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Quick Left Team
We are problem solvers by nature, we just happen to be engineers and designers by trade. We pride ourselves on bringing real advice to the table, backed by extensive experience and an excellent ability to listen to our clients' needs.
Now, outside of work...we like to cycle, ski and snowboard, consume craft-beers, climb, drink coffee and tea, cycle (did we say cycle?), partake in Boulder's thriving tech community and much more.
Co-Founder / CEO
Ingrid, a Boulder native, began her career in web development in southern California during the late 1990s. Throughout her career, she also gained experience building and running engineering teams as well as working with and managing clients. As soon as she had the chance, she moved back to Boulder in 2007 to work in the budding startup scene, which soon led to the recreation of Quick Left. When not at work, she likes being outdoors on her bike or in the forest nordic skiing. She is an accomplished track cyclist and has 2 national titles in the Master's Team Pursuit and one in the Master's Team Sprint events--can we say team player?
Co-Founder / CTO
Sam is an experienced problem solver with a passion for building
directs Quick Left's engineering team in process, architecture and
methodology. When he's not citing Simpsons trivia, working on open
source or answering questions in Freenode IRC (nick
wookiehangover), you can usually find him enjoying fine
locally brewed beer and listening to vinyl records late at night with
his dogs Jack and Bowie.
Bing started his career with Quick Left as an apprentice to complement his passion for entrepreneurship and startups with a foundation in coding. These days he's keeping QL's developers busy by putting them to work as training event instructors and bringing in new web and mobile development business. He's committed career suicide in a variety of ways including thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, getting a MBA, launching a business, consulting at a non-profit, and working at an online school that is a former Quick Left client.
Bob is a Kansas native and recent Boulder transplant. He got his first taste of web development with HTML and Perl in 1995 at the age of 12, and he landed his first full-time programming gig at brownies.com in 2003, using PHP to develop back-office intranet tools. Bob has a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Wichita State University and has six years of consulting experience with four different companies. When he's not at the office, he enjoys reading, cooking, and craft beer.
Brent is an agile and progressive full stack web developer, specializing in standards-based development leveraging emerging technologies. With well over a decade of web development experience, Brent brings a wealth of value to the Quick Left team. Brent also enjoys trail running in the high country and really helps to put the "quick" in Quick Left.
By age 14, Mike had written and sold his first application—ironically, a children's web browser. Now with 12+ years' experience, Mike has worked on everything from space station laboratory control software for NASA's astronauts to growing a startup that specialized in consulting and productizing business management applications. Mike's true passion lies in contributing to the success of valuable and meaningful web applications in the startup community. Since moving to Boulder in 2011, Mike has fallen in love with the city's tech scene and shares Boulder's addiction to the outdoors.
At non-profits, corporate entities and academic institutions, Zane has been coordinating people and resources for as long as she can remember. As official QL Office Mom, Zane catches the glass before it falls and makes everyone feel right at home. Her conflicting loves are serving up delectable made-from-scratch meals and playing outside.
Rachel hails from music-city Nashville, Tennessee where she got her start in marketing and public relations in the country music scene. Her experience ranges from writing copy for shot gun shells and jib furlers to creating rebranding strategies for 100-year-old nonprofit organizations. Rachel has a rough time with idle time, so she also co-founded the Colorado Women’s Cycling Project, sits on the board of directors for the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado and the advisory board to the Denver Nordic Association. She’s a self-proclaimed 'roadie' and new 'nordork.'
Amanda came to Colorado in search of the “American Dream”; 300 days of sunshine and multiple microbreweries. With a background in Music Performance and Religious Studies she considers herself much like a fine wine; complex, full bodied, pairs nicely, and getting better with time. When she's not making dreams come true at QL, you can find her cycling, thumb wrestling, and making mix tapes.
Matt, coding since he was 12, has learned a variety of languages and frameworks. Most recently, Matt has spent his time developing full-stack Ruby on Rails applications. When not in front of the computer, he enjoys playing racquetball, ultimate Frisbee, and putting his money where his mouth is at the poker table. Escaping a previously long and stressful daily commute to work in NYC, he’s also planning on enjoying his newfound free time by exploring Boulder with his wife and daughter, as well as biking and exercising daily.
From an early age, Hargobind has been driven to understand the details of how computers work. His recent work has put this knowledge to use building web and mobile applications using powerful and fun technologies such as Ruby on Rails and Node.js. In his spare time, he enjoys tinkering with new technologies, learning new programming languages, or playing Settlers of Catan with friends.
Vinny has worked in the software game for over 13 years. He has worked for early stage start ups to Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, he has worked on his internet code chops from Baltimore to Boulder. In his spare time, he tries to race road and cyclocross bikes. He also is the resident bike fixing expert and cycling coach to anyone who will listen and disregard the advice of their current coaches. When not riding bikes, he enjoys making various gluten-free and vegan recipes.
Alex hails from the great state of Michigan (die hard Red Wings fan), and have been living in Colorado since 2011. In high school Alex discovered the great art of programming, by building small games or applications.
Ally came to Colorado to study economics and French at CU Boulder in hopes of escaping the incessant rain of the Pacific Northwest. After a full semester of traveling the world on Semester at Sea, she is excited to stay put for a while and cannot wait to get her toes wet in Marketing with the Quick Left family. When not in the classroom or at Quick Left you can find Ally daydreaming about puppies, running on the Boulder Creek Path, trolling for samples at the Farmers Market or baking amazing Pinterest concoctions.
Christa is a Colorado native, who grew up as a ski racer in her home town of Vail. After successive injuries, she moved to Boulder for college and was introduced to cycling, and the strong community that goes with it. Her studies of Psychology gave her an interest in how people communicate, and what drives people's’ passion. In pursuing a marketing internship, Christa hopes to combine her understanding of how people make decisions, and how marketing can influence that. Christa is very excited to work in a cycling friendly company like Quick Left.
Laura is a full-stack developer with special interests in front end, back end, and all points in between. Laura recently graduated from gSchool, a 6 month Ruby on Rails training program, and is excited to push her skills to the next level. Born and raised in South Carolina and brought to Boulder by way of Wyoming, Las Vegas, and Upstate New York, Laura loves hiking and camping and is an avid birder. Other interests include cooking, homebrewing, and playing clawhammer banjo.
Dave has worked within a multitude of visual design fields. He got his start in an advertising agency, but soon joined an MIT Start-Up in Boston focused on fundraising for non-profits. Dave eventually found his way to Colorado and began working with a multitude of Start-Ups to build cohesive brand experiences. You'll find Dave with a stack of #2 pencils close by, for sketching wire-frames. Coffee (preferably Dunkin' Donuts), Post-It Notes, and notebooks are his go-to assets. When Dave isn't dreaming about the Pathfinder tool, he enjoys playing soccer, taking photographs, trying to create an external-monologue for his dog, and hyphenating-everything.
Doug is a physical and digital security virtuoso. He is active in the hacker scene and spends all his vacation days scouring the globe for the next security conference. Doug's interest in security eventually led him into the development world where he seeks to make the internet a safer place for our children, and our childrens' children. He spends his downtime being outside and starting projects that consume his life for short, intense periods of time.
Ben is a nerd to the core. He got his start in tech doing hobby projects in DBase II -- in the 6th grade. His diverse experience working in industrial and creative settings gives him a pragmatic perspective on software and systems development. When not at work, Ben spends his time contributing to Loveland’s startup community, discussing philosophy with friends, and playing pen-and-paper RPGs. Since 2007, when he married an occupational therapist, he has enjoyed the active lifestyle which he now spends rough-housing with his sons who go by “Batman” and “Bricks.”
Blair spent many years on the sales and product side of consulting before making the move into development. Admittedly he could not resist the move after seeing how much fun the web-engineers were having. He has a sincere appreciation for startup culture, as well introducing new technologies to established and mature businesses. As a Seattle native, he has a healthy appreciation for sunshine, apples, properly hopped beer, fresh seafood, and not driving in traffic.
Fresh off the boat from Dublin, Ireland, Shane joined Quick Left in late 2013. A student of the inaugural 2013 gSchool web development school in Denver, CO, Shane got his start in technology working for an Oil and Gas startup within the European Accelerator, startupbootcamp. After this, he began designing web applications, focusing on solid and intuitive user experiences. A later failed attempt to be accepted to the New York based ERA accelerator, Shane found his way out to Colorado to learn how to build world class web applications. A big fan of snowsports, Shane is hoping to get the most out of everything Boulder has to offer on its doorstep.
It’s the play hard, work hard life balance. It’s managing your coffee, coconut water, and beer intake. It’s organic fruits and veggies. It’s neon.
The Startup Game · One Friday afternoon, Rachel and Bing were playing a game by combining startup
names by chaining prefix and suffix compounds. Nico and Hargobind started hacking on some code to let the computers
THE STARTUP is a showcase of the longest chained company name created to date. Underlying randomly iterated
algorithms have generated the following chain. Play today.