When 40AU set out on its journey, the vision was clear – to create an environment where developers could shine. As a software consultancy, we strive to be problem solvers, attentive listeners, and experts who transform clients’ ideas into tangible solutions. What sets us apart is our technology agnosticism, ensuring we find the right tools for the job, empowering developers to solve problems creatively. Join us as we take a nostalgic trip down memory lane and explore the unique culture, growth opportunities, and future aspirations of 40AU.
From Humble Beginnings to Unprecedented Growth:
Our story began with a small team consisting of Duane, Logan, and a shared vision. Housed in a 500-square-foot space, we transformed an old rundown outdoor mall into our first office. It was a testament to our entrepreneurial spirit and determination to create something extraordinary. The intimate setting brought us closer together, fostering collaboration and a strong sense of camaraderie.
As we tore down the drop ceilings and knocked down drywalls, we created a spacious open environment that reflected our values of transparency and openness. We even dedicated the front half of our office to a non-profit art gallery, a unique touch that showcased our commitment to creativity and community.
At 40AU, we believe in the power of continuous learning.
We understand that technology is constantly evolving, and to stay ahead, our developers need to adapt and expand their skill sets. That’s why we encourage them to explore different programming languages and frameworks, allowing them to embrace new challenges and broaden their perspectives.
Our culture of continuous learning extends beyond individual growth. We foster a collaborative environment where knowledge sharing is encouraged. Developers learn from each other, exchanging ideas, and leveraging their diverse expertise to tackle complex problems. Through mentorship and coaching programs, we provide one-on-one guidance and support, ensuring that our developers have the resources they need to thrive.
Cultivating a Unique Culture:
The unique culture at 40AU emanates from our founders, Duane and Logan, who lead by example as developers at heart. Duane’s self-taught background and design expertise blend seamlessly with Logan’s computer science knowledge from Vanderbilt, creating a dynamic partnership that fuels our company’s growth.
We prioritize being great teammates, fostering a supportive and inclusive atmosphere where everyone feels valued and empowered. Collaboration is key, and we encourage open communication, transparency, and a shared sense of purpose. Our team members have the freedom to express their individuality and work in ways that bring out their best. This approach not only enhances personal growth but also strengthens our collective capabilities.
Client Collaboration and Customer-Centric Approach:
At 40AU, we believe that successful software development requires close collaboration with clients. We eliminate unnecessary barriers by ensuring our developers have direct access to clients. This direct communication enables a deeper understanding of the client’s goals, challenges, and vision, resulting in more effective solutions.
We emphasize early customer involvement, seeking to engage with end-users as soon as possible. By incorporating their feedback and insights from the initial stages, we can build products that truly address their needs. Our customer-centric approach ensures that we create software solutions that make a genuine impact, solving real-world problems and driving positive change.
Looking Ahead: Exciting Prospects:
As 40AU celebrates a decade of success, we eagerly anticipate an even brighter future. Over the next five years, we envision expanding our technical capabilities and venturing into new domains. We aim to deepen our relationships with existing clients, collaborating on a broader range of products and projects. Through continuous innovation and a commitment to excellence, we aspire to be at the forefront of the ever-evolving software development landscape.
The passion, talent, and dedication of our team continue to inspire us. We recognize that every challenge brings new opportunities for growth and innovation. As we embrace emerging technologies and explore untapped potential, we are confident in our ability to shape the future of software development and make a lasting impact in the industry.
The journey of 40AU from its humble beginnings to its current standing as a thriving software consultancy is a testament to the dedication and expertise of our team. We remain steadfast in our commitment to empowering developers, fostering a culture of continuous learning, and delivering exceptional results for our clients.
Together, we will unlock the full potential of technology, drive meaningful change, and create a future where innovation knows no bounds. Join us as we continue to push boundaries, overcome challenges, and make a lasting mark in the world of software development.