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About Me

PBX I'm Paul Bissex. I build web applications using open source software, especially Django. Started my career doing graphic design for newspapers and magazines in the '90s. Then wrote tech commentary and reviews for Wired, Salon, Chicago Tribune, and others you never heard of. Then I built operations software at a photography school. Then I helped big media serve 40 million pages a day. Then I worked on a translation services API doing millions of dollars of business. Now I'm building the core platform of a global startup accelerator. Feel free to email me.


I co-wrote "Python Web Development with Django". It was the first book to cover the long-awaited Django 1.0. Published by Addison-Wesley and still in print!


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11 posts tagged "haskell"

The Language I Will Kind of Learn in 2008: Smalltalk
Saturday, February 9th, 2008
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Understanding tuples vs. lists in Python
Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
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OSCON 2007, Day 3
Thursday, July 26th, 2007
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Array comprehensions in Javascript
Tuesday, June 5th, 2007
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Real-World Haskell: A new book
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007
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Managing a Django project using darcs
Monday, March 12th, 2007
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Neat Python hack: infix operators
Sunday, February 25th, 2007
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Yegge's crusade
Wednesday, January 17th, 2007
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Learning Haskell inch by inch
Tuesday, January 16th, 2007
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The whitespace brigade
Monday, January 8th, 2007
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It's Haskell
Sunday, January 7th, 2007
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