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 wrote a book!
After much ado, Practices of the Python Pro is now available for purchase through Manning Books.
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!
I like to make things. Some of the projects below were for school or work, but I chose to make them because they were fun and challenging. Go build something!