We noted that software development was becoming increasingly commoditised with too much focus on speed and expediency and not enough focus on quality, reliability and sustainability.
We found the heart of the problem was often a shortage of experienced developers who could engage effectively with senior business leads, whilst ensuring delivery timescales were met. Our intervention rectified the situation and ensured costly errors were avoided, the correct software development processes were followed, and high levels of productivity were maintained.
All our developers are experts because we know what a huge impact a few experienced developers can make to ensuring success and avoiding failure and delay.
With the rising importance and impact of AI and machine learning, ensuring data is available, accurate and secure will become increasingly critical as will the systems and services that manage and generate the data.
Andy Garner and Gordon Barrs founded Elastic Mint in a bar. They had both worked as software developers for many years in both permanent and freelance positions. One thing was crystal clear to them both, there was a lack of experienced teams of developers capable of taking on the most critical business issues.
Andy has over 20 years of software development experience across many market sectors including, technology, retail, hospitality, financial services and engineering. He has worked for globally recognised companies that lead their market sectors. These include Just Eat, ASOS, Capita and Microsoft.
As a founding Partner at Elastic Mint Andy is experienced at leading large teams of developers on behalf of clients as well as tackling complex software development challenges on his own as required.
Andy is particularly adept at leading complex bespoke software programmes to ensure the business requirement is delivered on time and in full. He is also a strong advocate in sharing knowledge with clients and bringing on less experienced members of their team so that they have the skills to continue developing and maintaining what is built.
Gordon has been a professional software developer for over 20 years. He has developed software for many companies including Just-Eat, ASOS, Tesco.com and Clarks.com. In recent years Gordon has been developing Cloud applications for deployment into Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.
Gordon is an experienced and very capable team leader as well as an exceptional software developer. He strongly advocates and establishes collaboration between developers and product stakeholders, excellence in technical practices and continuous improvement. These practices are core to the way Elastic Mint works with their clients because they have proved to be key ingredients in developing software that optimally meets the business requirement, whilst remaining easy to maintain and truly capable of being extended and adapted to meet future business needs.