2022 Malcolm Tredinnick Memorial Prize awarded to Paolo Melchiorre

Posted by Anna Makarudze on November 25, 2022

The Django Software Foundation Board is pleased to announce that the 2022 Malcolm Tredinnick Memorial Prize has been awarded to Paolo Melchiorre.

Paolo Melchiorre has been a member of the Python community since 2006, also of the Django community since 2012, and a DSF Member since 2020. Over the last 5 years, Paolo has presented nearly 40 Django talks at various DjangoCon, PyCon, and community conferences both online and in person. He also has been an active contributor to the djangoproject.com website since 2017.

Paolo is an organizer and coach of Django Girls workshops, an active member of the Italian Django community, and a translator of the Django documentation into Italian. He also writes about Open Source; articles and guides related to Django and Python on his personal blog; attends and organizes sprints on Django, and has been actively involved in answering Django questions on StackOverflow since 2015. He is a volunteer at Python and Django conferences and co-organizer of PyCon Italy.

Sarah Abderemane, who nominated Paolo had this to say about Paolo:

In my opinion, Paolo has done an incredible amount of work and deserves to be recognized. He is a reviewer and contributor for djangoproject.com and is also present in the Python community. He speaks at many conferences, sharing his knowledge and also volunteering to help the organizers. I had the chance to meet him at DjangoCon Europe, he is a friendly and welcoming member of the community.

Other nominations for this year included:

Each year we receive many nominations, and it is always hard to pick the winner. This year, as always, we received many nominations for the Malcolm Tredinnick Memorial Price with some being nominated twice. Some people have been nominated in multiple years, including this year’s winner, 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 Paolo on the well-deserved honor!

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