Marc-Andre is the CEO and founder of eGenix.com, a Python-focused project and consulting company based in Germany. He has a degree in mathematics from the University of Düsseldorf.
His work with and for Python started in Winter 1993. In 1997, he became a Python Core Developer. He designed and implemented the Unicode support in Python and continued to maintain the Python Unicode implementation for more than a decade, after it first appeared in Python 1.6 in 2000.
Marc-Andre is a founding member of the Python Software Foundation (PSF) and has served on the PSF Board several times. He is also board member of the EuroPython Society (EPS) which organizes the EuroPython conference series and the author of the well-known mx Extensions, e.g. mxTextTools, mxDateTime and mxODBC, which are now distributed and maintained through eGenix.com.
Today Marc-Andre spends most of his time managing large-scale customer projects heavily relying on Python and databases.