I started working with Python 2.5 around 2006 to build what might a called a micro-service backend for our company's search backend. In continued to use Python when I did Ph.D. research in automated testing, and I have always been happy with the boost in productivity that Python gave me.
Since then, I have switched roles multiple times, but I have continued to use Python. Sometimes as part of a customer project, sometimes to automate tedious tasks, and sometimes just for fun.
Besides fun and daily work, my primary interest is in text processing and machine learning on texts. I also like test automation and GUI programming.