Cory Althoff is a programmer, speaker, and author whose work includes The Self-Taught Programmer and The Self-Taught Computer Scientist. After graduating with a major in political science, Cory taught himself to program, eventually becoming a software engineer at eBay. Several media outlets have praised his books. The Next Web called The Self-Taught Programmer one of the best books to develop your coding skills, and The Chicago Tribune included it on their lists of best computer science books. Over 250K developers are part of the self-taught programmer community he created through his popular Facebook group, blog, newsletter, and Udemy course. Cory lives in California with his wife and daughter.