About us

We have a small team including the founders, best friends for nearly 15 years: Patrice LaFlamme and Alexander Williams.

Alex worked at GitHub as a system administrator and developer in the enterprise team, focusing on GitHub's enterprise virtual appliance.

Pat is a software engineering graduate from Ottawa University and has over 10 years of network and system administration experience.


Our company (Unscramble) was officially established in April 2012, but operations began in early 2013 when the idea for Jidoteki first surfaced.

We obtained small seed funding from OnLab in 2014 , but have been remained self-funded/bootstrapped/profitable since then.


We're originally from Montreal, Canada, but currently living and working in beautiful Kamakura, Japan, facing the beach, and sharing a quiet office with three local freelancers.

Our work space pictured below


We care about small, lean, and focused software such as PicoLisp, SQLite, and TinyCore Linux. We're a bit "old school" and prefer stable, battle-tested, and well-designed technology.

Why Jidoteki?

We strongly believe security shouldn’t be an after-thought, and for many businesses, cloud alternatives are a deal-breaker. For this reason we set out to bring cloud services into the enterprise, while maintaining as much data security, privacy, and freedom as possible. We also dislike Installer-based software, and want to help companies ship their software using better technologies.

Corporate culture

Enjoy life.

Careers, interns, freelancers

We occasionally hire paid interns and/or freelancers for various projects.

We're not currently hiring, but please send us your resume if you're interested in working with us.

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