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Doug Hellmann is a Senior Software Engineer at Racemi and former Editor in Chief for Python Magazine. He has been programming in Python since version 1.4, and prior to Python worked mostly with C on a variety of Unix and non-Unix platforms. He has worked on projects ranging from mapping to medical news publishing, with a little banking thrown in for good measure. He is interested in usability, development processes, and dynamic languages. As a recent convert to Mac OS X, he is learning AppleScript and Objective C. Doug spends his spare time working on several open source projects; reading science fiction, history and biographies; writing the Python Module of the Week blog series; and enjoying his new patio. He lives in Athens, GA with his wife and cats.