| About the Author |
Mark Lutz is the world leader in Python training, the author of Python's earliest and best-selling texts, and a pioneering figure in the Python community.
Mark is also the author of the O'Reilly book Python Pocket Reference, and coauthor of Learning Python, all currently in second or third editions. Involved with Python since 1992, he started writing Python books in 1995 and began teaching Python classes in 1997. As of mid-2006, he has instructed more than 170 Python training sessions.
In addition, he holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science from the University of Wisconsin, and over the last two decades has worked on compilers, programming tools, scripting applications, and assorted client/server systems.
Whenever Mark gets a break from spreading the Python word, he leads an ordinary, average life in Colorado. Mark can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the Web at http://www.rmi.net/~lutz.