Guido van Rossum

IRL Name: 
Guido van Rossum

Guido van Rossum was born on January 31, 1956 in Netherlands. He is known as the creator of the Python programming language and the "Benevolent Dictator For Life" (BDFL) of the Python community. In December 2005, he was hired by Google in Mountain View, CA.


He wrote a web-based code-review tool for Google in Python.

Guido van Rossum wrote and contributed a glob() routine to BSD Unix in 1986.

He also worked on the development of the ABC programming language.