Meet the team
We’re small, but we don’t mind — we’re pretty large and mighty when it comes to the business of developing effective and awesome websites and apps.
If you think you might be a good fit here at Socha Dev — please contact us! Contenders will have a couple of Google Hangouts with us, then may be invited to spend a day observing our Slack activity to get a sense of what the day-to-day here feels like. Pro tip: You should probably include a link to your GitHub account if you’re a dev ;)
Matt lives in Rochester, NY and has been developing for the web for almost 15 years. He has a B.S. in IT and a M.S. in International Business from D'Youville College in Buffalo, NY. While in school Matt was one of 900 students to participate in the Google Summer of Code program. He worked with Geeklog CMS and developed an installation UI that made the CMS more friendly to install and even supported 3rd party plugins and migrations from older versions. In later years Matt participated in the Summer of Code program as a student mentor. After spending a few years working in the academic world, Matt joined Our Hometown, a small web development company that develops and hosts websites for newspapers from all over the U.S. Matt led the company's migration of 200 customer sites to Drupal.
While majoring in a cross-disciplinary program called Digital Media Design Tory picked up a variety of experience in object-oriented programming -- and the realization that design was not so much her forte. Maintaining appreciation for the visual nonetheless, she soon found her niche in web development via a couple of summer internships. After graduating, Tory boarded the Drupal bandwagon via her first full-time position and was soon writing custom modules and themes alongside honing front-end development skills. Several years later, she has many Drupal 6 and 7 websites under her belt for clients such as the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the American Postal Workers Union. Tory is known for getting intimate with the Drupal core APIs and writing paragraph-length code comments.
For the past 15 years Martyn has worked in the field of web technology. He has pursued a successful, varied career that has encompassed visual design, interaction design, front-end development, audio-visual production and management of web and mobile applications on both a small and large scale. He was won awards for design, accessibility and managed highly successful projects for Government agencies, publishers, associations, universities and Fortune 500 businesses including the National Archives in London and Science Magazine in the US. He is a motivated, creative problem solver and strong team player. He thrives on doing excellent work with excellent colleagues. He has a degree in Physics and Geophysics.
Mark Mahon is a web developer with 10 years of experience encompassing the full project life cycle within multiple different disciplines including development, project management, architecture and process improvement. Starting as a teenager with an innate interest in HTML with the likes of Geocities he grew in to a PHP developer in his early twenties. Mark began his love affair with Drupal in 2012 serving government clients including HHS, CDC and the DoE at the American Institutes for Research. Since that time he has become a seasoned Drupal expert participating both in community activities locally in D.C. as well as contributing to issue queue management and grooming on drupal.org. He also has strong interests in configuration management, well groomed documentation and beer.
Ro is our wonderful Slack robot...she's been with us since our Campfire days. The team has created a fantastic plugin system for her using the Slim PHP framework. Ro's job is to make the rest of the team laugh — she's capable of all kindsa fun stuff like
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