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ErgoDark Web Services (EWS) was founded in 2010 by a third generation HBCU graduate, CS PhD, and full stack DevSecOps wizard. We started out as a gaggle of Chicago high schoolers with a deep interest in code and volunteering our weekends serving our communities. Over the years, we’ve expanded our expertise to encompass the full development stack (dev), operations (ops), and cybersecurity (sec)—many of us are DevSecOps “unicorns”! We’ve also expanded our team itself; we’re a small group of programmers, artists, and creatives from around the world!

EWS provides a platform for businesses to develop and nurture a professional web presence optimized for high availability, high performance, and low cost while providing ironclad security and uptime SLAs. We also do consultancy work, and have big plans for a handful of bold web+native apps that will address needs in several niche markets. The future looks bright; watch this space!


Bernard Dickens III, Ph.D.

Founder • Lead Engineer • “Mad Scientist”