Startups Using Django in Boston

Via their job posts and information submitted by startups themselves, these are the Boston Django startups we've found.

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Digitizing bank credit policies to allow real-time lending; allowing loans to “be closed, from application to funding, in under five minutes.”

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Outcomes information big data platform for healthcare.

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AI-powered symptom-checking chat bot.

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Recruiting sourcing as a service, plus video interviews.

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React.js – We use both React and Vue for our front end work. We’ve been quite happy with React but are even happier with Vue for it’s flexibility and because it’s model is more familiar.

PostgreSQL – We use Postgres as our database. Postgres is most attractive for us do to it’s strict SQL compliance as well as for Postgis, which we will be using for some of our product. We’re also using the Postgres JSON functionality for some portions of our application which are not easily modeled using a relational database.

Python – Our backend is written entirely in Python, which we find to be highly productive and elegant. We use Django as our backend framework. We get a lot of value from the ORM as well as from Django REST framework – and from the Django admin.

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KAYAK for car insurance. Quick, personalized car insurance quotes from multiple providers.

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Python – We’re using python for our core app, with Django/DRF powering our REST API, NLTK for NLP, and pandas running high-performance real time data analysis to calculate things like RateRank and savings estimates. We use Vagrant and Ansible for IT automation, and Jenkins and Selenium for QA automation and deployment to our AWS environment.

MariaDB – Our database runs Maria on RDS, for optimal MySQL-syntax performance. We crunch a lot of data in each query, so performance is key. Some of our queries approach 100 lines long, with multiple nested queries, dozens of joins, and layered aggregation, and we run some queries thousands of times per day.

Backbone – Backbone provided us “just enough” structure for our highly custom front-end MVC, while allowing us to build our own proprietary routing & workflow engine around it. We’re using epoxy for 2-way data-binding, and jQuery + Bootstrap plugins, in addition to dozens of proprietary UI components.

Bootstrap – Our mobile-first-responsive CSS uses Bootstrap as a baseline, but builds upon it to form a highly-customized, well-organized extensible style-guide with our own unique components and layouts. We’re using SASS class-extension, selector-nesting, and custom mixins under the hood to generate our CSS.

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“Designs and builds grippers and control systems that can manipulate items of varying size, shape and weight with a single device.”

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“Systematically optimize capacity, schedules, and staffing across a hospital and network.”

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Home fire prevention; connecting your stove to your phone through an IoT device and connected app.

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App for building occupants to report building issues.

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‘Marketing intelligence platform’ tracking all of any competitor’s online presence, and prioritizing for actionable review.

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