I leverage synergies.

As per the latest in thought leadership, we must refocus on identifying holistic synergies and productizing them for untapped markets. Specifically, synergies which can be strategically leveraged to cross-pollinate innovation across organizational silos. Each silo must own its vertical to allow for unfettered horizontal growth and for the development of streamlined efficiencies by bubbling up organically.

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Git commits for collaboration

Professional kitchens hum by practicing mise en place, ordering everything carefully and keeping the kitchen clean. You can do the same in a distributed software project by taking care with how patches are created and merged in.

Migrating assets to Django Filer

django-filer is a great tool for reusing uploaded content across Django sites. It's an easy choice for new projects, but what about existing projects? Painless steps for migrating existing image and file uploads to django-filer.

Featured items and content rivers with Django CMS

Using Django CMS to select featured items from a content river in a way that's intuitive for both designers and editors.

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Slow attempt at getting Richmond, VA's city data accessible.
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Site for tracking events and coworking/event spaces I created.
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A Django app for creating editable microcopy anywhere in your site.


I'm Ben Lopatin, aka bennylope. I'm a partner over at Wellfire Interactive, a DC-based web development agency. We've been using Django to build beautiful websites and successful business platform applications for over 5 years. We love solving people's business problems with them, so if you're building or rebuilding on the web contact us.

I also do some occassional consulting for businesses that are a little off-track on development projects or general product/technology strategy. That includes pointed Django and Python debugging.

If you find yourself in Richmond give me a holler on the tithers and tathers (as my grandma calls it) and we'll grab a beer, or coffee, or both.