About

Hi. I'm Kenneth Love.

I'm a web developer and designer living near Portland, OR with my wife and our two sons. I've been a freelancer/consultant for years, mostly doing Python & Django development with a smattering of HTML, CSS, and Javascript work in there, too.

I'm also a teacher at heart, helping people out on IRC and through my video series, Getting Started With Django and by giving talks & tutorials at DjangoCon & PyCon.

When I'm not on a computer, I like to enjoy the PNW's food and scenery with my family, take photos, and play board games.

Getting in touch with me is pretty easy. You can email me at kenneth@gigantuan.net or hit me up on Twitter.

Desires

This is a strange section for a consultant/resume site, huh? Well, I figure it's best if I tell you what I'm looking for in addition to what I can do (that's in the next section, if you need to jump ahead).

I've spent years of my life writing code for other people, building CMSes, stores, and other things that make the Internet work. It's good work but it can get a bit tedious and mentally exhausting after awhile.

Lately, I've been getting back into web design. I've also been picking up more serious Javascript (Node.js, Backbone, and the like) and I'd love a chance to do this more seriously again. But:

What I really like is teaching

Since teaching is something that I'm rather passionate about, I'd love work in the education sphere. I don't necessarily mean working with schools (although that's great) as I consider corporate training, reference book writing, and lecturing to all be "education" as well.

If you're involved in bringing people into the technology industry in any way, we should talk.

Work

I've been in this game for a long time. Some of the places I've worked with/for over the years:

I've also released a few somewhat popular Django packages with a good friend of mine:

I created and am still working on a video series for teaching people Django and I co-hosted a couple of popular podcasts:

And, lastly, I should probably list out my skills (in no particular order) so you know if I'm a good fit for your needs or not:

  • Python
  • Django
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • CSS
  • Sass
  • LESS
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Nginx
  • Postgres
  • Redis
  • Heroku
  • DevOps