Zed Shaw, 2019 Penguicon Guest of Honor

I’m excited to announce our second GoH for 2019, Zed Shaw.

Zed A. Shaw is a programmer and artist who loves teaching people how to code and painting. He is frequently a critic of technology, technologists, and their impact on society, despite being an old school hacker and avid technologist himself.  His books (Learn Python The Hard Way, Learn Ruby The Hard Way, Learn JavaScript The Hard Way) have been read by millions of people but painting is his current obsession.  He loves painting classic whimsical subjects and frequently features flowers and old toys as an expression of the happiness and nostalgia he feels when painting.

Self portrait

You can keep up with Zed on his website or via twitter.