Chris Beaven

Developer
Chris Beaven

It’s hard to get very far in the Django community without bumping into SmileyChris. He is a member of the core developer team for Django. In addition, he maintains several open source third-party Django applications.

Chris joined a small programming company after completing a computing systems degree and went on to become lead developer for a related web design firm. In 2006, Chris started his own business (Tactful Ltd) to focus on developing user-driven web applications in Django. Preferring hands-on coding to management, he joined the Lincoln Loop team to retain an active role in developing elegant solutions.

Chris has a loving wife and three energetic young children. Often found socializing with friends over a strategic board game, Chris also enjoys cycling, creating music and frequent family outings throughout the scenic countryside of New Zealand.

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