Thanks for visiting our site. I am Roderick Barnes and I serve BIF Technologies as CEO. In that role I am living out my childhood dream of using computers to help people. I have always been fascinated with what properly programmed machines can do to assist us with life and learning. Why? It goes back to my first epiphany concerning technology: computers are more than a little cool because they have the ability to follow instructions. At 14, I was accepted into the PREP program in San Antonio, Texas; it is a STEM-focused summer school that started in the Alamo City at UTSA. During my studies in PREP, I was introduced to mainframes and BASIC. Once I knew a little programming I was hooked. Why? It follows out of my second epiphany: the real limitations of the computer are in my head… not the hardware. I was hooked on the prospect and thrill of solving people problems using logic, creativity, … and computer. Using computers a trained person could write software that helps people.
After college, I got my first job writing software for a company that sold property management solutions. It took awhile for me to get excited about that work. Between work on reports, features, and implementing fixes, I had two pet projects. In one project, I created a utility that would analyze source code and create call trees. In my other project, I worked on understanding how to write interpreters. (Interpreters make it possible to add functionality or flexibility to software without having to rebuild it.) “What if I could create a more dynamic reporting system by leveraging interpreters and metadata about the database?” It would be years before I would solve problems in the reporting space. But I had begun the journey of learning to use technology for (1) business intelligence and (2) to make data meaningful.
In 1999 my wife and I formed BIF Technologies, Corp. By this time, I had served as a software engineer with a couple of companies. Over the years, the problem of making reports dynamic had come up over and over again. By 2003, I had my third epiphany: creating data correlations without code is key to expeditiously making data meaningful. God allowed me to codify an approach to creating drill down or correlation between data-sets without having to write code. In 2006, I was awarded the patent and the earnest endeavor to make business intelligence easier had begun.
Since then, BIF Technologies has grown in size and abilities. We have a team of talented people with big hearts. They work hard to produce business intelligence solutions, well-written web applications, and innovations for helping people in the community. Along the way, they have written books, created programs for helping needy children, and fielded technical solutions that are making lives better. They have given me my fourth epiphany: mentoring is a great activity for showing young professionals how to use their technology talents to change the world.
When I am not programming with one of our teams you can find me serving in a local church, mentoring a few college students, or working with my wife to raise our six boys and granddaughter.
My name is Mike Smith and I am the Chief Growth Officer. I am responsible for sales and marketing activities for all BIF business units – building a pipeline and capturing new consulting customers, identifying and executing revenue growth strategies in our commercial business, especially as it pertains to BIF’s dashboard as a service offering. Providing voice of the customer feedback – providing customer input to the product development team regarding BrainJack enhancements, new functionality in the tool, new or improved capabilities in the BrainJack modules, and other customer centric insight, build business partnerships to expand BIF Training in support of BrainJackTM’s dashboard as a service business plan. I have been working for BIF for 6 years. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Guilford College. My prior experience include more than 35 years of direct sales and sales management experience with companies selling high volume copy machines, software, and professional services. I have three children, all adopted from Russia. My lowest score on a round of golf is 1 under par (71). BIF offers a challenging work environment with smart, dedicated people that I care about personally, professionally, and spiritually. BIF also offers the opportunity to make a difference in our customer’s lives (personally and professionally) by enabling them to improve their decision making based on information from a variety of sources, freedom to think outside the box and solve problems in different ways, and the ability to integrate and balance faith, family, and work.
I am a business intelligence professional for BIF Technologies. I am a part of the WMSNi project with responsibilities that include designing the WMSNi SAR, customer data analysis, and business intelligence. I graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a BA in Psychology in 2013. I have been with BIF since February of 2015. Aside from working in BIF, I enjoy working with mechanics. I like working for BIF Technologies because this company invest in their employees.
I am the Director of Education & Training / WMSNi Project Manager. My responsibilities as a Director of Education & Training include creating education/training manuals for products, produces graphic displays for manuals and other BIF related products, creates training plans based on customer needs, provides training for customers during software implementation, test products and provides feedback to BIF team on functionality, and provides research related to training and education.
As the WMSNi Project Manager, I have the responsibilities to act as knowledge expert for nursing products and provides functional guidance and translation between team and customers and provided project management for product implementation. I have been with BIF Technologies Corp. since January 2016. I received my PhD from Vanderbilt University, MHA from Baylor University, and BSN from Western Kentucky University. My prior experiences include Consultant to the Army Surgeon General for Nurse Methods Analysts, Assistant Professor Baylor University, Nurse Methods Analyst (Hospital and Regional levels), Registered Nurse (various clinical and leadership roles), and 35 years military experience. A fun fact about me is I like historically correct fiction. Working with BIF to me means to work with A collaborative and supportive environment with quality colleagues.
I am a Solutions Developer for BIF Technologies. My main responsibility is working as a WMNSNi consultant. I have been working for BIF Technologies since June of 2016. I attended the University of Texas at San Antonio and graduated with a BS in Computer Science in 2017.
Working with BIF Technologies has allowed me to further all the areas in my life alongside great coworkers. Aside from working at BIF, I enjoy playing Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island while eating peach cobbler.
I am a Solutions Developer for BIF Technologies. My main responsibility is creating solutions to development tasks. I received my BS in Computer Science from the California State Polytechnic University Pomona.
Working for BIF Technologies means to me is to be able to learn practical skills that are essential to professional and personal development in an environment that is conducive to both collaborative work and personal initiative for excellence. A fun fact about me is I discovered I had absolute pitch during my first year of playing bass guitar, which is a somewhat rare ability to accurately identify musical pitches/keys without any point of reference.
I am a marketing manager for BIF Technologies. My responsibilities include documentation, promoting business intelligence products, business development, and IT solutions. I have been with the company since November of 2017. I am originally from Indonesia and came to San Antonio to attend the University of Texas at San Antonio where I earned my BBA in Business Marketing May of 2017. Working for BIF Technologies means working with excellence in producing quality documentation and marketing efforts alongside great colleagues and mentors. Aside from working at BIF, I enjoy going on road trips with my friends and family.