Donald Stufft

Hello! I’m Donald.

I’m a software engineer currently working at Amazon/AWS where I work on the Python SDK for AWS as well as improving Python packaging, mostly through pip and PyPI. I’m also heavily involved in the Python community where I am a core developer for CPython, Python Package Index, pip, virtualenv, and a member of the Python Infrastructure Team.

I’m currently working a lot on the the tooling and infrastructure for packaging, distributing, and installing Python based software and libraries. You can often find me participating on the distutils-sig mailing list where we attempt to make the world a saner place for packaging.

You can find me on Twitter as @dstufft where I am much more active than I am here or on GitHub as dstufft. You can also send me an email at

My PGP key fingerprint is 7C6B 7C5D 5E2B 6356 A926 F04F 6E3C BCE9 3372 DCFA and the public key can be found here.