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Python Web Development With Django
Published by Addison-Wesley, November 2008 (co-authors Jeff Forcier and Wesley Chun). A complete guide to the leading Python web programming framework. 408 pages, ISBN 978-0132356138. www.withdjango.com.
Principal Software Engineer
MassChallenge, Inc., January 2017 to Present
Developing the Accelerate Platform which powers our startup accelerator programs in Boston, London, Mexico City, Lausanne, and Jerusalem. The platform coordinates thousands of organizations and people, managing everything from applications to final judging. MassChallenge gives away over $2 million per year in cash awards via their accelerator programs; the platform is crucial to this mission.
Lionbridge Technologies, Waltham MA, April 2016 to November 2016
Worked on a fast-moving small team developing Lionbridge OnDemand, a translation services platform. This included a web-based UI as well as an extensive API used by customers to integrate with their CMS platforms.
Cox Media Group Technology, Atlanta GA, June 2011 to March 2016
Worked on Medley, the web/mobile publishing platform for Cox Media Group's properties (newspaper/radio/TV) which served tens of millions of pageviews per day.
Nextown Technologies, Miami Beach FL, Dec 2010 to May 2011
Director of Software Development, Instructor
Hallmark Institute of Photography, Turners Falls MA, Jan 2005 to Jun 2010
Taught web development skills to 150-200 students per year as part of intensive photography and business curriculum. Developed and maintained multiple web applications and websites. Administered web server and created server monitoring tools. Developed and maintained attendance tracking and reporting system. Created electronic grading system. Instituted project tracking and source code management. Wrote documentation. Trained assistant in Python programming and Django development. Advised management on web technology decisions.
Web Developer, Owner
E-Scribe New Media, Greenfield MA, Dec 2000 to June 2011
Developed database-backed websites. Created administrative interfaces with an eye toward use by non-technical personnel. Provided code review services for Django-based startups. Debugged and enhanced existing sites. Integrated with third-party services for e-commerce, email list management, and search. Hired and managed contractors and interns. Prepared proposals, managed customer accounts.
YES Computer Learning Centers, Northampton MA, Dec 1997 to Dec 2000
Created class concepts, outlines, and handout materials. Grew operation to two dedicated classroom locations. Hired, trained, and managed all instructors.
Sep 1995 to Sep 1998
Published weekly syndicated column on internet technologies and culture. Wrote magazine articles and reviews. Clients included Chicago Tribune, Wired magazine, Salon.com.
FamilyPC Magazine, Northampton MA, Jun 1994 to Nov 1996
Designed editorial pages for high-circulation monthly national magazine. Assigned freelance art and photography. Supported users of networked publishing system.
A Cautionary Tale of Analytics and Caching — Django Boston Meetup, Cambridge MA, October 2016
20 Million Pageviews a Day with Django — New England Regional Developer Summit, Amherst MA, September 2015
Introduction to Python/Django for Experienced Web Developers — New England Regional Developer Summit, Amherst MA, September 2014
Life of a Professional Software Developer — Pioneer Valley Regional School Tech Club, Northfield MA, October 2013
From Designer to Programmer — Pioneer Valley Web Summit, Northampton MA, April 2011
NodeJS Two-Day Intensive with Sequoia McDowell, Williamsburg MA, February 2016
Franklin County Technical School, Turners Falls MA — Active member of Program Advisory Board for Web and Programming shop
Tech Foundry, Springfield MA — Volunteer Instructor
dpaste.com — Programmer pastebin site written with Django, heavily used by the Django community since 2006. Standard Django debugging traceback page submits to this site. REST API. Cookie-based user preferences. Syntax-guessing feature.
B.A. in Languages and Literature, Bard College, Annandale NY
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