[Chicago] Introduce Yourself

Dean Sellis dean.sellis at gmail.com
Wed Oct 3 16:50:20 CEST 2012

I'm Dean Sellis.  I've been using Python almost continuously for ~5 years now to build applications for the Pharmaceutical industry related to all aspects of clinical development. I'm currently working on this project http://portal.lillycoi.com and we'll be doing all our work as open source.  I also designed and wrote another commercial application in Python that my current employer is selling and supporting at some other pharma companies.  

I mostly lurk on the mailing list and I've been to a couple of meetings, which are the best ever. I would like to attend more but the drive for me is a killer.  To that end I tried to start the ill-fated **ChiPy - North** Special Interest Group with Brian, but there was not enough time invested to keep it running. 

A couple of topics around Python that I'm particularly interested in:
1. Building applications quickly that integrate with many systems via ReST
2. Distributed apps using messaging like RabbitMQ (not Celery)
3. Building ReST based apps in Python to provide services to multiple front end applications (currently doing a lot with AngularJS) and integration with other systems.

P.S. If anyone is interested in reviving the **ChiPy - North** Special Interest Group let me know and maybe we can start it up again if there is enough interest and commitment. 

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