Recently, we announced the incorporation of Endocode AG. With its team of five founders, Endocode offers software engineering services around Open Source technologies, as well as consultations with businesses in collaboration with Open Source communities. This sounds very similar to what Agile Workers Software offered. In fact, Endocode is the second incarnation of the vision we strove for with Agile Workers – to create a partnership of experts, of knowledge workers, offering advice and services as a coherent team. In this post, I am going to explain the advantages of starting over, and how it will benefit both our clients and the partners who are working on the company.
Our clients will benefit from the extension of our leadership team. Endocode is lead by four directors with a combined experience of multiple decades of working on Open Source software engineering and connections into various Open Source communities. With this move, we will become more approachable and extend the expertise represented by the board to new fields. We see one of our biggest strengths as our ability to understand and solve software engineering problems that span a multitude of technical domains. We believe in the synergies that stem from combining the diverse experience of our partners. To further grow this potential, Endocode will continue to invite outstanding new partners solely based on their motivation and general engineering prowess. Because “if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail”, there will be no specific technological focus on certain programming languages, tool kits or platforms. The only common denominator is a passion for and a focus on Open Source technologies.
Endocode’s partners and employees will benefit from the new corporate setup (a shareholders company, as opposed to a limited liability company) because it makes it easier to implement a partnership scheme. For anybody who joins Endocode, there will be the opportunity to become a shareholder, and eventually a partner. This in turn will make the company more attractive to self-determined and self-motivated individuals, who are often exactly the experts we are looking for. In this regard, Endocode is more similar to a law or architecture firm than to the typical software services shop. There will be more information about Endocode’s partnership model in a future post over on the Endocode site.
Agile Workers will conclude and finish ongoing projects, and Endocode will gradually take over from there. For our clients, the transition should be seamless and smooth. If there are any worries or concerns, please contact us immediately. If you are a client looking to contract our professional services, please contact either Agile Workers or Endocode, and you will talk to the same team. If you are a software engineer and you feel like Endocode would be a great place to work, we are hiring.