Locations

Our distributed organization model allows us to serve international clients with a follow-the-sun strategy, gives us access to a global pool of talent and encourages diversity within our team. We believe strongly in remote working and collaboration and this approach permeates all our projects to the benefit of our clients.

Seattle

Our base in Seattle gives @planet access to the growing startup sector, as well as many decades of technology innovation culture, locally and across the Pacific US.

Cape Town

We have established a Development Center in the beautiful city of Cape Town, which is home to Table Mountain and a deep pool of engineering and design talent. Our base here allows us to deliver focused, intensive projects for our local and international clients.

Our Team

Tom Bamford

Tom is a polyglot engineer and entrepreneur with a strong interest in lean practises and business automation. He is from England but moved to South Africa in 2008 where he now lives in Cape Town with his wife and two children. With a background in web application development, he founded @planet in 2012 and now serves as CEO and Infrastructure Architect. When not automating continuous organisations, he enjoys [amateur] cycling, travel and good scotch.

Sebastian Mathews

Sebastian grew up in a small town in South Africa and studied in Johannesburg. He spent a number of years between the USA and South Africa, during which time he met his wife. He now resides in Seattle with his family. Sebastian has a background in advisory services and holds a BSc. Elec Engineering, BCom Finance, MBA and a Masters in International Business. He serves as Chief Strategist for @planet.

Julia Quickfall

Julia is a usability engineer and project marvel at @planet. She is dedicated to ensuring outstanding usability in all aspects of project delivery and is a proud advocate for all product features. When not driving projects, she oversees our philanthropic ventures. She lives in Cape Town with her husband and two daughters.

Kewyn Appadoo

Kewyn grew up in Mauritius and moved to Australia at age 18 to complete his university studies. He has worn several hats during his career, holding positions as IT Manager, Creative Director, Product Manager, and Digital Marketer. Amongst many other talents, he specialises in mobile development and marketing. He enjoys travelling, which he frequently mixes with work, along with food, music and photography.

Community Involvement

We are active members of the DevOps and wider technology community, supporting a number of initiatives and projects.

DevOpsDays Cape Town 2016

We are Bronze level sponsors and contribute staffing and resources to help organize the conference.

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Cape Town DevOps Meetup

We assist with organizing monthly meetups and sponsor food & drinks at each event.

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Social Investment

An integral part of our founding philosophy is that of responsibility to create social upliftment, and so in support of this principle we co-founded and continue to support the Pretty Pride Project - a non-for-profit organization dedicated to the socio-economic empowerment of disadvantaged women in Cape Town, South Africa by equipping them with the tools to become fully-fledged artists through training, workshops, counselling and life skills.

Read more about the project at prettypride.org.