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Russell Builds Products

Hey there, welcome to my little slice of the Internet!

You may view a list of my active projects below the text.

I get a rush out of finding simple solutions to difficult problems.

I keep busy by turning ideas into products. Most often I prototype and code using Python but I'm flexible and often explore other languages. I admire readable, testable code and I thoroughly enjoy the process of refactoring.

I'm a strong opensource advocate and so when I can, I donate my code and time to that cause.

My first successful product launch was LinkPeek which I still operate today. I'm actively bootstrapping Remarkbox, a hosted comment service.

I currently work for Remind as a software engineer where I write software to manage infrastructure running in AWS.

If you read all that, you should likely contact me. I love conversation and always responds in a timely manner!

Russell’s projects


Website screenshot service.


An embedable comment service and fully functional question and answer forum.


A demo of the wiki software I wrote called Pylowiki, loaded with great articles.


Live, real time, four-in-a-row game developed with python and tornado.


A Scrabble Solver, give us letters and we return the best scoring words!


A public school directory I wrote using Pyramid and mongodb.


A pastebin and code pad site I wrote using Pyramid.

© Russell Ballestrini.