Guido van Rossum

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Guido van Rossum

Name: Guido van Rossum

Born: January 31, 1956, in the Netherlands

Computer-related contributions

  • Dutch computer programmer who is best known as the author of the Python programming language.
  • In the Python community, Van Rossum is known as a "Benevolent Dictator For Life" (BDFL), meaning that he continues to oversee the Python development process, making decisions where necessary.
  • Worked for Google from 2005 to 2012 and now works for Dropbox.

Significant publications

  • Recognized as a Distinguished Engineer by the Association for Computing Machinery (2006).
  • NLUUG Award (2003).
  • Award for the Advancement of Free Software (2001).