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R. David Murray

I've been a computer nerd since high school, and that was longer ago that I want to admit (I started with a teletype and punched tape). I've generally been an early adopter of successful technologies, and that includes adopting Python as my main programming language not too long after its first public release. The bulk of my career has involved maintaining Internet connected networks (read: ISPs) and writing glue programs in Python to tie together complex systems. I've been an IT consultant for a number of years now, and am partner in the consulting firm of Murray and Walker. We provide outsourced IT support in the areas of Internet connectivity, IP networking, IP-based services, firewalls, Unix and Linux servers, and system integration, as well as doing consulting about and contract programming in Python.

I became a CPython core contributor in 2009, and adopted the email package as my primary focus in 2010. I've been working on bringing the email package fully into the Python3 world where unicode is the natural way to manage text.


March 10th 4:15 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.
The Email Package: Past, Present, and Future