About 8th Light
Sharing knowledge, collaborating authentically, and building a shared future together is at the heart of who we are.
We create our best work through authentic collaboration, diversity, and continually practicing care towards ourselves, our clients and our community.
We share our knowledge generously and create opportunities for our employees to advance their careers with intention.
We treat our clients’ goals as our own. We believe in empowering each other, our clients, and our communities to build a future, together.
8th Light was founded in 2006 to be a place where craft can thrive. Driven by the values of teaching and learning, it’s served as a home for hundreds of crafters on their paths to mastery in software. As our journey continues, we are constantly seeking out new challenges, new partners, and new team members who share our passion for crafting high quality software.
8th Light founded in Libertyville, Ill.
Opened first office in Chicago
Opened office in Tampa Bay
Opened office in London
Opened office in Los Angeles
Opened office in New York
Opened office in Seattle
Invested in One World Coders
8th Light was founded in 2006 based on the premise that software is best written by small, disciplined teams who approach the development and design process with a shared vision. In the time since then, we’ve worked to build on the successes of that vision with our partners all over the world.
We come from different companies, locations, and cultures, but we are united by our commitment to the principles and practices of approaching software as a craft.
Our history is filled with rewarding and productive partnerships, and we’re most excited about what comes next. Whether you’re looking to join our team, or bring our principles and practices to your company, we’d be thrilled if you became part of it.
8th Light Leadership
8th Light is led by a principle of employee ownership, an insightful Board of Directors, and an experienced executive team.
Maura Burns Watson
Retired from Directorate of Digital Innovation, CIA
Executive Chairman and Founder, Atomic Object
Partner, CJM Ventures
Adjunct Professor, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Project Director, 8th Light
Vice President of Technical Services, T. Marzetti Company
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Vice President, Consulting
Vice President, Product Design and Delivery
Chief Technology Officer
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