At 8th Light we place a high value on continual learning, both in our Modern Apprenticeship program and beyond. On Fridays, each of our team members leaves our various client sites to get together as a group in our office and learn. We collaborate on open source projects, write blogs and presentations, and host regular 8th Light University Meetups (pictured here) to share what we’ve learned, and to learn from others.




  • Favorite Technologies: Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, React, Angular, Ember, iOS, Android, Java, C#/.NET, Python, Clojure, Elixir, Elm, AWS  
  • Service Offerings: Consulting, Design Training, Custom Software Development, Managed Services
  • Website: https://8thlight.com/


  • Founded: 2006
  • Locations: Chicago, London, LA, NYC and Seattle
  • Approx Size: 112
  • Joined OpsConf: 2015

"I like my eggs scrambled!"

"I like my eggs scrambled!"

Margaret Pagel, VP of Sales 

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

I am Vice President of Sales. I lead all the sales and sales teams at all four offices.  I am also the second largest shareholder.

What are you most looking forward to in 2018?

I look forward to building out a sales team and a repeatable sales process for all the offices

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

Building curriculums for reading programs for grades 3-8 students

Ops-Conf 2018 Location: Cabin 10 (See Map)