Python Mentors - Python Core Mentorship

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill


Welcome to Python Mentors - currently the site for the Python-Core mentorship project. The Python Core Mentorship Program is predicated on the idea that Python-Core, and Python as a whole would be served by further lowering the barrier to entry of contribution to Python core (original proposal)

The mission of the Python Core Mentor Program is to provide an open and welcoming place to connect students, programmers – and anyone interested in contributing to the Python Core development. This project is based on the idea that the best way to welcome new people into any project is a venue which connects them to a variety of mentors who can assist in guiding them through the contribution process, including discussions on lists such as python-dev, and python-ideas, the bug tracker, mercurial questions, code reviews, etc.

Additionally, mentors assist in something incredibly critical to maintain contributor interest: getting patches through the process and actually committed. We all know – not everyone who is mentor will have all the answers, so mentors also act as conduits to others who will have the answer.

The most important point to make is that everyone is welcome and no one, no matter who they are, is turned away. Keep to the code of conduct, and help those around you


Code of Conduct

The following code of conduct is not meant as a means for punishment, action or censorship for the mailing list or project. Instead, it is meant to set the tone and expectations and comfort level for mentors and those wishing to be mentored on the list.

  • We ask everyone to be welcoming, friendly, and patient.
  • Flame wars and insults are unacceptable in any fashion, by any party.
  • Anything can be asked, and "RTFM" is not an acceptable answer.
  • Neither is "it's in the archives, go read them".
  • List archives are available only to subscribers, but subscription is open to everyone.
  • Since the archives are "closed" - cross posting to public mailing lists is discouraged.
  • Statements made by core developers can be quoted outside of the list.
  • Statements made by others can not be quoted outside the list without explicit permission.
    • Anonymised paraphrased statements "someone asked about..." are ok - direct quotes with or without names are not appropriate.
  • We endorse the PSF's Diversity statement.
  • The list administrators reserve the right to revoke the subscription of members (including mentors) that persistently fail to abide by this Code of Conduct.
    • All mentors are signed up as administrators.

Python Mentors will hopefully one day expand beyond core mentorship - our goal is to be able to assist, guide or just link-to other Python-related mentorship programs out there in the community. If you have an existing mentorship program and want to be noticed, email us.

Source code to this site available as mercurial repository