Blue Gnosis, originally Draagon Software, was founded by Doug Mealing in 2002 to provide consulting services. In 2010, Tim Mills was brought in to provide senior level management and the company was renamed and restructured to provide a complete solution assisting companies with successfully developing their software applications. The company has put together an extensive network of highly talented individuals and has hired and trained a highly skilled team of developers in Costa Rica. Doug and Tim are both involved with and oversee all sofware development projects using over 40 years of combined professional experience to ensure that your solution will be a success.
Doug Mealing, Director of Technology & Founder
Doug has more than 15 years of software development experience, with the last 7 years devoted exclusively to designing and developing distributed, highly-scalable web applications and infrastructure. He began his career developing software for torpedoes and submarines for the U.S. Navy. Doug has been the technical lead or primary architect of two web-based financial banking systems, university Portal software (with Campus Pipeline), a business management Portal, a credit card processing gateway, including his own proprietary web-application framework designed to permit rapid development and deployment of scalable web applications. Doug also founded and managed Costa Rica Development, LLC., an offshore software development center based in Costa Rica, which has recently been merged into Blue Gnosis.
Tim Mills, Director of Software Development & Founder
Tim has more than 25 years experience in the computer industry. During this time he has worked in a variety of technical leadership rolls for both large corporations and startups. He and his teams have developed flagship products used by millions of people all over the world. Operating systems to the enterprise, middleware to web-based applications, hardware and software embedded devices to service based online systems. Tim’s teams have consistently built successful sophisticated award winning systems and applications. Tim began his career with operating system pioneer Digital Research and continued his craft with networking giant Novell, Campus Pipeline a portal systems for higher education, Arcanvs provider of Digital Signature technologies, USA Interactive tools for e-content creation and Novizio (now Xyleme) applications for creation of e-learning content.
Kevin Williams, Web UI Architect
With over 15 years of experience designing for the web, Kevin has worked with all organization sizes, designing and delivering top-quality end-user experiences for both internal- and customer-facing web-based applications. After cutting his teeth with the design and development of corporate web design, he moved on to architect the user interface of GeoLearning’s (now SumTotal) award-winning e-Learning software solution, Geo Maestro, which has consistently earned high marks for ease-of-use; its powerful yet elegant interface configuration capability; and attractive interface design meeting a wide variety of customer needs. He is founder of Weblivion—a company providing consulting services to software engineering teams—helping them to improve the features, quality and usability of web-based software solutions at all stages of development. Kevin is also a seasoned expert in the field of software accessibility, having audited desktop and web-based applications for compliance with the US Rehabilitation Act’s Section 508 §1194.21/22 as well as W3C’s WCAG. He has also provided career training to other accessibility auditors; written a computer-based training course on designing accessible web-based software; and provided topical one-on-one accessibility compliance training to software engineers.
Gilles Gameiro, Hardware/Software Architect
Previously, Gilles founded Birdland Audio (www.birdland.com), designing and manufacturing all high-end audio products on catalog. Throughout his career, Gilles designed a variety of embedded products calling on his combined knowledge of Electronics, Software and even 3D Mechanical modeling skill. Prior, Gilles joined Digital Research and Novell where he worked on FlexOS contributing to the real-time kernel and drivers. When Novell acquitted Digital Research, he became a key member of the NEST where he designed and implemented the NEC Protocol (IETF Port 489) which he then applied to the Networked Espresso Maker featured in Dr. Dobbs and USA Today. After being nominated employee of the year he was transferred to the Research and Development Group to work on Novell’s advanced distributed Java VM. Gilles holds a BS in EE from University Dorian in Paris.