Tracy Osborn

loves building websites, creating web apps, and working on fun side-projects.

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I like building stuff.

My background, in a nutshell: My background is in design (BFA Art & Design from Cal Poly SLO), and I've been building websites since I was 11. My first job was leading design and front-end development for a startup,then I freelanced, then I taught myself Python, launched my own startup, then wrote a couple books on beginner web app development.

My main project:

Hello Web Books

Hello Web Books series

The newest book in the series, Hello Web Design teaches web design fundamentals and shortcuts aimed at programmers, developers, and non-designers. Released on November 7th, 2017.

Hello Web App is a series of two books teaching programming through web app development with Django — the same path I used to teach myself programming. Hello Web App is a tutorial introducing the Python framework Django and walking readers through building and launching a basic web app.

Hello Web App: Intermediate Concepts teaches more advanced skills and features like adding customer payments, an API, and database design.

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