This week we welcome Maurits van Rees (@mauritsvanrees) as our PyDev of the Week. Maurits is a core developer of the Plone project as a member of the Plone Security Team and the Plone Release Team. He is also a maintainer of zest.releaser. You can find out more about what Maurits has been up to via his home page. Let’s take a few moments to get to know him better!
Can you tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, education, etc):
I was born in the Netherlands and happily live in this European country that does not know the concept of a ‘mountain’ and that has half the population living below sea level. I am not kidding.
My first study was econometrics. That was part mathematics (quite hard), part economics (not so interesting after a while), part informatics (the juicy part). After a while I switched to pure informatics. It all took me far too long, but in the end I did finish it.
I like reading fantasy and science fiction. And writing it! Sorry, nothing in English, but for Dutch readers there is a short story here: https://www.smashwords.com/boo
I am the younger brother of Reinout van Rees, also known in the Python community, and featured on this blog recently. We are a lot alike: we have the same taste in music, books and programming language. When we are at the same Python conference, we have an ongoing friendly competition on who is the first to publish a summary of a talk.