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Marc-André Lemburg

Marc-André Lemburg

Always looking for new challenges
Technical interests
community, django, parsing, numpy, numeric, software-engineering, zope, javascript, networking, database, core-programming, postgresql, cloud, optimization, db-api, management, best-practices, unicode, porting, application-development, geneticalgorithm, music, regex, parallelization, servers, C/C++, sqlalchemy, raspberrypi, design, architecture, databases, encodings, finance, Full Text Search, marketing, user-groups, performance, application-design, data-structures, open-data, integration, web, api, machine-learning, project-management, scalability, productivity, open-source, social, graphics, refactoring, italian-food, startup, json, linux, datawarehousing, data-analysis, sql, PSF, datamodel, business, teamwork, case-study, webservices, Algorithms
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Marc-Andre is the CEO and founder of, a Python-focused project and consulting company based in Germany. He has a degree in mathematics from the University of Düsseldorf. His work with and for Python started in Winter 1993. In 1997, he became a Python Core Developer. He designed and implemented the Unicode support in Python and continued to maintain the Python Unicode implementation for more than a decade, after it first appeared in Python 1.6 in 2000.

Marc-Andre is a founding member of the Python Software Foundation (PSF) and has served on the PSF Board several times. He is also the author of the well-known mx Extensions, e.g. mxTextTools, mxDateTime and mxODBC, which are now distributed and maintained through

Today Marc-Andre spends most of his time managing large-scale customer projects heavily relying on Python and databases.

Marc-André Lemburg’s Talks

Designing Large-Scale Applications in Python
Efficient Python development with small teams
Interested in hosting EuroPython 2016/17?
pyrun - The one file Python runtime environment
Introduction to Python Database Programming
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