Opkode is a software consultancy, incorporated in 2006 by JC Brand.

JC is a South African software engineer (B.EngSci Computer Systems), living in Germany.

Opkode specialises in integrating XMPP-based chat and instant messaging systems into various applications.

We've integrated XMPP into company intranets, e-health platforms, video applications, social media sites and financial trading sites.

JC created the popular, open source web-based XMPP client Converse and most of Opkode's XMPP integrations make use of it.

Before being active in the XMPP Standards Foundation and community, JC spent a decade developing, customizing and deploying the Plone enterprise content management system and is an alumni of the Plone foundation.