Meet the Team

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Alex McAdams
Technical Support and Customer Relations Manager Read bio

Alex hails from New York City and Maine and her background working with educational art institutions and social justice based organizations has built the foundation for her place at Burke Software and Consulting. She is passionate about open access to educational tools and the combination of art and technology.

When she isn’t working, Alex spends her time cooking, walking her dog, painting and editing documentary video.

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Brendan Berkley
Front End Web Developer Read bio

Brendan's passion for Web design was sparked by a summer class that yielded a Star Wars fan page. Over time, he has traded animated "E-mail me" GIFs, background MIDIs, and (reluctantly) <marquee> tags for CSS preprocessors and responsive Web design, and along the way he went to college to study graphic design.

As a result, he loves the open Web, typography, and identity design, and dabbles in the marketing side of things as well. If you'd like to get to know his work better, visit his website or his Twitter account.

Brendan resides just outside of Pittsburgh and thinks that his sports teams are superior to yours.

Cara Clarke
Front End Web Developer Read bio

Cara's interest in development started while she was in college studying design. Her passion ended up bringing her from California to Boston and a full-time career in web development. Her background in design led her to focus on the front end and enjoys working with different JavaScript frameworks. If you're interested in seeing some of her projects, you can visit her website here.

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David Burke
Founder & Software Engineer Read bio

Founder of Burke Software. David got involved with education technology as a Jesuit Volunteer. He serves as the lead software engineer and was the original developer of Schooldriver and other open source applications. To view some of David’s work, visit the Burke Software GitHub page. David’s open source projects have been downloaded by thousands of people around the world.

David has been quoted in InformationWeek Education for his work building a 25 seat computer lab for $2000 and has been described as a “pioneer in terms of getting educational institutions to rethink how they use technology."

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Shirley Leu
Copywriter, Illustrator, QA Engineer Read bio

Shirley hails from mystic Louisiana and tries to lend a hand wherever necessary. Having studied mathematics and chemistry, she also enjoys foreign languages and drawing. Shirley is ever-restless in the search for knowledge and new experiences.