Mark is a lead Python/Django developer at Caktus Consulting Group in Carrboro, NC. He also runs a small homebrewing website written in Django called brewedbyus.com. He came to Python web development after a few years pricing derivatives on Wall Street. Mark maintains a number of open source projects primarily related to Django development and frequently contributes back to projects used by Caktus. When he isnít programming, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, brewing beer, and running.