What began as a game and website development company in 1996 has blossomed into a thriving developer of software products.
After creating internal software that allowed UrbanCode
to track the progress of its own software development projects, the company began developing similar products for its customers. UrbanCode products help their customers get their software to production faster -- decreasing time to market and ultimately getting their technology to the end users quickly and easily.
“One trait that unites all our customers is that they realize the strategic importance of their technology,” says Maciej Zawadzki, UrbanCode cofounder and CEO. “They need to get their technology into the hands of end users as quickly as possible. Our products facilitate the adoption of Agile methodologies in development and DevOps practices in operations."
Last year, UrbanCode was a finalist for Tech Company of the Year in NEOSA
’s Best of Tech Awards
, and its AnthillPro product won Best Software Product, Impact in 2008.
By recognizing their clients’ needs, UrbanCode has been growing by leaps and bounds. “Recently, we have been focused on DevOps releasing three new products: uDeploy, uBuild and uRelease,” says Tracy Gavlak, UrbanCode’s office manager. “We have been able to increase our growth rate to 70 percent over the last two years, with no signs of slowing down.”
UrbanCode has grown from 25 employees to 55 in the past year. Gavlak cites finding the right talent as one of the company’s biggest challenges. The company is currently recruiting sales engineers, field sales executives and software developers.
“We have the energy and informal atmosphere of a start-up, with the customers and financial security of a much larger firm” says Gavlak.
Company officials expect to double in size again this year. Plans are underway to move to a larger space in the Halle Building later this year.
Source: Maciej Zawadzki and Tracy Gavlak
Writer: Karin Connelly