Dan Poirier came to Caktus after 19 years at a large company working on networking software. He has been a committer on the Apache HTTP Server project since 2009, and was a speaker at ApacheCon NA 2010. A long-time Python fan, when he first tried Django he was immediately impressed with how quickly he could start creating useful applications.
When not computing, Dan enjoys choral singing and has been a member of the Chapel Hill Community Chorus since 2004. He also likes taking his ukulele to jams and song circles. He reads hard science fiction and dark fantasy.