Ask PN: I want to get to know you
Hi @all, My name is Dirk and I'm a software developer from The Netherlands. I work with Python since its early 2.x releases and fell in love with it when I first saw it. I have been doing stuff in PHP around that time. It must have been around the time I matriculated to university when I started with python. Now, I am doing software engineering consultancy for European companies, primarily in manufacturing projects (which would nowadays be called IoT). What about you guys?
12 points by kzm in: Introduction meta ask 2 weeks, 3 days ago | 12 comments


 
4 points by pintman 2 weeks, 3 days ago | 1 comment | on: Ask PN: I want to get to know you
Hi Dirk! I am a teacher from Germany. After working with several languages (Java, C, C++, C#, PHP, ...) I am quite happy now to have arrived at python.
 
1 point by sebst 2 weeks, 3 days ago | discuss | parent | on: Ask PN: I want to get to know you
Is it also Python that you teach in class?
 
3 points by sebst 2 weeks, 3 days ago | discuss | on: Ask PN: I want to get to know you
What a great idea! I'm Sebastian, living in Aachen, Germany. I also work with Python for about a decade now.
 
3 points by somada141 2 weeks, 3 days ago | discuss | on: Ask PN: I want to get to know you
Hi all! I’m Adam, I’m originally from Greece, currently leaving in Australia, and about to go nomadic. I was first introduced to Python 2.5 in 2006-2007 when I was doing my Masters project as a good alternative to Matlab which was the defacto academic language/environment at the time. I fell deeply in love with its simplicity, readability, and its batteries-included approach. I’ve been using it near-daily since for my Masters in computational electromagnetics and thermodynamics, then my PHD in computational multiphysics, and after finishing my PHD in 2014 I moved to backend engineering in the private sector and have been using Python professionally since. I have a blog I’ve mostly neglected in the past 5yrs, apart from replying to comments and trying to help peeps, on medical image processing and other biomedical engineering endeavours under pyscience.wordpress.com While I was a Python absolutist I’ve been using Typescript and Dart for UI and exploring languages like Go for backend but Python remains my goto for most things.
 
4 points by reuven 2 weeks, 3 days ago | discuss | on: Ask PN: I want to get to know you
Hi! I'm Reuven; I teach Python and data science to companies all around the world. (In the last six months, I've taught people in the US, Europe, Israel, India, and China.) And I attended PyCon in Cleveland and Euro Python in Basel. I have a free, weekly newsletter ("Better developers") about Python and related technologies, read by about 13k people every week. (More info is at http://lerner.co.il/newsletter .) I also offer a lot of online courses (http://store.lerner.co.il/), and blog frequently about Python stuff (http://lerner.co.il/blog). I used to write a monthly column for Linux Journal, until they sadly closed in August. I'm still a panelist on the "Freelancers Show" podcast, where we talk about what it's like to be a consultant. I've been using Python since about 1992, but it took a while for Python to become my main language. Until that happened, I did lots of stuff in Perl and Ruby. I'm delighted to see this site, and to participate in it!
 
4 points by frague 2 weeks, 3 days ago | discuss | on: Ask PN: I want to get to know you
Hi, I'm a web developer mainly working with python on django applications. I'm a official worker, working for a town in France.
 
4 points by rdrey 2 weeks, 3 days ago | discuss | on: Ask PN: I want to get to know you
Hey everyone! I'm Rainer. I work remotely on uniregistry.com's Python backend. I first wrote Python & Django in 2008 at University. I'm in Sierra Leone (West Africa) with my partner right now, considering our next move, probably to Europe somewhere. Here's my Python-specific page on my website - https://rainer.codes/tech/python (still under construction).
 
4 points by intrepidhero 2 weeks, 2 days ago | discuss | on: Ask PN: I want to get to know you
Hi folks! I'm Brian. I'm an Electrical Engineer working on controls for the high voltage transmission system. I've used python as my secret sauce for getting things done since 2005 when I picked it up after Perl and PHP. I rebooted my website last year and have been posting stuff about linux administration and programming on http://fadedbluesky.com/tech/.
 
3 points by isidentical 2 weeks, 2 days ago | discuss | on: Ask PN: I want to get to know you
Hi, Dirk! My name is Batuhan and I am a high school student from Turkey. When i first saw python, I was 10 years old. I didn't understand too much about it at that time but i kept learning and learning. Nowadays I am interested in doing funny and hacky things with it, and i share what i do in my github (https://github.com/isidentical).
 
3 points by cedric 2 weeks, 1 day ago | discuss | on: Ask PN: I want to get to know you
Hi all, I am using Python since a more that 15 years and still love this languages. And a member of Pythonic News for about two weeks. I think PN is a great idea and hope to learn a lot of new things here around Python and what you all are doing. I am working in computer security. You can find some of my projects here: https://github.com/cedricbonhomme https://git.sr.ht/~cedric
 
3 points by stip 1 week, 5 days ago | discuss | on: Ask PN: I want to get to know you
Hey, I'm Mike and I'm an American software engineer living in Germany. I had poked around with Python in college, but a job I got required Python and I've been using it professionally ever since. It seemed "a lot like Ruby" which I had been writing previously, and 7 years later it's still my main language. I mainly use it to build web services for CI systems, but occasionally use it for data-sciencey visualizations and statistics.
 
3 points by ohduran 1 week, 2 days ago | discuss | on: Ask PN: I want to get to know you
Hi Dirk, great idea! I'm Alvaro, originally from Spain. I was introduced to Python at my first job after despising C++ and Matlab in college. Fell immediately in love with it, and how easy to use and understand it was. I'm now a software developer developing Django Rest Framework backends and looking at the freelancing cliff with more and more eagerness... any tips on that from anyone?