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Doug Hellmann is currently a senior developer with Racemi, Inc., and communications director of the Python Software Foundation. He has been programming in Python since version 1.4 and has worked on a variety of Unix and non-Unix platforms for projects in fields such as mapping, medical news publishing, banking, and data center automation. After a year as a regular columnist for Python Magazine, he served as editor-in-chief from 2008-2009. Since 2007, Doug has published the popular "Python Module of the Week" series on his blog. He lives in Athens, Georgia.