We make progress together.

We like tough problems. We are comfortable with an impossible task or a big, intimidating vision. Most importantly, we want to share your vision and excitement for the work you're doing.

We build software and data tools for a changing planet

We've been fortunate to be a part of teams working on meaningful and impactful projects in a wide range of industries. We got our start helping NASA develop the systems, software, and user interfaces to make Earth science and remote sensing data more accessible–and we want to bring what we've learned to help you make progress on your project.

We're a trusted partner on impactful projects–big and small

Proud to have worked with...

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  • USGS logo
  • Microsoft
  • IEEE logo
  • DOT logo
  • NSF logo
  • WHOI Woods Hole Oceanographic logo
  • Trust of the National Mall logo

Customer Journeys

Building Scalable, Low-Maintenance Websites Using AWS

Most content management systems rely on some type of database to store content and changes to content. When a visitor loads a page on the website, code fetches the content from the database and displays it to the user. Static websites cannot be backed by databases because the files produced are just plain old HTML, no dynamic content allowed.

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Streaming GOES-16 Data With AWS Managed Services

GOES-16 (formerly known as GOES-R) is a joint NASA-NOAA geostationary satellite used for for monitoring smoke, flooding impacts, burn scars, volcanic ash, and weather over the Americas. As important as this data is, finding and using it effectively can be difficult and often requires significant investment on the part of the end user.

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Making Earth Science Easier with Earthdata Search

Earthdata Search is an open source tool to helps field scientists, researchers, engineers, and curious citizens discover, search and access over 400 million records of remote sensing data.

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The Element 84 Way

We build software using Agile principles, which means you play a vital role in the process and are working closely with our team at each step. We've worked on small, two person Agile teams all the way up to huge Scaled Agile teams of over 100 engineers. In all cases, customer involvement and continuous improvement will always make progress.

Technology Menu

Our team works across many different technology stacks, programming languages, design environments, and cloud ecosystems. The right one depends on the project, the scale, and the overall system expectations–but this is a list of our favorite:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Ruby on Rails
  • React
  • Node.js
  • Clojure
  • Python
  • HTML/CSS/Javascript
  • Postgres
  • MySQL
  • Elasticsearch
  • Kibana
  • Objective-C
  • Java
  • iOS/Android
  • Figma
  • Adobe CS

Start now. Rethink how you approach your technology projects and let us guide you along the way. We want to hear about your project no matter what stage of the game–from napkin sketch to almost-ready-to-launch.

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