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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Automated linting with flake8 and pre-commit hooks

Clean code does not make good code, but it certainly makes good code easier. Using a pre-commit Git hook is an excellent way of maintaining team-wide standards, and this example shows how to do this in a way that everyone can use, regardless of their Git client.

PyTennesee 2015

Bye Nashville, thanks for all the Pythons!

Deploying static sites to S3 with Circle CI

It's easy to take a Jekyll site and deploy to GitHub pages. But what if you don't want to deploy to GitHub? Or you'd rather use a different generating program? Using Jekyll as the example here's a step-by-step for setting up S3 hosting and using Circle CI to automatically deploy.

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Django Organizations
A Django app for adding multi-user group management.
Django helpers for working with ElasticSearch and Haystack
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.