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About

Talaria Software delivers software that delights customers and we can help you do the same.

People

Software is made by and for people. Here are some of the people who make software with us.

Damien Burke

Damien Burke started working on Internet startups in 1999 and never stopped. He has been an engineer, founder, VP of engineering, CTO, and product manager. In 2018, he started Talaria Software to provide software coaching and consulting.

Outside of tech, Damien is certified in ontological coaching, hypnosis, and neuro-linguistic programming. He spent several years as a professional poker player; performs in theatre, commercials, network television, and film; and currently serves on the board of his local neighborhood council.

Damien is a frequent guest on tech podcasts and is a co-host on Greater than Code.

Rob Head

Rob Head has been building web technology for over twenty years. He is a veteran of Amazon and Pivotal Labs, startup founder, and founding partner of Zeal, a development studio.

Rob is also a graduate student in music and interactive media, a composer, a pianist, a former choreographer, and a game designer. He lives in Ashland, Oregon.

Projects

EarlyWords

EarlyWords was created by 52 Sketches, a collaboration between Damien Burke and Rob Head.

Inspired by morning pages, a practice in Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, Rob conceived of a software tool that would guide and encourage people in a practice that would unchain the artist within them.

Together, Rob and Damien built, designed, implemented, and deployed a complete web-based consumer product that makes people more creative every day.

NCMS

The Neighborhood Council Management System (NCMS) supports volunteer elected officials in the government of the City of Los Angeles.

The neighborhood council system is the smallest unit of government in Los Angeles. It was created in 1999 to promote more citizen participation in government and make government more responsive to local needs. Neighborhood councils are is driven by unpaid, part-time volunteers elected and appointed to represent their communities.

As part of the LA City government, neighborhood councils are governed by a confusing array of interlocking rules and regulations including the Los Angeles City Charter, the Brown Act (California’s open meeting law), the California Public Records Act, regulations created by the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE), the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners (BONC), and the City Clerk, their individual bylaws, and parliamentary procedure such as Robert’s Rules of Order.

NCMS incorporates years of experience in the neighborhood council system to help neighborhood leaders create agendas, minutes, and other documents in compliance with law and regulation. It also provides guidance on parliamentary procedures. during meetings

Neverbust

Neverbust is the bankroll manager for professional poker players.

A mobile-friendly, web-based tool for live poker players, Neverbust provides players with an easy way to record their results and track their bankroll. The most innovative aspect of Neverbust is its ability to determine a player’s risk of ruin. For the first time in history, professional poker players can use to use accurate mathematical measures to manage the primary risk to their careers.

CDC FAQ API

In the spring and summer of 2020 governments and individuals around the world struggled with fear, confusion, and disinformation regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

In collaboration with the office of the CTO of NYC and 18F, the digital services agency of the Federal Government, Talaria Software designed, implemented, and deployed an API to allow anyone to incorporate coronavirus information on their website. This enables websites relying on CDC information to be confident that they are providing users with the most accurate and up-to-date information available.

The API was incorporated in the CDC website and is available there.