For our new project Squirro we are starting our jet engines again. So at the end of last year we were again looking for great software developers to join our team. For that we did a pitch at the December Webtuesday in the hope of attracting one or or two good people. And indeed a few days later Patrick approached us and by the next Webtuesday he had already joined our team.
He had not written much Python before and still he was productive from the second day on. In this first weeks since he started, Patrick wrote several web services from scratch (I think the average is one per week). And he has just taken over management of our whole live infrastructure, using good old Puppet.
Patrick and me actually met briefly back in 2003 when he won the software development showcase event at the WorldSkills in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Thanks for your work Patrick!