A staple in the Chicago tech scene since 2005, Brad Ediger serves as our Head of Technology with a focus on growing 8th Light's profile as a software consultancy. He joined 8th Light in 2019 when he merged his independent consultancy with the company.
Brad specializes in connecting subject-matter experts with the tools they need to work more effectively — as exemplified by his success in supporting an ecommerce startup as they grew from five to 150 employees and through multiple rounds of investment. This includes providing wraparound software support, developing decision-support software, and using analytic data to optimize inventory dynamics.
In 2007, early in the life of the Ruby on Rails web framework, Brad authored Advanced Rails, a book that goes in depth on ways for developers to use Rails to build applications that scale.