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If you’ve been following us for a while, you know that we like to shine a light on interesting developers across different languages and tech stacks.

The time has come to pay tribute to the Python community. This language has become seriously in-demand in the recent years 👇

  • According to O’Reilly, the popularity of Python has grown up to 27% in 2021 which is more than any other language (based on title usage on O’Reilly online learning).
  • According to the PYPL PopularitY of Programming Language Index, Python is the most popular language with 30% share of language tutorial web searches (this Index is created by analyzing how often language tutorials are searched on Google).
  • Roughly 50% of developers on CodersRank are Pythonistas
  • Python has also ranked as 5th most popular programming language based on CodersRank users’ commits (266K commits in Python)

All-in-all, developers love Python. Below, we highlighted ten amazing Python developers (in no particular order) who are known for sharing their knowledge and contributing to the Python community. Some of them are big names already, but you’ll also find some rising stars.

1. Ines Montani

Ines Montani is a software developer working on Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing technologies. She perfectly combines her passions to programming, front-end, linguistics and marketing, as a Co-founder of Explosion, a software company specializing in developer tools for AI & NLP.

They’re the makers of spaCy, one of the leading open-source libraries for Natural Language Processing in Python, and Prodigy, a modern annotation tool powered by active learning. Montani is also a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation since 2020.


What she’s up to:

  • Shares experience-based advice on building a software business at various conferences and podcasts
  • Spreads the love for Python, machine learning and NLP to 18,000+ followers on Twitter
  • Serves as the Lead Developer of Prodigy


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2. Sebastian Witowski

Sebastian Witowski is a software engineer with 8+ years of experience in full-stack Python development, a consultant and trainer. He’s written code for both scientific institutions like the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and Fortune 500 companies.

In his spare time, he shares his knowledge about Python, best practices in programming, and productivity at conferences, meetups and his own very comprehensive blog. Follow Witowski for productivity tips and brilliant tutorials on all things Python.


What he’s up to:

  • Recently created ‘Modern Python Projects’ course which covers everything from A to Z in Python using modern Python tool
  • Speaks at various conferences like PyCon Sweden, PyCon US, PyOhio, and EuroPython
  • Delivers workshops and training sessions to Python developers at various skill levels

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3. Bartłomiej “furas” Burek

Bartłomiej Burek is an IT developer, machine learning expert, and blogger with over two decades of programming experience. He mostly writes about Python, Linux, and machine learning. He likes helping people solve complex problems while working with different kinds of programming languages.

He is a Stack Overflow rockstar with a reputation score of 95,000+. He has helped over 4,800 developers with his answers.


What he’s up to:

  • He’s very active on various developer forums across platforms and communities like Stack Overflow, Reddit, 4Programmers, Polish Python Coders Group, Python Poland, Python: Pierwsze kroki, etc.
  • Runs a resource-heavy blog at blog.furas.pl.
  • On CodersRank, he is in the Top 1% of developers in the world and Top 5 Python programmers in Poland

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4. Łukasz Langa

Łukasz Langa is a long-time contributor to the Python programming language. He’s worked as Release Manager for Python 3.8 and 3.9, and created the popular code auto-formatter Black.

As a classically trained piano player, he combines his passion for music with software development at Polyend (the maker of Perc, the first drumming machine ever and other amazing instruments). Follow him for the latest Python news, recommendations on excellent reads, knowledge nuggets on build software for musical instruments, and much more!


What he’s up to:

  • Works on Black, your friendly Python code formatter
  • A regular speaker at various global editions of PyCon (US, Belarus, etc)
  • Shares his knowledge with 15,000+ followers on Twitter
  • Creates spacious intellectual exercises in sound at his solo music project RPLKTR (pron. “replicator”)

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5. Doug Hellmann

Doug Hellmann is a software developer veteran with a wide range of experience in application areas and types. He’s been programming in Python since version 1.4.

Hellman’s impressive list of accomplishments includes OpenStack & Kubernetes contributor, Fellow of the Python Software Foundation, and the author of two books The Python 2 Standard Library By Example and The Python 3 Standard Library By Example.

Follow Hellmann for quality tutorials, presentations, posts, and book reviews on Python, Go, OpenStack, Kubernetes, and more!


What he’s up to:

  • Serves as Community Contributor at PythonStack
  • Works as a Senior Software Engineer at TechStack
  • Rocks on a plethora of Open source projects

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6. Tim Kamarin

Tim Kamanin is a freelance full-stack developer with 14+ years of commercial web development experience. He speaks and writes three human and four machine languages: English, Polish, Russian, Python, Javascript, CSS, and PHP. Most recently, his specialties are Django, Python, and modern JavaScript.

He loves solving web development problems and shares his learnings in tutorials on his blog.


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7. Daniel Feldroy

Daniel Feldroy, also known as “Daniel Roy Greenfeld” and “pydanny” is a programmer and engineering manager with a love for clean architecture, minimalism, and best practices. He enjoys Python, Django, JavaScript, Vue.js, and C#.

Feldroy is the creator of numerous large open-source projects including Cookiecutter Django and Django Crispy Forms. He worked at NASA, and co-authored the Two Scoops of Django: Best Practices book series.


What he’s up to:

  • Contributes to lots of open-source projects
  • Co-writes dairy-themed technical books with his wife Audrey
  • Shares useful resources in Python and Django on his blog and video tutorials on his YouTube

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8. Matt Layman

Matt Layman has over a decade of web development experience and works as a Software Architect and Django training consultant. He regularly streams on Twitch in order to teach others how to build complex web projects and all the skills that they’ll need to produce something that’s more than a tutorial app. You can find his streams on YouTube at the Building SaaS with Python and Django playlist.

He does a great deal to build up the tech scene at the small town of Frederick, by founding Python Frederick in 2015 and helping to coordinate the city’s first Hackathon. Together with other volunteers, his efforts earned Frederick a finalist spot in Amazon’s 2017 City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge.


What he’s up to:

  • Enjoys spending time on many open source projects, mostly in Django
  • Recently released School Desc, online planner for homeschooling
  • Maintains the Django REST Framework JSON API package
  • Works as the software architect at Doctor on Demand, an amazing company that connects patients to doctors via video calls to solve common health problems. 
  • Wrote Understand Django series
  • Continues to organize Python Frederick

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9. Yasoob Khalid

During the last couple of years, Yasoob Khalid has completed numerous projects, authored a widely read programming book, Intermediate Python, and freshly released Practical Python Projects,  wrote 150+ programming articles. He’s an author, Open Source contributor and an international speaker on open source software.

He’s also the first-ever Pakistani to become a finalist in the competition Google Code-in.

What he’s up to:

  • Just published Practical Python Projects book
  • Co-founded and serves as CTO of Shot Quality, building out the base product for providing top of the line sports analytics for basketball.
  • Just got recognized in the #NASA #Mars Helicopter mission.

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10. Cynthia Mulenga

Cynthia Mulenga is a Python developer, AI enthusiast and community builder. She’s led Developer Circles Lusaka, a community for those who love everything technology. To the IT community in Zambia, she’s known as the Co-host of Zambian Tech podcast CodeCast


What she’s up to:

  • Mentor and trainer at Asikana Network, an organization that seeks to increase the number of women and girls actively participating in Technology in Zambia.
  • Works as UX Product Owner at Open Energy Labs

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