Guido van Rossum is the creator of the Python programming language. He grew up in the Netherlands
studied at the University of Amsterdam, where he graduated with a Master's Degree in Mathematics and
Computer Science. His first job after college was as a programmer at CWI, where he worked on the ABC
language, the Amoeba distributed operating system, and a variety of multimedia projects. During this
time he created Python as side project. He then moved to the United States to take a job at a
research lab in Virginia, married a Texan, worked for several other startups, and moved to
In 2005 he joined Google, where he obtained the rank of Senior Staff Engineer, and in 2013 he
working for Dropbox as a Principal Engineer. In October 2019 he retired. Until 2018 he was Python's
(Benevolent Dictator For Life), and he is still deeply involved in the Python community. Guido, his
and their teenager live in Silicon Valley, where they love hiking, biking and birding.
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