I am a public interest technologist working for Sunet (Swedish University Computer Network). I actively participate in various Python communities, including PSF grants working group. I used to be one of the communication officers of the PSF board. I was also conference staff of the PyCon US and part of other Pycons in various forms.
I spent my life in different FOSS communities, both professionally & personally. I am a CPython core developer, a fellow at PSF, and part of the Tor Project core team. I also contributed to the Fedora Project for over 16 years. I help to maintain SecureDrop, which is an open-source whistleblower submission system (written in Python) that media organizations and NGOs can install to securely accept documents from anonymous sources.
Goals for the board in 2022:
- To continue building up the Python community worldwide and connecting people to the Python Software Foundation. I have a unique opportunity as I recently moved to Sweden and became part of the Python communities in both Asia & Europe actively. I want to ensure that the PSF board has the input from the rest of the world (than the majority of the board members). I hope my experience working in both non-profit & public sectors will bring a different perspective to the board.
- To focus on the smaller active Python communities (PyLadies groups especially, & other groups focused on particular use cases) and ensure they get the support as required. Part of this is about working as a bridge for these communities & bringing in the members from the same groups into the upstream groups.
- To refocus on the grants work group activities. The post-COVID world is different. Now, as a community, we can do much more with grants and related online activities around the world (as online events have become a norm in the last few years).
- Helping out in the regular activities of the PSF as required.