My name’s Jeff. I’m a computer guy, personally and professionally,
specializing in Python and Ruby development and Unix systems administration.
Most recently I’ve been mixing the two disciplines, writing development tools
to make administration easier and more automated. The catchy label for this is
“DevOps”, but all that matters is that it lets me do two complimentary things I
Why you might know me
I am best known for maintaining the popular open source SSH scripting library,
Fabric (and its dependency
Paramiko), and for co-authoring a well-received
book on the Django Web framework. Details available in
Where I am, and have been
Born in the early 80s, raised and educated in Western Massachusetts through the
turn of the century, I spent the ’00s in the New York/New Jersey metro area
and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2011.
New York is a better city; the Bay Area is a nicer landscape (and with vastly
better weather, massive drought notwithstanding). Despite the former’s aromatic
summer trashpiles, I never internalized the phrase “eye-watering stench” until
I got a job in the latter’s SOMA neighborhood.
I travel to the Pacific Northwest reasonably often (Portland, for
work/friends/small conferences; Seattle, for a large annual conference) and
it’s pretty swell.
As a child, I spent a week each winter on the Gulf Coast of Florida; as an
adult, I travel to the Fort Lauderdale area at least once a year. That state has
Where (else) to find me online
My email address is jeff [at] bitprophet [dot] org. And as you can probably
guess, my online moniker is bitprophet. It’s my username at the following
Internet watering holes: