Old, dusty mainframes; black terminal screens with green text; and browsers that make Netscape Navigator feel modern are just some of the images that many conjure up when they think of the financial technology sector. I cannot fault anyone who has those sentiments. Heck, I often AM one of those people. However, my hope is that through this space we can debunk some of the stereotypes by sharing how much of a high it is to solve incredibly difficult problems in this $9 trillion dollar real estate mortgage industry, providing real value to both businesses and individuals, and doing so with cutting-edge, fun and creative uses of technology. Because at FNC, that is what we have been doing for the past 15 years.
We are primarily a Microsoft shop, but at the heart of it all, we are about using technology to solve real problems. We use the best tools available every day to overcome incredible challenges and are not married to any one technology. Whether that is caching with Redis, big data management with MongoDB, or iOS development, the problem drives our choice of tools, not the other way around.
We believe it is both important and beneficial, not only to ourselves but to others as well, to have very open and candid discussions about technology. That is how we grow; that is how we progress. We want to talk about what we have learned, challenges we are facing, the things we love, and the things we can improve upon within the realm of technology. We want to do our part to make this a little better place for everyone, and we feel that part of that effort includes sharing our experiences and passions. So there you have it. Welcome to Software Unwound.