Gaslight

Gaslight

WHY THAT IMAGE?

At Gaslight we take our coffee seriously and love to share our obesession with the community!  We invite everyone to stop by our office any Friday morning for coffee and conversation where there’s no agenda, no slides and no set topic. Just people coming together to connect and share what’s on their minds while our barista serves up free coffee, espresso and lattes!


COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Founded in: 2009
  • Locations: Cincinnati, OH
  • Approx Size: 24
  • Joined OpsConf: 2017
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TECHNICAL NOTES:

  • Favorite Tech: Ruby on Rails, Elixir
  • Services: Project Delivery, Support, and Apprenticeship Program.
  • Website: https://teamgaslight.com/

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DWAYNE GREENWOOD, Co-Founder 

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I am a Co-Founder of Gaslight

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JAMES TAYLOR, CEO

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James Taylor is a self-described business nerd (actually, he uses the phrase “big friggin’ nerd”). He loves digging into finance, operations, org charts and more to help organizations solve tough problems and achieve ambitious goals.


Varvet

Varvet

WHY THAT IMAGE?

Our office is in the old Hasselblad offices, where they made the cameras that Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong used on the moon. Every day we’re inspired by this piece of Gothenburg history, and we strive for the same combination of advanced technology and traditional craftsmanship.


COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Founded in: 2008
  • Location: Gothenburg and Stockholm, Sweden
  • Approx Size: 21
  • Joined OpsConf: 2017
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TECHNICAL NOTES:

  • Favorite Tech: Ruby on Rails and Elixir for the backend, JavaScript and React.js for the frontend, native iOS and Android for mobile
  • Services: Design, Web and Mobile development, Dev/Ops + Hosting, Project Management and Digital Strategy, Maintenance
  • Website: https://www.varvet.com/

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CARL-JOHN KIHLBOM, PARTNER

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I am an entrepreneur and developer, focused on finding the best ways to build software that can help organizations and people work and communicate more efficiently. I started my first web development company in 1998, and that has since transformed into Varvet, the company that I'm currently running.


Viget

Viget

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The story is essentially that since starting in 1999 we had a goal to open an office in Boulder which we eventually did in 2010.  To celebrate 15 years we flew our Durham & DC offices out for 4 days & 3 nights in the Rocky Mountains.  It was more than just a company retreat, it was a celebration of all the hard work that went into building a team and company to be proud of. 


COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Founded in: 1999
  • Location: Falls Church, Durham, Boulder
  • Approx Size: 67
  • Joined OpsConf: 2016
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TECHNICAL NOTES:

  • Favorite Tech: Ruby on Rails & React, with a bit of PHP, Python, Go, and Elixir
  • Services: Strategy, Design & Development for both Digital Products and Digital Marketing
  • Website: https://www.viget.com/

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DAVID EISINGER, DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

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The Iceman. David's parents met at IBM and he's been using (and breaking) computers since before he could walk. After studying computer science at TJHSST and Duke University, he's been at Viget since 2008, where he leads technical engagements with some of our biggest clients.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, CEO AND CO-FOUNDER

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Our original engineering + design combo. An engineering major and studio art minor was rare at UVA in the mid-90s. This mix became Brian’s career focus when he co-founded Viget to bring together the technical and design talent that clients needed.


Pernix

Pernix

WHY THAT IMAGE?

Our wonderful team!


COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Founded in: 2009
  • Location: Costa Rica
  • Approx Size: 43
  • Joined OpsConf: 2017
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TECHNICAL NOTES:

  • Favorite Tech: Java, .NET, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, Mobile with Ionic 
  • Services: UI / UX   Professional user experience and designs, Prototyping for startups Efficient prototyping to validate ideas and new ventures, Development & Quality Assurance Quality Mobile and Web Application on development with over 7 years of experience  
  • Website: http://www.pernix-solutions.com/

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Carlos sirias, ceo

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I am a Co-Founder and CEO of Pernix. Over the past 20 years, I have lead teams to deliver working products in an iterative fashion focusing on business value.


One North

One North

WHY THAT IMAGE?

A day in the office, where standing desks are becoming the norm and where La Croix is consumed heavily enough to make tree art out of.


COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Founded in: 2012
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Approx Size: 100 people
  • Joined OpsConf: 2015

TECHNICAL NOTES:

  • Favorite Tech: .NET, Azure, Node.js, Heroku
  • Services: Brand, Digital Strategy & Consulting, UX/UI, Full-stack Web Development, Managed Applications, Managed Hosting
  • Website: www.onenorth.com

 


RYAN HORNER, MANAGING DIRECTOR, TECHNOLOGY

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I am a technologist who loves solving problems and creating unique experience for clients. At One North I’m responsible for Operations, Platforms/Frameworks, Technical Strategy, Hosting, Partnerships, Recruiting, Culture, and R&D. I love continually learning new things and trying new approaches.


Frontside

Frontside

WHY THAT IMAGE?

Every month, we have a "F*ck it Friday" where we say "F*ck it" and go work from a coffee shop in the morning, and then do something fun in the afternoon. This photo is from a recent trip - where some of us did yoga and painting that day.


COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Founded in: 2009
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Approx. Size: 7
  • Joined OpsConf: 2016

TECHNICAL NOTES:

  • Favorite Tech: React Native, Ember, Clojure, Elixir
  • Services: Deliver product, rescue project, augment and mentor others
  • Website: http://frontside.io/

CHARLES LOWELL, FOUNDER, CTO

Something we should know about you?

I guess you could call me a classic introvert. I do a decent job coping with it, but I nevertheless struggle with a nature that is both mistrustful of groups and is often awkward in their presence. I love people though, and I love nothing more than to make things of quality with them. I'm deliberate and slow-moving (plodding even) in decisions. However, I'm excitable and easily animated when gripped by an idea. Also, there's not much I enjoy more than singing.


Plataformatec

Plataformatec

WHY THAT IMAGE?

This was 2016 company retreat! After a year of great challenges and great results, this was a well deserved moment to celebrate, relax and PARTY!!! =D


COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Founded: 2009
  • Locations: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Approx Size: 40 people
  • Joined OpsConf: 2015

TECHNICAL NOTES:

  • Favorite Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Elixir
  • Service Offerings: Web development, training, code-design Review and consulting services in Elixir, Ruby and Agile
  • Website: http://plataformatec.com.br/

Marcelo Park, Managing Director

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Happily married with no kids (yet), likes snorkelling and excited with the journey of turning Plataformatec into a successful company. I am also accepting invitations for a cold beer. I'll buy the first round. :)