Paul lives in suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife and his dog, a black Labrador Retriever. When he’s not in front of his computer you can find him listening to records from his vinyl record collection, tinkering with Python or CircuitPython, playing with his dog, or watching a movie.

Paul co-hosts The Bootloader with Tod Kurt, a monthly podcast with topics from the maker and CircuitPython communities. From 2022-2024, he hosted The CircuitPython Show, an independent podcast where Paul interviewed people doing cool things with CircuitPython or in the maker community.

Paul believes strongly in the power of open source, both software and hardware. Paul has contributed to a number of open source projects, most notably in the past with GNOME. He contributed to GNOME’s marketing and system administration teams; was the managing editor of GNOME Journal, a quarterly magazine about GNOME; wrote documentation for a number of applications including Banshee, Tomboy, and Recipes; served as a mentor for Outreachy, for those under represented in tech; and served one term on the GNOME Board of Directors as President and Chairman. Paul continues to contribute by writing documentation for a handful of open source projects and is a co-maintainer of Joalla, the Python library for the Discogs API. He is also a member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Python Software Foundation.

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