We made the Big Green Button (center) as an IoT device that wirelessly transmits a signal to take a picture, and upload it automatically to Facebook with the event logo. We use the BGB like a photo booth, and make appearances at tech events and charity galas to build buzz around the event, promote BendyWorks and give back to our community. 2 of our developers, Will and Pearl are pictured with our CEO, Brad, all wearing glasses as we compete in NeXXpo's Most Innovative Company competition, as a tongue-in-cheek way of explaining that our NDAs are so strong we practically have DOD clearance.  In the middle is Israel Lopez, founder of Chins Up, a not-for-profit for whom we have donated hundreds of pro-bono hours over the last 2 years.




  • Favorite Technologies: Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, Clojure, Elm and Ember
  • Service Offerings: Web and mobile application development, senior level staff augmentation, rails rescue, and (occasionally) skunkworks 
  • Website: https://bendyworks.com/


  • Founded: 2009
  • Location: Madison, WI
  • Approx Size: 14 people
  • Joined OpsConf: 2015

"I like my eggs over hard!"

"I like my eggs over hard!"


What is your role and what do you do in the organization?

I am a co-founder of BendyWorks.  I see myself as the grease in the wheels for work without a defined role that is responsible.  I have been with BendyWorks for 9 years.

What are you most looking forward to in 2018?

I am looking forward to paying off our loans.

What was your favorite course in school that has nothing to do with your profession?

My favorite course was Intensive Portuguese.

2018 Ops-Conf Location: Cabin 16 (See Location Map)