PyDev of the Week: Anand Balachandran Pillai

This week we welcome Anand Balachandran Pillai as our PyDev of the Week! Anand is the author of a new book called Software Architecture with Python from Packt Publishing. He is the founder of the Bangalore Python Users Group (BangPypers) and a member of the Python Software Foundation. Let’s take a few moments to get to know Anand better!
Can You Tell Us a Little About Yourself (Hobbies, Education, etc):
I finished my engineering degree in 1998 – in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Chennai. However, I have never been a mechanical engineer, even for a day, in my life, as immediately after graduation, I took up my first job in computer software.