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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Waking Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty problem is a probability puzzle, or maybe an epistilmogy puzzle. Creating a defensible position depends on building an accurate model of the problem, and minor twists to the model have significant consequences for our assessment.

Requirements and specifications: confusing the why, the how, and the what

They tried turning specifications into user stories. You'll never guess how much money they spent cleaning it up.

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.

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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.