We are Bendyworks

We build smart, robust, enterprise-level software that works, both with you and for you.

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What We Do

We’ll take your business to the next level. Here’s how:

  • Front End Development

    We build elegant, powerful software that drives business and gets results.

  • Back End Development

    We make server-side applications and APIs to effortlessly drive your software.

  • Mobile

    Whether through a native app or responsive design, we find the best way to bring your product to the mobile audience

List of Services
  • Ruby on Rails

    From low-level Ruby workers to Service-Oriented Ruby on Rails clustered applications, we've been slinging Ruby since our beginnings.

  • React

    When you need fast client-side applications, our experience in React frameworks and their uses comes to the front.

  • See the Bendyworks Difference

  • Elixir and Phoenix

    We'll help you build the scalable, reliable app you need using Elixir and the Phoenix framework.

  • The Future of Everything

    Whether you love the functional programming of Clojure, the type checking in TypeScript, or both in Elm, we'd love to explore the future with you.

Whether you need a seasoned partner to take your ideas to completion, additional support, or a final push for your development team, Bendyworks is here to take your projects to completion and beyond.

OUR APPROACH

The way we approach projects at Bendyworks can be summed up in a single word: flexibility. Our entire process revolves around staying nimble and adaptable to your needs.

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We talk with you. A lot.

Agile course correction requires constant feedback, and we keep our lines of communication clear and free for our clients. Bendyworks believes in daily, efficient contact in a way that works for you. Which means you’ll never be left wondering how the project is coming along.

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We don't do fixed bids.

Because we charge by time and materials, you can change the scope of your project in a natural way as it evolves. Need new features? Need to stop a project and start it up again later? No need to rework a contract, Bendyworks will adjust to your needs on the fly.

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We accelerate each other.

Having a Bendyworker on your team means you have access to all the minds here at Bendyworks. Elevating difficult problems to the rest of the team gives the opportunity to step back from their perspective and combine it with everyone else's. Never getting stuck is a team effort.

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We use BDD and TDD.

When it comes time to fully flesh out your project, we take the traditional development path and turn it on its head. How? By using Test Driven Development and Behavior Driven Development, which both dramatically speed up the development time and improve the accuracy of a project.

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We use the right tools.

At Bendyworks we believe you should use a hammer when you need a hammer, and a wrench when you need a wrench. From Ruby on Rails to React Native, we’re equipped and skilled with the most effective development and design tools the digital world has to offer. We won’t ever use the wrong solution to the problem just because “we know this particular technology.”

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We are always learning.

The world of technology is always changing. We keep ahead of the curve by continuously pushing ourselves to find better ways of solving problems. Our developers engage in dedicated bi-weekly growth time which is on our dime not yours. This keeps constantly learning and pushing forward.

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Our Work

Want to see how we put all these ideas into practice? Browse the case studies below to get a feel for what we've done.

Working with Bendyworks has been a great lesson in dreaming about what you don’t think is possible and then having it delivered. Bendy is a team of magic-makers who have expertise across a wide tech stack spectrum, are determined to understand the root of what’s needed to solve the task at hand, are able to bridge the gap between tech experts and stakeholders and are just fun to work with.

Laura, at a Fortune 500 client


Bendyworks has been a critical component in modernizing our iOS app - the resulting efforts have significantly improved the overall reliability, performance and user experience for our customers.

Arpan S., Senior Product Manager at Fortune 500 client

Our Team

Want to know who’s crafting your code or polishing your UI? Meet your Bendyworkers right here. We have a talented and tightly integrated team, and we’re happy to show them off.

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    Steve has been building software quality and value since 1992. This has lead him to Ruby, Rails, Behavior Driven Development, Extreme Programming, software craftsmanship, mentoring and teaching.

    BDD & TDD
    Winnowing
    Invincibility
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    Stephen Anderson

    CEO
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    After a lifetime of resisting employment in the technical space Peter fell in love with programming and hasn't looked back since. With a solid foundation in Ruby and Rails coupled with a deep love for TDD he also works with React. If he can't be found at his keyboard you will probably need to pull him out of the book he is reading.

    Reading speed
    Asking the Right Questions
    Knowing how old he is
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    Peter Karth

    Development Manager
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    If you need something written, Grace is the one to message! She specializes in blog posts, case studies and all the small bits of writing that keep everyone on the same page. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, line dancing, and creating bad poetry when the muse strikes.

    Communication
    Persuasiveness
    People-wrangling
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    Grace Malinoski

    Marketer
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    With a background in eLearning and immersive learning, Valerie has expertise in JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, and C#. When she manages to separate herself from a computer screen, she can be found cooking various cuisines, crafting, or dreaming up another DIY project.

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    Empathetic
    Capsacin Concentration
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    Valerie Burzynski

    Senior Developer
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    An experienced dev with a passion for creating. This is reflected in his code, music, & photography. Technology and music are a huge part of Ben's life, but he often just wants to spend time outside.

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    Communication
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    Ben Dockery

    Senior Developer
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    A programmer since 3rd grade, Jacob has improved vastly on their programming since then and has come to specialize in Ruby, Rails, HTML5, and CSS. They're partial to a tasty burger and a good game of hockey.

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    Jacob Ela

    Senior Developer
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    Seasoned Ruby on Rails developer with a diverse development background. When not typing, Ryan enjoys testing out poorly timed dad jokes on his kids.

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    Empathy
    Folding fitted sheets
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    Ryan Krug

    Senior Developer
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    Jacy is a passionate rubyist who likes to dabble in machine learning. Passions include rails, family, jiu-jitsu, and cats.

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    Jacy Leech

    Senior Developer
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    In grad school Roger received one of the original PC clones for Christmas, so instead of working on his thesis he spent all his time learning to code. Today he specializes in fast and functional web and mobile apps. When not coding for work or fun, Roger can usually be found with his nose in a book.

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    Coding Speed
    Knowing what time it is
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    Roger Roelofs

    Senior Developer
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    Kevin is an experienced Full Stack developer specializing in Rails/React as well as Test Automation. Kevin enjoys playing jazz and speaking Chinese.

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    Jazz Afficionado
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    Kevin Sage

    Senior Developer
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    By day, Peter slings Clojure and JavaScript code. At night, he enjoys board gaming, reading horror and sci-fi novels, teaching fellow programmers, and newcomers to the field via ClojureBridge.

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    Serendipity
    Mechanical Sympathy
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    Peter Schuck

    Senior Developer
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    A solutions-oriented software engineer with an intuitive understanding of data and problem solving. When not coding, Valerie uses the same skill set to optimize her gaming abilities.

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    Cat Mom Skills
    Conjuring Analogies on the Fly
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    Valerie Shoskes

    Senior Developer
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    Full Stack developer with over 20 years of experience. Especially fond of Ruby on Rails, and hiking in forests all over the country with his dogs.

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    Sugar Intake
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    Jason Aloi

    Senior Developer
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    With five years of professional development experience, Amy has worked on everything from tiny web applications to enterprise-scale software. When not in the office, she can be found traveling or planning her next road trip.

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    Not Getting Lost
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    Amy Terry-Penak

    Senior Developer
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    An ace developer with more than 10 years experience, Andrew has expert level skills in Ruby on Rails, Express.js, HTML5, and CSS. Andrew used to have a life before he had a baby and would love to show you some photos. Lots of photos.

    Laughing
    Object Oriented Programming
    Inquisitive
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    Andrew Assarattanakul

    Senior Developer
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    Full stack developer with extensive experience in Ruby, JavaScript, Linux and security. Programming in Rails since 2006 and enjoys a 2-4 hour board game.

    Security
    Problem Solving
    Aesthestics
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    Shawn Balestracci

    Senior Developer

Contact Us

Awesome ideas need that first step to become reality. Contact us, and we'll take you the rest of the way.

  • Bendyworks, Inc

    PO Box 44247
    Madison, WI 53744
  • PHONE: (877) 640‑2913

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