Welcome! I'm Brian Kerr. At Different Chairs, I create web-based products that help my clients get their work done with a smile. Don't hesitate to contact me directly.

What's new?

February 25, 02014 South Sound Lean Coffee, starting March 6

January 31, 02014 Liana's Paper Dolls: new site, presentation

October 29, 02013 Internet2 Installs a New Front Door

October 1, 02013 Find me at InfoCamp and ProductCamp

September 30, 02013 Problems and solutions

September 7, 02013 Djootstrap, a small set of templates for the Django CMS using Bootstrap 3

September 6, 02013 Djeleton, a minimal starting point for a Django project using the Django CMS

August 10, 02013 We're making a paperdoll dress-up game

July 11, 02013 Why your CMS is awful, part 2: what to do about it

July 8, 02013 Why your CMS is awful, part 1: capability & experience

June 17, 02013 I'll have a definition of "done" when I'm dead

June 14, 02013 Three stories about ants

What have I been up to?

Well, I'll let some recent collaborators describe our experiences.

André Helmstetter, Project Manager at Koné Consulting, said:

"I would recommend Brian to any software development project where you value a collaborator who:  delivers quality products, plays nicely with others, adds value continuously in short iterative efforts, cuts through the noise and gets to the goods, has great ideas, makes you think there’s no way you are paying them enough, and is so enjoyable you would invite him over for dinner.

Brian is the sole developer working with us to develop a custom SAAS product.  He is an excellent communicator who regularly checks in to make sure we know the status of the project. He has great ideas and well thought out solutions, and will try to make the impossible possible.  He is also efficient and verifies that fundamental features and changes are engineered in such a way as to best add value to our project.  Brian collaborates well with our team and is very open to our ideas and suggestions, which — after my 15+ years experience in software development — is truly refreshing."

Doug Howell, Web Communications Manager at Internet2, said:

"Brian worked with us very closely on our latest web redesign project. The site is being built with the Django CMS on top of the Django framework, and Brian's experience has helped us from beginning to end. Even before the beginning of the project proper, he advised us on how the system could meet our requirements, and exactly what we could expect. From that point on, he's worked with us every step of the way, not only helping us configure the system for future as well as current needs, but rolling up his sleeves and working alongside our developers to create the code we needed. Brian is a professional of the highest order, and beyond that, a great colleague that communicates well and is really easy to work with."