Mark Lavin

Developer // Author // Homebrewer // Ironman

I'm the co-author of "Lightweight Django" for O'Reilly Media along with Julia Elman. I also recorded the Intermediate Django video series on building modern, scalable, and maintainable web applications with Django, also for O'Reilly.

I enjoy speaking at technical conferences about Django and general web development practices.

Speaking

  • OMGWFTAMQP - All Things Open - Oct 2016
  • You Belong with Me: Scraping Taylor Swift Lyrics with Python and Celery (with Rebecca Conley) - PyData Carolinas - Sept 2016
  • Developer Training (Keynote) - Python Nordeste - June 2016
  • Just be Nice: Rethinking Tech Hiring - All Things Open - Oct 2015
  • Intro to Client Side Testsing - DjangoCon - Sept 2015
  • Building SMS Applications with Django (with David Ray and Caleb Smith) - PyCon Sponsor Tutorial - April 2015
  • Testing Client-Side Applications with Django - O'Reilly Webcast - Jan 2015
  • Creating Enriching Web Applications with Django and Backbone.js - O'Reilly Webcast - Nov 2014
  • Anatomy of a Django Project - DjangoCon - Sept 2014
  • REST: It's Not Just for Servers - DjangoCon - Sept 2014
  • REST: It's Not Just for Servers - OSCon - July 2014
  • Developers and Designers: Collaborating on your Open Source Project (with Julia Elman) - OSCon - July 2013
  • Developers and Designers: Collaborating on your Python Project (with Julia Elman) - PyCon - Mar 2013
  • Maintaining Your Sanity While Maintaining Your Open Source App - PyCarolinas - Oct 2012
  • Maintaining Your Sanity While Maintaining Your Open Source App - DjangoCon - Sept 2012

You can also find my various posts on the Caktus blog.