Welcome our new Fellow - Sarah Boyce

Posted by Chaim Kirby on March 22, 2024

The DSF Board and Fellows Committee are pleased to introduce Sarah Boyce as our new Django Fellow. Sarah will be joining Natalia Bidart who is continuing her excellent tenure as a Fellow.

Sarah is a senior developer and developer advocate with 5 years of experience developing with Django under her belt. She graduated with a first class honours degree in Mathematics from the University of Bath, and transitioned in software development in her first job out of school.

Sarah first worked as a client project focused developer, where she gained experience directly dealing with requests from clients as well as managing our own internal ticketing system for feature/bug reports. A stint as a backend developer using Django and DRF provided a grounding in working on long term challenges on a single project. Most recently Sarah has been a developer advocate focused on creating content on and about Django and Django development.

For the past several years, Sarah has been a very active member of the Django community. She has a history of producing well researched and written patches for Django, as well as on a number of highly used third party packages. Sarah is a member of the Django Review and Triage team, helping others to get their patches over the line and into Django. She also finds time to participate in and create content for Django meetups, conferences, and the Django News newsletter.

Sarah is also a Co-Founder and Co-Organiser of Djangonaut Space, the mentorship program developing future contributors to Django and other Django related packages. Djangonaut Space was awarded the 2023 Malcolm Tredinnick Memorial Prize.

Please join me in welcoming and wishing Sarah well as the new Fellow.

Thank you to all of the applicants to the Fellowship. We hope that we will be able to expand the Fellowship program in the future, and knowing that there are more excellent candidates gives us confidence in working towards that goal.

Finally our deepest thanks and gratitude goes to Mariusz Felisiak. Mariusz is stepping down from the Fellowship after 5 years of dedicated service in order to focus on other areas of the Django and wider world. We wish you well Mariusz.

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