My name is Joel Lawhead and I'm the CIO and lead Python geek at NVisionSolutions.com. I maintain the blog GeospatialPython.com. I'm also the author of the Python Shapefile Library (PyShp). NVision is a geospatial technology and engineering company on the Mississippi Gulf Coast at the NASA Stennis Space Center. I have been using Python for 13 years including contributions to the O'Reilly "Python Cookbook" and have worked in the geospatial industry for 12 years. I actually started out in the newspaper industry with a degree in Journalism.