Dave Dash

About Me

My name is Dave Dash. I am a newbie dad, someone's husband, an engineer at Pinterest and a former web developer at Mozilla and Delicious.

You can contact me at dd+wordproblems (at) {this domain}.


I work with a lot of developers both seasoned and green who are new to python.

Here are some foundations that every python developer should have:

Python also has some rich third-party libraries. A favorite of mine for parsing HTML content is PyQuery. I've written a tutorial to get you started with PyQuery.

If you are getting started with Jinja templates you should learn about macros.

Recent Blog Posts

  1. 2013.10.24 » What actually goes on during a deploy
  2. 2013.10.12 » How We Deliver Features to Pinners
  3. 2013.10.06 » Tools We Use To Release Pinterest
  4. 2013.03.05 » Automatic versioning of python packages with Jenkins
  5. 2012.07.06 » Luck (and Presistence)
  6. 2012.06.04 » Pinternationalization
  7. 2012.04.07 » Plus Addressing
  8. 2012.03.19 » An Adventure
  9. 2012.03.07 » Yes, I like it too!
  10. 2012.03.01 » TechShop Offsite

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