About

Django Events Foundation North America (DEFNA) is a non-profit based in California USA. It was formed in 2015 at the request of the Django Software Foundation (DSF) to run DjangoCon US. The DSF have licensed DEFNA to run DjangoCon US for 2015, 2016 and 2017. Beyond DjangoCon US we also plan to be involved with other events in North America that cover the education and outreach of Django.

Meet the DEFNA Board

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JEFF TRIPLETT - PRESIDENT

Jeff is a Django developer for Revolution Systems (Revsys). He co-organized the Django Birthday conference. In his spare time, he practices photography and is getting back into running.

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STACEY HAYSLER - CORPORATE SECRETARY

As CEO of Blue Swan Human Resources Consulting, Stacey is a business services professional with both corporate and consulting experience in the high tech, legal, recruiting, communications and media, banking, and retail fields. She also conducts training workshops for aspiring consultants, and personnel management workshops for small employers. Stacey is also the Chief Operations Officer of PostgreSQL Experts, Inc., a San Francisco open source software consultancy. She serves as Treasurer of the Django Software Foundation. When not occupied with keeping her businesses running smoothly, Stacey passes her time with reading, watching movies, and doing historical re-enactment.

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CRAIG BRUCE - TREASURER

Craig first discovered Django in 2009 when he joined AstraZeneca. It was being used to power Design Tracker, a system used globally by chemists to aid their drug discovery efforts. Craig now works for OpenEye Scientific, as a Scientific Software Development Manager. When not doing DEFNA business Craig enjoys skiing, hiking and walking his dog, Lucy.