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This week we welcome Vasudev Ram (@vasudevram) as our PyDev of the Week. Vasudev is a freelance developer who blogs on lots of different software topics, including Python. He is the creator of xtopdf, which you can read more about here. Let’s spend some time getting to know him better!

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This week we welcome Julien Danjou (@juldanjou) as our PyDev of the Week. Julien is the author of The Hacker’s Guide to Python. He also writes and interesting Python blog. Let’s spend some time getting to know Julien better!

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This week we welcome Adina Howe as our PyDev of the week. I first heard about Mrs. Howe from an article on Nature.com about how Python is doing well in scientific circles and is worth learning. Currently she is a Biosystem Engineering professor at Iowa State University. Let’s spend some time getting to know more about her!

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This week we welcome Noah Gift (@noahgift) as our PyDev of the Week. Let’s spend some time getting to know more about him!

Can you tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, education, etc):

Current hobbies are MMA training, which was a side-effect of working at my current job. I train about 6 days a week doing a lot of bodyweight training and things like hill repeats, and then for skills I train doing kickboxing and BJJ (Brazilian jiu-jitsu). Considering doing a BJJ tournament in the future, but mostly like discipline and change of pace from writing code. The other cool thing about training for MMA and specifically BJJ is that you are literally fighting someone to the death, then stopping in practice. A little scary, but also kind of cool.

I took a long winding path for education. Started with an AA degree, then got a BS in Nutritional Science at Cal Poly. While I was there I tried to walk on the D1 Track and Field team for Decathlon. I didn’t make it, but it was a great experience. After that I worked a bit, then got a MS in Computer Information Systems at CSULA, while I had a full time job. Just recently, finished an MBA while working full time from UC Davis.

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This week we welcome Douglas Starnes as our PyDev of the Week. Douglas Starnes is a polyglot ninja in the Memphis, TN area. He has spent the past 8 years developing software in multiple languages including C#, Python, JavaScript and more on mobile, cloud and web platforms. His community involvement includes speaking at conferences such as DevLink, St. Louis Days of .NET, CodePaLOUsa, CodeStock and PyOhio in addition to the .NET and Java User Groups in Memphis. He is the co-organizer of the Memphis Python User Group (MEMPy) and one of the organizers of PyTennessee, the annual state of Tennessee Python conference. He can be found on the web at http://douglasstarnes.com and on Twitter at @poweredbyaltnet.

Let’s spend some time getting to know more about Douglas!

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This week we welcome Lennart Regebro (@regebro) as our PyDev of the Week! I’ve been following his blog for a while now and think it’s well worth a read. He is also the author of Porting to Python 3. Let’s spend some time getting to know him!

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This week we welcome Mike Fletcher as our PyDev of the Week. I actually had the honor of meeting Mr. Fletcher at a PyCon a few years ago in a wxPython open space slot. He was active on the wxPython mailing list to some degree when I was first learning wxPython. He is the author / maintainer of several projects, such as RunSnakeRun, PyDispatcher and PyOpenGL.

Let’s spend some time getting to know more about our fellow Pythonista!

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I am currently working on another Kickstarter campaign to turn my book, Python 101 into a video series. I am planning on launching this project on Wednesday, March 25th. There are 44 chapters in my book, so I’ll be creating a minimum of 44 screencast videos. Here is what is currently covered in the book and what will also be covered in the video series:

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Today we welcome Daniel Greenfeld (@pydanny) as our PyDev of the Week! He is the co-author of Two Scoops of Django. I have followed his blog for quite some time and it’s well worth reading. If you’re interested in what Mr. Greenfeld codes, you should check out his Github profile. Now let’s spend some time getting to know our fellow Pythoneer!

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This week, we welcome Eli Bendersky (@elibendersky) as our PyDev of the Week. I have enjoyed reading his blog over the years as he writes some pretty interesting articles on Python. You can see some of the projects he works on at github. Let’s spend a few minutes getting to know our fellow Pythoneer!

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