Glenn - President & Chief Software Architect
Glenn Smith is a graduate of the California Institute of Technology where he studied Computer Science. While at Caltech, he and two classmates entered a national software development contest co-sponsored by Apple Computer and the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. to create ground breaking museum display software. Glenn and his two teammates won first prize, thousands of dollars of computer hardware (each) — and an entire Macintosh lab for Caltech. Glenn's software was put on display in the Smithsonian for 17 years — being put there at the beginning of his career — not at the end like most folks! The software also became Glenn's company's first product, being resold to museums around the world for a dozen years after.
Glenn has been programming computers since he was 12 years old. He has designed software for space probes, intellectual property management systems, trouble ticket systems, online image databases, web publishing systems, and much more, for businesses, non-profits, and enterprises large and small. He knows an almost foolishly large number of computer programming languages, but only chooses to work in ones where he has a ten times advantage.
Jaymie - Head of Operations
Jaymie, Operations Manager, and double black belt in Microsoft Excel, speaks four languages (and reads and writes a fifth), has lived in Europe and West Africa, and used to run a seven million dollar international research program at UCLA. Before that she ran the West African arm of a small NGO doing humanitarian service work for street children in Mauritania.
Jaymie likes to run things. She's good at it. Jaymie manages HR, helps with project planning, and keeps a very tight eye on both schedules and the bottom line. No optimistic developer due date (and all developers are optimists!) can be promised without the Jaymie OK. Jaymie is currently managing Mighty Ant DataWorks' expansion plans, including, these days, shopping around for larger office space.
Mighty Ant DataWorks team members are driven, creative, and don't stop thinking about software when they go home at night. It's not that our people don't value a work-life balance (they do!), they just can't stop themselves from creating and doing. One of our developers makes computer games as a hobby after hours, using completely different tools and technologies than he uses at work during the day. Another developer is a 3rd degree black belt in Kung Fu (and a 2nd degree black belt in Karate). When not creating databases she teaches Kung Fu in Los Angeles.
As a team, we love working with people. It's one of the things that sets us apart. Whether it's working with fellow teammates, our contractors, our users, or the central Information Technology people of large enterprises we work with, our people are friendly, helpful, and polite. Not everyone, at all times in human history, has always described their IT people as "friendly, helpful, and polite" — but at Mighty Ant DataWorks, that's literally the only type of person we hire.
We use a lot of tools at Mighty Ant DataWorks, but we don't do everything. For best in class software specification, system design, user interfaces, system support, additions, and more, we have you covered with our internal staff. But how about fine art illustrations for your interactive children's book database (which, actually, come to think of it, is a type of system we have yet to build — but, hey, it could happen.) We don't have oil paint wielding artists on staff, but we do know one we can call (he drew the ant in our logo matter in fact). Need ColdFusion, FileMaker, Python, PHP, or Ruby on Rails work? We can do that. But what if part of your project requires answering some tricky questions about inner workings of Apple's venerable web development platform Web Objects? We haven't developed with that technology, but we know a guy we can call.