Salsita is a software development agency specializing in the creation of sophisticated, modern web applications and mobile apps. Our clients range from funded startups developing an MVP to world-famous enterprises such as eBay, SAP and Texas Instruments.
We're all about
- Hot sauce
- Maintainable code
- Automated tests
- Cutting-edge tech
- Exceeding expectations
- Responsive UIs
- Noisy offices
- Quick-and-dirty hacks
- It worked on my machine
- Non-technical managers
- Bait and switch
- Mutating global state
- Early meetings the day after karaoke
Matt founds Salsita
Salsita is led by Matthew Gertner, a veteran British/American software engineer who has founded several technology companies.
Our first office
We rent an appropriately tiny office in Palac Austria in central Prague. One developer (Tomas), one office manager (Simona), one meeting room, one measly coffee machine (yes, it's red).
Four developers and counting. Guess we don't really need that meeting room.
Okay fine, I guess we do need a meeting room
Salsita moves to a new office space (120 m2!) in lovely Palac Krizik, a few minutes walk from the old office. What's up with all these palaces anyway?
It's a girl!
Matt and wife say hello to ther first and only child. She quickly starts lobbying to be the official Salsita mascot.
Outgrowing the browser extension space
We expand our focus to web apps and select our first modern web framework: AngularJS. We're either smart or lucky because it rapidly conquers the web dev space. Anyone remember Knockout, Batman or Ember? (Just kidding, Ember people!)
Kitt and kaboodle
We kick off work on Kitt, the first and only mobile web browser to support Chrome extensions. The product is later sold to Eyeo, the maker of leading adblocker Adblock Plus.
Bursting at the seams
That was fast! After visiting numerous potential offices, we move - wait for it - back to Palac Austria. Now the office is really kinda palatial and we're been here ever since (albeit tacking on adjacent spaces whenever they become available).
Head in the clouds
After careful study and analysis we decide the smart thing to do is buy two massive Dell PowerEdge servers and host them in our office. This cloud thing is probably just a fad, right?
Anyone want to buy two second-hand Dell servers?
After happily using Pivotal Tracker for project management for the last couple of years (and unhappily papering over its deficiencies), we finally accept that we need to use JIRA like everyone else. Just don't make us switch from Slack to HipChat.
We land our first React.js project and embrace the virtual DOM. No one misses the 'digest' cycle.
Our custom-made foosball table arrives from the famed Czech manufacturer Rosengart. A slight drop in productivity is far outweighted by a huge jump in employee reaction speed and wrist strength.
Our quest for intergalactic conquest begins with the opening of our new office in Ostrava in the Moravian-Silesian of Czechia. Thanks to Hangouts, Slack and a fast train connection (just over 3 hours to Prague), the team works seamlessly with the engineers in our main office.
50 people! We're all grown up.
Suddenly it's a struggle to remember everyone's name. Luckily 37 of us are called Tomas.
We continue to expand our team of top-notch project managers with two new additions. We're offering the full gamut of software services to clients including project management, software engineering, quality assurance and DevOps.
A great year ends with projects underway for such household names as SAP and eBay.
React goes mobile
React Native is heating up as we take on more and more projects using this ingenious new technology. React's younger sibling, it lets developers use multiplatform web technologies while creating truly native mobile apps.
Our user interface team greets its 10th member. We cover every aspect of user interface developing including UX, graphic design and top-notch HTML and CSS specialists.
Giving back to the development community
Our new meetup series attracts rave reviews with technical talks by our team on topics ranging from neural networks to Node.js and React Native. We end the evening with a fridge full of Birrell alcohol-free beer, and Matt announces he will take charge of beer selection personally from now on.
We launch our new website to great fanfare
The highlight is a poignant, witty new company history on the About Us page.
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