isotope|eleven is a software development firm which specializes in developing web-based software applications.
We deliver software incrementally, rather than making you wait for long periods and major deployments. It has been our experience that you’ll never get everything right in the first iteration anyway so get stuff out there in production and use data to drive improvements and changes.
“How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”
When consulting, we tell the truth about a problem, rather than help you fix a symptom – this can be disruptive, but it is far more helpful.
Instead of testing at the end of the development process, we integrate testing thoroughly into the software development lifecycle. Integrated testing speeds up the overall delivery of software significantly. Repositioning testing during software development not only builds in quality but also creates value by striving to prevent defects before they occur, enabling developers to get feedback in minutes and regression test results in hours.
We strive to build long term relationships and to deliver software on time and on target.
Our clients range from large financial firms to small businesses. We work with insurance companies as well as government agencies.
Meet The Team
CEO / Principal
Laird Foret has over 24 years of experience in the IT industry and is responsible for the day-to-day operations and administration of isotope|eleven, inc. Prior to founding isotope|eleven in 2005, he started and ran many various companies and considers himself a serial entrepreneur. He graduated from Millsaps College in Computer Science and has a minor in accounting.
CTO / Principal / Lead Developer
Josh Adams is a developer and architect with over eleven years of professional experience building production-quality software and managing projects. Josh is isotope|eleven's lead architect, and is responsible for overseeing architectural decisions and translating customer requirements into working software. Josh graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) with Bachelor of Science degrees in both Mathematics and Philosophy. He also occasionally provides Technical Review for Apress Publishing, specifically regarding Arduino microprocessors. When he's not working, Josh enjoys spending time with his family.
Robby Clements is a Ruby on Rails developer for isotope|eleven. Before he joined us, he served in the U.S. Navy. He has 3 years of professional developing experience and 5+ years experience in Computer Networking. He also has great hair.
JD Warren is a Ruby on Rails developer and extensive hardware hacker. Prior to joining isotope|eleven, he was a builder focusing on remodeling apartments and rental houses. In his spare time, JD builds robots, electronic circuits, and is a technical writer with work in several online and print publications and a recent book titled "Arduino Robotics".
David Chapman is a Ruby on Rails developer at isotope|eleven. He currently is majoring in Electrical Engineering and is a Linux, math and physics geek. In his spare time he runs a couple of online game servers, plays video games, writes code and looks at Reddit.
Brandon Adams is a User Experience Professional with a background in visual design and web user interface development. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science in 2009 and is a Certified Scrum Master. Brandon believes that for software projects to be successful over time there must be a balance between designing for end user needs and business goals.
Guy graduated from Full Sail University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Animation. He enjoys learning especially when it comes to advancements in the tech field. In his spare time he enjoys working on his car and spending time with friends and family.
Sam has been a professional web developer for 3 years primarily focused on frontend web development. With a desire to learn and expand his knowledge particularly in Ruby he has landed at isotope 11 ready to take on new challenges. In his spare time he likes gaming, listening to electronic music, and spending time with his friends and family.
Seth has worked in the UI/UX and front-end engineer field for the past 10 years, ranging from enterprise level products to various CMS based web sites. Enjoys continuing to hone his craft revolving around the UX and development community. When not coding or keeping up with technology/trends, Seth enjoys backpacking and spending time outdoors with his dog, Kona.