age of new pythonistas
Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters
mertz at gnosis.cx
Thu Dec 20 18:44:41 EST 2001
Bengt Richter wrote:
> What I wonder about is the dev group, starting with Guido and Tim ;-)
Mark Hammond wrote:
|Guido is a few years older than me, and Tim a few years older than him :)
I've wondered that myself, from time to time. In Guido's case, it seems
fairly easy to ballpark (maybe just from recent pictures). His resume
at http://www.python.org/~guido/Resume.html provides some guidelines.
It says he got a Master's degree in 1982, and that he worked for 5 years
at SARA while getting it. It is possible within the phrasing that he
took more than 5 years for the Masters, but only worked at SARA for five
of them. Still, that puts the start probably around 1977. Guessing the
MA came right after a college degree, he was probably around 23 in 1977.
Tim Peters is much harder to pin down, of course. I once saw a picture
on the Python website that was rumored to be Tim (sitting on the
shoulder of some gray haired guy :-)). But who knows whether that's
accurate. It doesn't seem to be around now.
Older-than-I-used-to-be-ly yours, Lulu...
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