"I have spent my entire career living the problem — coding, designing, implementing and using software as a developer, management consultant and SaaS entrepreneur. I don't recall a single software effort that was easy, came in below budget or ever met the specification on the first try.
These experiences shaped our thinking that a modern, cloud-based underpinning could be created to enable rapid application development. 8base was born to radically transform the experience of building and operating software for developers, their sponsors and end-users alike."
- Albert Santalo, 8base Founder and CEO
8base was built to make developers' and innovators' lives easier. We accomplish this by continually abstracting away redundant and low-value add work, while never taking away a developer's ability to take full control if they so desire.
Modern applications require full front-end freedom in order digitally enable customer experiences. 8base balances backend control with front-end freedom to the delight of all involved.
We strive to be excellent in all things that we do. We are not solely an engineering or sales-excellence organization we are an everything-excellence, well-oiled machine. We treat every communication with customers, employees and other stakeholders with a sense of empathy and concern for elegant interactions.
We solicit harsh and timely feedback. We fall in love with our own, creative ideas but then we take the time to solicit feedback from our harshest critics. We purposely make ourselves uncomfortable in order to deliver brilliance.
We invent what others cannot envision but we rapidly test our assumptions with our customers. We then iterate to satisfy our customers' needs and wants.
We are stronger when we are inclusive of individuals with diverse backgrounds. We seek to build teams in such a manner. We are respectful of each other.
We seek out problems and we solve them. We are scrappy whenever possible and we have a bias for action and accountability. We finish what we start and we build 8base to last. And when we make mistakes we hold ourselves accountable.
There is nothing more important in business than grit. We are not afraid to tackle big challenges and we work together to achieve them. We seek out team members who enjoy solving big problems.
Our integrity is not negotiable. We own up to our mistakes and we do not sugar coat them. We resist temptations to act dishonestly and we do not abuse the trust and confidence of our stakeholders or each other.
We seek to act as teams at 8base. In this manner, we decentralize action and accountability and we empower all involved. The needs of individuals take a back seat to the needs of the team. When it comes to communication, there is no hierarchy. Everyone is free to voice their opinions.