“With software anything is possible!”

June 22nd, 2009 by Barrett Lyon

 

When Perry Wu and I started BitGravity, we had high hopes and dreams to build technology that may someday change the Internet. The thought of someday creating technology that pushes the limits of the Internet gave me the drive to build our first server farms in my garage, design a new traffic distribution system, and eventually take our baby and scale it across the entire planet.

As the company grew from my garage and a Starbucks “office”, our views began to culminate. I began to view software as art and not merely a means to an end. I also began to view our team of technologists as wizards that could create and accomplish anything. To this day, if I were to ask one of our principle engineers Edward Crump if something were possible he would undoubtedly respond with his token mantra:

“With software anything is possible!”

The view that Internet service engineering is an art with endless possibilities has become a philosophical pillar at BitGravity and within myself. We viewed the designs on the network, servers, drivers, kernels, and everything up the stack should be done as an art, not strictly a science that results in a bottom line.

It is my view that new technology is only possible because passionate people dream of new concepts and harness their passion to drive it to completion. It’s those same people who are not afraid to answer a question that appears to be impossible to solve.

As I continue to grow as a technologist and start new companies, I always see something unexpected: my customers’ creativity is exploding and I am in awe of their accomplishments.

I am pleased to introduce my blog, ‘Verbophobia’. Here on blyon.com I will be releasing free technology, views and opinions. This will be my playful outlet for technology and philanthropy that should give back to the general community that has helped me become successful.

When Perry Wu and I started BitGravity we had high hopes and dreams to build technology that may someday change the Internet. The thought of someday creating technology that pushes the limits of the Internet gave me the drive to build our first server farms in my garage, design a new traffic distribution system, and eventually take our baby and scale it across the entire planet.
As the company grew from my garage and a Starbucks “office”, our views began to culminate. I began to view software as art and not merely a means to an end. I also began to view our team of technologists as wizards that could create and accomplish anything. To this day, if I were to ask one of our principle engineers Edward Crump if something were possible he would undoubtedly respond with his token mantra:
“With software anything is possible!”
The view that Internet service engineering is an art with endless possibilities has become a philosophical pillar at BitGravity and within myself. We viewed the designs on the network, servers, drivers, kernels, and everything up the stack should be done as an art, not strictly a science that results in a bottom line.
It is my view that new technology is only possible because passionate people dream of new concepts and harness their passion to drive it to completion. It’s those same people who are not afraid to answer a question that appears to be impossible to solve.
As I continue to grow as a technologist and start new companies, I always see something unexpected: my customers’ creativity is exploding and I am in awe of their accomplishments.
I am pleased to introduce my blog, ‘Verbophobia’. Here on blyon.com I will be releasing free technology, views and opinions. This will be my playful outlet for technology and philanthropy that should give back to the general community that has helped me become successful.

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2 Responses to ““With software anything is possible!””

  1. Brian says:

    Awesome, dude! (Nice blog btw ;-)) Looking forward to your free technology, views and opinions!

  2. Kelli Garner says:

    Thats very good to know… thanks

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