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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.

Book

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!

Colophon

Built using Django, served with gunicorn and nginx. The database is SQLite. Hosted on a FreeBSD VPS at Johncompanies.com. Comment-spam protection by Akismet.

Elsewhere

Pile o'Tags

Stuff I Use

Bitbucket, Debian Linux, Django, Emacs, FreeBSD, Git, jQuery, LaunchBar, macOS, Markdown, Mercurial, Python, S3, SQLite, Sublime Text, xmonad

Spam Report

At least 236559 pieces of comment spam killed since 2008, mostly via Akismet.

19 posts tagged "oscon"

Best OSCON 2006 -- er, 2005 -- photo
Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
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Simon Willison's EuroOSCON report
Thursday, October 27th, 2005
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Presentations 2.0
Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

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More OSCON talks
Tuesday, September 27th, 2005
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OSCON audio: Linux in Search of the Desktop
Wednesday, September 14th, 2005
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OSCON Audio
Saturday, September 3rd, 2005

OSCON wrapups
Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

OSCON, OSCOFF
Friday, August 5th, 2005

Open Laszlo
Friday, August 5th, 2005
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State of the Python Union
Friday, August 5th, 2005
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A Ruby happening
Thursday, August 4th, 2005
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Learning to talk good
Thursday, August 4th, 2005
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FOSCON
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005
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CodeZoo
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005
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Mozilla goes corporate
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005
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Railing
Monday, August 1st, 2005
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OSCON Playtime
Sunday, July 31st, 2005
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Open Source Initiative at OSCON
Thursday, July 28th, 2005
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OSCON 2005
Wednesday, July 27th, 2005
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