This week we welcome Kyle Stratis (@KyleStratis) as our PyDev of the Week! He is an active contributor at Real Python but also maintains his own website. You can catch up with his projects on Github as well. Let’s take a few moments to get to know Kyle!
Can you tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, education, etc):
I’m a self-taught developer, I actually studied neuroscience up through graduate school, with a focus on mechanisms of attention in the auditory system. The coding I had to do at every step of the experimental process rekindled my early love of the craft, and a good friend stepped in as a mentor – so I taught myself and got my first job while I was writing my master’s thesis.
While I do a lot of programming on the side, I also enjoy weightlifting (my father was a bodybuilder and gym-owner, with 4x Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler starting at his gym, so maybe it’s genetic), skateboarding, and surfing, which I do noticeably less of now that I live in Boston. I’m also a bit of a metalhead, so on any given weekend you’ll be likely to find me at a dingy club with a battlevest on and cheap beer in hand. I’d be remiss to not mention spending time with my wife, which usually is spent reading, hiking, and playing with our 2 cats.
Why did you start using Python?
It was recommended by my mentor, and I really enjoyed the simple syntax and ability to rapidly build something with little boilerplate.
What other programming languages do you know and which is your favorite?
In my career I’ve used C# and Perl, and have a steadily declining familiarity with C++ and Java.
Thanks for doing the interview, Kyle!
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