To 200 and beyond!

This past month, pyOpenSci reached a major milestone: 200 contributors! We have a diverse and vibrant community of Pythonistas, and are thrilled that 200 (and counting) wonderful people have contributed to pyOpenSci. Will you be next? Learn more about getting involved.

Launched: editor spotlight

pyOpenSci editors are volunteers who fulfill a critical role within pyOpenSci. Editors lead the open peer review process for three to four Python packages a year, and also weigh in on group editorial decisions. With everything they do for pyOpenSci, we wanted to celebrate them! In March we kicked off our pyOpenSci editor spotlight, where every Wednesday we share a short interview with one of our editors. You can catch up with previous spotlights, and stay tuned for more, on both our Fosstodon and LinkedIn pages.

PyCon US 2024 Maintainers Summit

We’ve been talking (a lot) about the PyCon Maintainers Summit (which is now full, but you can sign up for the waitlist), happening this May in Pittsburgh. The Maintainers Summit, included in your PyCon registration, is where we come together to discuss and foster best practices on how to develop sustainable projects and nurture thriving communities. And thanks to Mariatta Wijaya, we’ve got an inside look into everything you can expect in this incredible video featuring Kara Sowles, Inessa Pawson, and our Executive Director, Leah Wasser!

Watch the video

Welcome, EOmaps!

The EOmaps logo, which spells out EOmaps in white letters on a black background. In place of the letter 'O' is a grey globe with white meridian lines, and a red arrow pointing to the globe.
Welcome to pyOpenSci, EOmaps!

EOmaps has joined the pyOpenSci ecosystem! Developed by Raphael Quast, EOmaps is built on top of matplotlib and cartopy and integrates well with the scientific python infrastructure (e.g., numpy, pandas, geopandas, xarray etc.), allowing you to visualize point-, raster- or vector-datasets provided in almost any format you can imagine, no matter if you’re dealing with just a few unsorted data points or multi-dimensional stacks of global high-resolution datasets.

Learn more about pyOpenSci’s open peer review process by reading through the EOmaps submission or checking out our peer review page.

Launched: pyOpenSci package showcase

pyOpenSci currently has 28 packages that have been accepted through our open peer review process, and we want you to get to know them better! This is why we’ve launched our pyOpenSci package showcase, which highlights an accepted package and its author(s) every Tuesday and Thursday on our Fosstodon and LinkedIn pages.

Have a package you’ve developed, but aren’t sure it’s in scope for pyOpenSci? Complete a pre-submission inquiry and one of our editors will be in touch!

Upcoming Python Events for Scientists

PyConDE & PyData Berlin

Online tickets are still available for PyConDE & PyData Berlin, so be sure to grab them while they still last! The event is scheduled for April 22nd-24th, with Inessa Pawson delivering the keynote, titled “The Art and Science of Tending Open Source Orchards”. You definitely don’t want to miss out!

PyCon US 2024

Registration is still open for PyCon US 2024, happening May 15th–23rd in Pittsburgh, PA. There’s also an online component for folks who can’t be there in person. It’s shaping up to be a stacked event, and you can view the schedule here.


Registration is live for GeoPython, THE event for Python- and Geo-Enthusiasts. There are online and in-person options, and the event is scheduled for May 27th–29th in Basel, Switzerland.

SciPy–early bird ends soon!

Happening July 8th–14th in Tacoma, WA, SciPy registration is live, and you can grab your early bird tickets until April 30th.

Have an upcoming scientific Python event that’s open to the public? Email us at with the details to have your event listed.

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