We’re a team of over 60 geeky folks who are passionate about creating world-class products. Over the past 12 years, we’ve been working with individuals and businesses of all sizes to build quality digital products and experiences.
We care about code.
Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program, said Linus Torvalds. We love coding and we code beautifully.
We believe in great UX.
User experience (UX) is one of the most important aspects in an app. We take it seriously through solid research and metrics to find out what’s the best for the end users.
We do analytics.
We use a data-driven approach to determine what product features we will work on and which design works better in converting users before making a decision.
We create seamless digital experiences.
Oursky isn't just another app design and development agency. We are passionate digital craftsmen and craftswomen who continuously build and reinvent quality products, and create seamless and immersive digital experiences.
In order to deliver on our promise, we recognize the need to lay the right groundwork: People have to feel at home, bring their best selves to work, and take complete ownership of their projects. We don't just believe it — our company is fueled by the uniqueness and diversity as well as excellence of our team members. We believe in creating digital products that solve real-life problems, cater to users, and help communities across the world. And yes, we also believe that having office cats, coffee, ping pong tables, whisky — and whatever else that will make our team members feel at home — will help us do that.
All of our founders are technical powerhouses, and we have team members who have moved on to — or returned from — top-tier Silicon Valley companies such as Facebook, Apple, and Amazon. We contribute to open-source projects and share our technical experience. We consistently score 12 out of 12 on the Joel Test for better coding, which means our web and mobile development process includes source control, continuous builds, detailed issue tracking, a QA team, a strict interview process, and code reviews by peers and tech leads.
Oursky’s Leadership Team
Oursky's chief firefighter and dreamer. Ben was coder and snack exterminator in the company's earlier days. He envisioned Oursky to be a developer utopia where geeks could experiment with the latest technologies and strike a work-life balance. Ben is also passionate about Creative Commons, open data, privacy, and security. He can be found at home watching movies or playing basketball.
Oursky's chief bug fixer, space catcher, and hobbyist runner. Rick loves tea, coffee, the company's handmade whisky bar, and anything that reflects great craftsmanship. He takes it upon himself to reject pull requests that are less than gorgeous. One of his favourite quotes is from The Pragmatic Programmer: “Don't leave ‘broken windows’ (bad designs, wrong decisions, or poor code) unrepaired.” Learn about his thought process in using the Redux design pattern.
Oursky’s lead project manager, he is the mastermind behind the company's project management and quality control processes. Roy has two cats and is a Starcraft and Age of Empires fan. He loves Netflix dramas. Check out how he improves project management processes by testing approaches like evidence-based scheduling (EBS) to create better project estimates.
Carmen often mentors junior developers in Oursky. She believes that teamwork makes everything possible and that genuine interest is the best teacher. Her advice: “Write readable code — not only for others, but also for the future you.” Read her thoughts about why designers and programmers have to make quality commits.
Starcraft gamer lured out of retirement by the Nintendo Switch. Father and chief assistant to his daughter. On weekends, Rocky can often be found hanging out with her in parks. He often thinks it's better to read React Native source code rather than documentation files.
Oursky's lead designer. Frank likes to build things, not only with Sketch and Atomic but also with hammers and nails. He loves music, playing with code, and experimenting with random cool stuff. He also shares his experiences and thoughts on Oursky's design process.
Ten leads the business team in signing deals, building partnerships, and putting Oursky in the software development map. A coffee enthusiast, she regularly hosts coffee confabs and huddles for tech communities and shares conversations — from success stories to poignant lessons learned by founders — with the global community. She taught herself web development and still codes regularly, proving that walking the extra mile (with a lot of coffee) can get you anywhere you’d like.
Joyz is our chief bug swatter, overseeing all aspects of Oursky’s quality assurance. She leads and mentors Oursky’s team of QA engineers and crowdsourced testers who pry open builds with their keen eyes. Apart from enjoying the detective work in QA, she dotes on Oursky’s cats as their unofficial ‘hooman’ mom. Read how she built an open-source testing tool to help developers set up their own automated tests.
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