Pradyun Gedam


pip 2017 - present
pip is the package installer for Python. It is the most downloaded package on the Python Package Index.

I am a maintainer of pip, and have been the release manager for most pip releases since late 2018.

Python Package Index 2017 - present
Python Package Index (PyPI) is a repository of software for the Python programming language.

I am a moderator on PyPI.

virtualenv 2018 - present
virtualenv is a tool to create isolated Python environments.

I am a maintainer of virtualenv.

TOML 2018 - present
TOML is a minimal configuration file format used in many places, including Python’s pyproject.toml file and Rust’s cargo.toml file.

I am a member of the “TOML Core” team, and have been primary maintainer since the 0.5.0 release.

vendoring 2019 - present
A command line tool for vendoring Python Packages. Designed specifically for pip’s use case.

I am the creator and primary maintainer of vendoring.

installer 2020 - present
A library for installing Python wheel distributions, for use as a building block for package/dependency management tooling.

I am the creator and primary maintainer of installer.

Community, Talks, Interviews, and Articles

Podcast.__init__ 2020
Interviewed about my work on pip’s next-generation dependency resolver.

Podcast.__init__ Episode 264

Python Software Foundation Fellow 2019
Recognized as a fellow by the Python Software Foundation because of my significant contributions to the Python community.

Blog Post

PyCon Korea 2019
Gave a keynote titled “How did I get here?”

Video, Slides

PyCon India 2019
Gave a talk titled “Python Packaging - where we are and where we’re headed”. Also ran a sprint on Python Packaging tooling.

Video, Slides

PyConf Hyderabad 2019
Gave a talk titled “Rethinking Python Packaging – a thought experiment”. Also ran a sprint on Python Packaging tooling.


PyCon US 2019
Volunteer at the conference, participant in the development sprints and the “Python Packaging Mini-Summit”.
SourceSort 2019
Interviewed as part of an ongoing series of “Interviews with open source maintainers and developers” by SourceSort.


Google Summer of Code Student 2017
First major chunk of work in OSS, where I learnt a lot.

Last updated on: July 7, 2020

Shoutout to the amazing Thea Flowers for the original inspiration that lead to creating this page. :)