Résumé

Eric Holscher
Portland, Oregon, Cascadia

Interests

  • Documentation
  • Django & Python
  • Devops

Open Source Projects

  • Read the Docs - http://readthedocs.org

    • Role: Primary maintainer for over 3 years
    • Over 10,000 projects & 9 million page views a month
    • Standard documentation hosting for Python community
  • Write the Docs Documentation - http://docs.writethedocs.org/

    • Role: Maintainer and primary author
    • A resource for people who want to write documentation
  • Django - https://www.djangoproject.com/

    • Role: Contributor and operations staff
    • Help keep the main website and documentation up and functioning
  • Fellow at the Python Software Foundation

Conferences

  • Chair of the Write the Docs conference - http://conf.writethedocs.org
  • 2013 - Portland - 225 attendees
  • 2014 EU - Budapest - 100 attendees
  • 2015 EU - Prague - 150 attendees
  • 2016 EU - Prague - 225 attendees
  • 2014 NA - Portland - 300 attendees
  • 2015 NA - Portland - 350 attendees
  • 2016 NA - Portland - 400 attendees

Speaking

Spoken at the following conferences on Read the Docs, IRC bots, Testing, and Documentation:

  • Keynote - Pycon Colombia 2017
  • Keynote - PyCaribbean 2016
  • Djangocon US 2015, 2011, 2010
  • Open Source & Feelings 2015
  • Keynote - Pycon Malaysia 2014
  • Pycon Phillipines 2014
  • Mulitple meetups across Taiwan in 2014
  • Open Source Bridge 2012, 2011
  • Pycon Web Summit 2012
  • OSCON 2011
  • Djangocon EU 2010, 2009

More information available on Lanyrd: http://lanyrd.com/profile/ericholscher/past/speaking/

Work Experience

January 2013 - July 2013

Pacific Crest Trail

  • Trained for 3 months by hiking 50 miles a week
  • Hiked 800 miles of the trail before getting injured
  • Lived in the woods for 2 months
  • Gave my mind and soul room to breathe

December 2010 - January 2013

Urban Airship - Developer & Operations

  • Employee 15 at a startup that now has over 150 people
  • Assisted moving data centers on the ops team
  • Helped scale infrastructure to handle hundreds of millions of messages a day

July 2008 - December 2010

Lawrence Journal-World - Developer

  • The birthplace of Django, maintaining the world’s oldest Django codebase
  • Worked as Lead developer and defacto sysadmin for the “Internal” team

Education

University of Mary Washington

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

  • Graduated May 2008
  • Major GPA of 3.5