Mike Place has a twenty-five-year career in and around open-source in just about every way imaginable. Currently, he is the Principal Maintainer of the SaltStack project — one of the largest and most active Python-based open-source projects in the world. When he’s not hacking on code or wrangling developers, he travels the world speaking about DevOps and infrastructure automation. Additionally, he is the Mentorship Director and one of the founding board members of ZimboPy, which offers free classes in Python-based software development to young women in Zimbabwe. In his spare time, he enjoys literature, poetry, and robots.