metaprogramming and politics

Decentralize. Take the red pill.

about holger krekel

When i discovered Python i was thrilled by its high-level constructs and introspection facilities. I am still thrilled by the idea of dynamically deploying and executing high level programs in the net. In my view, Python and testing are a wonderfully productive combination for writing software. Out of this conviction, I founded and co-developed the PyPy project and maintain the pytest and tox testing tools. I also maintain a number of other projects, among the more popular are execnet for ad-hoc cross-interpreter communication and the py lib (i agree the naming choice of the latter was not very wise but it’s too hard to change now without breaking tons of code).  Most of my code you find at bitbucket/hpk42.

The coding culture in almost all my projects consists of test- and documentation-driven development and applying metaprogramming techniques.

My non-programming activities included the founding and living in the Trillke house project in central germany, where some 50 people and 10 children set out to collectively own and manage a 4000 squaremeter house in a city. Since 2009, I am living in Freiburg where i am also active in the local Go Club.

I continue to manage the merlinux company which executed and helped to manage the PyPy project from around 2004 to 2011, as well as executing contracts for the Google Open Source office, Nokia and other companies.

Me and my company are generally available for project contracting, consulting and teaching.

Feel free to contact me at holger.krekel at if you have questions, inquiries or comments. You may also find me as hpk42 on twitter.

Written by holger krekel

February 22, 2009 at 6:04 pm


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