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About us


  • 45,000+

    GitHub Stars for Rich

    The "do more" Python library for terminal rendering

  • 21,000+

    GitHub Stars for Textual

    The missing native UI for the terminal

  • 1,500+

    Community members

    A thriving community of developers building for the terminal


As a company, we embrace "building in public". The most effective way to create APIs that developers actively want to use is by building a community and listening to their feedback. You can't do that if you work behind closed doors.

  • Open Source

    Textualize was founded by an open source developer. It is in our blood. We have benefited massively from the work of other open source projects and intend to give back to the FOSS community.

  • Inclusivity

    We welcome users and developers of all backgrounds. It is important that anyone who wants to contribute should feel welcome in our community.


Textualize is a team of developers working from Edinburgh, Scotland; and remote.

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    Will McGugan

    CEO / Founder. Creator of Rich, Textual, PyFilesystem. Author.

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    Darren Burns

    Open Source developer. Creator of Ward, Dunk, and Kupo.

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    Dave Pearson

    Free software advocate. Polyglot programmer.

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    Rodrigo Girão Serrão

    Mathematician. Software developer. Educator.