About the Author
Alex Martelli is a member of the Python Software Foundation and works as Uber Tech Lead for Google, Inc. in Mountain View, California. Before joining Google, Alex spent eight years with IBM Research, winning three Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards. He won 13 as Senior Software Consultant at think3 inc, where he developed libraries, network protocols, GUI engines, event frameworks, and web access frontends. He won three more as a freelance consultant, working mostly for AB Strakt, a Python-centered software house in Göteborg, Sweden. Alex has also taught programming languages, development methods, and numerical computing at Ferrara University and other venues. Alex's proudest achievement is the articles that appeared in Bridge World (January/February 2000), which were hailed as giant steps toward solving issues that had haunted contract-bridge theoreticians for decades.