Dr. Carlton Gibson.

About Dr. Carlton Gibson

Hi, I'm Dr. Carlton Gibson, a veteran software engineer, working mainly on and with the Django web framework.

You can find me around the web on on GitHub, LinkedIn, and Mastodon. If you're looking to get in touch, you can send me an email.

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I've worked with Django more-or-less forever.

I'm a member of the Django Technical and Security Teams, and I help to maintain a number of key packages in the Django ecosystem, including:

Between 2018 and 2023 I served as a Django Fellow, contracted by the Django Software Foundation to work on maintenance of Django itself.

My current focus is on Neapolitan, my take on quick CRUD-views for Django, and django-template-partials, which provides reusable named template fragments for the Django Template Language.


Together with author Will Vincent, I co-host the Django Chat podcast. 🎙️

With over 150 episodes, we have guests from around the community, and we chat about Django. Go give it a listen. 🎧


Over more than two decades, I've worked on projects for clients large and small, including Microsoft, Ebay, Audi, and other leading global brands.

If you'd like to discuss bootstrapping, optimising, or scaling your application, please do get in touch