Simple, multifaceted, and powerful solutions get us out of bed in the morning. Simply put, we emphasise the elegance in all that we do. This isn’t an academic exercise: pragmatic and elegant software is the James Bond of technology; like a surgical strike in a bespoke suit.
The users of your software appreciate elegance, too, and it’s much more than a fresh coat of paint. A great UI gets out of the way, so that you can share more photos, keep in touch more directly, and be more productive. At the end of the day, there are meaningful problems that need solving. Software should feel like part of the solution!
Do you already have existing code? Think of us as a personal trainer for your technology. We’re happy to dive in, improve code flexibility, system resiliency, add new features, and update everything to the latest-and-greatest!
Jenn studied English Literature and Computer Science, and continues to enjoy a breadth of topics from the very mathy to the more fluffy. She honed her skills in management, product development, and strategy through her work as a Software Engineer, Director of Engineering, and CTO. She also founded the technology communities Code & Coffee and Vancouver Erlang & Elixir.
Jenn is mom to two sassy little girls, aged 3 and 5. She lives on an acre of land and has neighbourhood bears that regularly poo on her lawn. Kindness and empathy have never steered her wrong. She believes deeply in diverse teams, and tries to build them in all segments of her life.
- Ruby, Python, HTML, CSS, JS
- React, Backbone, Rails, Spree
- Data Science, Machine Learning
- Test Driven & Behaviour Driven Development
- Software Architecture
Brooke is the local coffee snob, which is actually saying something! She got her start in technology because of her background music theory, which is surprisingly similar to coding.
Brooke also runs the technology community forum Code & Coffee, and founded Vancouver Functional Programmers, and the Vancouver Erlang & Elixir user group. Her favourite language is Haskell, because of how delectably clean the language is. She cares deeply about best practices, flexible code, and maintainability; we’re told that she was just born that nerdy.
- HTML, CSS, JS
- Haskell, Clojure, Elixir, Ruby
- React, Relay, Om, Backbone, Rails, Phoenix, Compojure
- TDD, BDD, unit, prop, and integration testing, plus automation
- Software Architecture, clean code & best practices
- Machine Learning
Rach is a solar-powered city girl and thrives on controlled chaos. She is passionate about design and promiscuous about languages.
Rach discovered the joys of technology one summer holiday via a series of increasingly ridiculous Geocities websites, followed by an introduction to robotics in the form of Lego Mindstorms. In spite of various brief sideways forays into Biology, Psychology, and English Literature, Rach wound up specialising in UX and Digital Media with a side interest in Human Computer Interaction.
She is also a founder of the Vancouver Erlang & Elixir meetup, along with Jenn and Brooke.
- User Experience (UX) Design
- Human-Computer Interaction
- HTML, CSS, JS
- Digital Media
- Social Media Strategy
An Acadian with a heart of gold, Steve takes an agile approach to life. He learned web development by the seat of his pants in the wake of an electrical engineering degree. He is always on the lookout for ways to grow, and pick up new skills. He has been immersing himself deeply in the wonderful world of functional programming, with sprinkles of mobile and OS development.
His sessions as a mentor for CodeCore (a web development bootcamp) are among his weekly highlights. His passion for the software community is manifested in the Code & Coffee, Vancouver Functional Programmers, and Vancouver Elixir & Erlang Meetups that he co-organizes.
- HTML, CSS, JS, web animation
- Ruby, C, Clojure(Script)
- React, Angular, Rails, Electron
- Hardware, Internet of Things, Mobile
- BDD, TDD, unit and integration testing
- Team empowerment, knowledge transfer