This week we welcome Irina Truong (@irinatruong) as our PyDev of the Week! Irina has been a speaker at several Python conferences and is a maintainer for pgcli, a Python package that is a command-line interface to the Postgres database. You can see what else she has been up to over on Github. Let’s spend some time getting to know Irina!
Can you tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, education, etc)?
I have a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Kharkiv University of Electronics (in Ukraine). I do aikido, and ride my bike to places when possible.
Why did you start using Python?
I’ve been working for a long time in C# (.NET) [Microsoft won’t be very happy about this statement], but I was not very impressed by the whole .NET ecosystem. I wrote web applications in a few different languages, and yet there was no love at first sight. Until I encountered my first Python tutorial on building a small web application. The code was clear, concise, and the application did not need any servers set up to run locally. I knew I wanted to write in this language.
What other programming languages do you know and which is your favorite?