Employee Benefits Corporation brought us in to oversee their mobile application used by their customers to submit claims on their Flex Spending plans
We worked with MinuteMenu to improve and maintain 3 PhoneGap/Sencah Touch based mobile applications.
BK had it their way when they engaged Ten Forward to help them meet a critical deadline for a new online ordering platform.Visit the site
By partnering with Ten Forward, Crantastic’s RStudio knows its' software, interface, and user experience are always up-to-date for the R development language community.Read case study
Changing the way festival events are organized, planned, and experienced with a full stack mobile and web platform.Visit the site
We took the conference mobile - the 2012 Meeting Metroplis app made it easy for attendees to find sessions and share their experience on the go.
Pump It Up is where your imagination comes to play, and our app makes brings locations, schedules, and special events right to your fingertips.
A new dashboard, that you can take with you on the go. We worked with Threadflip to create a mobile responsive one-stop site for sellers to do everything they need.Visit the Site
Patient-Centered Solutions for the Whole Care Continuum. We helped Wellbe get to the next level with agile process consulting and expert Ruby on Rails development.Read case study
Virtual Badge is a platform that utilizes mobile devices to increase security and intelligence for on-site personnel management.
Turn a connection into a career. We built 1stGig's platform from the ground up to connect recent college grads with their first professional careers.Visit the site
You may have worked with other developers in the past, or this may be your first software project. Ten Forward Consulting practices agile development and primarily runs projects in 1-2 week sprints. We work with your team to identify a backlog of issues (user stories), bugs, and improvements - that need to be implemented and monitor our progress against that backlog during our sprints. This helps create an easy, reliable method of estimating development speed and expectations for future sprints. The 2-week cycle also has an advantage of keeping expectations in line and providing feedback to ensure everyone is always on the same page.
Brian has over 15 years of software development experience and over 10 years experience developing mobile applications. He started Ten Forward consulting in 2012, after years as a successful freelance technology consultant. His passion for mobile software started in 2006 while working on cutting edge location-based services for Blackberry and other Java-based mobile devices, and he began developing for iPhone and Android as soon as they were released.
Brian and his team have worked with iconic companies like Burger King and Morgan Stanley on customer facing mobile applications. He has also helped startups located both in Silicon Valley and across the country raise over $25M in funding. Brian’s attention to detail and keen focus on the customer experience have established him as a leader in his field.
Brian also heads Madworks, a coworking space in Madison, WI. Brian took the reigns when Madworks merged with the University Research Park, a nonprofit focused on technology and real estate development and commercialization that benefits the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Under his leadership, Madworks has grown to capacity and become a community center for local entrepreneurs hosting meetups, hackathons, and Madison’s annual Startup Weekend event. Brian has also worked with community leaders to establish the Madworks seed accelerator which provides grants, mentoring, and access to second level funding for early stage companies.
Mark has been a part of the Ten Forward family for a while, in spirit if not on paper. An experienced programmer with a background in multiple programming languages, Mark is Ten Forward's go-to dev for anything iOS, and is helping build the .NET branch of the company.
As a skilled front-end and back-end developer, Mark enjoys doing a standard cut-and-code for a client's front-facing website as much as digging into Objective-C for a new mobile application.
His leadership style complements Brian's, and his willingness to pair on tough problems and patiently explain his process has made him a valued fixture at Ten Forward ... as has his penchant for buying unnecessary gadgets. We have him to thank for office doofus Alexa, his Amazon Echo, who tells us bad jokes and adds absurd things like "500 bananas" to his shopping list.
Mark splits his time among playing music in multiple bands all over Wisconsin, pining for a cat (or two, or three, or four) and snark.
His Minecraft house is cooler than yours.
Brett is 72 inches of pure awesome (note: add another 4-5 inches of awesome if you want to count his beard). Before coming to Wisconsin to work with his brother in 2012, he had already been developing software for more than four years. Brett originally discovered his love for computers and programming early in life and continued by studying computer science at Dakota State University. Today, still residing in Madison, he extends his talents to the Ten Forward Team and its respective clients.
Outside of work, Brett enjoys branding Orcs, playing paintball, and watercolor painting. Like the rest of the team, Brett is a master Minecraft player and has aided in the pillaging of numerous villages but has also built for fair and just ruling.
If we can’t do it, Kyle can. From managing clients, to paying impeccable attention to deadlines, to writing professional copy at the snap of a finger, Kyle is truly a “do-it-all” kind of guy. Despite entering the workforce with a B.S. of General Engineering, he found that project management would be a better fit for him. He met Brian while playing a sand volleyball game, and soon joined Ten Forward’s emerging professional team (as for the volleyball team, we’re not sure). He said, “Ciao!” to Chicago, where he lived while attending the University of Illinois, and trekked further north to Madison, WI. Here, he happily continues his obligatory Chicago Bears fanhood and plays competitive indoor soccer.
“I enjoy working at 10FW because we strive to write the best web & mobile apps for our clients, and we get it done in a fun, relaxed environment.”
Kyle would spend his dream day fishing, camping, and playing music with his friends and family in the great outdoors. However, in the dreadful midwestern winter, this dream day might more so resemble a cozy day at home laughing at G.O.B. and his mandels on Arrested Development.
Zach has proven his talent for developing through his extensive client work and experience in innovative design and production for all types of clients. Since joining the Ten Forward team early in 2013, Zach has become an integral part of the team and has become an expert in web development and plans to grow to encompass more aspects of the business as the company continues to grow in the future. Zach graduated from UW - Madison with a B.S. in Mathematics in 2013 and joined the team shortly thereafter.
Hilary's career as a web developer began at age 11, when she and her twin sister built a fan tribute site to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
(In case you're wondering, it was 1997 ... so the answer is "yes": it had both a counter AND a guestbook.)
She received her bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from the University of Nebraska and worked as a professional journalist for several years. During a stint as a radio reporter at an NPR station, she found herself drawn to web work once again, so she quit her job to attend a development bootcamp (Omaha Code School).
She joined Ten Forward shortly after graduating in April and has been furiously trying to absorb all the knowledge ever since. Her full-stack position allows her to exercise her creativity and put her journalism skills to use in front-end work while also exploring the more logical and problem-solving aspects of back-end development. Hilary says she loves how flexible the Ten Forward crew is, and how helpful and passionate her colleagues are (whether they're teaching her how to build integration tests or how to not die during a blood moon in Minecraft).
In her spare time, Hilary likes to rock climb, drink craft beer, read/watch sci-fi/fantasy, play board games and pun.
She's currently working on a new BtVS website.