Odyssey has over 35 years of experience in professional software development and over 25 years of experience in web site design and development.
The roots of Odyssey Consulting Corp. began as the RIG Corporation in 1983 founded by Danny Ringo, Bret Isbell, and Mike Gaskill. RIG was a custom software development and consulting firm focusing primarily on technical and scientific programming, specializing in computer graphics that were driven by databases and complex algorithms. The software development was done using various languages of the day including Fortran, C, C++, and Lisp. The era of main frame and super-mini computers was coming to an end and the PC revolution and widespread use of the resulting computer technology was just beginning to take place. During those early years we developed software applications for super-mini's using specialized workstations and for the PC's that were emerging at that time. On July 1, 1986 Odyssey Consulting Corp. was founded by Danny and Sandra Ringo, Dan Kubarych, and Man-Wai Lee. Odyssey continued the excellent and innovative work that was started by the RIG Corporation and its founders Danny, Bret and Mike. Dan and Man-Wai sold their interest in Odyssey Consulting to Danny and Sandra Ringo in 1986. As sole owners of Odyssey Consulting, Danny and Sandra used their talents and energy to propel Odyssey into the future.
We recognized the advantages that PCs would bring to our clients and we worked with several major companies to integrate the PC into some of their more innovative departments that needed specialized applications which could not easily be deployed on their super-mini or mainframe computer systems. For instance, we were one of the first developers for AutoCAD. We wrote a very sophisticated automated mapping system for Sun Exploration using dBase II for a database and AutoCAD as the graphics engine. We developed this application at a fraction of the price of what comparable systems sold for, that ran on super-mini computers, like VAX and Prime, which used specialized graphics workstations. Since that time, computers have become thousands of times faster. The cost of computers has decreased just as dramatically. And even more profoundly, the exponential growth and use of the Internet and sophisticated devices like phones, watches, etc. has changed every aspect with regard to how computers are used and what they are used for. Now with Artificial Intellegence quickly emerging, the sky is the limit for what we will able to do.
One thing that is constant is change. Currently we are taking Odyssey Consulting Corporation in a different direction. Danny and Sandra, through Odyssey, have invested in and are using their talent and time to help their son Aaron with his business. Aaron is a luthier. For the last 12 years he has made fine classical guitars and other stringed instruments through his company, Wood Ring Guitars. Odyssey created and has maintained the Wood Ring Guitars website. We also publish a blog called Scientific Muse. Through that blog, Sandra and Danny wax philosophically about science, art, philosophy, history, current affairs, and social trends.