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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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5 posts tagged "java"

How not to advocate via Google Code
Thursday, April 10th, 2008
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Clojure talk in Northampton MA
Friday, March 7th, 2008
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BusinessWeek somewhat confused about Java
Tuesday, December 13th, 2005
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PyObjC in, Cocoa-Java out
Wednesday, August 17th, 2005
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Open Laszlo
Friday, August 5th, 2005
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