About Redtopia Software
John Pansewicz - Independent Software Consultant
I have been an independent software consultant since 1998 when I founded Redtopia Software. Since then, I have been building web sites that can be managed with my proprietary Content Management System (CMS). I have also worked on various ColdFusion, jQuery and PHP projects as a subcontractor.
My most recent project is MusicLessons.com, which has been the center of my professional focus since 2011. MusicLessons.com is an early-stage startup that provides online services for music teachers and students, and is the most complete example of my work.
I discovered my passion for writing software at the University of Colorado where I studied Computer Science and Geography. I received a BA in Computer Applications in Geography in 1991 (a combined CS & Geography degree) with a focus on mapping systems (GIS & Cartography).
After graduating in 1991, I moved to Jackson Hole where I worked for Teton Data Systems from 1992 to 1998. There I started out writing software to translate medical textbooks for CD-ROM delivery. Within a couple years, I became a lead Mac OS programmer and took responsibility for building and maintaining their cross platform (Windows/Mac) software application.
In 1998, as an independent consultant, I found early success providing database-driven web sites for small and medium size businesses in and around Jackson Hole. I built my content management system with enterprise-level solutions in mind, and have been supporting and enhancing that codebase since 2000. I am currently using it as my application framework for MusicLessons.com.
In 2010, I began sharpening my front-end skills (HTML/CSS/jQuery) and have found great enjoyment in this type of work. I consider myself an expert in these technologies. Though I am not a graphic designer, I have a core set of skills in Photoshop and Fireworks, and I have a good eye for designs that work.
My family, summer 2014.
Not necessarily in this order: skiing, cycling, hiking, running, SCUBA diving, exploring, travel, guitar, camping, road trips, dogs, family, hockey, imagining.
I am located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I typically operate during US Mountain Time business hours.