John Pinner Award

The John Pinner Award celebrates voluntary service to the Python community in the UK.

It is awarded annually at PyCon UK to those who freely contribute their time and effort for the good of the community. Recipients are given a Pythonic medal and a free ticket to the next year's conference.

Nominations are made by members of the community, and recipients are chosen based on these nominations by a small panel of previous recipients, chaired by a UKPA trustee.

2018 awards

The following were presented with awards at PyCon UK 2018:

  • Alan O'Donohoe
  • Ben Nuttall
  • Claire Wicher
  • Dave Jones
  • Kirk Northrop
  • Les Pounder
  • Mario Corchero
  • Tania Allard
  • The London Python Dojo team
  • Tim Williams

Previous recipients


  • Cat Lamin
  • Daniele Procida
  • Éléonore Mayola
  • Joshua Lowe
  • Leona So
  • Mary Mooney
  • Tim Golden
  • Tony Ibbs
  • Vincent Knight

About John

John Pinner founded PyCon UK in 2007, and organised the conference until his death in 2015. He was the personification of a Pythonista who gave his time, code and effort to the community. He was a role model, mentor and teacher who is sorely missed.

With the blessing of the Pinner family, the UKPA is initiating the award to honour and remember John's extraordinary contribution to our community.