Guido van Rossum

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Guido van Rossum (born 31 January 1956) is a Dutch programmer best known as the author of the Python programming language, for which he was the "Benevolent dictator for life" (BDFL) until he stepped down from the position in July 2018.wikipedia
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Python (programming language)

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Guido van Rossum (born 31 January 1956) is a Dutch programmer best known as the author of the Python programming language, for which he was the "Benevolent dictator for life" (BDFL) until he stepped down from the position in July 2018.
Created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991, Python's design philosophy emphasizes code readability with its notable use of significant whitespace.

Benevolent dictator for life

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Guido van Rossum (born 31 January 1956) is a Dutch programmer best known as the author of the Python programming language, for which he was the "Benevolent dictator for life" (BDFL) until he stepped down from the position in July 2018.
The phrase originated in 1995 with reference to Guido van Rossum, creator of the Python programming language.

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica

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While working at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Van Rossum wrote and contributed a glob routine to BSD Unix in 1986 and helped develop the ABC programming language. He has worked for various research institutes, including the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in the Netherlands, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI).
More recent examples of research results from CWI include the development of scheduling algorithms for the Dutch railway system (the Nederlandse Spoorwegen, one of the busiest rail networks in the world) and the development of the Python programming language by Guido van Rossum.

ABC (programming language)

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While working at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Van Rossum wrote and contributed a glob routine to BSD Unix in 1986 and helped develop the ABC programming language. He has explained that Python's predecessor, ABC, was inspired by SETL, noting that ABC co-developer Lambert Meertens had "spent a year with the SETL group at NYU before coming up with the final ABC design".
The language had a major influence on the design of the Python programming language; Guido van Rossum, who developed Python, previously worked for several years on the ABC system in the mid 1980s.

Van (Dutch)

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According to his home page and Dutch naming conventions, the "van" in his name is capitalized when he is referred to by surname alone, but not when using his first and last name together.

Grail (web browser)

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He also created Grail, an early web browser written in Python, and engaged in discussions about the HTML standard.

Corporation for National Research Initiatives

CNRI
He has worked for various research institutes, including the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in the Netherlands, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI).
Guido van Rossum, pioneer for open source software and creator of Python, at one time worked for this company.

Glob (programming)

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While working at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Van Rossum wrote and contributed a glob routine to BSD Unix in 1986 and helped develop the ABC programming language.

Rietveld (software)

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He named another related software project after Gerrit Rietveld, a Dutch designer.
Rietveld is a web-based collaborative code review tool for Subversion written by Guido van Rossum to run on Google's cloud service.

SETL

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He has explained that Python's predecessor, ABC, was inspired by SETL, noting that ABC co-developer Lambert Meertens had "spent a year with the SETL group at NYU before coming up with the final ABC design".
According to Guido van Rossum, "Python's predecessor, ABC, was inspired by SETL -- Lambert Meertens spent a year with the SETL group at NYU before coming up with the final ABC design!"

Open-source software

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A group of individuals at the session included Tim O'Reilly, Linus Torvalds, Tom Paquin, Jamie Zawinski, Larry Wall, Brian Behlendorf, Sameer Parekh, Eric Allman, Greg Olson, Paul Vixie, John Ousterhout, Guido van Rossum, Philip Zimmermann, John Gilmore and Eric S. Raymond.

FSF Free Software Awards

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FLOSS Weekly

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Many influential people from the free and open-source community have appeared on the show, including Kent Beck, Ward Cunningham, Miguel de Icaza, Rasmus Lerdorf, Tim O'Reilly, Guido van Rossum, Linus Torvalds, and Jimmy Wales.

NLUUG

Over the years, awards have been given to amongst others Piet Beertema, Guido van Rossum, Wietse Venema, Bram Moolenaar, Andy Tanenbaum and Wytze van der Raay and Teus Hagen.

Programmer

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Guido van Rossum (born 31 January 1956) is a Dutch programmer best known as the author of the Python programming language, for which he was the "Benevolent dictator for life" (BDFL) until he stepped down from the position in July 2018.

Netherlands

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Van Rossum was born and raised in the Netherlands, where he received a master's degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Amsterdam in 1982.

Computer science

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Van Rossum was born and raised in the Netherlands, where he received a master's degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Amsterdam in 1982.

University of Amsterdam

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Van Rossum was born and raised in the Netherlands, where he received a master's degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Amsterdam in 1982.

List of type designers

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He has a brother, Just van Rossum, who is a type designer and programmer who designed the typeface used in the "Python Powered" logo.

Typeface

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He has a brother, Just van Rossum, who is a type designer and programmer who designed the typeface used in the "Python Powered" logo.

Belmont, California

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Van Rossum lives in Belmont, California, with his wife, Kim Knapp, and their son.

Tussenvoegsel

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According to his home page and Dutch naming conventions, the "van" in his name is capitalized when he is referred to by surname alone, but not when using his first and last name together.

Berkeley Software Distribution

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While working at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Van Rossum wrote and contributed a glob routine to BSD Unix in 1986 and helped develop the ABC programming language.

Unix

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While working at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Van Rossum wrote and contributed a glob routine to BSD Unix in 1986 and helped develop the ABC programming language.