This week we welcome Parker Allen as our PyDev of the Week! Parker works at Bentobox a restaurant software company that uses Python on its backend.
Let’s spend some time getting to know Parker!
Can you tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, education, etc):
I have a non-traditional route into becoming a software engineer. I studied business with an emphasis in entrepreneurship at Loyola Marymount University, and became interested in crypto currency in 2017. I began building mining computers with 6 graphics cards, and only accessible by bash scripts in the Linux command line. This was my first true encounter with programming. I was awestruck at what was possible with the union of hardware and free open source software. This was the moment I knew I had to learn how to code and I began teaching myself for over a year every day after work.
It eventually consumed my interest entirely and I left my job working in a vineyard to pursue programming full time. I went to a coding school (Codesmith) in LA to sharpen my skills and haven’t looked back. Being close to business decisions and product development is one of the reasons why I love working at start-ups.
When I am not building on top of the world wide web, I enjoy spending my free time golfing, cycling, and finding ways to take a break from the screens.
Why did you start using Python?
What other programming languages do you know and which is your favorite?
Is there anything else you’d like to say?
Appreciate the spotlight for Python developers, thanks for interviewing me!
Thanks for being a part of the series, Parker!
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