WHY THAT IMAGE?
As the work week ends, we often meet in the kitchen for a happy hour to share snacks, drinks and friendship. At the end of hard weeks it is a great way start to unplug and relax, at the end of big weeks it is a time to celebrate. All levels of people come and socialize, which helps increase communication across teams and reinforce the open nature of the company. I also like this picture since it shows the Chicago flag signs that a team here built, painted and hung during one of our "Someday" creative project days.
- Favorite Technologies: Java (Spring), ElasticSearch, AngularJS, SemanticUI, ReactNative for Mobile
- Service Offerings: Experience and Visaul Design, Content Strategy and Creation, Digital Strategy, Program and Project Management, Web and Mobile development, Hosting, Content Management System (Pepper)
- Website: https://www.vodori.com/
- Founded: 2005
- Location: Chicago, IL (West loop)
- Approx Size: 50 people
- Joined OpsConf: 2017
MICHAEL SULLIVAN, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
What is your role and what do you do in the organization?
I came from the engineering practice, but my current role is focused on managing the process by which we concept, pitch, plan and execute the work we do. I have been in this role formally since January 2016, prior to that I was managing the different engineering teams we have. I have been with the company 10 years in May.
What are you most looking forward to in 2017?
Personally - moving in with my wife.
Professionally - fully shifting to our SaaS product and expanding our customer base.
What was your favorite course in school that has nothing to do with your profession?
Anatomy of the Lower Extremity - full human leg dissection lab.