Nicholas is software engineer, classically trained musician, philosophy graduate, teacher and writer. He has authored Python in Education , co-authored Learning jQuery Deferreds and Getting Started with Fluidinfo . His current passion is the drogulus, a programmable peer-to-peer data store that was hacked together in free time. He is a fellow at the PSF (who recently won the PSF's community service award for his educational efforts), is an organiser of PyCon UK's education track and founded the London Python Code Dojo. He goes by the handle ntoll in twitter.