Anna Martelli Ravenscroft has an extensive background in use, coaching, and consulting on office applications. She discovered Python in 2002 and has since used it in various ways in her work and daily life. Ravenscroft is not a programmer; she just uses Python to get things done. Ravenscroft has been a speaker at several Python Conferences, a technical reviewer on several Python books, a and is a co-editor of the Python Cookbook. She lives with her husband Alex Martelli and her two children. Her interests include reading, blogging, and weight lifting (not all at the same time).