Sharad Bagri is a passionate software developer, adventurer, and an inquisitive learner. His first date with Python happened during the New Year break of 2013, and he fell in love with it. Ever since then, he can be seen cajoling his fellow programmers to try Python. He is a seasoned programmer and has worked with various languages and technologies.
Sharad secured his MS degree in computer engineering from Virginia Tech, USA. His research focused on verification of electronic circuits, which resulted in several papers published in peer-reviewed international conferences. Before going to Virginia Tech, he worked at Qualcomm and ABB in the embedded software and hardware development departments. He completed his bachelor's degree in electronics and communication engineering (ECE) from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Nagpur, India, where he was involved in diverse projects related to robotics, programming, and embedded systems development. His interests also include reading, running, cycling, and filmmaking.
Kevin Davenport is a senior technical program manager at Amazon.com, working on scalable solutions for offer recommendations and comparisons. He has 10 years of experience in statistical and machine learning implementations, systems engineering, and product management. Other than work, Kevin enjoys sharing his ideas on his blog (http://kldavenport.com/) and volunteering for Washington's Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance.
Vivek Vidyasagaran is pursuing his master's degree at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Centre, where he works on developing the next generation of digital entertainment. He completed his bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from VIT University, Vellore, India. Currently, he works on game design and development. Python has been an important tool in his development toolbox and he has been using it to create games and apps since 2010. Vivek is also very interested in the core technologies behind modern entertainment, such as computer graphics, GPU computing, and game engines.