The Team

PyCascades is organized by members of the Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland Python communities. Our goal is to host a diverse, accessible, and memorable conference.

Feel free to reach out to anyone of us with suggestions, concerns or even just to say that you're excited to see us in Portland 😇!

Eric Holscher

Conference Chair

Eric is co-founder of Read the Docs and Write the Docs, a director of the Python Software Foundation, and a proud member of the Portland Python community.

Esti Shay

Conference Chair

Esti is a PyLadies PDX event organizer, PNW native, and works as a software engineer in Portland OR.

Georgia Reh


Georgia Reh is a Portland-based mathematician, rock climber, pylady, git surgeon, and friends with every dog she’s ever met

Alan Vezina

Alan is a co-organizer of Puget Sound Programming Python (PuPPy) and works as a software engineer in Seattle, Washington.

Mariatta Wijaya

Mariatta is a Python Core Developer and a co-organizer of Vancouver PyLadies. She moved to Canada almost two decades ago, and now considers Vancouver as her home.

Sebastian Vetter

Sebastian is an organizer of the Vancouver Python and Django groups, and a co-organizer of Vancouver Python Day. Seb has been a Vancouverite for almost three years now and loves it here. He is part of the local Python community as much as he loves the outdoor scene. He can’t wait to share the beauty of Vancouver with you all!

Thea Flowers

Thea is an open-source advocate, member of the Python Packaging Authority, maintainer of far too many Python libraries, and part of the Seattle Python community.