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Four Kitchens Expands Team and Wins Big with New Clients

Four Kitchens, a web design and development consultancy firm that builds big websites with open-source software, has grown substantially in the last year, taking on world-renowned companies as clients and adding to its team. The company has recently won projects for ICANN.org and World Pulse, and has worked for leading organizations, such as Turner Broadcasting and PRI.

“2013 was an exceptional year for our organization and we are excited to be working with some of the most recognizable names in the world,” said Todd Ross Nienkerk, managing partner, Four Kitchens. “We’ve worked hard as a team to find the right people and projects to take us forward and have a lot of momentum looking toward the future.”

Comprised of some of the most active and seasoned contributors to open-source software, Four Kitchens has added five professionals to its team, bringing its headcount to 18. Born out of the University of Texas at Austin, the company is recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent leaders in Drupal, an open-source web infrastructure and social publishing platform that is constantly evolving via its active and diverse community of developers. Drupal serves as enterprise-level infrastructure for some of the most prominent and high-traffic websites in the world, such as The Economist, with whom Four Kitchens has had a long-term partnership.

“We are representative of Austin’s tech community – bootstrapped, organically grown and working with leading organizations. In Austin, we’ve been able to develop an international client base,” continued Nienkerk.

Four Kitchens’ clients include a host of leading educational institutions, the world’s most recognizable media and publishing companies, mission-driven nonprofits, top governance organizations, and health care companies. The company provides web strategy, design, development and mobile solutions.

About Four Kitchens

Driven to set knowledge free, Four Kitchens is a web design and development consultancy firm that builds big websites using open-source software. The firm’s unique process captures organizations’ vision to create solutions that meet goals and serve people. Four Kitchens’ clients include leading educational institutions, the world’s most recognizable media and publishing companies, mission-driven nonprofits, top governance organizations, and health care companies.

Headquartered in Austin and founded in 2006, Four Kitchens is a pioneer and thought-leader in open-source technology renowned for their critically acclaimed projects, including The Economist and The Wikimedia Foundation.

Learn more about us at www.FourKitchens.com. Let’s chat on Twitter @FourKitchens.

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