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1================= 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.