Martin is a Programmer, Author & Designer based in the Netherlands
I'm a creative programmer, author & designer of things, with experience dating back to the 80s and the days of the ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupé.
My career has been unconventional. Programming through my childhood & 20s, I then took a 7 year detour into biology gaining a PhD in Immunology & Bioinformatics. Later rediscovering my passion for programming I left academia, working first in commercial software development before taking the leap into independent consulting & writing in 2019.
I have written and published several successful Python programming books and provide GUI programming training & consultancy via my Python GUIs website.
I also enjoy tinkering with eletronics and retro computers. You can find much of what I've done — dating all the way back to the 90s — on my blog.
I see programming as a fundamentally creative endeavor & through my books and courses hope to be able to share that same enthusiasm and fun of discovery with you.
Originally from the UK I now live in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. It's really nice, you should live there too.