[BangPypers] Welcoming Sam Ockman

Anand Balachandran Pillai abpillai at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 14:44:42 CET 2009

Hi folks,

           Sam Ockman is a Linux luminary, visionary and entrepreneur
in the Silicon valley.  Sam founded Penguin computing in 1998, a
company which pioneered in reliable Linux systems.

           Sam also co-wrote and edited the seminal open source book
"Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution", published
in 1999 by O'Reilly.  Sam has also edited books on Unix and Perl in his
previous life.

          In his current life however, Sam is hooked to Python and is
working on a new vertical search engine at https://www.1000corks.com,
which is entirely built using Python (Turbogears). Sam says that he
"switched from Perl to Python three years ago". :)

           Sam keeps learning a new aspect of Python everyday (more
like every night actually). He thinks that joining our group will be a lot
of "fun". Let us prove him right :)

         A very warm welcome to Sam Ockman to BangPypers!



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