development overflow, triage and problem solving Socha Dev

now part of...

On January 1st 2017, Socha Dev will formally merge with Taoti, a Washington, D.C. based digital agency! We are extremely excited about this new opportunity, and are so grateful to all of the friends who have helped us come this far. Here's to the future!

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 ;)


Jason Socha

Jason Socha

With 20+ years of experience in coding, most of that web-related, Jason is proficient in many of the major (and several of the minor) languages and standards that make the internet useful. He is a specialist in PHP architecture and development and tends to focus on server-side application development. He also loves JavaScript, both client and server-side. Jason lives on the business side of things mostly these days, but still gets his hands dirty often enough. Recent work includes leading development on such larger projects as fcc.gov and press.org (The Nat'l Press Club) (both Drupal), among many others.

Matt West

Matt West

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.

Nate Mow

Nate Mow

Nate serves as the Development Foreman at Socha Dev, guiding the team and making sure functional deliverables are completed according to spec. Nate is a senior Drupal developer that has built dozens of sites over the years for a wide variety of government, non-profit and private sector clients. These days, Nate is becoming increasingly obsessed with all things JavaScript, shell scripting, and generally just enhancing the dev machinery at Socha Dev through automation, testing and process improvement. When not actively creating great sites for clients or cracking his fiery foreman whip (and sometimes in parallel), Nate also enjoys tinkering with front-end stack du jour and giving back to the open source community however possible — including helping to lead the DC Drupal Meetup group.

Jeff Eoff

Jeff Eoff

Jeff cut his teeth in the ANSI art scene of the BBS heyday before the popularity of the internet. He fondly recalls the sound of modems handshaking. He first got involved with programming in the BBS modification scene of the late nineties. Later he would go on to study software development in college, where he developed a love of beautiful software and intuitive interfaces. During college, Jeff worked in the dental software industry, supporting UNIX serial networks. In 2006 he became a systems architect working primarily with internal, home-grown web apps for workforce management. In this role, Jeff developed a love for JavaScript and CSS, quickly becoming the go-to architect for other developers looking to improve their front-end designs and simplify user interactions.

Tory Gobat

Tory Gobat

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.

Martyn Green

Martyn Green

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

Mark Mahon

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

Ro

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 bam, praise @user, shame @user and play :clip: