JC has been working in technology for over 15 years. He has built products, lead software teams large and small, and worked with clients from small businesses to multi-national corporations. JC has a passion for great software, client development, and user experience. His skills in facilitation are invaluable in helping clients understand what they want and need from the software they're building.
We have an amazingly talented and driven team with a broad background in software and we’d like you to meet them.
Brad's experiences started in software development and corporate education, but soon evolved to include product management, user testing, and agile and lean coaching. With these skills, he brings a unique approach yielding more accurate feedback and better visibility.
Throughout her career, Alissa has proved time and again to be an invaluable member of executive teams. Her organizational, event planning, and administrative skills add tremendous value to the DevMynd team...to be honest, she keeps us in line ;)
Joe is a versatile professional in the technology world. He seamlessly navigates the gap between requirements and implementation making him an ideal person to ensure you're building the right thing. His previous work includes BI/ETL, Web, and Middleware services on multiple platforms. His favorite word: simple. In his spare time he plays music and organizes the Chicago Clojure users group.
Tony's experience with everything from Ruby to Photoshop make him a "Swiss Army Knife" engineer. He enjoys trying to pile up stars on Github and likes on Dribbble with his spare-time projects. His personal website and blog are constantly in redesign-mode. He tinkers with everything under the sun and has an addiction to watches and music. His mantra is this, "If my mom can't use it without calling me (family tech support), it's not done".
Chris kicked off his career in technology for a consulting firm, filling various roles throughout the software development lifecycle before becoming an engineer for one of the largest media companies in the country. His broad range of experience includes sales cycle involvement and managing projects, budgets, and resources, but his primary focus has been full-time development in several technology stacks across different languages and database platforms. Chris is a sponge everywhere he goes, interested in meeting - and learning from - as many new people as possible. His favorite mantra is an old Irish quote, “There are no strangers here, just friends you have not yet met.”
Peter has filled every role in the realm of web development and infrastructure, from system administration to usability designer, across a wide variety of environments. He has deep technical skills and a passion for teaching them, all driven by a strong care for the craft of software development.
Dayton has been programming for the web ever since a friend taught him how to make simple web pages in Microsoft Word back in 1999. Starting out in the online publishing world he quickly grew to engage with clients such as HP, McDonalds, and Healthways. Dayton's skills as an all-around engineer are highlighted by his unique talents in front-end development. His passion for quality motivates him to continually learn and improve his skills.
With over a decade of experience within the creative field, as an Art Director and Designer, I have been honored to work with a wide range of clientele. Such as Energizer, Groupon, Fisher Price, Snickers, Discovery Channel, Patagonia and many more. Collaborating and conceptualizing within a team environment, while additionally excelling as an individual, has given me the opportunity to work on an array of projects from start to finish.
Kori's journey into development began in January 2011 when he joined the web development course at Code Academy (now The Starter League). After completing the course, he spent the next six months as the first apprentice at DevMynd Software. Having completed the apprenticeship, he is now a junior consultant at DevMynd. In his spare time he enjoys mentoring aspiring Ruby developers, listening to dance music, and satisfying his curiosity in whatever topic is currently piquing his interest.
Cory's experiences with technology started at a young age. In high school, he was fixing computers and learning Java. Immediately after graduating college, he started developing .NET software, learning Ruby and Rails in his spare time. His constant curiosity drives him to learn different technologies, allowing him to pick the best tool for the job.
Michael started his adventures in technology by taking a course in web development at The Starter League. Although he learned a great deal there, he still hungered for more. So, he became an apprentice at DevMynd Software where he hones his craft through practice and pair programming. Outside of web development, he enjoys writing jokes (including lots of puns).
Pedro began his journey into design after taking a Stanford d.School “Design Thinking” crash course. The course sparked a passion to solve problems through design. Later on, he made the commitment to make design a career by relocating to Chicago to pursue web design and development at The Starter League. Now, he spends his time designing meaningful software, mentoring students at TSL and giving out highfives at CreativeMornings.