Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2023


Inessa Pawson

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Inessa is building bridges between people, open science, and open source software, advocating for diversification of contribution pathways to open source and supporting its social infrastructure. Passionate about the transformative power of collaboration out in the open, she has been organizing the Maintainers Summit at PyCon US since 2020 to foster best practices on how to maintain and develop sustainable open source projects and thriving communities. Before joining the open source movement, Inessa led cross-functional culturally diverse teams as product and program manager. In her current role as NumPy Contributor Experience Lead, Inessa’s primary focus is on onboarding and supporting contributors, addressing gaps in the project governance, and developing programs to diversify pathways of contribution to the project.


Title Day Room Track Start End
Contributor Experience 201
Supporting social infrastructure in FOSS projects
Sunday UB5.132 Community 10:50 11:20