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Richard Barran

I am Richard Barran, a freelance web developer based in Bordeaux, France.

I specialise in creating websites with the popular Django web framework, and more generally in writing Python code. I work mostly as part of a team on larger projects, and occasionally as an independent web developer, creating turnkey sites for customers. 

I have been working with Django since 2007. Over the period 2007-2015 I was based in London; at the start of 2015 I moved to France, but I still work exclusively with UK clients - I've nothing against the French, it's just that I have a good list of contacts in the UK and I always seem to have enough work in the pipeline!


You can find a good resume on my LinkedIn profile which lists the projects I've recently been involved with; I'm also listed on Stack Overflow.

A self-proclaimed code monkey, I am flexible and can code, configure servers, talk to end users & interpret their requirements, design systems, and more.

I have contributed over many years to several open-source projects, and I am currently the maintainer of django-photologue.

Please contact me if you have a Django-related project underway.

Website developer

See my portfolio for some examples of sites that I have created. I play to the strengths of the Django framework, specialising in sites that require a significant amount of customisation: e.g. user management, interfacing with third-party systems, internationalisation.