Michael Foord

Michael Foord

Go developer at Canonical Ltd.

Northampton, United Kingdom
Computer Software

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Michael Foord's Overview

  • Go developer at Canonical Ltd.
  • Open Source Developer at Free & Open Source Software

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Michael Foord's Summary

Software development experience primarily with Python, Go and C#.

* Web application & service development with Python & Django
* Python testing expert
* Software development with Go (working on Juju for Canonical)
* Windows desktop application development

Author of IronPython in Action for Manning Publications.

Structured object-oriented application design, including UI design with Windows Forms. I'm a strong believer in agile development techniques including Test Driven Development, iterative development and pair programming.

As sales manager at Towcester Building Supplies I looked after customer accounts, including dispute resolution and negotiation with suppliers.

In my work at the Jesus Centre I have put administration systems in place and worked with the Voluntary Sector.

Specialties: Testing, Django, Windows Forms, Python, IronPython, Customer Relations, Application Design, Silverlight, Go

Michael Foord's Experience

Go developer

Canonical Ltd.

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Computer Software industry

March 2014Present (8 months)

Working on the JuJu project, in the Go programming language.

Open Source Developer

Free & Open Source Software

June 2004Present (10 years 5 months)

Developing free and open source software, used by members of the Python and open source communities.

Michael Foord's Skills & Expertise

  1. Python
  2. Agile Methodologies
  3. Apache
  4. Test Driven Development
  5. Software Design
  6. SQL
  7. Unix
  8. Subversion
  9. Silverlight
  10. Open Source
  11. Testing
  12. Software Development
  13. REST
  14. Scrum
  15. JavaScript
  16. jQuery
  17. Django
  18. C#
  19. .NET
  20. Web Applications
  21. Distributed Systems
  22. Java
  23. Linux
  24. WinForms
  25. PostgreSQL
  26. Windows
  27. User Interface Design
  28. Software Engineering
  29. C
  30. CSS
  31. Customer Service
  32. Programming
  33. Web Development
  34. Bash
  35. Git
  36. XML
  37. OOP
  38. Cloud Computing
  39. Ubuntu
  40. AJAX
  41. Object Oriented Design
  42. JSON
  43. MongoDB

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Michael Foord's Projects

  • Podcast: A Little Bit of Python

    • November 2009 to April 2011
    Team Members: Michael Foord, Andrew Kuchling, Steve Holden, Brett Cannon, Jesse Noller

    For 17 episodes, a group of five podcasters discussed Python news and development, and interviewed people from the community.

Michael Foord's Additional Information


Technical writing, developing with Python, krav maga, meditation.

Honors and Awards:

Microsoft MVP 2008-2011
Python Software Foundation Community Award 2010

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