  • Back to the Future of Hypermedia in Python
Marissa Skudlarek

Marissa Skudlarek is a Senior Software Engineer at Lex Machina and an accomplished playwright and translator. Her first play, Deus ex Machina, won a national teen playwriting contest in 2006, and since then, her plays have been staged or workshopped around the Bay Area and beyond. She is a longtime associate of the San Francisco Olympians Festival, and was a member of the PlayGround SF Writers Pool for the last 3 years. Most recently, her short play "The Sugarplum Trap" was produced as part of PlayGround's 2022 holiday show A Very Hitchcock Christmas.

Marissa has a degree in Drama and French from Vassar College, and learned software engineering at the Hackbright bootcamp. Her Hackbright final project, a website to help writers of historical fiction determine whether they are using period-accurate vocabulary, went viral on Twitter in Spring 2019 and can still be accessed at

She lives in San Francisco, California.

  • Two Kinds of Scripting: What Writing Plays Has Taught Me About Writing Python Programs
Matt Cengia

Matt (they/them/their) is a queer, autistic nonbinary human with ADHD, from the lands of Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation (so-called Melbourne, Australia). They have a long background in Linux systems admin and software development, as well as strong interests in communication, empathy, consent, openness and transparency, privacy and security, diversity and inclusion. Matt identifies as a generalist, polymath, or multi-potentialite, and their breadth of interests often give them a unique perspective on how to relate to, and mediate between, people of different specialities.

  • Developing Labs for Teaching Kids Webdev
Moshe Zadka

Moshe has been involved in the Linux community since 1998, helping in Linux "installation parties". They have been programming Python since 1999, and has contributed to the core Python interpreter. Moshe has been a DevOps/SRE since before those terms existed, caring deeply about software reliability, build reproducibility and other such things. They have worked in companies as small as three people and as big as tens of thousands -- usually some place around where software meets system administration.

  • Teaching with Jupyter
Paloma Fautley

Paloma Fautley is a robotics engineer who focuses on building autonomous ocean drifters and also battlebots.

  • Have you tried...
Pamela Fox

Pamela is currently a Principal Cloud Advocate in Python at Microsoft. Previously, she was a lecturer for UC Berkeley, the creator of the computer programming curriculum for Khan Academy, an early engineer at Coursera, and a developer advocate at Google.

  • Automated accessibility audits
Philip James

Philip James (aka phildini) has been using Python since a friend used a projector at a summer camp to teach him code basics, changing the entire course of his life from "moody theater kid" to "moody (but smiling) Pythonista". Philip has used Python to help build the Internet at Eventbrite and Patreon, and now uses Python and Django every day as the CEO of Crowdalert.

Philip lives in Alameda, in the East Bay Area of California, with his partner Nic, their daughter, and Nic's cat.

  • Automate Your City Data with Python
Sarah Hudspeth

Sarah is a datanerd who dabbled in data science and full-stack engineering before entering the Observability space as a Sales Engineer. She is now a Solutions Architect at Chronosphere and enjoys talking PromQL and how to understand your micro-services with telemetry data. She lives in Petaluma with her family and two dogs. She attended North Bay Python in 2019 and is so excited it's back.

  • Observability For You and Me with OpenTelemetry
Shalabh Chaturvedi

Shalabh is a long time Python developer who has worked on various web, large scale and distributed systems. He works on Dagster Cloud, a managed data orchestration platform. He likes questioning established boundaries in software architectures.

  • Ship your Python code faster with PEX
Simon Willison

Simon Willison is the creator of Datasette, an open source tool for exploring and publishing data. He currently works full-time building open source tools for data journalism, built around Datasette and SQLite.

Prior to becoming an independent open source developer, Simon was an engineering director at Eventbrite. Simon joined Eventbrite through their acquisition of Lanyrd, a Y Combinator funded company he co-founded in 2010.

He is a co-creator of the Django Web Framework, and has been blogging about web development and programming since 2002 at

  • Catching up on the weird world of LLMs