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Member Profile: Gary Hauser
Gary Hauser has been working in the software industry since 1992.
Q: What is your background working in the software industry?
I am a civil engineer by profession, trained in mathematical modelling of hydrodynamics and water quality in water bodies(rivers, reservoirs). For my profession I did a lot of Fortran programming to build models and other tools for engineering analyses. In 1992, I taught myself Windows programming to diversify my skills. I developed a recipe software product for my wife, and her friends liked it. So when I created version 2 for them, I started marketing it on the internet. It started selling, so I kept improving it. It is now on version 5.
Q: What work do you do/have you done in the software industry?
I am president and senior engineer of Loginetics, Inc. which I founded in 1994. To complement engineering assessments, we develop mathematical models and windows interfaces for those models. In addition, we continue improving the home productivity software. We have developed an Animation and Graphics Portfolio Manager (AGPM) and various other interfaces for several hydrodynamic, water quality, and fish habitat and bioenergetics models. In the home productivity area, we continue to improve Now You're Cooking recipe software and are working on some new projects.
Q: What advice would you give to people/businesses getting started in the software industry?
Be persistent, don't go into debt. Market and sell on the internet. Above all, treat your customers as you would have them treat you. Exceed their expectations in software support. Differentiate yourself from your competition, not just with product features, but with your assistance and support.
Q: What is/are some of the greatest challenges facing people/companies in the software industry today?
Competition and marketing, continuous changes in operating systems and development tools, high user expectations. But these are what make it fun.
Gary E. Hauser
Email: gehauser [at] loginetics.com
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