Andy Knight Defending Python


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Automation Panda is a blog about software, testing, and (most importantly) automation from my own career experiences.  I hope to make this blog both a personal journal for my professional growth as well as a valuable information resource for others.  Please comment, share, and subscribe!

About Me

My name is Andrew Knight, and I’m a software engineer. My specialty is building test automation systems from the ground up, which involves both software development for test code as well as the infrastructure to run it in continuous integration. I also do Web dev and tool dev from time to time, and I love databases and compiler theory. My main programming languages are Python, Java, C#, and JavaScript, but I have worked with others and can pick up new ones quickly.

Currently, I am employed by PrecisionLender in Cary, NC.  In the past, I have also worked for LexisNexisMaxPoint, NetApp, and IBM.  I hold a Computer Science BS/MS from RIT. In September 2016, I delivered a talk entitled “Testing is Fun in Python!” at PyData Carolinas 2016 (with a video recording). I also have publications on indexing uncertain data through RIT, LAP, and IEEE. Unrelated to software, my wife and I also operate Reformed Menswear and Light Box Photo.

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Why Pandas?

My wife and I both adore pandas. Plus, she is from China. All of the photos on the site pages are from our trips to China together.

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