(born October 5, 1955) is an Italian computer engineer and Fellow of the Python Software Foundation
. Since early 2005, he works for Google
, Inc. in Mountain View, California
, for the first few years as "Über Tech Lead," then as "Senior Staff Engineer," currently in charge of "long tail" community support for Google Cloud Platform.
He holds a Laurea
in Electrical Engineering
from Bologna University
(1980); he is the author of Python in a Nutshell
(recently out in a third edition, which Martelli wrote with two co-authors), co-editor of the Python Cookbook'
s first two editions, and has written other (mostly Python-related) materials. Martelli won the 2002 Activators' Choice Award, and the 2006 Frank Willison award for outstanding contributions to the Python
Before joining Google, Martelli spent a year designing chips with Texas Instruments
; eight years with IBM Research
, gradually shifting from hardware to software, and winning three Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards; 12 as Senior Software Consultant at think3, Inc.
, developing libraries, network protocols, GUI engines, event frameworks, and web access frontends; and three more as a freelance consultant, working mostly for Open End AB
, a Python-centered software house (formerly known as Strakt AB
) located in Gothenburg
He has taught courses on programming, development methods, object-oriented design
, cloud computing
, and numerical computing, at Ferrara University
and other schools. Martelli was also the keynote speaker for the 2008 SciPy
Conference, and various editions of Pycon APAC and Pycon Italia conferences.