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  2Django committers
  3=================
  4
  5The original team
  6=================
  7
  8Django originally started at World Online, the Web department of the `Lawrence
  9Journal-World`_ of Lawrence, Kansas, USA.
 10
 11`Adrian Holovaty`_
 12    Adrian is a Web developer with a background in journalism. He's known in
 13    journalism circles as one of the pioneers of "journalism via computer
 14    programming", and in technical circles as "the guy who invented Django."
 15
 16    He was lead developer at World Online for 2.5 years, during which time
 17    Django was developed and implemented on World Online's sites. He's now the
 18    leader and founder of EveryBlock_, a "news feed for your block".
 19
 20    Adrian lives in Chicago, USA.
 21
 22`Simon Willison`_
 23    Simon is a well-respected Web developer from England. He had a one-year
 24    internship at World Online, during which time he and Adrian developed Django
 25    from scratch. The most enthusiastic Brit you'll ever meet, he's passionate
 26    about best practices in Web development and maintains a well-read
 27    `web-development blog`_.
 28
 29    Simon lives in Brighton, England.
 30
 31`Jacob Kaplan-Moss`_
 32    Jacob is a partner at `Revolution Systems`_ which provides support services
 33    around Django and related open source technologies. A good deal of Jacob's
 34    work time is devoted to working on Django. Jacob previously worked at World
 35    Online, where Django was invented, where he was the lead developer of
 36    Ellington, a commercial Web publishing platform for media companies.
 37
 38    Jacob lives in Lawrence, Kansas, USA.
 39
 40`Wilson Miner`_
 41    Wilson's design-fu is what makes Django look so nice. He designed the
 42    Web site you're looking at right now, as well as Django's acclaimed admin
 43    interface. Wilson is the designer for EveryBlock_.
 44
 45    Wilson lives in San Francisco, USA.
 46
 47.. _lawrence journal-world: http://ljworld.com/
 48.. _adrian holovaty: http://holovaty.com/
 49.. _everyblock: http://everyblock.com/
 50.. _simon willison: http://simonwillison.net/
 51.. _web-development blog: `simon willison`_
 52.. _jacob kaplan-moss: http://jacobian.org/
 53.. _revolution systems: http://revsys.com/
 54.. _wilson miner: http://wilsonminer.com/
 55
 56Current developers
 57==================
 58
 59Currently, Django is led by a team of volunteers from around the globe.
 60
 61BDFLs
 62-----
 63
 64Adrian and Jacob are the Co-`Benevolent Dictators for Life`_ of Django. When
 65"rough consensus and working code" fails, they're the ones who make the tough
 66decisions.
 67
 68.. _Benevolent Dictators for Life: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benevolent_Dictator_For_Life
 69
 70Core developers
 71---------------
 72
 73These are the folks who have a long history of contributions, a solid track
 74record of being helpful on the mailing lists, and a proven desire to dedicate
 75serious time to Django. In return, they've been granted the coveted commit bit,
 76and have free rein to hack on all parts of Django.
 77
 78`Malcolm Tredinnick`_
 79    Malcolm originally wanted to be a mathematician, somehow ended up a software
 80    developer. He's contributed to many Open Source projects, has served on the
 81    board of the GNOME foundation, and will kick your ass at chess.
 82
 83    When he's not busy being an International Man of Mystery, Malcolm lives in
 84    Sydney, Australia.
 85
 86.. _malcolm tredinnick: http://www.pointy-stick.com/
 87
 88`Russell Keith-Magee`_
 89    Russell studied physics as an undergraduate, and studied neural networks for
 90    his PhD. His first job was with a startup in the defense industry developing
 91    simulation frameworks. Over time, mostly through work with Django, he's
 92    become more involved in Web development.
 93
 94    Russell has helped with several major aspects of Django, including a
 95    couple major internal refactorings, creation of the test system, and more.
 96
 97    Russell lives in the most isolated capital city in the world — Perth,
 98    Australia.
 99
100.. _russell keith-magee: http://cecinestpasun.com/
101
102Joseph Kocherhans
103    Joseph is currently a developer at EveryBlock_, and previously worked for
104    the Lawrence Journal-World where he built most of the backend for their
105    Marketplace site. He often disappears for several days into the woods,
106    attempts to teach himself computational linguistics, and annoys his
107    neighbors with his Charango_ playing.
108
109    Joseph's first contribution to Django was a series of improvements to the
110    authorization system leading up to support for pluggable authorization.
111    Since then, he's worked on the new forms system, its use in the admin, and
112    many other smaller improvements.
113
114    Joseph lives in Chicago, USA.
115
116.. _charango: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charango
117
118`Luke Plant`_
119    At University Luke studied physics and Materials Science and also
120    met `Michael Meeks`_ who introduced him to Linux and Open Source,
121    re-igniting an interest in programming.  Since then he has
122    contributed to a number of Open Source projects and worked
123    professionally as a developer.
124
125    Luke has contributed many excellent improvements to Django,
126    including database-level improvements, the CSRF middleware and
127    many unit tests.
128
129    Luke currently works for a church in Bradford, UK, and part-time
130    as a freelance developer.
131
132.. _luke plant: http://lukeplant.me.uk/
133.. _michael meeks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Meeks_(software)
134
135`Brian Rosner`_
136    Brian is currently the tech lead at Eldarion_ managing and developing
137    Django / Pinax_ based Web sites. He enjoys learning more about programming
138    languages and system architectures and contributing to open source
139    projects. Brian is the host of the `Django Dose`_ podcasts.
140
141    Brian helped immensely in getting Django's "newforms-admin" branch finished
142    in time for Django 1.0; he's now a full committer, continuing to improve on
143    the admin and forms system.
144
145    Brian lives in Denver, Colorado, USA.
146
147.. _brian rosner: http://oebfare.com/
148.. _eldarion: http://eldarion.com/
149.. _django dose: http://djangodose.com/
150
151`Gary Wilson`_
152    Gary starting contributing patches to Django in 2006 while developing Web
153    applications for `The University of Texas`_ (UT).  Since, he has made
154    contributions to the e-mail and forms systems, as well as many other
155    improvements and code cleanups throughout the code base.
156
157    Gary is currently a developer and software engineering graduate student at
158    UT, where his dedication to spreading the ways of Python and Django never
159    ceases.
160
161    Gary lives in Austin, Texas, USA.
162
163.. _Gary Wilson: http://gdub.wordpress.com/
164.. _The University of Texas: http://www.utexas.edu/
165
166Justin Bronn
167    Justin Bronn is a computer scientist and attorney specializing
168    in legal topics related to intellectual property and spatial law.
169
170    In 2007, Justin began developing ``django.contrib.gis`` in a branch,
171    a.k.a. GeoDjango_, which was merged in time for Django 1.0.  While
172    implementing GeoDjango, Justin obtained a deep knowledge of Django's
173    internals including the ORM, the admin, and Oracle support.
174
175    Justin lives in Houston, Texas.
176
177.. _GeoDjango: http://geodjango.org/
178
179Karen Tracey
180    Karen has a background in distributed operating systems (graduate school),
181    communications software (industry) and crossword puzzle construction
182    (freelance).  The last of these brought her to Django, in late 2006, when
183    she set out to put a Web front-end on her crossword puzzle database.
184    That done, she stuck around in the community answering questions, debugging
185    problems, etc. -- because coding puzzles are as much fun as word puzzles.
186
187    Karen lives in Apex, NC, USA.
188
189`Jannis Leidel`_
190    Jannis graduated in media design from `Bauhaus-University Weimar`_,
191    is the author of a number of pluggable Django apps and likes to
192    contribute to Open Source projects like Pinax_. He currently works as
193    a freelance Web developer and designer.
194
195    Jannis lives in Berlin, Germany.
196
197.. _Jannis Leidel: http://jezdez.com/
198.. _Bauhaus-University Weimar: http://www.uni-weimar.de/
199.. _pinax: http://pinaxproject.com/
200
201`James Tauber`_
202    James is the lead developer of Pinax_ and the CEO and founder of
203    Eldarion_. He has been doing open source software since 1993, Python
204    since 1998 and Django since 2006. He serves on the board of the Python
205    Software Foundation and is currently on a leave of absence from a PhD in
206    linguistics.
207
208    James currently lives in Boston, MA, USA but originally hails from
209    Perth, Western Australia where he attended the same high school as
210    Russell Keith-Magee.
211
212.. _James Tauber: http://jtauber.com/
213
214`Alex Gaynor`_
215    Alex is a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and is also an
216    independent contractor.  He found Django in 2007 and has been addicted ever
217    since he found out you don't need to write out your forms by hand.  He has
218    a small obsession with compilers.  He's contributed to the ORM, forms,
219    admin, and other components of Django.
220
221    Alex lives in Chicago, IL, but spends most of his time in Troy, NY.
222
223.. _Alex Gaynor: http://alexgaynor.net
224
225`Andrew Godwin`_
226    Andrew is a freelance Python developer and tinkerer, and has been
227    developing against Django since 2007. He graduated from Oxford University
228    with a degree in Computer Science, and has become most well known
229    in the Django community for his work on South, the schema migrations
230    library.
231
232    Andrew lives in London, UK.
233
234.. _Andrew Godwin: http://www.aeracode.org/
235
236`Carl Meyer`_
237    Carl has been working with Django since 2007 (long enough to remember
238    queryset-refactor, but not magic-removal), and works as a freelance
239    developer with OddBird_ and Eldarion_. He became a Django contributor by
240    accident, because fixing bugs is more interesting than working around
241    them.
242
243    Carl lives in Elkhart, IN, USA.
244
245.. _Carl Meyer: http://www.oddbird.net/about/#hcard-carl
246.. _OddBird: http://www.oddbird.net/
247
248Ramiro Morales
249    Ramiro has been reading Django source code and submitting patches since
250    mid-2006 after researching for a Python Web tool with matching awesomeness
251    and being pointed to it by an old ninja.
252
253    A software developer in the electronic transactions industry, he is a
254    living proof of the fact that anyone with enough enthusiasm can contribute
255    to Django, learning a lot and having fun in the process.
256
257    Ramiro lives in Córdoba, Argentina.
258
259`Chris Beaven`_
260    Chris has been submitting patches and suggesting crazy ideas for Django
261    since early 2006. An advocate for community involvement and a long-term
262    triager, he is still often found answering questions in the #django IRC
263    channel.
264
265    Chris lives in Napier, New Zealand (adding to the pool of Oceanic core
266    developers). He works remotely as a developer for `Lincoln Loop`_.
267
268.. _Chris Beaven: http://smileychris.com/
269.. _Lincoln Loop: http://lincolnloop.com/
270
271Honza Král
272    Honza first discovered Django in 2006 and started using it right away,
273    first for school and personal projects and later in his full time job. He
274    contributed various patches and fixes mostly to the newforms library,
275    newforms admin and, through participation in the Google Summer of Code
276    project, assisted in creating the :ref:`model validation
277    <validating-objects>` functionality.
278
279    He is currently working for `Whiskey Media`_ in San Francisco developing
280    awesome sites running on pure Django.
281
282.. _Whiskey Media: http://www.whiskeymedia.com/
283
284`Idan Gazit`_
285    As a self-professed design geek, Idan was initially attracted to Django
286    sometime between magic-removal and queryset-refactor. Formally trained
287    as a software engineer, Idan straddles the worlds of design and code,
288    jack of two trades and master of none. He is passionate about usability
289    and finding novel ways to extract meaning from data, and is a longtime
290    photographer_.
291
292    Idan previously accepted freelance work under the Pixane_ imprint, but
293    now splits his days between his startup, Skills_, and beautifying all
294    things Django and Python.
295
296.. _Idan Gazit: http://idan.gazit.me
297.. _photographer: http://flickr.com/photos/idangazit
298.. _Pixane: http://pixane.com
299.. _Skills: http://skillsapp.com
300
301Specialists
302-----------
303
304`James Bennett`_
305    James is Django's release manager; he also contributes to the documentation.
306
307    James came to Web development from philosophy when he discovered
308    that programmers get to argue just as much while collecting much
309    better pay. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas, where he works for the
310    Journal-World developing Ellington. He `keeps a blog`_, has
311    written a `book on Django`_, and enjoys fine port and talking to
312    his car.
313
314.. _james bennett: http://b-list.org/
315.. _keeps a blog: `james bennett`_
316.. _book on Django: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1590599969/?tag=djangoproject-20
317
318Ian Kelly
319    Ian is responsible for Django's support for Oracle.
320
321Matt Boersma
322    Matt is also responsible for Django's Oracle support.
323
324Jeremy Dunck
325    Jeremy is the lead developer of Pegasus News, a personalized local site based
326    in Dallas, Texas. An early contributor to Greasemonkey and Django, he sees
327    technology as a tool for communication and access to knowledge.
328
329    Jeremy helped kick off GeoDjango development, and is mostly responsible for
330    the serious speed improvements that signals received in Django 1.0.
331
332    Jeremy lives in Dallas, Texas, USA.
333
334`Simon Meers`_
335    Simon discovered Django 0.96 during his Computer Science PhD research and
336    has been developing with it full-time ever since. His core code
337    contributions are mostly in Django's admin application. He is also helping
338    to improve Django's documentation.
339
340    Simon works as a freelance developer based in Wollongong, Australia.
341
342.. _simon meers: http://simonmeers.com/
343
344`Gabriel Hurley`_
345    Gabriel has been working with Django since 2008, shortly after the 1.0
346    release. Convinced by his business partner that Python and Django were the
347    right direction for the company, he couldn't have been more happy with the
348    decision. His contributions range across many areas in Django, but years of
349    copy-editing and an eye for detail lead him to be particularly at home
350    while working on Django's documentation.
351
352    Gabriel works as a web developer in Berkeley, CA, USA.
353
354.. _gabriel hurley: http://strikeawe.com/
355
356Tim Graham
357    When exploring Web frameworks for an independent study project in the fall
358    of 2008, Tim discovered Django and was lured to it by the documentation.
359    He enjoys contributing to the docs because they're awesome.
360
361    Tim works as a software engineer and lives in Philadelphia, PA, USA.
362
363Developers Emeritus
364===================
365
366Georg "Hugo" Bauer
367    Georg created Django's internationalization system, managed i18n
368    contributions and made a ton of excellent tweaks, feature additions and bug
369    fixes.
370
371Robert Wittams
372    Robert was responsible for the *first* refactoring of Django's admin
373    application to allow for easier reuse and has made a ton of
374    excellent tweaks, feature additions and bug fixes.