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Toby Champion

Senior Python/Django developer


Bainbridge Island, United States


Well-rounded, smart software developer. Programming, training, support and technical writing for ambitious small businesses, big-thinking start-ups, intense political scientists and exhausted research students. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, unfailing commitment and a gentle English manner. Seeking challenging projects using my current skills of Python, Django, Linux. I have some Javascript, AJAX, JQuery but I'll be most valuable at the backend. I've strong data modeling skills, strong Linux sysadmin/devops skills including Puppet, Fabric and Salt. Celery and RabbitMQ for asynchronous task handling. My development environment is usually Linux, Eclipse, Aptana Studio or PyCharms, Git, Vagrant. Strong interest in continuous integration, deployment, devops, ... moreagile, unit testing. I've contributed to several open source software projects including SilverStripe, a PHP CMS and web application framework. I have some experience developing desktop applications using Java and Python. less

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  • Oct 2011 - Nov 2011

    highly experienced python/django developer

    No feedback given

    8 hours
    $44.44 / hr
    $362.64 earned

  • Apr 2011 - Nov 2011

    Python Web Developer
    Toby was our team member we gave large problems to solve to! His solid computer science background coupled with a relentless pursuit of finding the right solution helped us build a reliable and rapidly deployable cloud environment. Specifically Toby was instrumental in implementing our asynchronous job queuing system for mutli-social network communication and in automating cloud hosting deployment, management, and monitoring saving us a tremendous amount of time and worry. He demonstrated over and over that while he came to us with a seriously good knowledge of Python he could learn quickly how to leverage an entire stack of interdependent tools and operating system level packages too.
    575 hours
    $43.33 / hr
    $23,159.67 earned

  • Nov 2010 - Jan 2011

    Django Developer

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    55 hours
    $30.00 / hr
    $1,635.00 earned

  • Dec 2009 - Jan 2010

    Silverstripe CMS Pro

    No feedback given

    2 hours
    $20.00 / hr
    $195.56 earned

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Name Score (out of 5) Time to Complete
Python 2.x Test 4.25 Top 20% 34 mins
Technical Writing Skills Certification 4.10 Top 10% 25 mins
PHP5 Test 3.50 Above Average 27 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 4.50 Top 10% 16 mins

Work History

875 hours worked
14 jobs


More than 30 hrs/week

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