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Stride Consulting

Stride Consulting

WHY THAT IMAGE?

Because we consult in the client office, embedded with their teams - one of our core attributes is our collaborative, open, and supportive culture.


 
 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL NOTES:

  • Favorite Technologies: Javascript (Node/React/Vue), Python, RoR, Java

  • Service Offerings: High-end staff augmentation, embedded player/coach consulting, product and project delivery

  • Website: https://www.stridenyc.com/

COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Founded: 2014

  • Locations: New York City

  • Approx Size: 70

  • Joined OpsConf: 2019


"I like my eggs fried or poached”

"I like my eggs fried or poached”

Ken Judy, COO.

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

Ken Judy (1 yr) Chief Operating Officer. I am accountable for Stride's long-term technology strategy and implementation, management and professional development of the company's technical consultants, as well as operational support for hiring, retention, and service delivery

What was your first job?

Newspaper deliverer

Ops-Conf 2019 Location: Birch Grove 3



Simple Thread

Simple Thread

WHY THAT IMAGE?

We like to have fun, we like to stay hydrated, and we are really bad about taking group pictures.


 
 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL NOTES:

  • Favorite Technologies: Rails, JavaScript, AWS, React, Vue, Elixir, C#

  • Service Offerings: Software product development - technology strategy, UI/UX design, software engineering, DevOps

  • Website: www.simplethread.com

COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Founded: 2010

  • Locations: Richmond, VA

  • Approx Size: 13

  • Joined OpsConf: 2019


"I like my  eggs scambled with cheese

"I like my eggs scambled with cheese

Justin Etheredge

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

I am one of the founders of Simple Thread. I do a little bit of everything these days... engineering, sales, marketing, invoicing, strategy, and beverage retrieval

What was your first job?

Worked on a farm picking vegetables

Ops-Conf 2019 Location: Birch Grove 10


“I like my eggs over medium”

“I like my eggs over medium”

Al Tenhundfeld

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

I am the other founder of Simple Thread. My responsibilities are mostly around engineering, client management, strategy, and party planning.

What was your first job?

Customer support agent for a bank

Ops-Conf 2019 Location: Birch Grove 11



Pernix Solutions

Pernix Solutions

WHY THAT IMAGE?

People working in our office - you can see the amazing mountains and the green behind us


 
 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL NOTES:

  • Favorite Technologies: Java, C#, Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, React, Angular, iOS, Android, AWS

  • Service Offerings: Consulting, Design, Custom Software Development, Managed Services

  • Website: http://www.pernix-solutions.com

COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Founded: 2009

  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica

  • Approx Size: 62

  • Joined OpsConf: 2015


"I like my eggs over easy"

"I like my eggs over easy"

Carlos Sirias

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

Co-founder and CEO

What was your first job?

Software Developer

Ops-Conf 2019 Location: Birch Grove 12



8th Light

8th Light

WHY THAT IMAGE?

This picture was taken at our recent apprentice welcome week. We brought together the new apprentices from all of our offices for a week in Chicago where they got to know each other, learned about the past, present and future of 8th Light, and shared their energy and enthusiasm with the rest of the company. And experienced deep dish pizza, some for the first time.


 
 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL NOTES:

  • 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/

COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Founded: 2006

  • Locations: Chicago, London, LA, NYC Madison

  • Approx Size: 150

  • Joined OpsConf: 2015


"I like my eggs over easy"

"I like my eggs over easy"

Claudia Richman, COO and Chief Talent Officer.

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

I've been at 8th Light for 1.5 years. I focus on pretty much everything that doesn't directly involve clients - org design, change management, internal communication, operations, talent and HR...

What was your first job?

My first full-time job was communications coordinator for the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Ops-Conf 2019 Location: Salt March 68 - Boho’s Nest



Hashrocket

Hashrocket

WHY THAT IMAGE?

Shows our collaboration, love for communication and hard work with a little bit of stylistic flare thrown in.


 
 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL NOTES:

  • Favorite Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Elixir, React, React Native, iOS, and Android

  • Service Offerings: Web and mobile development, interface design, branding and identity, and 1:1 training

  • Website: https://hashrocket.com/

COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Founded: 2008

  • Locations: Chicago, IL and Jacksonville, FL

  • Approx Size: 20 people

  • Joined OpsConf: 2015


"I like my eggs sunny side up!"

"I like my eggs sunny side up!"

MARIAN PHELAN, CEO 

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

I am the CEO of Hashrocket.

What what your first job?

2019 Ops-Conf Location: Luxury Tent - Salt Marsh 50 - Under the Stars


I like my eggs Over easy!

I like my eggs Over easy!

David Hilburn

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

Vice President, Strategy & Consulting. Assists primarily with all things growth.

What what your first job?

Sales & Marketing for NASCAR

2019 Ops-Conf Location: Luxury Tent - Salt Marsh 52 - Wanderlust



One Design Company

One Design Company

WHY THAT IMAGE?

It showcases how much we value our craft and collaboration with our team and clients.


 
 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL NOTES:

  • Favorite Technologies: Craft CMS (and other content management systems), Ruby, React.js, Node.js

  • Service Offerings: Website Design, Web Application Design, Branding & Strategy, Logo & Identity Systems, Social, Front and Backend Web Development, iOS (iPhone & iPad) Development, Android Development, API Integrations

  • Website: https://onedesigncompany.com/

COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Founded: 2014

  • Locations: Chicago, IL (with a few remote)

  • Approx Size: 30 people

  • Joined OpsConf: 2018


"I like my eggs scrambled, sometimes over medium, definitely as a ‘toad in the hole’.”

"I like my eggs scrambled, sometimes over medium, definitely as a ‘toad in the hole’.”

Colleen Carroll, Director of People, Process, and Culture

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

In my role as Director of People I work with the Partners and Directors to formulate and execute company vision, goals and objectives. My priority is to cultivate and maintain a healthy and happy culture and champion diversity and inclusion within the company. I will have been there 2 months by the time the conference hits. I'm looking forward in 2019 to fostering a structure that celebrates the talents and growth of the team and scales the culture as we grow. My favorite course in college was Chinese Philosophy.

What was your first job?

Technical Support Help Desk for the Art Institute of Chicago .

2019 Ops-Conf Location: Birch Grove 19



PunchKick Interactive

PunchKick Interactive

WHY THAT IMAGE?

This was taken at our most recent quarterly event, where we take the afternoon off to do something fun together and celebrate all the hard work we have put in for the quarter.


 
 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL NOTES:

  • Favorite Technologies: Swift, Kotlin, PHP, .NET Core, React JS, Angular

  • Service Offerings: UX and User Research, Custom Software/Product Development, Business Intelligence

  • Website: https://www.punchkick.com/

COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Founded: 2006

  • Locations: Chicago, IL

  • Approx Size: 35 people

  • Joined OpsConf: 2017


:I like my eggs in a benedict with lots of hollandaise!”

:I like my eggs in a benedict with lots of hollandaise!”

ABBY GARTNER, HEAD OF CX and operations

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

I am the head of CX and Operations and have been with PunchKick for 5 years.

What was your first job?

Lifeguard.

2019 Ops-Conf Location: Luxury Tent - Salt Marsh 67 - Coastal Comfort


"Eggs, I love ‘em all!”

"Eggs, I love ‘em all!”

michelle woods, scrum master and head of delivery

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

I am Scrum Master and head of delivery. I have been with PunchKick for 6 years.

What was your first job?

Pizza maker.

2019 Ops-Conf Location: Luxury Tent - Seagrass 3 - Base Camp



Highland Solutions

Highland Solutions

WHY THAT IMAGE?

Florence and Charissa focus in a moment of calm during a design sprint. This photo captures the duality of our work: cycles intense collaboration punctuated with periods of deep focus.


 
 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL NOTES:

  • Favorite Technologies: LAMP, Laravel, Vue.js, React, Swift, OutSystems, SugarCRM

  • Service Offerings: Web/Mobile Development, UX Research & Design, CX Consulting, CRM, Lean Innovation

  • Website: http://www.highlandsolutions.com/

COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Founded: 1999

  • Locations: Chicago, IL

  • Approx Size: 35 people

  • Joined OpsConf: 2017


"I like my eggs over easy."

"I like my eggs over easy."

Jon Berbaum, President  

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

I am the President at Highland and have been there for 12 years.

What was your first job?

Auto-car part delivery person.

2019 Ops-Conf Location: Birch Grove 13


“I like my eggs over ramen!”

“I like my eggs over ramen!”

Tyler Etters, Director of Software Development

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

I am the Director of Software Development and have been with Highland since 2013.

What was your first job?

As a child, volunteer steward for nature preserves in northern Illinois.

2019 Ops-Conf Location: Birch Grove 18



Table XI

Table XI

Why that image? 

We have a private chef on staff and serve incredible home made meals every day. The chance to walk away from your desk and break bread with others allows people to generate creative new ideas and collaborate more easily throughout the day.

Plus it smells great here around 11:30!


 
 

Company Overview

Company Highlights:

  • Founded: 2002

  • Locations: Chicago, Colorado, Seattle

  • Approx Size: 45 people

  • Founded OpsConf: 2015

Technical Notes:

  • Favorite technologies: Ruby on Rails, Javascript, Mobile (iOS and React Native)

  • Service Offerings: Design, Web and Mobile development, Dev/Ops + Hosting, Project Management and Digital Strategy, Maintenance

  • Website: http://www.tablexi.com


"I like my eggs scrambled for sure, with bacon"

"I like my eggs scrambled for sure, with bacon"

MARK RICKMEIER, CEO 

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

I am the CEO of Table XI. I focus heavily on sales and business development, while still playing a significant role on the management of the business.

What was your first job?

Teaching tennis.

2019 Ops-Conf Location: Salt Marsh 64 - Wildflower Retreat

 


"I like my eggs scrambled.”

"I like my eggs scrambled.”

Patrick Turley, principal and DevOps lead

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

I am the DevOps lead and have been with Table XI for 2 years.

What was your first job?

Glass worker.

2019 Ops-Conf Location: Luxury Tent - Salt Marsh 51 - Plein Aire