Values: better work, a better world
We live by a set of core values that make every client interaction into a truly rewarding partnership.
Everyone who comes in contact with us discovers something helpful, whether a customer, a peer — or just a stranger in need.
Our curiosity propels our never-ending adventure: to be brave, to try new things, and to seek out the world's best.
We deliver great experiences from start to finish. This is always a central goal of every project and interaction.
We value other people's experiences and act by listening first. Because respect is not just fundamental to business, but to living in the world.
We deliver the best, and never over-engineer or spend money on things that aren't valuable.
cumulative years of engineering experience
total certifications held by Toads
of Toads ride public transportation to work
hours volunteered in 2017
of Toads are fluent in multiple languages
of Toads have visited more than 10 countries
years pioneering new technologies
A brief history
From an almost accidental start, Metal Toad has grown into a powerhouse of technological savvy and business consulting excellence. Here are a few of the pivotal moments we’ve encountered along the journey.
Out of a tiny room in San Diego, founder Joaquin Lippincott begins building cutting-edge business websites
Joaquin moves Metal Toad’s headquarters to Portland, OR to build web properties that keep up with the rapid pace of digital innovation
Metal Toad pledges to open source and begins contributing to several major projects
We help the Emmys become the first awards show to transform their brochureware site into a news destination
We build a unified international platform for Sony’s 100s of properties—a cloud-type solution before the cloud existed
We build M-GO, one of the first streaming “go” apps, included on the first Samsung smart TV
Coding the digital future
Our key values come into focus, guiding true partnership with our clients
We build the OS and app for the first smart watch, which Intel debuted at CES
Mattel partners with us to create a mobile game using wearables to track movement and location—the first of its kind
We pioneer the use of Solr as an enterprise-wide solution for Sony, spanning all business units and geographies
UNFI partners with us to bring their supply chain management into the 21st century
ABC becomes the first network to move their lineup schedule to a hyperdynamic app, built by Metal Toad
We level up fleet management for Daimler with advanced analytics driven by IoT data
Transforming the tech landscape
We create the first ever anti-piracy platform for the MPAA, merging many disparate data sources into a single source of education and entertainment
We celebrate 10 years of coding the digital future
We migrate the Sony Rewards program to the cloud, the first such major migration of a corporate loyalty program spanning dozens of business units
Metal Toad wins Oregon Business 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon for the second time
Our work with Siemens Gamesa introduces the first-ever advanced cloud implementation of sensor IoT data on offshore wind turbines
Our biannual company hackathon focuses on the Internet of Things and the cloud