About Bloomdido

Bloomdido Software was founded in 2004 in order to create the World's Greatest Software™. We are based in beautiful San Diego, California. Utilizing the latest tools and technologies, including Ruby on Rails and Amazon Web Services, we build software that is elegant, functional, and maintainable.

Who We Are

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Chris Anthes

Chris got a taste for bending computers to his will when he wrote his wrote his first BASIC program in the 5th grade, and has never looked back. Absorbing every book about programming available at his school and public libraries, he honed his skills coding in THINK Pascal on his Mac Plus. His passion for self-study remains strong as ever — he strives to be better at everything he does than he was last week. After nearly 15 years of working for The Man, he founded Bloomdido in 2004 with the goal of building the World's Greatest Software™. When he's not doing that, he can be found teaching karate at the Peninsula Shotokan Dojo, playing games or saxophone with his son, or singing karaoke with Eric at a nearby watering hole.

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Eric Johnson

Originally from Northern California, Eric first came to San Diego to serve on submarines as a Nuclear Trained Electrician in the United States Navy. He now attends UC San Diego in pursuit of a History degree. He is passionate about software development after being offered an apprenticeship with Chris in 2012. After his crash course, Eric now believes that learning and progressing in the software development field is one of the smartest decisions he has ever made. In his free time, Eric enjoys singing at karaoke, outdoor activities like hiking and running, spending time with his wife, and obsessing about Tesla cars.

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Rachelle Martin

Best known for her height and facial expressions, Rachelle is a 6' 0" volleyball enthusiast and mother of a beautiful 17-year-old girl. She recognized a need while working in a call center back in '95 and decided to write and design a full training program. This sparked a graphic design fire that just wouldn't die. Several years and another state later, she decided to make a go of it. She graduated from Platt College San Diego with a 4.0 GPA in September 2006 earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Arts. With almost perfectly even left and right brain tendencies, she discovered the combination of web design and code to be the perfect fit. Since graduation, she has designed UIs for Volkswagen, US Navy, Department of Education, IRS, and UCSD. In her spare time she enjoys singing karaoke, spending time with her family, and taking pictures. A back injury officially caused her to pack away her volleyball shoes and sand socks, so she's in the market for a new favorite past time. Suggestions welcome.