We’re more than a company. We’re a family

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Hi! We are Wildbit

We believe developers shouldn’t spend time in the weeds of process, infrastructure, and communication. Our products remove that pain, allowing you to design, code, and ship brilliant software.

We exist for our team, our products and customers allow us to do the best work of our lives, together.

Wildbit in numbers:

15 years in business
100,000+ companies loving our products
27 family members in 5 countries
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Meet the family

We’re truly a family. We work together, we have fun together and we go on amazing company retreats every year. We believe that doing what you love is just a part of the equation. It’s about doing what you love with people you respect and enjoy being around.

Chris Nagele

Founder

Philadelphia, PA

Chris Nagele

Process Evangelist, Biz Dev, Retreat Planner

Natalie Nagele

Founder

Philadelphia, PA

Natalie Nagele

Love my kids, running and parties.

Eugene Fedorenko

Designer & Front-End Developer

Philadelphia, PA

Eugene Fedorenko

Avid reader. Art lover. Short distance hiker. Sunny day outdoorsman. Wannabe photographer.

Igor Balos

QA Engineer

Novi Sad, Serbia

Igor Balos

QA Boss, Hi-Fi Freak, Biker

Dima Sabanin

Developer

Philadelphia, PA

Dima Sabanin

Mr. Deployments

Ilya Sabanin

Development Manager

Philadelphia, PA

Ilya Sabanin

Father. Software developer. Private pilot. Born in Siberia.

Milan Gornik

Developer

Novi Sad, Serbia

Milan Gornik

Cross-Platform Developer, Researcher/Teacher, Biker

Artem Chistyakov

Developer

Philadelphia, PA

Artem Chistyakov

Impure Function, Simulacra Generator, ...IN SPACE

Dana Chaby

Customer Support and Advocate

Philadelphia, PA

Dana Chaby

Sport Fishing Enthusiast, Fitness Fanatic, Lover of Fine Wine

Britt McLaughlin

Operations

Philadelphia, PA

Britt McLaughlin

Avid clay pigeon shooter, novice cheese monger and aspiring adventure seeker.

Nick Canzoneri

Developer

Philadelphia, PA

Nick Canzoneri

Grill enthusiast, beer aficionado and full stack hustler.

Derek Rushforth

Designer & Front-end Developer

Phoenix, AZ

Derek Rushforth

Creative Technologist, Afghanistan Vet, and Lover of Romantic Novels.

Shane Rice

Marketer

Milton, FL

Shane Rice

Telling good stories and living la vida padre

Mike Smalley

Senior Systems Engineer

Philadelphia, PA

Mike Smalley

Rebel ⋅ Technologist ⋅ Writer ⋅ Teacher ⋅ Student ⋅ Generalist ⋅ Specialist ⋅ Autodidact Polymath ⋅ Musician ⋅ Persian Cat Owner

Chris Bowler

Customer Success

Prince George, Canada

Chris Bowler

Writer, designer, teacher, and type enthusiast. Loves to enable teams to do their best work.

Slava Karpenko

OS X Developer

St. Petersburg, Russia

Slava Karpenko

OS X & iOS lurker. Apple fanboy. Father, husband and a geek.

Benjamin Krein

Systems Engineer

Philadelphia, PA

Benjamin Krein

Boater, gear-head, outdoorsman, systems & computer history curmudgeon.

Andrew Theken

Developer

Philadelphia, PA

Andrew Theken

Dominator of board games, avid reader, and public library advocate.

Garrett Dimon

Marketing

Grapevine, TX

Garrett Dimon

Husband. Father. Tinkerer. Mountain biker. Used-to-be basketball gym rat.

Ashley Harpp

Customer Success

Atlanta, GA

Ashley Harpp

Bookworm. Helper. Coffee Enthusiast. Lover of Culture. Optimist.

Andrey Okonetchnikov

Product Designer & Front End Developer

Vienna, Austria

Andrey Okonetchnikov

JavaScript Junkie, Coffee Lover, Mountain Biker

Jake Huggart

Developer

Birmingham, AL

Jake Huggart

Software engineer, triathlete, aspiring homebrewer, and coffee geek.

Rian Van Der Merwe

Product Manager

Portland, OR

Rian Van Der Merwe

Product person, author, and speaker. Lover of family, design, and coffee.

Brian Kerr

Customer Success

Iowa City, IA

Brian Kerr

Customer Centric. Purveyor of fine coffee. Part time cyclist.

Patrick Graham

Customer Success

Vancouver, Washington

Patrick Graham

Rolling Stones enthusiast. Fantasy novel connoisseur. Dev whisperer.

Jeremy Polley

QA Engineer

Concord, NC

Jeremy Polley

I put the fun in funeral. I'm all about Jesus, family, and carbonated water.

Marek Loder

Customer Success

Philadelphia, PA

Marek Loder

Ambivert with a passion for: family, design, building, outdoors, exercise, and dogs

We’ve been doing the “remote thing” since 2000. Half of the team works out of Philadelphia, with the rest spread out around the world. Our culture, communication, and process are specifically tailored around a remote team.

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Prince George
Vienna
St. Petersburg
Novi Sad
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The rules that shape how we work and live

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As individuals, we are self motivated and constantly improving our craft.

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As a team, we support each other to do the work of our lives.

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We are driven by one metric: our customer's success.

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Be respectful, natural and transparent in communication.

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Most things are not urgent. Be patient, stay calm, go home.

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The best work happens in peace and quiet (or when you are not around a computer).

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Be practical. The best decisions consider time, resources and mutual acceptance.

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Wildbit HQ

This is the place we call home, right in the middle of Old City, in Philadelphia. We think that open offices are only good for babysitting and distraction, which is why each person has their own private, quiet office to work. Our remote team culture has driven the way we designed our physical space, helping encourage asyncronous communication no matter where you are located.

Kitchen Womb chair and staircase 4th floor lounge

From the blog:

Chris Nagele Wildbit HQ: Ending the open office epidemic by Chris on August 5th, 2015
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Over 15 years of cultivating culture and experience

1999

The first Wiki is introduced on March 25, 1999.

Chris started Wildbit as a web design shop serving clients mostly in Philadelphia.

2000

2000 was the year of the dotcom collapse, resulting in huge losses for legions of investors.

After putting word out on a newsgroup (remember those?) Chris partnered with a developer in Romania, starting our foray into remote teams.

2004

Facebook launched in 2004, though at the time it was only open to college students and was called "The Facebook".

Launch of first product Newsberry — an email marketing service.

2005

YouTube is founded and comes online February 15, 2005.

Wildbit publishes a report on design for Social Networks through its work on Philly2night.com, starting a speciality in building community sites.

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone to the public at the January 9, 2007 Macworld Conference & Expo.

Client launch of Nuzizo.com, first full scale social network.

First Wildbit retreat in Cyprus.

Client launch of Podcast People, a SaaS product for self-publishing podcasts.

Product launch of Beanstalk.

2008

The first phone with Google Android 1.0 was released on September 23, 2008.

Second company retreat in Turkey.

Client launch of MeetPips, a Forex trading community site.

2010

Apple introduces the iPad on January 27, 2010.

Product launch of Postmark.

2011

The first Chromebooks with Chrome OS begin shipping on June 15, 2011.

First official office in Philadelphia as well as first employee under the same roof.

Shut down our first product, Newsberry.

2012

Google announces Google Glass on April 5, 2012.

Wildbit retreat in Palma de Mallorca.

2013

Elon Musk announces "hyperloop"—a giant, pneumatic tube transport system.

Started a tradition of family portraits for 1 year anniversaries.

Launched our third product, dploy.io.

2014

Coolest Cooler starts Kickstarter campaign, making it the most funded project ever.

Added the most new team members in a single year (6!).

During our retreat we defined our values for the first time as a team. Including a favorite, don't be an asshole.

2015

Microsoft launches Windows 10 in July.

We ditched our office and all worked remotely for a bit.

We moved into our new office after a 6 month build-out.

At the Philadelphia retreat, we defined success in each role at the company.

Rebranded dploy.io as DeployBot and launched Build Tools.

2016

Company retreat in sunny Florida and Disney World.

To be continued…