Who is David Amos?

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I'm David Amos β€” a recovering mathematician and freelance technical writer. I've written numerous tutorials about the Python programming language and authored an Amazon #1 Best Selling book for Python beginners.

My passion is mathematics communication. I write about mathematics here on my blog and create videos on YouTube.


Experience

I have over five years of experience in tech across roles that involved:

  • Large-scale audio/visual system design and programming
  • Business process automation
  • Data engineering and data analysis

I worked for Real Python for three years, starting as a contract technical writer and eventually moving into a full-time position where I:

  • Helped craft a rigorous technical review process for written content
  • Managed a team of technical reviewers
  • Curated and published a weekly newsletter
  • Hosted a weekly "office hours" meeting to answer members' Python questions

Writing

My passion for writing started in college and continues to this day. I have co-authored several mathematics papers in academic journals, and I write popular mathematics articles here on my blog. I've also authored several Python programming tutorials for Real Python.

Here are some of my recent articles:

You can view a full list of my published writing on my publication catalog.


Education

I have a B.S. in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Houston – Downtown. I spent three years working towards a Ph.D. in Mathematics at Texas A&M University before my life led me away from academia.


Trivia

I'm fluent in English and Spanish, and I've lived in tres paΓ­ses: the United States, El Salvador, and Guatemala. I love traveling in Central America, eating pupusas, and drinking fresh cafΓ© bourbon.

In my spare time, I enjoy watching Star Trek and building LEGO sets.