About Us

We have this crazy idea that technology exists to make your life better.

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I’m Frank Jacquette, and I’m a nerd who started my own custom software development company back in 2000.

 

I built it around a simple belief: technology exists to make your life better.

 

We’ve had a pretty good run so far: six time winners of the Philadelphia 100 (a list of the fastest-growing companies in the Greater Philadelphia area), included in the Philadelphia 100 Hall of Fame, and named three times to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the United States. I’ve been profiled multiple times in the Philadelphia Business Journal, and our company has been listed as one of the ten best places to work in the area by Main Line Today magazine.

 

We pioneered agile software development in highly-regulated environments, and our approach has always put the human being at the heart of the system. We’ve successfully brought our approach to some of the largest companies in the world, and we’ve helped some smaller companies get much, much larger.

 

Technology has changed a lot since I started this company: we’ve seen the appearance of the smartphone, the rise of the cloud, and the relentless advance of faster, more powerful technology at lower and lower costs.

 

As more and more computing power has become available for less cost and with less difficulty, a computational technique called machine learning, first devised in the 1950s, has become viable.

 

The technology has always been pretty cool, but machine learning has enabled us to make the first really meaningful push into artificial intelligence. Now the technology is absolutely amazing. To learn more about how it works and how it helps organizations leap into the future, visit our Machine Learning page.

 

While machine learning is pretty awesome by itself, we’ve found that many organizations struggle to take it from initial concept to fully-functioning competitive advantage.

 

That’s where we come in.

 

  • We pioneered some of the earliest uses of agile software development in large organizations, and that led to a project management and development approach like no other. We maintain an insane focus on the needs of the users, and make the humans the heart of every system we build.  Our methodology works so well that we can show a greater than 97% success rate when creating systems.
  • There’s a difference between just writing code and crafting enterprise-level software that runs for years and years. We were early practitioners of development operations (DevOps), a discipline that enables us to build robust, dependable software quickly and easily.
  • And lastly, we’ve embraced machine learning as the next great technological revolution, a tool that is already reshaping competitive advantage for companies.

 

We help our clients take this amazing technology, build industrial-strength systems around it, and leap into the future, leaving the competition behind.

 

We’d like to help you be the next organization to take that leap.  Click here to learn how we do it.

We also believe in Awesomeness, which is the name we give to our values.

We bring these values to everything we do.

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Strive For Mastery

Always work to be the best at what you do. Bring an exceptional level of skill to your work. Never stop learning.

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Be relentlessly curious

Constantly learn what makes things (and people) tick. Ask a lot of questions, and then ask some more.

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Create Fun and Energy

When everyone is energized and passionate, amazing things happen. Transform mundane tasks into a party. Have a good time.

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Unleash Your Imagination

You’re more than a machine that produces work. Inject your creativity and sense of wonder into everything you do.

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Be Aggressively Honest

Trust is built on honesty, so tell the truth, even when it’s uncomfortable. Be clear and direct, compassionate and kind.

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Do big, interesting things

Constantly strive to increase the scope of our capabilities and opportunities. Actively seek out work that engages our best skills and makes a bigger positive impact on the world.

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Not Our Fault, But Our Responsibility

Don’t be a victim, and don’t wait for someone else to solve the problems for you. Pick up things that other people have dropped.

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Assume Good Intent

Work from the assumption that people are good, fair, honest, and trying to solve problems the best way that they know how.

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Create Long-term Relationships

Honor each relationship and invest in its long-term success.  Value people over business. Respect the dignity of every individual you meet.

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Practice Awesomeness

Radiate a command presence. Be confident but not arrogant. Use your abilities to make the world more awesome.