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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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9 posts tagged "ruby"

The Language I Will Kind of Learn in 2008: Smalltalk
Saturday, February 9th, 2008
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OSCON 2007, Day 2 addendum: FOSCON
Tuesday, July 24th, 2007
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Best OSCON 2006 -- er, 2005 -- photo
Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
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Let's play a game: BASIC vs. Ruby vs. Python vs. PHP
Saturday, January 14th, 2006
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Ubuntu, I buntu, we all buntu
Thursday, November 17th, 2005
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A Ruby happening
Thursday, August 4th, 2005
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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005
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Monday, August 1st, 2005
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