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Nominee for 2020 Python Software Foundation Board Election

Jason R. Coombs

  • Previous Board Service: New board member
  • Employer: Google
  • Other Affiliations: PyPA key contributor
  • Nominee Statement:

      Jason has been actively contributing to the Python community since 2003. While maintaining 140+ projects on PyPI, Jason has focused on keeping essential systems like Setuptools healthy. Jason strives to avoid divergence and to converge on solutions that provide broad utility for the community. Having been a heavy user/contributor of Python on Windows, Jason respects the challenges that sometimes marginalized community can face and is a champion of broad support. Jason has been a core contributor since the early 2010's and continues to work with stakeholders to find elegant solutions to some of the biggest technical challenges facing Python users (packaging, multi-core support, ...).