Dane Hillard is a software engineer and web developer interested in education, biotechnology, and open source.
Dane has a B.S.E in computer engineering with a minor in mathematics from the University of Michigan. As a software engineer, Dane has worked on intelligence research and development at SAIC (now Leidos) and personalized cancer genomics at Compendia Bioscience (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific). As a lead web application developer at ITHAKA, his focus is mainly on web development in Python, Django, and front-end technologies to enable academic research.
Dane grew up in Michigan and currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
I'm writing a book!
Practices of the Python Pro is currently available through Manning's early access program. I've been sharing my experience in Python with others for a few years and this is my biggest attempt in that endeavor, to date!
This book is geared toward people just getting into software development, or using Python as a supplement to their work in a different discipline. Please share with anyone looking to learn more about software development principles and best practices!
The first chapter is available free of charge and the early access currently includes the first six chapters. If you buy now you can read new chapters as they're ready and provide feedback along the way so that I can make this book a great learning tool for everyone!