PyBites Authors

On this page we maintain short bios of all the awesome folks that have been guest posting on our site (in order of appearance):

Martin Uribe

Martin is a ten year Army Veteran, turned Field Support Technician in the IT and Services Industry, who likes to code on the side to make his daily tasks easier. You can follow him on Twitter and GitHub.

Martin's posts.

Dante Septem

Dante describes himself as a Pythonista in the making, digital magician and complete fool. You can follow him on GitHub.

Dante's posts.

Michael Herman

Michael is a software engineer and educator who lives and works in the Denver/Boulder area. He started using Django in 2010 and is the co-founder/author of Real Python.

Michael's posts.

Martin Smith

Martin has been working in the IT Industry for 23 years and developed in a number of different languages. Most recently he has been taking more datacentric roles developing datawarehouses with SQL Server. He is learning Python now to add data science and machine learning to his tool belt.

Martin's posts.

Rodolfo Ferro

Rod is a math undergrad, a sci-tech enthusiast and a passionate for Python projects related with Computer Vision, Bots and a bit of ML. He is currently a GitHub Campus Expert and you can find him on Twitter and GitHub.

Rodolfo's posts.

Mridu Bhatnagar

Mridu has just started her professional career. Was introduced to Python by a kind Professor and been coding in Python at work and outside since. She loves to explore domains were Python is used.

Mridu's posts.

Rhys Powell

Rhys is a long time ops, moving very slowly, to dev. He loves tinkering and thinks he should blog far more than he does. You can follow him on Twitter, github and gitlab.

Rhys's posts.

Aviral Verma

Aviral is a Computer Science student at IIT-R. He is a budding python developer, loves developing new things & is an ever eager open source contributor. You can follow him on Github and Twitter.

Aviral's posts.

Andrew Knight

Andy is a software engineer and consultant who specializes in building test automation solutions from the ground up. Follow him on Twitter at @AutomationPanda, and check out his blog at

Andy's posts.

Cristian Medina

Cris is a computer engineer with experience in software and tools development, as well as server architecture and testing. He loves tinkering with software while trying to tie together different technologies. Visit his blog: and follow him on Twitter and Github.

Cris' posts.

Jason Wattier

Jason is a reformed accountant turned database developer. He became interested in learning Python to become a more well-rounded programming savant. After a life-changing experience attending PyCon 2018, he is excited about becoming more involved in the open source community. You can find him on Twitter and on Github.

Jason's posts.

Erik O'Shaughnessy

Husband, father, hacker, gamer, storyteller, egregeous guitarist, hoplophile, space enthusiast, UNIX system programmer, scuba diver, amatuer radio operator, remote-control neophyte, part-time sci-fi snob, passing cartoonist, enthusiastic karateka, whiskey drinker, acolyte of Schwa, semi-good pythonista, recovering trombonist, mechanical keyboard afficiando, unapologetic Apple fanboi, pickup truck driver, naked-eye exoplanet hunter and seriously grouchy in the morning before the first cup of coffee.

Erik's posts.

Andrea Mammoliti

Italian living in Shanghai. Actually working as management Consultant. Pythonista, interested in all Python applications from Django/Flask to Machine Learning. You can follow Andrea on Github

Andrea's posts.

Marc Falzon

Marc is a self confessed geek (aka nerd with social skills), gamer, father of 3, husband to a wife, 20 years IT support, and quasi-pythonista. Also trying to learn more and help others along the way. You can follow Marc on Twitter

Marc's posts.

Anthony Lister

Anthony is qualified in baseband hardware electronics and system design engineering having worked for a handful of mobile phone and mission-critical comms companies. Now works in another industry which is also an all encompassing passion of his; aviation. Also a self confessed gadget geek, Scotch malt whisky fan, cyclist and now fledgling Pythonista in training. Can often be found building robots using micropython with his two sons at weekends. Active participant of the #100daysofcode course. Follow his progress on Twitter at @Anthlis.

Anthony's posts.

Giuseppe Cunsolo

Giuseppe is a GNU/Linux and Python enthusiast. He works as sysadmin/SRE and started coding relatively late in his career. His loves learning something new everyday and automating stuff. Follow his work on Twitter at @markgreene74.

Giuseppe's posts.

AJ Kerrigan

AJ tries to understand how things work (code, books, music, people...) and share things along the way. Come say hi on Twitter, DEV or GitHub. Tell him something interesting you learned, and he'll probably be as excited as you are!

AJ's posts.

Cedric Sambre

Cedric has been passionate about computers for as long as he can remember. He started working as a service provider in 2010 and still loves doing what he does. When he's not working, soldering or programming, he likes to pick-up a guitar or play video games.

Cedric's posts.

Harrison Morgan

Harrison has been a hobbyist Python programmer for several years. He enjoys learning, solving hard problems, and teaching others. When not programming, you can probably find him in a tree, reading a book. You can follow him on Twitter and GitHub.

Harrison's posts.

Ryan Cheley

Ryan uses code to solve problems. He enjoys writing Python, but to pay the bills he works for a Healthcare organization and manages people and goes to meetings day to day. You can follow him on Twitter, GitHub, or his personal blog

Ryan's posts.

Christo Olivier

Christo has spent his entire career (and life) tinkering with computers. He currently builds out data engineering platforms in the cloud and can generally be found sneaking more Python into any project he touches. You can follow him on Twitter and GitHub.

Christo's posts.

Robin Beer

Robin is an energy data scientist leveraging Python to accelerate the transition to a sustainable energy system. You can follow him on his website.

Robin's posts.

Peter Babalola

Peter is an undergraduate computer science major, freelance developer and open source contributor leveraging Python and Django Framework to create stunning web applications. You can follow him on Twitter, LinkedIN or his website

Peter's posts.

David Colton

David is an undergraduate computer science major, freelance developer and open source contributor leveraging Python and Django Framework to create stunning web applications. You can follow him on Twitter, LinkedIN, GitHub or his website

David's posts.

Michael Aydinbas

Michael is a data scientist and data engineer who can't (and doesn't want to) decide which of the two worlds he belongs to, so he tries to love them both. His background is in psychology and computer science as well as environmental engineering. He uses the Python data stack along with large-scale data technologies to help his customers migrate their workflows into the 21st century. You can follow him on LinkedIn and GitHub.

Michaels' posts.

Jesse Brink

My name is Jesse. I'm an avid Pythonista trying to learn as much as I can about the language and programming in general. I first started learning to code about six or seven months ago. As quarantine started, I was looking for something new to learn, and boy, did I ever find it! If I'm not coding, you can find me working, playing my guitar, or spending time with my family.

Alessandro Finamore

Alessandro is a principal engineer at the HUAWEI research center in Paris, working on the integration AI technologies into high-speed network monitoring systems. For more info, check his website.

Alessandro's posts.

Geoff Riley

With over 40 years experience, Geoff is a self proclaimed ancient programmer who often reminisces about the days when a single computer filled rooms and had less power than a modern washing machine. Professionally he has been involved with: data collection and statistical process analysis; recruitment payroll, and search and selection systems; and some database analysis. He has a large arsenal of programming languages at his disposal, having started with Basic (an interest main frame version) and moving through assembly code (Z-80 and 6502 initially) before taking up Pascal and C before getting into more scripting languages including Bash, Perl and, of course, Python when managing arrays of servers.

Beyond computer based tasks, Geoff is also a skilled jewellery maker, model maker and (what the choir leader calls) a useful tenor in the local Anglican Church choir.

Geoff's posts.