Al Sweigart

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Software developer. UI designer. Tech book author.

Not currently seeking employment.


(All made freely available under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license on If you'd like to buy my books online, I'd recommend purchasing them from the publisher's website: Amazon may be slightly cheaper, but No Starch Press offers the ebooks for free (in DRM-free PDF, epub, and Kindle formats) when you buy a print copy.)

Speaking History

  • "Recursion for Beginners: A Beginner's Guide to Recursion", North Bay Python 2018
  • "A Beginner's Guide to Tackling Recursion", PyOhio 2018
  • Keynote, PyCon Philippines 2018
  • "Yes, It's Time to Learn Regular Expressions", PyCon US 2017
  • "Logging and Testing and Debugging, Oh My!", PyBay 2017
  • "Become an Excel Wizard Using Python Scripting", IndyPy meetup
  • "Automating Your Browser and Desktop Apps", PyBay 2016
  • "Automating Your Browser and Desktop Apps", DjangoCon US 2015
  • "Automating Your Browser and Desktop Apps", PyOhio 2015
  • "IDLE Reimagined", PyCon US 2015 Education Summit



B.S. Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin

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