BlogBlimp

We don't just build websites. We build businesses online.


Agile, results oriented, and distributed—that's the BlogBlimp team. We're headquarted in Los Angeles, but the cloud is our home.

Most importantly, we're gifted and easy-going communicators who take the headache out of online business' new-fangled best practices. Use BlogBlimp to become a rockstar navigator of today's trickiest technologies. You're the captain of your ship... Let's hoist anchor and sail the skies together.

We've been building custom web-based applications for just over 20 years. Our knowledge base and industry contacts exploded when we began figuring out how to stream video inside of mainland China. That experience fast-tracked our acquisition of a skill set to do amazing things whether you just want to publish your newest recipe online, or edge out the competition in a fierce global marketplace.

If you're curious, here's some of the awesome goodness we might use behind the scenes to power your success online...

  •   Python (Django, Flask, Pyramid) / PHP (WordPress) / Javascript / JQuery / Angular.js / HTML5 / CSS3
  •   Amazon Web Services, or the PaaS / IaaS of your choice
  •   Git, Jenkins, Fabric, CloudFormation, SaltStack, TerraForm...version control, release management, and DevOps that fits easily into your existing workflow
  •   In addition: something a little bit lighter than the prevailing atmosphere...

Our Service is Plug-n-Play

We're language agnostic—both in regard to programming languages used by machines and words used by humans. We won't try to force a particular platform, or solution into your workflow. We use the best tool for the task at hand, and the one most likely to be adopted with minimal fuss by you and your team.


What We Build is Futureproof

Mot all technologies are created equal. Fads exist in all areas of human endeavor, so, internally, within our own business, we constantly guard against herd mentality and groupthink. We abhor planned obsolecense, and constantly seek more performant, next generation solutions for the long-term sustainability of company.


We Do More with Less

Einstein once said: "‚ÄéMake things as simple as possible but no simpler." That's our credo. Because blimps and web-based applications have something in common: the more stuff you put in them, the heavier they are, and the slower they go. We won't fill the framework and engine of your site with a lot of unnecessary baggage. We keep it light, and fast. Our apps are built to perform at blazing speed, and under extreme conditions, with important failsafes and security measures to weather the unexpected turbulence that can bring even the most creative business to a grinding halt..

We don't just build websites. We build businesses online. We won't always resort to rocket science, we just do what's right. Our job is to do the heavy-lifting so our clients feel lighter than air. Bringing the client's vision to life with BlogBlimp is a breeze. We take your company's profitability very seriously. Technology should be a value-added proposition, a force-multiplier in the delivery of your service or product. Finally, we want anyone working with us to remember the joy of making cool things well..."  —Sean Bradley, Lead Consultant.


About our President and Lead Consultant:

Sean Bradley

Sean Bradley is BlogBlimp's Sky Captain and Chief Consultant. A rare mix of serious programming talent, executive savvy, artistic virtuosity, and passionate educational advocacy in both technology and the arts. Mr. Bradley is an avid Python developer, and maintains one foot in Southern California's growing tech and start-up landscape, and the other among a community of the most respected creative minds in the world of professional music, dance, and stagecraft.

In the mid-90's, Knuth's Art of Computer Programming and Bach's Art of the Fugue inspired him to collaborate with Dr. Joshua Hughes in the development of Zues, a Basic language program for analyzing the relative consonnance and dissonance in music. The program captured the attention of the prestigious Eastman School of Music / University of Rochester, where Mr. Bradley was awarded a scholarship to continue his research. His later social experiments and statistical modelling of purchase habits among popular music consumers at the university anticipated algorithmically driven preference engines used today by companies like Pandora and Amazon. In an effort to automate the creation of music for mass consumption via artificial intelligence, he immersed himself in object oriented programming (C++) with Dr. Alexander Brinkman, web development (HTML / CSS) with Dr. David Hedlam, and computer music (Csound / MIDI) with Dr. Allan Schindler. Simultaneously, he studied composition with Christopher Rouse (winner: Pulitzer Prize) and violin with Ilya Kaler (gold medals: Paganini, Tchaikowsky, and Sibelius Competitions). In 1999, he was appointed co-concertmaster of the Disney-Grammy Orchestra in Epcot Center, Florida. Retiring from academic life in 2000, he entered the job market just as the dot-com bubble burst, and so earned a living as a solo and principal violinist for multiple orchestras throughout California, Texas, and Florida.

In 2004, Mr. Bradley founded CityOpera.net, a production company which continues today to provide corporate entertainment, engagement marketing, comprehensive educational outreach, talent management and logistical support for major international recording and touring artists, where he has served as a trusted advisor for everyone from Latin Grammy winner Marco Antonio Solis to operatic superstar Placido Domingo. His experience includes Conductor and Artistic Director for Opera Nova Santa Monica, Administrator for Pacific Serenades (among the nation's most active commissioners of new chamber music), and Production and Music Education Manager for Chamber Music in Historic Sites (the longest-running and most critically-acclaimed chamber music series in the U.S.). Civic-minded and committed to educational reform, Mr. Bradley was a Steering Committee member for both LA City's Congress of Neighborhoods and the Los Angeles Arts Consortium, where he fervently led agendas supporting music and technology in public schools.

In 2010, Mr. Bradley founded Bravoflix.com—the first online subscription video service in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to the performing arts. Today, while engaged frequently as a consultant in both the tech and entertainment industries, Mr. Bradley remains active as an evangelist for the Python programming language, as well as an educator, composer, conductor, violinist, and touring / recording artist throughout the world. More recent projects include the beta launch of ConcertTalent.com (a contact and reputation manager for professional talent managers), a U.S. tour with Latin-Grammy winners Marco Antonio Solis and Marc Anthony, a tour abroad with the Mantovani Orchestra, and a visit to Xiamen Software Park in China. Mr. Bradley has extensive work experience in the U.S., Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.

Apart from computers and music, Mr. Bradley served in the military's special operations community as a paratrooper and Army Ranger, and later as a Presidential Escort. In his free time, he enjoys training for marathons, mountain climbing, hosting the Southern California Python Interest Group's Hack Nights, and mentoring new entrepreneurs. You can learn more about Mr. Bradley on Wikipedia or at his profile on LinkedIn..