Jacob Kaplan-Moss

I'm a software developer, co-creator of Django, and an experienced engineering leader. I previously ran teams at 18F and Heroku. I'm currently the Principal Engineer at Hangar, and available for limited consulting engagements through my consultancy, REVSYS.

Writing

Setting up a headless Raspberry Pi January 22nd, 2021

Notes to my future self on setting up a headless Raspberry Pi.

How to gather consensus before a big decision January 18th, 2021

The next time you have an important proposal to make, don’t wait until the big meeting to ask for support. Here’s how to gather feedback and build consensus beforehand, so you can make that big meeting into a non-event.

Hangar's Dumb Security Questionnaire January 15th, 2021

Over on the Hangar tech blog, I’ve posted our Dumb Security Questionnaire (the questions we ask vendors to evaluate their security maturity). All DSQs are dumb, but I think ours is a little less dumb. If not, at least it’s short.

Why I'm excited to get a COVID vaccine January 13th, 2021

I’m terrifically excited to get a COVID vaccine. Not just “willing”, but actually quite excited. mRNA vaccines are this generation’s moonshot – a huge leap forward in science. Im terrifically excited to get to be part of it.

Bringing Security along on the CI/CD journey January 11th, 2021

Practical ways to bridge the gap between AppSec and Engineering.

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