Michael Hartl


 Michael Hartl is a physicist and entrepreneur. He is the author of over a dozen books, including Learn Enough Python to Be Dangerous and the Ruby on Rails Tutorial, and was cofounder and principal author at Learn Enough (acquired 2022). He is also the founder of Tau Day and author of The Tau Manifesto. Previously, Michael taught theoretical and computational physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching and served as Caltech’s editor for The Feynman Lectures on Physics. He is a graduate of Harvard College, has a Ph.D. in Physics from Caltech, and is an alumnus of the Y Combinator entrepreneur program.