The Frank Willison Award for Contributions to the Python Community is given annually to a person judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the Python community. The award was established in memory of Frank Willison, a Python enthusiast and O’Reilly editor-in-chief, who died in July 2001. Tim O’Reilly wrote In Memory of Frank Willison, which includes a collection of quotes from Frank’s insightful and witty writing. O’Reilly Media maintains an online archive of Frank Willison’s column, “Frankly Speaking”.
O’Reilly Media presents the Frank Willison Award annually at OSCON, the O’Reilly Open Source Convention. The recipient is chosen by O’Reilly Media in consultation with Guido van Rossum and delegates of the Python Software Foundation. The award consists of a framed certificate and one free pass to a future OSCON.
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