Naomi Ceder is a Python programmer, community organizer and teacher. She currently serves as the chair of the Python Software Foundation board of directors.

Naomi is the author of The Quick Python Book,(2nd and 3rd editions), the original organizer of the poster sessions and the Education Summit at PyCon US and the poster session at PyCon UK.

As a trans woman, Naomi is particularly interested diversity and inclusion from a widely intersectional perspective. She has keynoted at various conferences in Europe, the US, and Latin America.

Naomi is also the founder of Trans*Code, a topic based hackday and education series focussed on trans issues. Trans*Code currently operates primarily in the UK.

She taught programming at the secondary level for 15 years and continues to teach Python to adults through the Chicago Python Workshop. Currently Naomi is the Open Source development manager at Dick Blick Art Supplies in Chicago.

Naomi has also presented talks at PyCon, EuroPython, Pycon UK, ICE (Indiana Computer Educators Conference), the National Educational Computing Conference (now ISTE), Ohio Linux Fest, and others.

Naomi blogs about Python at

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