About Python Land

Who I am, and how you can support me

Erik van Baaren
Aug 17 · 2 min read
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Hi! I’m Erik van Baaren, the owner and author of many of the articles and tutorials on:

Additionally, I often write for other publications, like “Better Programming.”

I’ve been working as a professional software developer for 25 years and hold a Master of Science degree in computer science. My favorite language of choice: Python!

I started writing professionally in 2019, right here on Medium, and have since done so. I love writing and strive to share knowledge in a clear, concise, and understandable way. However, I’m still working as a full-time software engineer too.

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