Byron Sommardahl

Byron has been developing software since he was 9 years old, coding RPG's on his Commodore 64 and his best friend's Apple IIe. When he was just 14, he developed a driver dispatch program for a large home repair company, a pawn shop management program, and a POS for clothing stores (that one is still in production). Since then, software development has been a constant and consuming passion for Byron. In 2010, Byron and some friends founded a software development company, Acklen Avenue, that has now grown to more than 50 distributed employees and runs multiple simultaneous agile software development projects daily. Byron is a true believer in anything that improves software maintainability, usability, and delivery.