CPython Core Developer Panel
07-19, 14:00–15:00 (Europe/Prague), PyCharm (Forum Hall)

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.

The panel will include:
* sitting Steering Council member Pablo Galindo Salgado;
* cybersecurity expert and aspiring core developer Marta Gómez Macías who made f-strings much better in 3.12;
* CPython's Windows expert Steve Dower;
* Red Hat veteran and emeritus Steering Council member Petr Viktorin;
* and the tech lead of Microsoft's "Faster Python" team Dr. Mark "HotPy" Shannon.

The panel will be chaired by Łukasz "Any-color-you-like-as-long-as-it's-black" Langa.

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CPython Developer in Residence, Python 3.8 and 3.9 release manager. Gradual typing enthusiast, asynchronous programming proponent, and creator of the auto-formatter Black. ambv on Github.

Likes immersive single-player role-playing games, Scotch whisky, and road cycling. In his free time, he produces electronic music, which includes software and hardware of his own making.

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Pablo Galindo Salgado programs the programming program that other programmers use to program programs. He also works in the Python Infrastructure team at the Software Infrastructure department at Bloomberg L.P. Pablo 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.

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Mark has been using Python since 2005, and has been contributing to CPython since 2010. After a long interlude working on static analysis tools, he has returned to working on speeding up Python over the last couple of years. His academic and commercial work is focused on compilers, virtual machines and static analysis for Python. His PhD was on building virtual machines for dynamic languages. He is the author of various PEPs including 412, 590, 626 and 659. Mark is currently working for Microsoft as the technical lead of the "Faster CPython" team.

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Marta is software engineer at VirusTotal, an online threat analysis platform which is part of Google Cloud Security. She has more than 6 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry and she coded in Python for almost 10 years.

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