2020 Malcolm Tredinnick Memorial Prize awarded to Ken Whitesell

Posted by Anna Makarudze on December 23, 2020

The Board of the Django Software Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2020 Malcolm Tredinnick Memorial Prize has been awarded to Ken Whitesell.

Ken Whitesell has been an active member of the Django forum since it started, helping new members by patiently answering their questions and making them feel welcome and has in that way helped to grow the forum. He has also volunteered many times at DjangoCon US.

Matt Layman, one of the six people who nominated Ken had this to say about Ken:

Ken is a stalwart contributor to the Django Forum. He is prolific on the forum in supporting new people with all their various questions. He is patient and kind in how he responds. I think the forum is a growing way that new people get involved in Django. Ken is a welcoming person in that arena who I believe demonstrates the qualities desired for a Malcolm Tredinnick Memorial Prize recipient.

Other nominations for this year included:

Each year we receive many nominations, and it is always hard to pick the winner. This year we received the highest number of nominations ever received for the Malcolm Tredinnick Memorial Price with some being nominated twice, three times, and the highest being six times. Some people have been nominated in multiple years, so if your nominee didn’t make it this year, you can always nominate them again next year.

Malcolm would be very proud of the legacy he has fostered in our community!

Congratulations Ken on the well-deserved honor!

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