EuroSciPy aims to be the meeting point of maintainers of scientific open source projects, with other contributors and their users.

Maintainers Track

The maintainers track are informal sessions intended for discussions among contributors.

Please email us if you have a proposal for a maintainers session.

All the sessions will take place in the room.


Scientific Python / SPECs

Chair: Jarrod Millman Time:

The Scientific Python project aims to better coordinate the ecosystem and grow the community. This session focuses on our efforts to better coordinate project development, and to improve shared infrastructure. In this session together we will discuss project goals and recent technical work.

The Scientific Python project’s vision is to help pave the way towards a unified, expanded scientific Python community. It focuses its efforts along two primary axes: (i) to create a joint community around all scientific projects and (ii) to support maintainers by building cross-cutting technical infrastructure and tools. In this session we mostly focus on the second aspect.

The project has already launched a process whereby projects can, voluntarily, adopt reference guidelines; these are known as SPECs or Scientific Python Ecosystem Coordination documents. SPECs are similar to projects specific guidelines like PEPs, NEPs, SLEPs, and SKIPs, to name a few. The distinction being that SPECs have a broader scope, targeted at all (or most) projects from the scientific Python ecosystem.

The project also provides and maintains tools to help maintainers. This includes a theme for the project websites (currently used on, e.g., and, a self-hosted privacy-friendly web analytics platform, a community discussions forum, a technical blog, and project development statistics.

We present all these tools, discuss various upcoming SPECs, and highlight the project’s future potential.

The Scientific Python project is already supported by eight core projects: IPython, Matplotlib, NetworkX, NumPy, pandas, scikit-image, scikit-learn, and SciPy. The organization has spent the last several months working on the infrastructure, and is now ready to engage more widely to help grow and support the community.

Education - Materials, methods, tools

Chair: Mx Chiin-Rui Tan (She/Her, They/Them) Time:

This session focuses on issues related to education in the ecosystem, from three different aspects, and during the session we focus on recent advances and existing and upcoming challenges.

  • Materials: how are projects dealing with documentation and education materials
  • Methods: What should we do to make our materials more accessible to underrepresented and/or historically marginalised groups?
  • Tools: What are the existing tools in the ecosystem helping us achieve the above goals, and what do we need to develop?

Participating Projects

There is at least one confirmed maintainer from the following projects at the conference:


If your organization is covering the expenses of an open source maintainer to attend the conference, let us know and we will list it here.