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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Recent Articles

Managing configuration with envdir, remotely

envdir lets you manage persistent key/value data for environment-based configuration using the file system. It's a great way of adding 12-factor compatible configuration but it's no easier to manage remotely. Here's how to do just that using Fabric.

Python refactoring: comprehensions for great good

List comprehensions help keep code both concise and clear while adding a slight performance boost. Comprehensions of all kinds, including set and dictionary comprehensions, as well as the related generator expression form, are useful tools for building and cleaning up existing codebases.

When the numbers don't make sense: Google Analytics tracking issues

A couple of analytics head scratchers and simple solutions.

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A Django app for adding multi-user group management.
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Python wrapper for the Geocod.io geocoding and bulk geocoding API
RVA Data
Slow attempt at getting Richmond, VA's city data accessible.
RVA Connect
Site for tracking events and coworking/event spaces I created.
Django Addendum
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.