Hi, I'm Len Wanger. I worked as a software engineer and engineering manager for many years (in a large number of language - FORTRAN, Pascal, C, C++, Basic, Ada, Lisp, Prolog, Tcl, Java, Jovial, etc.). These days I work as a coach and consultant for early stage start up companies.
I started using Python 14 years ago as an investigation into putting Python as an embedded scripting language in a molecular modeling package that my team was writing. We didn't end up using it for that project, but I fell in love with the language as a hobbyist. Over the last several years I have also started using Python to help with a variety of STEM education projects I am involved with.
I am using Python for a number for fun projects. Data Analysis, STEM education, financial simulation, and even to control a proprietary 3D printer that one of my client companies is developing.
I live in Chicago and am a regular listener to Podcast.init. In particular it is great to hear about all of the interesting developments in the wider Python ecosystem.