New mission since July 2016
The EuroPython Society’s mission is to further the use of the programming language Python in Europe and organize events centered around the programming language Python to support this.
In other words, the EuroPython Society (EPS) is here to help in a similar way as the Python Software Foundation (PSF) does internationally, but with a special focus on Europe. We hope to strengthen the ties in the European Python community over the coming years and will use the EuroPython conference series as platform for this.
The mission was broadened from our previous mission in July 2016, which was to organize the volunteer run EuroPython conferences and make sure that each of the conferences is an interesting, inspiring and fun event for all attendees.
For many years, this has been done in an ad-hoc fashion, but with the growth of EuroPython - we have surpassed the 1000 attendee mark in 2014 - a more formal procedure was introduced. For 2015, we have started a new workgroup based approach to achieve our goal. We are now working with several volunteer workgroups and an on-site team which changes from location to location.
All board members have many years experience in organizing Python conferences and we will strive to put this experience to good use to assure that EuroPython conferences continue to maintain the high quality which EuroPython attendees expect from a EuroPython conference.