Reuven created one of the first 100 Web sites in the world just after
graduating from MIT’s computer science department. He opened Lerner
Consulting in 1995, and has been offering training services since
1996. Today, Reuven spends most of his time training programmers at
companies such as Apple, Autodesk, Cisco, EMC, HP, SANDisk, and VMWare
in four open-source technologies: Python, PostgreSQL, Git, and
Ruby. Reuven teaches in Israel, China, Europe, and North America, as
well as online.

Since 2010, Reuven has served as the lead developer, and then CTO, of
Rent Like a Champion, an event-based home-rental company based in
Chicago, Illinois.

Reuven’s monthly column in Linux Journal has appeared monthly since
early 1996. His latest ebook, “Practice Makes Python,” is aimed at
Python programmers who want to improve their fluency in the
language. His earlier book, Core Perl, was published by Prentice-Hall
in 2000.

Reuven curates (offering a new conference talk
about programming each day), and is a permanent panelist on the
Freelancers Show, a weekly podcast for independent consultants. Reuven
also edits, a weekly collection of links and
resources for anyone learning Chinese. Many of Reuven’s presentations
are available on SlideShare.

Reuven has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering
from MIT, and a PhD from the Learning Sciences program at Northwestern
University, where he created and studied collaborative online learning
communities as the developer of the Modeling Commons.

Reuven lives in Modi’in, Israel with his wife and three children.

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