Peter Baumgartner, Founder at Lincoln Loop

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Peter is the founder of Lincoln Loop, having built it up from a small freelance operation in 2007 to what it is today. He is constantly learning and is well-versed in many technical disciplines including devops, scaling, back-end, and front-end development. Peter is a frequent speaker at DjangoCon and has ...
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2013 Year in Review

2013 was an amazing roller coaster year at Lincoln Loop. This is a long post, so I'll skip the intro and dive right in. Company Accomplishments Of all the things we did ...
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Introducing Salmon

Over the years, I’ve used a lot of server monitoring systems. Big enterprisey ones like Zabbix, Zenoss, and Hyperic, smaller ones like munin and monit, stuff in the middle like Graphite ...
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Goodbye Trailmapping

Trailmapping.com was a fun experiment with rapid development in Django I released almost 5 years ago now(!). I spoke about it at the first DjangoCon (also my first “real” talk in ...
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Lincoln Loop Retreat 2013

Over the last couple months we’ve been busy tying up loose ends and preparing for our first “official” company-wide retreat. Even though we’re a fully distributed team, we’re big ...
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Django Settings Parity: You're Doing It Wrong

A common paradigm in Django is to create different settings files for different environments (local, production, staging, etc.). Everyone has their own opinion on how to set these up (see ours here ...
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2012 Year in Review

2012 was another amazing year at Lincoln Loop. I’m incredibly proud of the work we accomplished and the growth and development we’ve made as a company. A few of the ...
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Making the Distributed Workplace Work

In our last installment, I introduced our distributed workplace and why we prefer it over a traditional office. Over the years, we’ve learned a lot about how to make a distributed ...
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Introducing BotBot

Today we’re introducing a new member of the Lincoln Loop family, BotBot.me. At the moment, BotBot is beautiful hosted IRC logs (try #django or #go-nuts). We built it for people ...
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Realtime Replay Logs with Redis

First off, realtime websites are hard. The current toolset is rudimentary. When I first started building Ginger, I thought I must be doing it wrong because of all the trial-and-error and pieces ...
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The Distributed Workplace

Here's a map of our current offices at Lincoln Loop: That's 10 people, 5 timezones, and 3 continents for those of you counting at home. I use the term "office" loosely because ...
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Referrer Blocking is Hard

One of my recent tasks in Ginger was to ensure that we weren’t leaking referrer URLs when you click on an external link in Ginger. It seemed like an easy task ...
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Backbone.js for Django Developers

Our new product Ginger relies heavily on Backbone.js for most of the client-side functionality (you can read about our full web-stack here). Our JavaScript guru Marco built the initial prototype and ...
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Open Book Finances

Maverick by Ricardo Semler was an eye-opening read for me a while back. It is a detailed account of his (highly profitable) company which is a radical departure from the traditional workplace ...
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Ginger Tech Stack

For our latest product, Ginger, we wanted to marry the real-time functionality we needed with the traditional Django stack we know and love. After some false starts and falling on our faces ...
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Down with 9 to 5

Development is a creative endeavor. Often developers are creating something where there was once nothing. For most us, the thought of being productive for 8 consecutive hours 5 days a week is ...
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Introducing Ginger

Our team of 10 is distributed across 8 countries and 3 continents. We have no central office. When we first started, a couple years might go by without ever meeting in person ...
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