The Real Python Team

Thanks to amazing readers like you Real Python has grown leaps and bounds:

Meet the realpython.com team:

Derrick Kearney

Derrick Kearney

Derrick is Canadian, a Python master, and a foodie. He helps run several Python user groups and regularly contributes to Real Python.

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Jon Fincher

Jon Fincher

Jon is currently teaching Python and Java in two high schools in Washington State. In a former life, he was a Program Manager at Microsoft.

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Pavel Anni

Pavel Anni

Pavel is an avid Pythonista and a guest author at Real Python.

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Anja Pircher

Anja Pircher

Anja is a graphic designer and a member of the Real Python tutorial team.

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Julien Danjou

Julien Danjou

Free Software Hacker, author of the book "Scaling Python," runner, foodie and FPS player.

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Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds

Jason is an avid Pythonista and a member of the Real Python tutorial team.

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Dave Graton

Dave Graton

Dave is an avid Pythonista and writes for Real Python.

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Rok Novosel

Rok Novosel

Rok is a software engineer from Slovenia. Member of the Real Python Tutorial Team.

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Krishelle Hardson-Hurley

Krishelle Hardson-Hurley

After 6 years of teaching high school math, Krishelle switched careers and now works as a Site Reliability Engineer at Dropbox in San Francisco, CA.

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Doug Farrell

Doug Farrell

Doug is a Python developer with more than 25 years of experience. He writes about Python on his personal website and works as a Senior Web Engineer with Shutterfly.

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Alexander VanTol

Alexander VanTol

Alexander is an avid Pythonista who spends his time on various creative projects involving programming, music, and creative writing.

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Colin OKeefe

Colin OKeefe

Colin is a freelance Software Creative who travels the unixverse in the good ship Python.

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Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson

Jim has been programming for a long time in a variety of languages. He has worked on embedded systems, built distributed build systems, done off-shore vendor management, and sat in many, many meetings.

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Said van de Klundert

Said van de Klundert

Said is a network engineer, Python enthusiast, and a guest author at Real Python.

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Adriana Cutenco

Adriana Cutenco

Hello! I am Adriana - a Graphic Illustrator with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts.

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Kyle Purdon

Kyle Purdon

Kyle is a software engineer in Boulder, CO. He is a Python first developer with experience in Ruby, Golang, and many more languages.

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Malay Agarwal

Malay Agarwal

A tech geek with a philosophical mind and a hand that can wield a pen.

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Brad Solomon

Brad Solomon

Brad is a data scientist and a member of the Real Python Tutorial Team.

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James Mertz

James Mertz

James is a passionate Python developer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab.

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John Sturtz

John Sturtz

John is an avid Pythonista and a member of the Real Python tutorial team.

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Shantnu Tiwari

Shantnu Tiwari

Shantnu has worked in the low level/embedded domain for ten years. Shantnu suffered at the hands of C/C++ for several years before he discovered Python, and it felt like a breath of fresh air.

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Renato Candido

Renato Candido

Researcher in digital signal processing, telecommunications and machine learning. {free, libre, open source} {software, hardware, culture, science} enthusiast.

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Nathan Jennings

Nathan Jennings

Nathan is a member of the Real Python tutorial team who started his programmer career with C a long time ago, but eventually found Python. From web applications and data collection to networking and network security, he enjoys all things Pythonic.

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David Schlesinger

David Schlesinger

David is an avid Pythonista and a guest author on Real Python.

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Lucas Lofaro

Lucas Lofaro

Lucas is a wandering Pythoneer with a curious mind and a desire to spread knowledge to those who seek it.

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Jaya Zhané

Jaya Powell

Jaya is an avid Pythonista and writes for Real Python.

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Bob Belderbos

Bob Belderbos

Bob is a driven Pythonista working as a software developer at Oracle. Bob is passionate about automation, data, web development, code quality, and mentoring other developers.

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Aldren Santos

Aldren Santos

Hi, I'm Aldren and I'm the guy that helps to make this site awesome for your eyes! :)

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Ricky White

Ricky White

Ricky is a Python Developer and Writer who has a tendency to refer to himself in the third person. By day he is a stay-at-home dad, and by night he's a crime-fighting ninja. He can often be found in a local coffee shop, or via rickywhite.net.

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Joanna Jablonski

Joanna Boyer

Joanna is the technical editor at Real Python. She helps Pythonistas make sure their articles are clear, precise, and error-free. She loves natural languages just as much as she loves programming languages!

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Abhinav Ajitsaria

Abhinav Ajitsaria

Abhinav is a software developer from India who loves working to make things better than they are. He spends his time learning new things from people around him and online.

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Geir Arne Hjelle

Geir Arne Hjelle

Geir Arne is an avid Pythonista and a member of the Real Python tutorial team.

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Steve Howell

Steven C. Howell

Steven is a versatile data driven problem solver who builds, adapts, and implements novel tools and strategies to overcome complex data-centric obstacles.

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Michael Herman

Michael Herman

Michael is a software engineer and educator who lives and works in Denver, CO.

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Kyle Stratis

Kyle Stratis

Kyle is a self-taught developer working as a senior data engineer at PatientsLikeMe, a cofounder of Danqex (formerly Nasdanq), and a builder of DonutMap.

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Vuyisile Ndlovu

Vuyisile Ndlovu

Vuyisile is an avid Pythonista and writes for Real Python.

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Dan Bader

Oh hey!

Dan is the Chief Python Nut at Real Python. He helps Python developers take their coding skills to the next level with Python tutorials, books, and online training.

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Abhirag Awasthi

Abhirag Awasthi

Programmer/Musician, constantly trying to create something worthwhile, getting better at my craft in the process

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David Amos

David Amos

David is a mathematician by training, a data scientist/Python developer by profession, and a coffee junkie by choice.

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Nelson Carrasquel

Nelson Carrasquel

Nelson is a chemical engineer from Venezuela who likes Python, web development, and driving his cross motorbike.

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And Now?

This site is a team effort and there are a lot of awesome folks here working really hard to give back to the Python community. So what can you do?

  • Say hello in person: If you meet one of us at a conference or tech meetup, be sure to say hi.
  • Follow us on Twitter: If you want to see what the team is tweeting about you can usually find their Twitter account on their about page.
  • Say thank you: If you like a tutorial or someone helps you on the comments, thank the tutorial author(s) or commenter. It’s always nice to know your efforts are appreciated.
  • Read about the team: Check their about page and find out more about everyone on the team.
  • Join in: This community depends on the participation of everyone, so join in and contribute to the comments. Ask questions, answer others, and add to the discussion.

Thank You!

Thank you so much for reading this web site and being a part of our community!

We hope you enjoy our tutorials and we look forward to getting to know you.

Happy Pythoning!