Creators and Guests

Brian Okken
Host
Brian Okken
Software Engineer, also on Python Bytes and Python People podcasts
Appears in 218 episodes
Adam Johnson
Guest
Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson is an author and solo consultant working with Ansible, AWS, Django, and Python. He is a member of the Django project Technical Board (2.2, 3.x, and 4.x release cycles), and a co-organizer of the The London Django Meetup. He is the author of Speed Up Your Django Tests and Boost Your Django DX.
Appears in 2 episodes
Anthony Sottile
Guest
Anthony Sottile
Anthony is a core contributor and long time user of pytest, the best automated testing framework on the planet. Anthony also maintains a few other useful tools including pre-commit, flake8 and tox.
Appears in 1 episode
Arun Gupta
Guest
Arun Gupta
Arun Gupta is vice president and general manager of Open Ecosystem Initiatives at Intel Corporation. He is an open source strategist, advocate, and practitioner for nearly two decades. He has taken companies such as Apple, Amazon, and Sun Microsystems through systemic changes to embrace open source principles, contribute and collaborate effectively. As an elected chair of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Governing Board, Arun works with CNCF leadership and member companies to grow cloud native ecosystem. He has delivered technical talks in 45+ countries, authored multiple books, and is a Docker Captain, Java Champion, and Java User Group leader. He also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the U.S. and continues to promote technology education among children. Arun holds two patents on using XML and XSL for an efficient generation of test reports. Arun is an avid runner.
Appears in 1 episode
Brett Cannon (@brettcannon@fosstodon.org)
Guest
Brett Cannon (@brettcannon@fosstodon.org)
Python core developer. Dev lead for the Python extension for VS Code. Tall, snarky Canadian.
Appears in 1 episode
Brian Wisti
Guest
Brian Wisti
Professional computer hater, devoted enthusiast of lunch-scale solutions, and occasional artist. Been using my personal Web site as my face online since 2000.
Appears in 1 episode
Carlton Gibson
Guest
Carlton Gibson
Dr. Carlton Gibson is a veteran software application developer, husband, and father of four. Carlton is a Django Fellow (Retired), DSF Individual Member, PSF Fellow. He works mainly on and with the Django web framework. He's also the co-host of a weekly podcast, Django Chat, and can be found on GitHub and Mastodon.
Appears in 1 episode
CF Bolz-Tereick
Guest
CF Bolz-Tereick
Carl Friedrich Bolz-Tereick is a full-time dad and part-time postdoc researcher at the Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany. He has been a fan of Python since version 2.1 and a core developer of PyPy since almost the beginning of the project. He's been a Fellow of the PSF since 2010. His research interests are efficient implementations of all kinds of dynamic languages using tracing JIT compilation and runtime partial evaluation. In addition to PyPy, he has worked on jitting implementations of Prolog, Smalltalk, Racket, PHP, and Haskell. In his free time he wanders around cities to find art in public spaces.
Appears in 1 episode
Charlie Marsh
Guest
Charlie Marsh
Charlie is the creator of Ruff and uv, and the founder of Astral, a company dedicated to building high-performance developer tools for the Python ecosystem. He's spent his career working across programming ecosystems: first, at Khan Academy, where he focused on the Android, iOS, and web platforms; and most recently, as a Staff Software Engineer at Spring Discovery, where he led the development of a hybrid Rust-Python machine learning and data platform.
Appears in 1 episode
Courtney Webster
Guest
Courtney Webster
Courtney Webster is a Product Manager on the Python extension in VS Code team at Microsoft. She joined the team a year and a half ago after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with her Master’s in Information Technology and Management. Her primary focus since joining the team has been the getting started experience and as it pertains to the different feature areas.
Appears in 1 episode
David Smith
Guest
David Smith
An accountant that is also a maintainer of Django Crispy Forms and contributor to Django Core.
Appears in 1 episode
Eleanor Boyd
Guest
Eleanor Boyd
Eleanor Boyd is a software engineer on the Python for VS Code team at Microsoft. She has been on the team for a year and a half, joining in August 2022 following her graduation from Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s in computer science. Prior to graduation, Eleanor spent a summer interning with the team investigating pyodide applications in the VS Code ecosystem. Upon returning to the Python for VS Code team full-time, Eleanor’s main focus has been a redesign of Python testing architecture.
Appears in 1 episode
Glyph
Guest
Glyph
Although most well-known for being the founder of the Twisted project, Glyph has also worked on massively multiplayer online games, dynamic web applications, enterprise information management software, and created or contributed to dozens of open source projects, mostly related to infrastructure. He’s also a prolific public speaker, mostly about software, also occasionally about ethics. He has run Python programs, and written Python programs to be run, on mainframes, on custom-built embedded devices, and just about everything in between.
Appears in 1 episode
Harry Percival @hjwp@fosstodon.org
Guest
Harry Percival @hjwp@fosstodon.org
Python programmer, TDD book author, constant source of Aliens quotes.
Appears in 2 episodes
Hynek Schlawack
Guest
Hynek Schlawack
Hynek is a Python & Go developer, DevOps engineer, blogger, public speaker, PSF fellow, and creator of attrs. He's also the maintainer of structlog and contributor to CPython and Twisted.
Appears in 2 episodes
James Falcon
Guest
James Falcon
James Falcon is a software engineer at Canonical, primarily maintaining the cloud-init project. He has spent his career in a variety of Python development and testing roles.
Appears in 1 episode
Joe Curley
Guest
Joe Curley
Joseph (Joe) Curley serves Intel Corporation as Vice President and General Manager of Software Products and Ecosystem in Intel’s Software and Advanced Technology Group. His primary responsibilities include the oneAPI industry initiative, product management of developer and foundational software, and supporting the oneAPI developer ecosystem. Mr. Curley joined Intel Corporation in 2007, and has served in multiple other strategic planning, ecosystem development, and business leadership roles. Prior to joining Intel, Joe worked at Dell, Inc. leading the global workstation product line, the consumer and small business desktop product line, and in a series of engineering roles. He began his career at computer graphics pioneer Tseng Labs.
Appears in 1 episode
Johanna Rothman
Guest
Johanna Rothman
I help managers and leaders see and then choose to do reasonable things that work. Author of 19 books and counting.
Appears in 1 episode
Justin Jackson
Guest
Justin Jackson
⚡ Bootstrapping, podcasting, calm companies, business ethics. Co-founder of Transistor.fm (podcast hosting).
Appears in 1 episode
Karl Stoley
Guest
Karl Stoley
Karl Stolley is an associate professor of information technology and management at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He’s been teaching, researching, and practicing web development up and down the stack since the blink tag was still a thing. He’s a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, and a routine presenter and participant in professional developer groups and meetups in Chicago.
Appears in 1 episode
Matt Makai
Guest
Matt Makai
VP of DevRel & DX at AssemblyAI. Software developer. FullStackPython creator.
Appears in 1 episode
Nathan Aschbacher
Guest
Nathan Aschbacher
A properly specified OTP behaviour. CEO & Co-Founder Auxon.io. Formerly of PolySync, Visa, & Basho.
Appears in 1 episode
Ned Batchelder
Guest
Ned Batchelder
Python, software, coverage.py, typography, juggling, Boston, autism (dad). Laughing at the world doesn't mean I don't take it seriously. He/him.
Appears in 1 episode
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Guest
Nick Hodges
Developer Advocate at RollBar
Appears in 1 episode
Nicole Tietz-Sokolskaya
Guest
Nicole Tietz-Sokolskaya
Nicole is a software engineer and writer. She works as a principal software engineer at Remesh where her main responsibilities are performance, security, and backend systems using Python and Rust. She writes frequently about myriad topics on her blog. Outside of computers, she's kept busy with her family and all of life's other responsibilities.
Appears in 1 episode
Pamela Fox
Guest
Pamela Fox
Currently a Principal Cloud Advocate in Python at Microsoft.
Appears in 1 episode
Patrick Mineault
Guest
Patrick Mineault
Neuro AI, vision, Python, open science. Senior ML scientist @ Mila. Previously engineer @ Google, Meta.
Appears in 1 episode
Paul Ganssle
Guest
Paul Ganssle
Programmer working @Google in NYC. Maintainer of python-dateutil, Python core developer and general FOSS contributor.
Appears in 1 episode
Piper Thunstrom
Guest
Piper Thunstrom
Senior software engineer, author, public speaker and technical editor.
Appears in 1 episode
Ryan Cheley
Guest
Ryan Cheley
Experienced #healthIT Director | #Django & #Python developer on the side
Appears in 1 episode
Trey Hunner
Guest
Trey Hunner
Python team trainer. Creator of Python Morsels.
Appears in 1 episode
Will McGugan
Guest
Will McGugan
CEO / Founder of Textualize Hyperborean Python expert, author, humanist, husband, sometimes wildlife photographer.
Appears in 1 episode
Will Vincent
Guest
Will Vincent
Will Vincent is a former Board Member of the Django Software Foundation and the author of three books on Django. He co-hosts the Django Chat podcast, co-writes the weekly Django News newsletter, and runs LearnDjango.com.
Appears in 1 episode
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