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Hi, I am Mariatta

Mariatta

I’m an open source maintainer and contributor. As a Python core developer, my main focus is to improve the core workflow and documentation. I’m active in the Python community as an advisor and administrator for the Global PyLadies, co-founder of PyCascades. I’m chairing the PyCon US conference for the years 2023-2024. For my contributions to the Python and community, I’ve received the PSF Community Service Award in 2018 and Google Open Source Peer Bonus Award in 2017 and 2020.

Experiences

1
Senior Developer Relations Engineer - Cloud Native Databases
Google

Nov 2021 - May 2023, Remote

Responsibilities:
  • Maintains open source Python client libraries for Google Cloud Native Database products (Datastore, BigTable, and Firestore)

Staff Software Engineer
Uplight Inc.

November 2020 - November 2021, Remote

Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical direction on best practises of Python and Software Engineering
  • Mentor team members who are in the earlier stage of their career
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3
Software Engineer
Zapier

January 2018 - November 2020, Remote


Software Engineer
Sony Pictures Imageworks

May 2014 - November 2017, Vancouver

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5
Software Developer
Vendasta Technologies Inc.

October 2008 - May 2014, Saskatoon


Software Developer
PTI Inc

September 2007 - September 2008, Trois Rivieres

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International Road Dynamics Inc

May 2003 - April 2007, Saskatoon

Software Developer

July 2005 - April 2007

    Computer Science Intern

    May 2003 - August 2004

      Education

      Projects

      PyCon US 2023
      PyCon US 2023
      Conference Chair 2023

      PyCon US is the largest Python conference in the world. In 2023, we celebrated 20 years of PyCon US.

      PyLadiesCon 2023
      PyLadiesCon 2023
      Volunteer, Organizer 2023

      PyCon US is the largest Python conference in the world. In 2023, we celebrated 20 years of PyCon US.

      PyLadies
      PyLadies
      Global Advisor, Administrator 2019 - present

      The first PyLadies Conference, taking place online in December 2023.

      miss-islington
      miss-islington

      🐍🍒⛏🤖 - A bot for backporting and merging CPython pull requests

      bedevere
      bedevere

      A bot to help identify missing information for CPython pull requests

      gidgethub
      gidgethub

      An async GitHub API library for Python

      Python docs community
      Python docs community

      Community management for documentation contributors and the Docs Workgroup

      CPython
      CPython

      The Python programming language

      PyLadies Vancouver
      PyLadies Vancouver
      Organizer 2016 - present

      PyLadies Vancouver is a Python programming group for women in the Vancouver area. We welcome people who have never programmed before, experienced programmers, and everyone in between.

      PyCascades
      PyCascades
      Conference Staff, Co-founder 2018-2020

      PyCascades is a regional PyCon in the Pacific Northwest, celebrating the west coast Python developer and user community. Our organizing team includes members of the Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland Python user groups.

      Recent Posts

      Recent Talks

      PEP Talk
      North Bay Python 29 July 2023

      If you use Python, chances are you’ve heard of PEP 8, the Python style guide. But do you know what PEPs really are? PEPs are more than just a style guide. A PEP stands for Python Enhancement Proposal. It’s a proposal documentation for when you want to change the Python programming language in a big way, for example when you want to change the syntax of Python. Think of the addition of f-strings, the walrus operator, or the ExceptionGroup, those changes all started with a PEP. Let’s have a PEP talk, where you can learn about the PEP process, what needs a PEP and what doesn’t, and how you as community members can take part.

      There's an API for That!

      You might have seen bots like GitHub bots, Discord bots, Slack bots. How do these bots work? There’s an API for that! You can use third-party APIs to build web apps and automations, including bots. Come learn the best practices on how to work with APIs using Python.

      Accomplishments

      Google Open Source Peer Bonus
      Google Open Source October 2020

      The Google Open Source Peer Bonus program rewards external open source contributors nominated by Googlers for their exceptional contributions to open source. Historically, the program was primarily focused on rewarding developers. Over the years the program has evolved—rewarding not just software engineers contributors from every part of open source—including technical writers, user experience and graphic designers, community managers and marketers, mentors and educators, ops and security experts.

      Python Software Foundation Fellow Member

      The above members help support the Python ecosystem by contributing to CPython, contributing to the PyLadies community, maintaining Python libraries, creating educational material, translating courses, organizing Python events and conferences, starting Python communities in local regions, and overall being great mentors in our community. Each of them continues to help make Python more accessible around the world. To learn more about the new Fellow members, check out their links above.

      Python Software Foundation Community Service Award 2018 Q3

      RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation award the Q3 2018 Community Service Award to Mariatta Wijaya for her contributions to CPython, diversity efforts for the Python Core Contributor team, and her work on PyCascades.

      Google Open Source Peer Bonus
      Google Open Source October 2017

      We’re excited to announce 2017’s second round of Open Source Peer Bonus winners. Google Open Source established this program six years ago to encourage Googlers to recognize and celebrate external contributors to the open source ecosystem Google depends on.

      Highlights

      PyLadies @ PyCascades 2020

      Women Who Code BlockDataPy Summit Closing Keynote 2023

      PyCon US 2023

      PyNutella