Simeon Franklin

Simeon has been been a software developer for a decade and a half with expertise in many old and annoying technologies like Visual Basic, Delphi, Perl and PHP. In 2007 while working as the lead developer for a web design firm he discovered Python and liked it so much he quit his job to use it!

Since then his career as a developer has been particularly focused on "big data" web applications but Python and Django have remained his favorite tools of choice.

For the last two years Simeon has been an expert instructor for Marakana, creating and teaching Python, Django, and client side Javascript courses for developers at technology giants like Cisco, Intel, and Facebook. He can be found hanging out and organizing the Python Community in the Bay Area at Baypiggies or SF Python Meetup and you can follow him on twitter @simeonfranklin or on his blog at

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Simeon is always updating his blog with new examples and useful resources so be sure to check back regularly. He has presented at Baypiggies several times and you can take a glimpse at some of his recent presentations by clicking the links below:

Python Tools

Fixing Django with 3rd Party Apps

Python Code Quality Tools

*NOTE: All presentations can be launched by hitting your spacebar.

Videos with Simeon

Simeon presents a few best practices for getting started with Django.


Checkout a screencast from a Python class Simeon delivered at Marakana.


Simeon delivered a talk to a class of computer science students at University of San Francisco with the goal of setting them up with a good foundation for starting Python web development with Django.