In an attempt to give you some more insight as to what Code Format is and who we are, we’re going to start posting blog entries about the company, our employees and our clients. Buckle up, this will be a ride people!
In September 2007, a character by the name of Joshua D. Eby joined the Meyer household (or the Beurmann-Meyer household at the time, as there was no marriage as of yet). Being the nerds that they are, Josh and Jacob brainstormed a technology business venture. Josh was very into web design, and Jacob found himself doing more and more computer repair as time went on. They decided that they would create a joint venture and do both. They threw around several different names, but nothing seemed to stick. They considered J2 Systems for a while, but that didn’t happen because….
Kristyn was sitting quietly in the background during this time. Actually, that is a complete understatement, because Kristyn doesn’t just sit in the background, and is definitely not quiet. Kristyn voices her opinion whether it concerns her or not. Kristyn heard all the discussion going on about this business and totally opposed the name J2 Systems. To her, that meant that they just sold computers, which was not the case. They did much more than that. One day, during her International and Global Studies class, during a particularly boring discussion on the Silk Road, Kristyn found herself thinking about the business name. After doodling on her notebook for a solid forty minutes, she came up with Code Format – Collaboration of Design Experts/Focus On Real Matters About Technology. She was so excited about it that she left class early (sorry prof!) and went straight home. She burst in the door and shared her exciting news with Jacob and Josh. Although the guys didn’t find the words useful, they liked Code Format, so that became the name.
Jacob and Josh found themselves quickly getting busy with many different companies and clients. They built websites for small businesses and repaired computers for factories and radio stations. As the demand got higher, the workload got higher. Josh decided that he wanted to pursue other avenues, and left Code Format in 2008. This left just Jacob.
In 2010, after much deliberation, it was decided that Kristyn would take over as part owner of Code Format (she did rightfully own the name anyway…) and become the communications/marketing worker. This involved leaving her current job to work from home. Jacob continues to work full time outside of the home and spends his evenings and weekends working on technology projects for his clients.
So now you know how Code Format came into existence! We hope to be around for many years to come and to expand our client family!