An Interview with Adrian Holovaty - Creator of Django

By : Shabda Raaj

Adrian Holovaty is the co-creator of Django, author of the Django book and is currently the BDFL of Django along with Jacob Kaplan-Moss. He studied journalism at University of Missouri–Columbia and has worked with many news sites including Lawrence Journal World and Washington Post. He currently works at EveryBlock, a startup he founded.


Shabda: Would you tell a little about yourself? You majored in Journalism, how did you move to Programming?

Adrian: Sure! I have a dual background in journalism and computer science. I intended to get a degree in journalism and a minor in computer science, but things ...

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An Interview with Jacob Kaplan-Moss - Creator of Django

By : Shabda Raaj

Jacob Kaplan-Moss Jacob Kaplan-Moss is the co-creator of Django along with Adrian Holovaty, as well as the author of the Django Book. He has been involved with Django since before it was called Django. He is currently employed at Whiskey Media where his job is hacking at Django. He blogs on Jacobian.org. He graciously agreed to be interviewed at the 42topics blog.


Shabda: Would you tell a little about yourself? How did you get started with Django? What other software/applications have you worked with. (Both OSS and otherwise)?

Jacob: So a bit about me: I grew up in Silicon Valley ...

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An interview with Russell Keith-Magee - Django core contributor

By : Shabda Raaj

Russell Keith-Magee is a longtime core contributor to Django. He has worked extensively with the Django testing and serialization components. He is currently working on django-evolution, the ability to do schema evolution from Django, an often requested feature, and is mentoring a GSOC proposal to add aggregate queries support to Django ORM. He is currently a Senior R&D Software Engineer at plugger.com.au. He graciously agreed to an email interview with the 42topics blog.


Shabda: Would you tell a little about yourself? How did you get started with Django? What areas of Django have you contributed to?

Russell ...

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Interview with James Bennett - Django release manager

By : Shabda Raaj

James Bennett is the release manager of Django, and a long time contributor. He works on Ellington, a CMS designed for news organizations. His book, Practical Django Projects, is being published by Apress, and is scheduled to hit bookshelves in June 2008. He graciously agreed to be interviewed at the 42topics.com blog. His blog, The B-List, can be found here.

Shabda: Would you tell something about yourself, how did you get started with Django, and what other OSS projects are you involved with?

James: I got into Django fairly soon after the initial public release; I'd been doing ...

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An interview with Malcolm Tredinnick - Django core contributor

By : Shabda Raaj

Malcolm Tredinnick is a core contributor to Django, and was the driving force behind the Queryset-refactor branch of Django, which adds important capabilities such as model inheritance. He has a long association with OSS, and contributed significantly to GNOME and Django. He graciously agreed to be interviewed at 42topics blog. Malcolm's blog, Defying Classification, can be read here.

Shabda: Would you tell a few things about yourself, how did you get involved with OSS and Gnome, and with Django?

Malcolm: Here are some recollections I've written about: 1 and 2 Short version; started using Linux in university as ...

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