Ben Dotte, Lead Software Developer
Three years ago I decided to join Widen to have the chance to work on software that didn’t just support the business, but actually got promoted and sold to clients as part of the core business model. Coming from a large corporation that was not in the business of technology, the idea of having external clients that used the software I helped to write was very appealing to me. It changes the way you use technology. Instead of upgrading when you are forced to just to maintain support, you have to stay at the cutting edge to remain competitive.
Widen’s use of open-source software is a real boon to the business as well as the developers. The core frameworks our code runs on are as transparent as our own code; it provides for the ability to troubleshoot issues without involving a third party, and it reveals the designs of some of the great masters of software development for anyone to learn from.
I’ve learned a great deal about the business of media asset management and creative software development for in the time I’ve been here, and for that I am very grateful to the people at Widen who helped me get to this point. I see nothing but great success in the future for this company.