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Building a Sustainable Python Package Index

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This talk was presented at PyBay2019 - 4th annual Bay Area Regional Python conference. See pybay.com for more details about PyBay and click SHOW MORE for more information about this talk.

Description Most of us have installed a Python package, but do we know what it takes to make that work in a consistent, reliable way?

Abstract Most of us have installed a Python package, but do we know what it takes to make that work in a consistent, reliable way?

Unlike some other languages, Python has a centralized repository for third-party Python packages. Also unlike some other languages, this repository, the Python Package Index, is entirely supported by the community and operated by the non-profit Python Software Foundation.

In this talk, we'll discuss why we have the PyPI we all know and love, and why the current status quo is preferred. We'll go a bit into how PyPI works, both from a technical perspective, and from the perspective as an open-source and non-profit project.

Finally, we'll have a call to action to help improve, and more importantly sustain, this critical piece of Python infrastructure.

About the speaker Dustin is a Developer Advocate at Google, focused on supporting the Python community on Google Cloud. He's also a member of the Python Packaging Authority, maintainer of the Python Package Index, and organizer for the PyTexas conference.

Sponsor Acknowledgement This and other PyBay2019 videos are via the help of our media partner AlphaVoice (https://www.alphavoice.io/)!

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