Alex Martelli spent 8 years with IBM Research, winning three Outstanding
Technical Achievement Awards. He then spent 13 as a Senior Software
Consultant at think3 inc, developing libraries, network protocols, GUI
engines, event frameworks, and web access frontends. He has also taught
programming languages, development methods, and numerical computing at
Ferrara University and other venues. He's a C++ MVP for Brainbench, and
a member of the Python Software Foundation. He currently works for AB
Strakt, a Python-centered software house in Göteborg, Sweden, mostly by
telecommuting from his home in Bologna, Italy. Alex's proudest achievement is the articles that appeared in Bridge
World (January/February 2000), which were hailed as giant steps towards
solving issues that had haunted contract bridge theoreticians for
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