Noah Gift

San Francisco, California

Experienced Technical Leader, Entrepreneur, Developer, MBA Candidate

Areas of Expertise:

  • Technical Leadership
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Erlang
  • C#
  • F#
  • JQuery
  • Objective C
  • *NIX
  • Web Applications and Services
  • Film and Television Production and Engineering
  • Cloud Computing
  • SNMP
  • Virtualization
  • Asset Management Systems
  • High Availability Queuing Systems
  • Google App Engine
  • Physical Fitness and Nutrition
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
  • writing
Adaptable technical leader, entrepreneur, software developer/architect/engineer and MBA candidate. Over 20 years experience in leadership and engineering, including P&L responsibility. I am also a data driven scientist that is comfortable using mathematical modeling to solve complex problems. I started my professional career at 18 years old by working at ABC Network News as a television editor and engineer for the national news. Since then I have worked as an author, software engineer, network engineer, video engineer, founded two companies, and led engineering at several companies. Both of Master's degree have occurred while I have been employed full-time and been active running marathons, which has allowed me to figure out how to prioritize resource allocation under severe constraints.

Python for Unix and Linux System Administration Python for Unix and Linux System Administration
by Noah Gift , Jeremy Jones
August 2008
Print: $49.99
Ebook: $39.99

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Python Web Frameworks Come Full Circle

June 17 2009

In the beginning.....Jim created Zope. On the seventh day....he created Bobo.... read more

Pylons Web Framework Gets New Website

January 28 2009

Just a small fyi, Pylons has a nice new website, and a dirt simple install procedure...just one line: curl | python - mydevenv... read more

Zine: Python Blogging Software by Armin Ronacher

January 12 2009

Attention, users of Blogging Software, like Word Press, there is now a serious Python competitor, Zine. The lead developer is Armin Ronacher, a wunderkind Python developer it seems, he is still in college, yet has written an amazing slew of... read more

Antipodean Python: Wellington, NZ PUG

December 22 2008

I recently moved down to Wellington, New Zealand, and was excited to learn that Python is very popular on this side of the world. A few of us on the NZPUG mailing list decided to arrange a meeting a local... read more

This Election Proved The Internet Can Change The World

November 05 2008

As I write this blog entry, America just found out it has a new President, Barack Obama. It was an emotional night for many people, including me, as much of my peer group huddled over streaming video of CNN election... read more

Google App Engine Gets HTTPS!

October 16 2008

I just got an email that HTTPS is available on Google App Engine now. This is absolutely huge for people that wanted to build commercial applications, or talk to third party APIs, such as Amazon S3. Great job Google! Jonathan... read more

Apocalyptically Underqualified: When Ignorance Can Be Fatal On The Job

October 13 2008

Like much of the civilized world, I have been watching in unpartisan horror, shock, and awe, at the Vice Presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin reveal how "Apocalyptically Underqualified" she is to assume the position as Vice President of the United... read more

Jeremy Allison From Samba Talks About Mentors

September 11 2008

In a previous post I mentioned how mentors have played in an important role in my life in both learning to code, and learning about life. One of my mentors, and one of the most underrated, unhyped Python gurus around, Shannon -jj Behrens sent me this blog post by Jeremy… read more

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Podcast Spotlight on FOSS: An Interview with Mark Shuttleworth
Publish Date: Apr. 15, 2008

Ubuntu is about to release Hardy Heron, the newest Long Term Support version of this popular Linux distribution. To mark the occasion, we're launching a new video interview series, Spotlight on FOSS, and leading off by chatting by Mark Shuttleworth himself!

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