PyDev of the Week: Luiz Gustavo Martins

This week we welcome Luiz Gustavo Martins (@gusthema) as our PyDev of the Week! Luiz has been posting a lot of Python content on Twitter lately, so if you like to learn Python or machine learning, you should check him out.

Let’s spend some time getting to know Luiz better!

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

I’m a Gus and work as Developer Advocate at Google AI. I’ve been developing systems for 22 years now! As a hobby, I do Capoeira (I’ve been doing this for +25 years) and tumbling. I also like to build legos and play video games.

Why did you start using Python?

I’ve been working a lot on how to make using Machine Learning models easy and how to customize them for your application. Some of it you can see here and here

Which Python libraries are your favorite (core or 3rd party)?

TensorFlow!!!! but of course: NumPy, Pandas, matplotlib. I also like the collection built-in lib

How did you decide to get into content creation?

As a developer advocate that’s something that I wanted to improve. I already did blog posts and videos but I wanted to increase my reach on social and that’s why I’m active now

What are the top 3 things that you find your followers have trouble understanding?

This varies but the content people like is best practices when writing Python code, how to use Pandas effectively and also how to use ML on their applications

Is there anything else you’d like to say?

Python is great and if you’d like some daily content with a Machine Learning perspective, just follow me on Twitter @gusthema

Thanks for doing the interview, Luiz!