Element 84 is a high value outsourcing and consulting company specializing in mobile and web development.
Our agile development approach emphasizes helping you understand and define the project you want built. We partner with our clients to make sure we’re building the right software for you and your users.
At Element 84 we recognize that the mobile space is all about connectivity to the rest of the world. Our strong background in enterprise and backend development means we can go beyond simple mobile applications.
In addition to outsourced development, Element 84 offers training and custom classes on iOS development, Ruby on Rails, and Agile development processes.
Our goal is to work with you to help you understand what works best for your business. We can help you make that selection, get the project going, and train your team along the way.
Dan Pilone is the founder and Managing Partner of Element 84, a consulting and custom software development company located in Northern Virginia. He has designed and implemented systems for NASA, Hughes, ARINC, UPS, and the Naval Research Laboratory. He has taught project management, software design, and software engineering at The Catholic University in Washington D.C. Dan has been an instructor for the DC iPhone Bootcamp and has written several books on software development, including Head First iPhone and iPad Development, Head First iPhone Development, Head First Software Development, UML 2.0 in a Nutshell and UML 2.0 Pocket Reference. You can follow Dan on twitter as @danpilone.
Tracey Pilone is the co-founder and operations director at Element 84
. In addition to handling the business development work for the company, she works with Element 84′s agile development teams to manage and deliver projects to our customers. Recent projects include Spacefindr.com upgrades and several iOS apps including ON-Board for Yacht.com. Prior to starting Element 84 she spent several years working in and around the Washington DC area for two of Engineering News Record’s top 20 contractors as a construction manager in commercial construction. She is the co-author of Head First iPhone and iPad Development
, Head First iPhone Development and Head First Algebra
, all with O’Reilly Media. She has a Civil Engineering degree from Virginia Tech, a Masters of Education from the University of Virginia, and holds a Professional Engineer’s License in Virginia. You can follow Tracey on twitter as @traceypilone
Paul Pilone is an iOS and Rails developer with Element 84
. He’s the author of iHomework
, an iPhone, iPad and Mac app for managing homework assignments. Paul has developed software for the Naval Research Labs, Lockheed Martin, and NASA. You can follow Paul on twitter as @paulpilone
Marc Huffnagle is a developer and systems administrator for Element 84
. He’s spent the past five years working on a NASA project as a developer, testing team lead, and sysadmin. Prior to NASA, Marc was the head of web development for a small contract IT company. When he isn’t working, it’s a safe bet that he’s on his motorcycle and trying his best to get lost.
Jason Gilman is a developer with Element 84 specializing in Ruby/Rails and Java. Recently, he has been developing high performance systems for searching NASA Earth Science data. He has also worked at General Dynamics as Lead Software Engineer and ARINC working with various web technologies. Jason also speaks and writes about Ruby. When Jason isn’t investigating the best new tools for software development he enjoys cooking for his family, running, and windsurfing. You can follow Jason on twitter as @jasongilman.
Patrick Quinn is a software developer at Element 84. His programming interests include HTML5 web development, Rails, data visualization, and simulation. Patrick has created applications for NASA, the U.S. Senate, the Department of Education, the Intelligence Community, and the Naval Research Laboratory. In his spare time, Patrick chases a toddler around the house, follows Formula 1, and plays in a competitive bocce league. (Yes, that’s the ball-rolling game people play at picnics.)
Jeff is a Web and User Experience designer, author of Head First Web Design and Head First WordPress and an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University. He was also co-founder of Loudpixel, a social media research and analytics company. Jeff was a student of the standards-based web design movement and when he’s not busy in front of his computer he spends his time building and flying RC drones.
Emily Weyrich is the Bookkeeper for Element 84. She spent 10+ years wearing many Office Manager/Human Resources/Leasing Management hats for a commercial property management firm. She holds a Business degree in Operations Management and in her free time is using those skills to manage the sports/extra-curricular activities of her four kids.
James Norton is a software developer with ELement 84
. He has a background in C++ and Java programming and currently specializes in Ruby on Rails and iOS development. Prior to joining ELement 84
he developed back end services (text categorization, ad matching, entity tagging, etc.) for YellowBrix
, a content aggregation/distribution company. He is the author of the Gemini SDK
for iOS game development in Lua and has written several iOS apps, including J’s Job Jar
. James has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering (machine vision) from Tulane University
. Follow him on twitter as @jnorton