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Lacey Williams Henschel

Lacey Williams Henschel brought her red pen and Gryffindor spirit to REVSYS in 2017. Prior to joining REVSYS, she received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English from Auburn University and Texas A&M University, respectively, before joining the University of Texas at Austin as a developer in 2011.


Lacey stays very involved in the Django community. She has held leadership roles on the DjangoCon US organizing team since 2015, and in 2017 served as Conference Chair. She has also served on the Django Software Foundation Code of Conduct Committee, organized several Django Girls workshops, and is a former member of the Django Girls Support Team.


You can find Lacey on Treehouse, where she has taught courses on Django templates and the Django admin. Lacey makes regular appearances on the conference stage and has spoken at DjangoCon US, DjangoCon Europe, PostgresOpen, Open Source Bridge, PyDX, ACT-W Portland, and Django Birthday. She has also been published in Model View Culture and OpenSource.com, and is based just outside of Portland, Oregon.


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Lacey's Recent Posts

Tips for Using Django's ManyToManyField

ManyToManyFields confuse a lot of people. The way you relate objects to each other is just different enough from dealing with ForeignKeys and just uncommon enough in day-to-day Django development that it's easy to forget all the little tricks for dealing with them.

Celery and Django and Docker: Oh My!

In this post, you will learn how to create a Celery task inside a Django project in a Docker container. Sounds awesome, right?

Docker: Useful Command Line Stuff

Let’s talk about what it’s like to actually use Docker in your day-to-day.