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About Us

Meet the Odd Birds

The people you’ll work with…

As a client, you’ll get to know our tight-knit team on a first-name basis, with direct access to everyone involved. We’ll all learn what makes your company special, and discuss features as a team – keeping backend, frontend, and design integrated for a shared understanding of your project and goals.

Feel free to start a conversation with one of us through the social networks listed, in our public Slack chat, or in person at a meetup or conference.

Miriam Suzanne

Miriam leads the OddBird process, working with clients and users to set priorities and find solutions to their unique problems. She is a user-experience expert, and a pioneer of modern CSS techniques – W3C Invited Expert on the CSS Working Group, member of the Sass core team, and creator of the popular Susy and True libraries. Miriam is a teacher and open-web advocate for Mozilla Developer, staff writer for CSS-Tricks, co-author of SitePoint’s Jump Start Sass, and internationally known conference speaker. She is also a multimedia artist with extensive experience in theatre, writing, music, and visual art.

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Jonny Gerig Meyer

Jonny leads the front-end development process, turning your ideas into functional interactions. He has been writing clean, well-tested JavaScript web applications for more than a decade. Experienced in a wide variety of JavaScript frameworks, he is passionate about front-end architecture, code test coverage, and sweating the details. An active member in the JavaScript community, Jonny has authored or contributed to numerous open-source projects. He’s easily distracted by a game of ultimate frisbee, homebrewing delicious IPAs and stouts, and trying to keep up with his dog and two young kids.

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Sondra Eby

Sondra spearheads our design process through brand development, user experience design, and usability testing. She has been creating custom brands and integrated web graphics for over thirteen years. She has lead the marketing teams for a variety of small businesses, and acted as co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of a personal care products manufacturing startup where she coordinated multiple crowdfunding campaigns that reached over 200% of their goal. Sondra is also a multimedia artist, author, and musician – bringing a unique perspective to audience engagement and interaction.

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Kit La Touche

Kit leads our server-side development, managing code architecture, database design, and deployment. He is a web developer, computational linguist, Linux system administrator, and game designer. He’s been active in Python & Django web development since 2007, and also acts as a process consultant for businesses – helping teams find the flow of communication that works best for them.

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Stacy Kvernmo

With over 15 years of experience, Stacy takes the lead on interface development, architecting accessible and maintainable HTML, CSS, and Sass. Balancing a love of design and code, she enjoys experimenting with new design processes and tools as well as new web technologies like CSS Grid Layout. Stacy is enthusiastic about teaching and speaking at design and front-end development conferences. She is a co-host of the WordPress Naperville meetup group and is a superfan of far too many podcasts.

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Erica Mitchell

Erica brings design and application data alive for your users, co-leading the front end development process. She’s a military veteran who fell in love with coding, and she’s worked on an array of projects – from large scale systems maintenance to in-house and public web applications – using a wide variety of technologies. She’s passionate about the process of building intuitive solutions for users across platforms and mediums, and believes in doing her part to push the web platform forward – whether by contributing to open source projects, or engaging with the next generation of developers in the community.

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Carl Meyer

Carl is an active owner and developer-emeritus, providing oversight and counsel to the development team. He is a core developer of the Django Python web framework, an elected member of the inaugural Django technical board, former maintainer of the widely-used pip and virtualenv package management tools, co-author of multiple accepted enhancements to the Python language and ecosystem, and a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation. When not chasing more elegant algorithms, he chases frisbees, hockey pucks, and a pair of sons.

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OddBirds Emeritus…

We’re here for you

Ask us anything. We want to answer your questions, and get to know you – your needs, goals, and expertise – so we can provide thoughtful advice, and help guide you to a successful launch of your web project.

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