This week we welcome Matthias Bussonnier (@Mbussonn) as our PyDev of the Week. Matthias is a core developer of the Jupyter Notebook and IPython. You may want to check out his Github profile to see what projects he is interested in and working on. Let’s spend some time getting to know Matthias better!
Can you tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, education, etc):
I have a pretty eclectic background. As you might not hear while reading me I’m French, and I still have a relatively strong French accent. I was trained as a Physicist – started with quantum mechanics /particle physics and decided that it was probably not for me, so I did fluid mechanics and condensed matter, and I ended up with a PhD in Biophysics which according to my advisor was often more applied mathematics than BioPhysics. As for computer programming I’m mostly self taught – I stated with C/C++ when I was about 13 and moved between languages every now and then. I’m pretty monomaniac an my hobbies come and go. I used to program to distract me from my PhD – which lead me where I am now. I like to play guitar, do nothing and enjoy nature, sleep, contradict people and making puns. I also love to understand why and how in general which takes most of my time – I try to write it up on my blog but it often take me weeks to write anything and I’m not happy with it. I also enjoy teaching to others mostly because by teaching you understand better. Continue reading PyDev of the Week: Matthias Bussonnier