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Meet the Company Series : Atomic Object

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Are you looking to join a new team, or just want to learn more about the local tech community? Join us for the new GDI Careers panel series "Meet the Company" and get a glimpse into the lives of local tech companies from the people that experience it every day!

In our third event of this series, you'll get to hear from a panel of ladies and gents at Atomic Object about what it's like to be a part of the Atomic Object team, how they got there, and what their roles and responsibilities are.

Schedule for the evening

6:00 - 6:15 Snacks and GDI Intro

6:15 - 7:15 Moderated Panel Discussion

7:15 - 7:45 Open Q&A

7:45 - 8:00 Networking

Dinner and refreshments will be provided courtesy of Atomic Object

MODERATED BY: Ronda Bergman, Co-Founder of GDI Ann Arbor


Carl Erickson, CEO and Co-Founder

Carl is the CEO of Atomic Object (, a software design and development consultancy with offices in Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor. Before founding Atomic, he was a professor of computer science at Grand Valley State University. Carl has served on the boards of Mock Draft Central, Varsity News Network, Blue Medora, Local Orbit, and Legacy Trust. He is also a managing director of Tappan Hill Ventures, a boutique VC located in Ann Arbor. He is a frequent speaker on technology, and blogs at

Brittany Hunter, Software Consultant & Designer

As a poly-skilled software designer, my objective is to use technology to solve problems for people in practical, surprising, and innovative ways. I use human centered design practices to engage closely with clients at every stage of a product's life.

Devney Hamilton, Software Consultant & Developer

I like making things, such as software, hot chocolate, drawings, and awesome learning experiences. Before I started as an software developer and consultant at Atomic Object (, I studied Anthropology, then studied Computer Science, interned with an education technology engineering team, taught two summers with Girls Who Code, and worked with at community organization to build them a couple of web apps. I like working on what I call 'normal' teams - teams with people who disagree with me and who have experienced things I will never understand fully. Many people call these 'diverse' teams but I call them 'normal' because they bring together the beautiful, complicated, and at times, challenging array of experiences and perspectives that make up the world we all live in.

Jeanette Head, Software Consultant & Developer

Jeanette Head's journey in software started with converting numbers between decimal and binary in elementary school. She loves the variety and creativity that is being an Atomic Object ( developer. She also mentors FIRST Robotics team 3322, snowboards, and is an avid Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan.


At Atomic Object (, our passion is to build great software and find better ways of doing it. We were early pioneers and continue to innovate with agile software development practices such as pair programming and test-driven, iterative development. We are at the forefront of integrating user experience (UX) design with the agile development process.

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All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct (