PyTN Profiles: Toran Billups and Pragmatic Programmers

Speaker Profile: Toran Billups (@toranb)


Toran Billups is a Senior Software Engineer at IMT Computer Services, a small software company in West Des Moines, Iowa. When he isn’t pair programming on the greatest python team in the Midwest, you can find him evangelizing ember.js or teaching python to 5th graders.

Toran has been an active member of the Des Moines Python community for the past two years, where he frequently talks about testing and building modern web applications with Django. He also organizes the Des Moines JavaScript user group, where he encourages others to embrace their inner front-end engineer.

On Saturday February 22nd at 11:55 AM, Toran will be presenting on Building rich web apps with ember.js and django.

Are you tired of writing jQuery soup? Looking for a client side framework that provides all the necessary tools required to build a modern web application with django? I’ll describe my experience building rich client applications with ember.js and the django-rest-framework.

Sponsor Profile: Pragmatic Programmers (@pragprog)


The Pragmatic Programmers is a company with a simple goal: to improve the lives of developers. We create timely, practical books, audio books and videos on classic and cutting-edge topics to help you learn and practice your craft. Our titles do not contain any Digital Restrictions Management, and have always been DRM-free; we pioneered the “beta book” concept; we’ll email your ebook to your Kindle and synch your ebooks amongst your devices via Dropbox, and you can re-download your purchases at any time. We’re here to make your life easier.

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