We're Open Door Teams, an entirely distributed group of developers, analysts, and systems administrators creating web applications and development services for the research and software development industries. Our software and processes enable the world’s distributed teams to sustainably accomplish great things. Together. Remotely.
Canadian-born husband, father, hiker, fisher, maker, and runner. When not turning the compost or helping with algebra homework, Lauren enjoys helping his team winnow great ideas into great software.
Data Visualization Analyst
John's never owned a television. But he's got currencies from five countries in his desk drawer. (Different strokes.) He's passionate about refugee care and humanitarian relief. On Saturday mornings, you can find him out running.
A surprisingly good ping pong player, Paul's also into puns, video games, and building things—he's currently constructing a tiny house! His wife and son are his pride and joy. But he also likes Pad Kee Mao.
When she's not behind a computer there's a good chance Janeal's at her piano. Or investing her energy serving people or ministries like the Good News Club®. She likes sweet potatoes, windy days, singing, and ultimate frisbee.
From the Antikythera Mechanism to Doc Brown’s 1983 DeLorean DMC-12, Allen’s curiosity has always led him further into the unknown. Exploring life and building things with his family is his driving force. “So say we all!"
Research Data Analyst
A classically trained vocalist, Michael performed in a San Francisco Opera production of Porgy and Bess. He volunteers for homeless ministries and admires the way Marvel's Inhumans uses story to highlight race/class issues.
Lead Systems Administrator
Thomas enjoys finding and fixing problems, especially those that involve learning new skills. In his free time, he tries to get outdoors regardless of the weather. He's never met a potato he didn't like.
From LEGO as a little (and big) kid to a Master's in Mechanical Engineering to his recent journeys in programming, Tim is obsessed with creation and the opportunity to shape this world. He loves BBQ and playing with his kids.
Holly likes to make up goofy songs and text the mp3s to unsuspecting friends. She's passionate about public transportation, affordable housing, and ending child abuse. Other people's art inspires her. As does Mexican food.
Shaun's personal motto: Never stop learning. He has the job he hoped for as a kid, but if he ever left the tech field it'd be to teach history. You could set your watch by his weirdly accurate internal clock.
Ten-year-old Colton wanted to be a 'computer guy.' Grown-up Colton spends his workdays in front of a monitor. (Dreams do come true.) His free time is dedicated to his wife and son, his motorcycle, and his farm.
Ben once walked from Mexico to Oregon just for the fun of it. (He's really into hiking.) He's got a subscription to The Economist and a wicked tennis serve. If he's not coding, he's usually outdoors or upfitting a Class B RV.
Peter loves making fast, engaging apps that help people. He also enjoys writing, graphic design, science fiction, hard rock music, youth ministry, and biblical theology. A casual runner, his nickname is Speedy Feet Pete.
Having lived in six cities in both North America and Europe, Stephen's passion for traveling is matched only by his love of reading—his book list grows constantly despite his best efforts. Also: he plays a mean air guitar.
Michael has backyard chickens and needs a calendar to keep up with all the television he watches. He likes baseball, playing video games with his wife, and bacon-wrapped shrimp with a mango-rum glaze.
We work apart—together.
For twenty years, our team has been remote. Remote from our clients, remote from each other. Across miles and time zones, we come together each day to build useful products and processes within a vibrant, thriving culture.
We're selective about our tools.
There are many upsides to remote work. There are also downsides. We choose our tools carefully to amplify the upsides and chip away at the downsides. And when what we need doesn't exist, we build it. A few of the tools we use every day:
We're passionate about our vision.
We are building a company that delivers excellence in software design, development, and support from a workplace that values mentorship, fosters professional growth, and supports sustainable, family-oriented lifestyles. Every day we work to become better at what we do and how we do it. We strive to deliver excellence to our customers. We are known for our fanatical focus on the user. We listen. We deliver. We have fun. We are home at night.
We're excited to share Daycast with you.
With Daycast, we recapture some of what's good about synchronous, brick-and-mortar workplaces while retaining all the upsides of distributed, asynchronous workspaces. We plan our days, track our time, and stay informed of each other's activity with Daycast. It's our first SaaS product. We use it every day. Hope you will too.