Antony Polukhin was born in Russia. As a child, he could speak the Russian and Hungarian languages and learned English at school. Since his school days, he was participating in different mathematics, physics, and chemistry competitions and winning them. He was accepted into University twice: once for taking part in a city mathematics competition and again for gaining high score in an internal Universities mathematics and physics challenge. In his university life, there was not a year when he did not participate in an exam: he gained 'A's in all disciplines by writing highly diffi cult programs for each teacher. He met his future wife in university and graduated with honors.For more than three years, he worked in a VoIP company developing business logic for a commercial alternative to Asterisc. During those days he started contributing to Boost and became a maintainer of the Boost.LexicalCast library. He also started making translations to Russian for Ubuntu Linux at that time.Today, he develops a query engine for graph-oriented databases and continues to contribute to the open source. You may fi nd his code in Boost libraries such as Any, LexicalCast, TypeTraits, Variant, and others.He has been happily married for a year now.