This week our PyDev of the Week is Petr Viktorin (@EnCuKou). Petr is the author of PEP 489 — Multi-phase extension module initialization and teaches Python for the local PyLadies in Czech Republic. You can some of what he’s up to via his Github page or on his website. Let’s take some time to get to know Petr better!
Can you tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, education, etc):
I’m a Python programmer from Brno, Czech Republic. I studied at the Brno University of Technology, and for my master’s I switched to the University of Eastern Finland.
When I’m not programming, I enjoy playing board games with my friends, and sometimes go to an orienteering race (without much success).
Why did you start using Python?
At the university, I did coursework in languages like C, Java, and Lisp, but then I found Python and got hooked. It fit the way I think about programs, abstracted away most of the boring stuff, and makes it easy to keep the code understandable.
After I returned home from the university, I found a community that was starting to form around the language, and that’s probably what keeps me around the language now.