Since our inception in 2005, Gravit-e has worked with nearly 150 clients, ranging from small start-ups, to non-profits, to large organizations such as the City of Vancouver, Simon Fraser University and Sutton Realty.
At its core, Gravit-e is comprised of a small, highly experienced team of senior developers. We are strong believers in focusing exclusively on what we do best: building custom software. We also recognize that truly successful projects require more than a superior development team. To this end, many of our projects involve collaboration with one or more trusted partner organizations, each of whom bring their skills to bear on their specific areas of expertise. This approach gives us unparalleled flexibility in assembling the ideal team for each and every project we take on, while still acting as a single, unified team.
Nick is the founder and president of Gravit-e Technologies. Before starting Gravit-e, Nick spent over 10 years gaining experience in the web application development industry by working with small and mid-sized businesses, and the government. These days, Nick's focus is on creating unique software-based solutions to help emerging companies grow and operate more efficiently. Nick graduated from Simon Fraser University with a bachelor of communication and computer science. In his free time, Nick enjoys mountain sports like snowboarding, hiking and rock climbing, which is probably why he lives on a mountain with his wife, Karen, and their dog, Mico.
Lee is a software architect and co-founder of Gravit-e Technologies. He oversees the development and integration of client systems and internal tools, while also providing technical leadership for the rest of the team. Lee was born and raised in Vancouver BC, but now resides in Fredericton New Brunswick with his wife and two children. Lee graduated from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia with a BSc, double majoring in Computer Science and Economics. He is also a certified SEI Software Architecture Professional. Lee enjoys golfing, reading, and spending time with his family.
Glen, who joined the company full-time in the summer of 2007, is one of Gravit-e Technologies' programmer analysts. Glen was born in Halifax, N.S., but grew up in the Northwest Territories and Yukon. Over twenty years ago, he married the love of his life, Penny, who is a neonatal intensive care nurse at Surrey Memorial Hospital. The two have one beautiful daughter, Megan. Glen obtained a bachelor of science in marine biology from the University of British Columbia, but soon realized he was more interested in the computing and technology sector. When he is not working, Glen enjoys reading, photography and his computer.
Tyler is the system administrator at Gravit-e Technologies, with over 12 years of Linux experience under his belt. Tyler was born in British Columbia and received his education from Burnaby Technical College. As a child, one of Tyler's favourite pastimes was tearing a computer apart. What started as a hobby, soon became a full-time job, because he realized "if you can't control a computer, one day it will be controlling you." Besides his passion for computers, Tyler is also into motorcyles and Aikido (a Japanese martial art), which inspired him to move to Japan for six months.
Jessica is a web application developer at Gravit-e Technologies. She attended the University of Victoria where she obtained a Bachelor of Computer Science. As someone who loves variety and diversity in all aspects of her life, Jessica enjoys taking on new projects and rising to meet the unique challenges of each client.
Derek of house Hemingson, the first of his name, King of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, lord of the seven kingdoms and protector of the realmâ€¦ Grew up in Whistler, B.C. and likes programming among other things. Also enjoys not taking things (too) seriously. Named most likely to be thin by the high (school) counsel during the long summer.
Yvonne is a web interface developer at Gravit-e Technologies. She graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science and she takes care of all things UI related. Yvonne has always loved designing, drawing and making creative things. Recently though, her life is mostly filled with her adorable red toy poodle Waffle, and becoming a competitive Call of Duty player.
Kat is a Front End Developer at Gravit-e Technologies. She studied Web Development and Interactive Design at Vancouver Institute of Media Arts after spending several years working in design and branding. Kat enjoys a challenge and is fascinated with figuring out how things work. When she’s not talking to computers you are likely to find her playing with her dog, Poncho, or trying out a new vegan recipe. After spending several years in downtown Vancouver, Kat is now living on Vancouver Island.
Klaudine is a new face to Gravit-e and is Nick’s right hand in marketing, business development, and streamlining office processes. At 5’0 she is a powerhouse of energy that enjoys dancing, singing, and stand-up comedy. She is a self-made woman with a strong advocacy for self-development, always seeking new opportunities which has earned her a diverse background of business experience.
Ali began his educational and professional career with a Bachelors of Science in mechanical engineering and a Masters of Science in computer engineering, from Beykent and Pamukkale Universities in Turkey. Soon afterward Ali studied web design and computer programming at the Institute of Advanced Media in Canada.
Throughout his career, he has been worked as a technician, a researcher, an instructor and a developer, which helped him to gain experience on different aspects of Information Technologies. That’s why he loves to create projects where he can mashup different technologies/skills and solve problems.
Before he joined our team, he has taught a variety of web development courses and managed the Web Development & Design program at Vanarts for five years.
Ali is a continuous learner and he believes learning should never end. In his free time, if he is not working on a freelance project ;), he enjoys studying and practicing information and web security, building projects with his Raspberry Pi and watching movies.