Oddly software development

The world is diverse, and no user is an “edge case”…

Great software requires a personal touch…

Our tightly-integrated team can adapt quickly to your needs…

Moving past “normal” to explore new possibilities…

100% test coverage, code review, and documentation keep maintenance costs low…

We don’t know the answer, but we know how to get there…

We build the tools that millions of developers rely on…

Daily communication keeps you in control of the budget and priorities…

Hi, I’m Miriam —

I co-founded OddBird with my brothers Jonny and Carl in 2008, providing custom web & mobile application development.

While we’ve quickly become industry leaders – creators and core developers of tools like Susy & Django that larger agencies rely on – we intentionally keep our team small. Our size allows us to move quickly and integrate with your team for an agile and collaborative process. Together, we can build software that reflects your unique vision and expertise.

  • Because we’re small, you get direct access to our entire team of designers & developers, with full transparency and daily communication.
  • Because we’re experts, we can guide you smoothly through the entire process, navigating issues before they arise.
  • Because we integrate design and code and content, our software is built to last, keeping your maintenance costs low.

We know you have options, and we’d love to talk more. We think you’ll be happy with the results.

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OddBird really changed my thinking about how successful remote development can be. We were able to hire them as a complete team, ready to start adding value immediately, working as closely as an internal team.

—Sara Taillon, CTO at ORCAS

Featured Projects

Online platform for health coaches, now used by the US Coast Guard and National Institutes of Health.

Distributed software testing & reporting for quality assurance across platforms, versions, and languages.

Real-time race analytics used by spectators & coaches at IronMan & Enduro events around the world.

Human-Driven Design

Meet the Birds: Carl, Kit, Stacy, Miriam, Sondra, and Jonny.

Are We The Right Fit For You?

Software is successful when it solves real problems in people’s lives. We can help you find those solutions – with 100% test coverage, robust architecture, and living style guides. Enjoy low on-going maintenance, and significant savings for years.

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Since OddBird thinks about handoff from the beginning, maintenance has been super easy. For example, 100% unit test coverage was a given. I never had to ask for it.

—Sara Taillon, CTO at ORCAS

Other developers build exactly what you say, or they don’t understand, and develop the wrong thing. OddBird always thinks about the project goals. I defer to the team expertise now, which makes a better result.

—Rohit Puranik, Founder at Lab06

Industry-Leading Expertise

We write the books, contribute to the languages, and build the tools that other developers rely on. With expertise in Python/Django, accessible HTML, modern Sass/CSS, Vue, Node, Backbone/Marionette, and more – We don’t just follow best-practice, we help define it.

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OddBird is high-caliber and nimble. Innovative at heart. Together, we fundamentally transformed the Chicago public school system.

—Furman Brown, Founder at Sensible Innovation

Tools for Developers

Fully-integrated style documentation for automated pattern libraries and style guides on a budget.

Carl is a core developer and board-member for the popular web framework, and a contributor to the Python language.

Popular CSS layout framework – used by Virgin America, The Smithsonian, Esquire UK, and more.

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Interested in a chat with Miriam to find out more? Ask us anything; we’re happy to answer your questions, big or small. If your business is a good fit, we’ll offer a free in-depth project assessment!

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