Virtual Badge is a platform that utilizes mobile devices to increase security and intelligence for on-site personnel management.Read case study
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
Employee Benefits Corporation brought us in to oversee their mobile application used by their customers to submit claims on their Flex Spending plans
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
Changing the way festival events are organized, planned, and experienced with a full stack mobile and web platform.Visit the site
We worked with MinuteMenu to improve and maintain 3 PhoneGap/Sencha Touch based mobile applications.
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
We built two native mobile applications and a robust backend with deep integrations to back-office systems for Mobile Doorman. Their innovative platform allows manager of luxury apartment buildings to better communicate with their residents.Read case study
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
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 the latest version of Swift 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.
Brett is 72 inches of pure awesome (note: add another 6-8 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 their 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 a legacy of fair and just ruling.
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.
The first thing Hilary ever built in HTML and CSS was a Buffy the Vampire Slayer website (complete with a counter and a guestbook).
After working as a multimedia journalist for several years after college (including radio reporter at an NPR station), she found herself drawn to web work once again. She quit her job to attend a development bootcamp, Omaha Code School, and joined Ten Forward shortly afterwards. Her writing, editing and design skills, paired with her full-stack coding abilities, makes her a versatile and flexible team player.
Hilary's actively plugged into the Madison tech community, as a regular volunteer with tech education programs like YWebCA and Maydm, as a primary organizer for Madison Women in Tech (~900 members) and as a frequent conference and meetup speaker.
In her spare time, Hilary likes to drink craft beer, read/watch sci-fi/fantasy, play board games, cuddle with her cats and pun. She's currently working on a new BtVS website.
The story of how Julie arrived on our doorstep is the stuff of legend ... and, if you're very lucky, you might one day be blessed with the full tale. Since day one, Julie has shown herself to be a crucial figure in the Ten Forward pantheon, earning titles like "Arranger of Previously Hodge-Podge Files," "Expert Tax Knowledge Distributor" and (for which the dev team, especially, is eternally grateful) "Procurer of the Snacks." We genuinely can't remember how we functioned without her wit, sass and fascinating Madison history lessons. Catch Julie and her husband Rex at a supper club near you.
Alex is Ten Forward's most easygoing developer, whether it's helping to fix a
NullPointerException or taking all the resources while playing Evolution. He's from Haubstadt, Indiana, but we try not to hold that against him. He once did a project using a laser range finder to measure the spacing between corn plants (true story). These days, he builds awesome Android apps and is a master of side-eyed glances. When he's not working, Alex plays board games and cooks.
Jenn is one of our illustrious project managers, navigating client and developer interactions with grace and aplomb. Her good cheer, level head and organizational superpowers make all of our lives better. Need wireframes? She's got your back. Concise user stories? Check. Is your roadmap too broad? Jenn to the rescue!
Jenn came to tech by way of archaeology by way of paralegal work by way of flute. She knows more than you about airplanes; ask her about the time she learned she was allergic to juniper.
Kevin, one of our illustrious project managers, came to Ten Forward by way of YWeb Career Academy, a web development bootcamp. However, it soon became apparent that Kevin's true talent lay not in programming itself, but in wrangling programmers. Our resident "code entomologist," his ability to pull apart the most robust code and find ways to improve it has made him a vital member of the Ten Forward team.
In his free time, Kevin likes watching sports (go Cubs!) and listening to bad music. He remembers a time before cell phones and the Internet that he refers to as "the golden age of 90's hip-hop and grunge." He insists that he remains a people-person at heart, and he hopes you have a perfect day.