Rescue Mission Software is the home of Michael Patrick Ellard’s independent projects.
Mike has helped design and build economic modeling software and business information systems for a variety of large companies. He’s good at talking with users, understanding their needs, and then building software and systems to solve their problems.
As an iOS developer. Mike has done more than thirty successful submissions to the iTunes App Store, including iPhone, iPad, and universal apps.
Mike has a B.A. from the University of Chicago, and masters degrees from the Pacific School of Religion and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He has also done graduate work at the Monterey Institute for International Studies. Mike is perpetually fascinated by how humans use language to construct meaning, and he has taken courses in French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Biblical Hebrew, Hellenistic Greek, Latin, and Spanish.
Mike is also interested in interface design for people with disabilities. On August 22, 2010, Mike won the Accessibility Award at the iOSDevCamp for his “Accessible Table View” open source library.
Note: Michael Patrick Ellard and Michael Andrew Ellard are two different people, even though they are both software developers living in San Jose.