Philip Herron

Philip Herron

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Philip Herron is an avid software engineer who puts his passion toward compiler and virtual machine implementations. When he was first accepted to Google Summer of Code 2010, he used the inspiration from Paul Biggar's PhD on Optimization Dynamic Languages to develop a proof of concept GCC frontend to compile Python. This project sparked his deep interest in how Python works.

After completing a consecutive year on the same project in 2011, Philip decided to apply for Cython under the Python Foundation to gain a deeper appreciation of the standard Python implementation. Through this, he started to realise that you can take advantage of Python to control the logic in systems or even add more high level interfaces such as embedded twisted web servers for REST calls to a system level piece of software without writing any C code.

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