Updated: The upcoming PyCons within East, South East and South Asia:

11-13 Aug: PyCon KR 🇰🇷
17-19 Aug (Tentative): PyCon SG 🇸🇬
26 Aug : PyCon MY 🇲🇾
2-3 Sep: PyCon TW 🇹🇼
29 Sept- 2 Oct (Tentative): PyCon IN 🇮🇳
26-29 Oct (Tentative): PyCon APAC (by PyCon JP) 🇯🇵
Oct/Nov (Tentative): PyCon HK 🇭🇰
Nov (Tentative): PyCon ID 🇮🇩

How the heck do you open source folks handle a full-time gig, children, a social life AND open source contributions?! I only have one and a half of those things and I always find myself wanting to do more.

Seriously, every one of you are impressive.

Haraldur "Halli" Þorleifsson is the employee Elon is currently making fun of on Twitter. He has muscular dystrophy.

He's won multiple Person of the Year awards from Icelandic media outlets for his efforts to build wheelchair ramps across the country and his charitable givings during the holidays.

When his design firm Ueno was acquired by Twitter in 2021, he opted to be paid the sale price through wages rather than receiving stock that would be taxed at the much lower capital gains tax rate.

His employment contract wasn't that of a typical employee, nor is his termination. Twitter now owes him the entirety of his outstanding sale payment.


#Twitter #ElonMusk #Musk #HaraldurÞorleifsson #Þorleifsson #Halli #Iceland #Tech #Ueno #Employment #Contracts #Ableism #Discrimination

I got laid off yesterday. We'll be ok, but it still sucks. Tough time to be on the market.

I'm giving myself space this week, but applied to a role yesterday 🤞🏻

Looking for roles in open source as a senior IC, management in a larger org, or nonprofit leadership. I'm most known for partnerships, community building, nonprofit operations, and program management, and I hold my own in compliance and media relations. :boost_requested:

Resume etc: joshsimmons.com

#OpenSource #GetFediHired

I think Google Maps knows something about me that I don't know. 😅

Marlene will join us to talk about the power of representation and its ability to help us move beyond our present circumstances!

Read more about her and the full abstract on our website! pycon.it/keynotes/transcendenc

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Curious about becoming a member of @ThePSF ?

@georgically and I prepared a new representation of the different role types.
Do you volunteer more than 60hours a year in the Python Ecosystem? Sing up!

Join our Diversity and Inclusion chat and learn more: events.hubilo.com/dni-friendly

📊 psf.github.io/diversity-and-in

#thepsf #thepsfmembership #diversityandinclusion

Google - 10,000 (market cap $1.3T, Q3 2022 profit $13.9B)
Microsoft - 10,000 (market cap $1.8T, Q2 2022 profit $34.6B)
Amazon - 18,000 (market cap $992B, Q2 2022 profit $16.7B)
Salesforce - 8,000 (market cap $151B, Q2 2022 profit $5.6B)
Facebook - 1,000 (market cap $365B, Q2 2022 profit $22B)

None of those companies are even close to struggling and yet they'll throw people to the wolves.

:python: If your talk was not accepted at PyCon US 2023 🇺🇸 you have the opportunity to submit it to PyCon Italia 2023 🇮🇹

PyCon Italia will take place from 25 to 28 May 2023 in Florence 🍝🍷

The CFP deadline has been postponed to 19 January 2023 AoE 📅

Submit your proposal 👇

FYI if you also plan to attend DjangoCon Europe which starts on 29 May 2023 know that there is a direct flight from Florence to Edinburgh 💡

CC @pycon

#PyCon #PyConItalia #DjangoCon #DjangoConEurope

Cambridge University Press has released all the History books in its “Cambridge Elements” series.
They’re all #OpenAccess, available for download in PDF until Wednesday, January 11.

Join the PSF's Diversity and Inclusion work group on the 31st of January for a friendly chat! 🐍 🌍 This will be the first in a series of quarterly meetings sharing news and information about the Python community around the world.

Register here events.hubilo.com/dni-friendly

EDIT: I have found housing until March. I also think I have a job. So I should be okay! The below is kept for historical reasons.

I'm an autistic trans femme at risk of becoming homeless.

Anyone in #Seattle willing to take in a #roommate? I just got dumped so I don't have anywhere to go after February. I do have a (meagre) $1000/mo disability income, and I probably have a job lined up.

Alternatively, anyone know where I can live for < $1000 a month? Doesn't have to be the Ritz, just a roof.

EDIT: I am not moving back to Oklahoma under any circumstance. I do not want the state to do what they're doing in Texas, with the AG literally doxxing trans people.

If you can't help with being a roommate, you can help by financially contributing to my deposit fund. paypal.me/Elizafox or $TheRealElizafox (CashApp).

PLEASE BOOST I absolutely need help here

Your reminder that you don’t have to spend tomorrow updating years in copyright notices: hynek.me/til/copyright-years/

Check out @ThePSF Board Timeline!

One can see that starting with 2014 the diversity on the board has started improving. Moreover
there are lots of new people getting elected on the board each year.

The first terms are highlighted in bright colors.

The PSF Diversity & Inclusion group is preparing a really cool event on January 31. Save the date! 🗓

Interactive chart on @observablehq

#thepsf #python #boardmembers #dataviz


Ever wondered about the development in the board elections of @ThePSF over the past years?

Did you know that there are 3 types of PSF members who can vote? Fellows, Contributing or Managing, and Supporting?

The PSF Diversity & Inclusion group is preparing a really cool event where you can ask anything about all these things.

We will announce it soon, so stay tuned!

In the meantime dive into this interactive chart on @observablehq


#thepsf #python #boardelections

Looks like today's Argentina 🇦🇷 GDP is basically zero 😉

RT @dennyperez18
🚨¿Necesita ayuda financiera para ir a #PyConUS 2023 ?🐍

PyCon US tiene un programa de becas financiado por #PSF y @pyladies . Los beneficiarios de las becas reciben apoyo financiero para algunos o todos sus gastos.

Aplica aquí👇

#PyLadies 👩‍💻

Well this has come to a head. In order to protest AI image generators stealing artists work to train AI models, the artists are deliberately generating AI art based on the IP of corporations that are most sensitive to protecting it.

Who knew the first AI battles would be fought by artists?

Alt text: pictures contain images of AI generated images of Disney, Nintendo, DC, and Marvel characters.

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