I’m a Senior Software Engineer at, a cloud-based communications provider for small/medium businesses and entrepreneurs.

Accelerate Platform

I was Principal Software Engineer on the team building and maintaining this system — the backbone of MassChallenge’s startup accelerator programs around the world.

I created this pastebin in 2006 for fellow early-adopter Django coders. By Django 1.0, a button submitting to was part of Django’s debugging interface, and it remains there today.

Medley web publishing platform

The web/mobile publishing platform we built at Cox Media Group served tens of millions of pages per day and was a growing source of revenue for this successful media company.

Python Web Development With Django

I co-wrote one of the first books on the Django web framework.

Teaching and Public Speaking

I enjoy teaching and public speaking — sharing what I do, and talking with people who want to learn. I’ve presented at conferences, been a guest speaker in Computer Science classes, and visited high school classes as well.

E-Scribe New Media

For several years I ran my own small software and design agency.

Hallmark Institute of Photography

As Director of Software Development at this photography/business school, I built many specialized web and database applications.

Lionbridge OnDemand Translation Portal

I was Senior Developer on the team building and maintaining this translation services portal.

I was the first remote hire at this e-commerce startup, brought in for my Django expertise.