About us

Will McGugan

Will McGugan

CEO / Founder

I am the CEO / Founder of Textualize.

I've been working in tech for twenty five years now. I started out in video games, developing graphics technology for PCs and games consoles, but the last ten plus years I've spent working with Python. I combined both those skillsets when I wrote Beginning Game Development with Python and PyGame, published in 2007.

It's my love of Python that lead me to build several Open Source projects, notably Rich but also PyFilesystem and Textual.

I founded Textualize at the end of 2021, because of the increasing popularity of Rich and Textual. Here was an opportunity to take something we developers love (the terminal) and build something really exciting with it.


Darren Burns

Darren Burns

Senior Software Engineer

Hi, I'm Darren 👋 I've been programming for around 10 years, and have worked with a variety of technologies during that time. My current love is Python, which I've now created a few open source projects with. Outside of work play video games, create art (pencil and digital), and sometimes work on hobby coding projects!


Dave Pearson

Dave Pearson

Senior Software Engineer

Hey! I'm Dave. My love of programming started 40 years ago, with a Sinclair ZX81, and I've been making a living from it for well over 30 years now. I've yet to get bored of it. My experience has run through many platforms, and many languages, and my career has taken me into many areas including fashion retail, complaints handling, banking, aeronautical engineering and bioinformatics. Having started out building DOS systems, then moving on to Windows and then the web, it seems I'm back in the land of text again!

Outside of coding you'll often find me gaming, almost always in VR, and when my head isn't inside a VR headset I'm normally out walking or running.