Gary Poster
Senior Web Engineer, Canonical, Ltd.


Gary Poster is a Senior Web Developer on the Foundations team of Canonical’s Launchpad project. He has previously been a Senior Software Engineer and team lead at Zope Corporation, a Senior Internet Developer at AOL Time Warner, and a professional, classically-trained opera singer.

He has contributed to many open-source projects, including BuildBot, ReportLab, ClientForm, and Zope, and is the author of numerous open-source Python packages. Gary was the primary technical reviewer of the primary book on the Zope 3 libraries, Philipp von Weitershausen’s Web Component Development with Zope 3.

Gary has taught graduate level programming courses, as well as music theory and voice lessons. Now, based in Fredericksburg, VA, he tries to teach his two boys whatever they are willing to learn.


Programming, Python, Ubuntu, Web Applications
Location: Meeting Room B3
Gary Poster (Canonical, Ltd.)
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Study gains and losses in how Launchpad, a collaboration web service for the open-source community, used a Python component library from Zope 3 to help manage a large project. Discuss when the approach might be appropriate. Code examples include automatic REST web service generation. Demonstrate how the component architecture might be leveraged in popular frameworks such as Django. Read more.
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