Our Team Members

President and Founder

Frank Wiles

Frank Wiles believes technology should make our lives easier, not more complicated. He started Revolution Systems to help businesses take full advantage of all the benefits of the Open Source Software revolution. His experience has made him the go-to source for building applications, systems, and processes that show how software can be easy, robust and affordable.

Career Highlights

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Member / Partner

Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Jacob Kaplan-Moss is one of the lead developers and co-creator of Django. As an experienced software developer with a focus on web application and content management architecture. In 2005 Jacob joined the Lawrence Journal-World, a locally-owned newspaper in Lawrence, Kansas, and helped develop and eventually open source Django. Jacob joined Revolution Systems in 2009.

Career Highlights

  • Co-author of The Definitive Guide to Django (Apress, 2007).
  • Founder and former President of the Django Software Foundation.
  • Frequent speaker at Open Source events and conferences including OSCON (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), PyCon (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), Linux.conf.au (2009), and quite a few others. See a full list of Jacob's talks on Lanyrd.
  • Developer on websites for the Lawrence Journal-World that have won multiple awards including an AP Managing Editors award for online convergence, 9 Newspaper Association of America Digital Edge awards, 3 Editor & Publisher awards, and numerous Kansas Press Association awards.
  • Led development on Ellington, a ground-breaking content-management system for media sites. Sites developed using Ellington consistently are among the best news sites: in 2007, 7 out of the 9 Digital Edge award categories were won by Ellington-powered sites, and in 2008 Ellington-powered sites won in 4 out of that year's 6 categories.
  • Over a decade of experience as a web, open source, and Python developer.
  • Jacob currently spends his days as Directory of Platform Security for Heroku

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Jeff Triplett

Jeff Triplett is an open source developer with over 15 years of experience in the web and programming industries. He has held executive roles and technical positions at small startups and major corporations, including Leggett and Platt, ATC Transportation, and Revolution Systems.

In 2007, Jeff joined Mediaphormedia, the interactive division of The World Company in Lawrence, Kansas, to work on Ellington CMS and Marketplace as a lead engineer. Jeff joined Revolution System as an engineer in 2011.

Jeff has worked with Django since before it was officially released. Most recently, Jeff has been working with dozens of startups helping them build scaleable, cloud-based, and web service-based applications for mobile devices including Apple's iOS platform and Google's Android platforms.

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Jacob Burch

Jacob Burch has created websites since he was 12 years old. After spending his high school years as co-Editor in Chief of his high school's website, he became a Software Intern at Warner Bros. Records for two years. He then decided to finish his college studies and pursue the highly lucrative major of American Literature at UCLA.

After graduating, Jacob decided the paparazzi-laden world of fame and fortune found in literative criticism was too much for him, so he returned to his programming roots as an software engineer at Mahalo.com. After serving time as Director of Technology and CTO at Mahalo, Jacob joined Revolution Systems in 2011.

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Flavio Curella

Flavio wrote his first computer program at the age of six, to help his mom organize her recipes. He received his Master’s in Communication Design at the Politecnico di Milano before moving to the United States in 2010 to be with his wife. Flavio has been working with Django for the past 7 years.

He worked as web developer at a graphic design company in Italy before freelancing for different graphic designers. He developed websites alongside them working both at the frontend and at the backend. He later joined StoryMarket and Mediaphormedia. Flavio joined Revolution Systems in 2013.

Because of his dualistic competencies (both in design and development) he shares both designers’ concerns and priorities about the project and programmers’ vision of a clean and functional code base. He’s constantly searching for innovative ways to integrate knowledge and techniques from both worlds in an effort to create something new.

He has a passion for boats, barbecue, and electronics.

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Stephen Spencer

Stephen began his life of geekery, one weekend in 1980, in front of the Scripsit™ word processor running on a TRS-80 Model II. The effort to occupy him for a few hours while his father executed law-office-related functions led to a decade of playing and working with various 8-bit systems; his favorite, the Commodore 64. An interest in the underpinnings of early video game technology preceded his work with MOS 6510 and, later, 8086 assembly language.

His first *NIX exposure was by way of Microsoft Xenix running on an RS6000 system (the Model II follow-up) Since then he has worked with various versions of BSD and Linux with some short side-trips involving commercial SysV spin-offs.

His professional ops-related work history includes the (formerly) local cable company, the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department of the University of Kansas and various small to medium-size tech businesses in the region.

His current focus is on infrastructure and application component automation and orchestration. He joined Revolution Systems in January, 2015.

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