Atul S. Khot learned programming by reading C code and figuring out how it works. From there, he moved on to writing a lot of C++ code and then moved further to Java and Scala. He is an avid open source advocate who loves scripting languages and clean coding. He is ever ready to learn a new command-line trick. Atul currently works at Webonise Labs, Pune. He was also a panelist for Dr. Dobb's Jolt Awards. Last but not least, he is a trekking enthusiast and also a big foodie.