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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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9 posts tagged "mobile"

Chess via iPod
Monday, May 11th, 2009
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iPod touch: holding steady
Friday, October 17th, 2008
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Pocket Django
Saturday, May 17th, 2008
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The iPhone keyboard doesn't suck
Tuesday, May 6th, 2008
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iPod touch: one week down, one week to go
Monday, February 25th, 2008
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A farewell to Palms (hello, iPod touch)
Sunday, February 17th, 2008
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OSCON 2007, Day 1
Monday, July 23rd, 2007
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iPhone, youPhone, weallPhone
Friday, February 23rd, 2007
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What is the iPhone running, really?
Tuesday, January 9th, 2007
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