Oven Bits is a design, development and product strategy agency based in Texas. They enthusiastically craft results-driven, award-winning software that is a delight to use. They believe that the right tools and experiences can grow businesses, foster brand interaction and accomplish real goals.
Their work has been generously featured by Starbucks, Techcrunch, Google, Apple, CBS, Mashable and other major outlets. The Oven Bits team is mostly based in Dallas, but they have great people spread across the country from Virginia to Seattle. Since 2010, they’ve been baking up amazing experiences and changing people’s lives.
John began contracting with Oven Bits in Fall 2014 as an iOS Developer, and later joined full time as a Technical Lead. He’s worked on projects such as:
As well, John’s been a strong contributor and advocate in open source efforts such as:
Furthermore, he also helped Oven Bits evolve their agile development processes, and improve app build infrastructure. John was the first contractor to host “Lunch Bytes”, Oven Bits’ weekly internal lecture series, on the topic of Things iOS Developers Wish You Knew.
John is top notch; he’s more than a great developer, he’s a thinker – he challenges and refines ideas, he is extremely thorough and organized in everything he is apart of, he takes ownership over ever facet of his position, and is always willing to accept more responsibility. His very presence commands respect but in a humbling way, and in addition to his incredible work ethic, he has a great attitude and lifts the spirits of the culture every single day.
– Court Simas, Co-founder and Director of Product Success at Oven Bits
John is an incredible addition to any team. I’ve had the pleasure of directly working with him on a few projects and I can only say great things. He has raised the bar on every project he’s worked on with Oven Bits. He has a positive attitude and is willing to pour himself and his experience into the projects and the people he works with. John isn’t just a developer, he’s also a great teacher and mentor. He has sharpened my skills as a developer immensely. His documentation and communication skills are some of the best I’ve seen. I hope to continue working with John in the future and would highly recommend him as an addition to any team.
– Jayson Lane, iOS Developer and Designer at Oven Bits
To say that John is thorough would be an understatement. And he brings the same level of rigor to every project I’ve ever worked on with him. Again and again, he’s demonstrated that he wants to make sure we properly understand the issue at hand, and that the proposed solution will solve the problem and provide value to the business and our users.
John is crazy smart and always delivers on what he promises. He’s a first rate problem solver and mentor. Any team is lucky to have him.
– Brad Vinall, Director of Delivery at Oven Bits
John is awesome. I’ve worked with him directly on several projects and I was always impressed with the level of dedication and insight that John brings to his work. I knew I could always count on him to speak into the UX and the creative of a project and give the much-needed developer insights that help ensure the success of a project. His commitment to doing excellent work and exceeding expectations elevated the team on every project he was on.
His technical ability is astounding. His experience and knowledge allowed him to provide much more realistic estimates on work which helped keep both clients and management happy. He was always good for a reality check on things and to help solve tough problems through innovative solutions or just plain-old hard work—whichever worked best!
I certainly hope to work with John again in the future. He’s at the top of my list of clutch developers to call in a pinch!
– Gordon Clines, Designer at Oven Bits