Alex Martelli


 Alex Martelli has been programming for 40 years, mainly in Python for the recent half of that time. He wrote the first two editions of Python in a Nutshell, and co-authored the first two editions of the Python Cookbook and the third edition of Python in a Nutshell. He is a PSF Fellow and Core Committer, and won the 2002 Activators' Choice Award and the 2006 Frank Willison Memorial Award for contributions to the Python community. He is active on Stack Overflow and a frequent speaker at technical conferences. He's been living in Silicon Valley with his wife Anna for over 16 years, and working at Google throughout this time, currently as Senior Staff Engineer leading "long tail" tech support for Google Cloud.