PyCon 2019 | Maintaining a Python Project When It’s Not Your Job

Speaker: Hynek Schlawack


PyPI is a gold mine of great packages but those packages have to be written first. More often than not, projects that millions of people depend on are written and maintained by only one person. If you’re unlucky, that person is you!

So how do you square delivering a *high quality* Python package you can be proud of and having only limited time at your disposal? The answer is not “try harder,” the answer is to **do less**.

This talk will help you get there by talking about how you can make your life easier, remove causes of friction with your contributors, and empower said contributors to take over tasks that you can’t make time for anymore.


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