Brad Balfour

I'm Brad Balfour and I'm the co-founder of web app company, Bscopes, Inc. In addition to web development, I have do photography on the side.

Brad Balfour is focused on Web development and Internet technologies. 30 years experience in computer software development, architecture and design. I also do photography and video as side efforts.

Brad Balfour's Background

Brad Balfour's Experience

Partner at Bscopes, Inc.

2005 - Present

Bscopes is a Web 2.0 application to cut through the clutter of too many RSS feeds in your newsreader. We score and visualize your set of blog topics to allow you to find your hottest feeds. Bscopes also offers our Internet technologies and web development skills to help customers solve their business needs. Entrepreneur / Co-founder of pioneering web application software-as-a-service (SaaS) Invented multiple new approaches to organizing, measuring, scoring and reading blogs and RSS feeds. Pivoted technical and marketing directions multiple times to adapt to the market demands as part of agile software development and lean startup approach. Adapted and refined for a two-person, nights and weekends, software application development. Google Analytics and Adwords campaigns were used as input data sources to identify and optimize the new target market. Evaluated and adopted continually evolving web technologies. For example, rewrote application to add JQuery/Ajax and client-side rich user interaction as the technology evolved. Optimized web application to include user interface responsiveness, reduce server side load, and extend scalability of the back end. Created companion Wordpress blog and full social media integration to support marketing Bscopes. Invented technologies for automatically Tweeting updates on a regular basis. Integrated multiple social platforms into single update source. Key to scaling was to automate and eliminate labor intensive social activities. Custom development of front and back end of web application using PHP, JQuery/Javascript, HTML, MySQL, Linux, Apache etc. Complete setup of multiple new dynamic websites based Wordpress. Customization of site and creation of both dynamic and static pages. Integration of external sites and systems. Integration and refinement of both words and imagery to support the branding and marketing. Use tools such as Photoshop and Wordpress to customize and present the concepts.

Senior Software Engineer at Advanced Micro Tech

April 2004

Software design and architecture at Lockheed Martin on ERAM: FAA Air Traffic Control update. Remote team development and coordination in International team. Telecommuting and support technologies. Large scale team based software development. Tool evaluation and selection.

Brad Balfour's Education

University of Maryland College Park

1980 – 1984


Concentration: Computer Science

Brad Balfour's Interests & Activities

Photography, Video, Movies and movie quotes