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Mission & Vision Statement

Our mission is to facilitate connections between people in an ethical, accessible way, using technology when necessary.

The Andromeda vision is to grow a diverse team of inclusive and creative people, train them in technology and design processes, and empower them to pursue their own goals and ideas while rewarding collaboration and humility over productivity.

About the Founders

Martine Dowden

Martine Dowden has degrees in both Psychology, and Design and Visual Communications, which she uses to develop amazing user experiences and user interfaces. She specializes in web accessibility, and has years of experience in leadership, marketing, design, and development. In addition to being the CTO of Andromeda, Martine is also an international conference speaker, a published author, is a Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies and Angular and a Microsoft MVP in Developer Technologies.

Michael Dowden

Michael Dowden purchased his first computer (really, a box of TRS-80 parts) at a school auction in 1986. He built three working computers out of that box, kept the best for himself, and sold the other two at almost 300% profit. This started him on the road that has led to him earning a BS in Computer Science, a MBA in Entrepreneurship, and a history of working with over 75 companies, including five he founded over the past 10 years. Michael is now an advisor of Andromeda Galactic Solutions, a published author, international conference speaker, a Google Developer Expert in Firebase, and a Microsoft MVP in Developer Technologies.

Marc Ebtinger

Marc Ebtinger is a Founder of Andromeda. After being a Senior scientist for 31 years in biological and chemical engineering, he co-founded Andromeda to design simple, innovative and robust systems and provide solutions to real-world problems. He has international experience in France, Czech Republic, Austria, and landed in the U.S. 20 years ago.

What Andromeda Offers

Web Accessibility

While just 10 percent of websites support proper accessibility, one billion people globally live with disabilities. This is a tremendous discrepancy that marginalizes hundreds of millions of people. Andromeda includes web accessibility as a first-order concern in all products, and it brings this same commitment to each client.

Product Management

If you have your own software products but your development team is too busy to maintain them or build new features, Andromeda offers product management services — including design, UI, troubleshooting, and maintenance — on a monthly contract basis. The same support model you’re used to for infrastructure and vendor software is now available for your very own web and mobile products.

MVP Development

Do you have a great product or business idea, but aren’t sure how to bring the technology to life? Let Andromeda help you design and build a prototype or minimum viable product to test your idea and pursue investment.


Andromeda’s full-service consulting and software development team is ready to help you with your web and mobile projects. Their expertise guides your project through every stage of development, from analysis and design to quality assurance and ongoing maintenance.

Web Training

Do you have a development team that you want to transition into web development, or perhaps you want to level them up for a new project? Get personalized training from technology authors and international speakers who work with web technology every day. Education ranges from intermediate to advanced and can cover a wide range of topics to work best with your team.

Our Products

Ignition CMS

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Ignition is a headless CMS that runs on Firebase, designed with both developers and content administrators in mind. Use our developer tools or the Firebase SDK to export data to both static and mobile applications.


A shared parking solution, FlexePark can help communities repurpose existing pavement and save taxpayer dollars. Businesses can open their private lots to the public simply by switching their "No Parking" signs to FlexePark signs.


Launching Soon! Cirrostyle is a cloud-based style guide platform that allows you to easily organize, manage, & share your brand and digital media assets.

Lore Link

In Development! Lore Link, an online RPG campaign management tool, improves how you manage your game and interact with your players, whether in person or online.

Most Recent Press Release

Michael Dowden Speaking at DevOpsCon 2023 Singapore

Andromeda Galactic Solutions co-founder and advisor Michael Dowden will be giving three talks at DevOpsCon Singapore in December 2023.

In addition to helping create Andromeda Galactic Solutions, Michael is an international keynote speaker, author, and software architect with decades of experience in the software industry. With degrees in computer science and entrepreneurship, Michael has worked with more than 100 companies and he has been awarded as a Microsoft MVP and Google Developer Expert, and he will be bringing this expertise to Singapore on December 11th.

First, from 14:00 - 14:45 on Monday, December 11th, Michael will give his first talk, Go Live: Releasing Software to Your Users. In the description, he states “In DevOps, we spend a lot of time discussing the best way to deploy software and the various ways to monitor our deployed application, but sometimes we overlook the release process. When we release software we’re not so much performing an engineering task as we are supporting a business function with technical expertise. In this talk, we’ll break down some of the objectives of a release along with the corresponding product and business activities and how we can leverage DevOps to support them. We’ll talk about the importance of UX and how our approach to releases can impact our users.”

Wrapping up the day on the 11th, from 16:30 - 17:15, Michael will present Winning as the Home Team. Michael describes the talk in the conference description: “The process of building Great Software can be broken down to a number of processes and attributes that center around communication. From requirements to code to documentation, standups to retrospectives, we build our software teams around specific interactions and communication channels. The typical picture of a software team shows a group of people collaborating around a marker board in a room full of computers. But is this really necessary? This talk will break down the processes of building software together as a team, and show how things change when you are no longer sharing the same room. You will learn about the practices and tools one company uses to successfully run remote-only software projects, with developers that work from home. From leadership styles, to meeting schedules, to coding practices, we’ll get into specifics about what it takes to be a winning team when everyone is working from home.”

Finally, on Tuesday, December 12th from 14:00-14:45, he will be giving his talk, Designing a Serverless App. Michael describes it here. "Recently, concerns over the cost, complexity, and maintainability of serverless solutions seem to be growing. The ever-increasing number of available services and a growing ecosystem can further increase the confusion or perceived risk of going serverless. This talk will build on 7 years of experience building and maintaining serverless solutions to walk through the ground-up design of a brand-new serverless application. We’ll discuss common questions and concerns including data architecture, security, cost, and maintainability. The solution will be shown using a combination of system diagrams, as well as platform and code examples in Firebase and Google Cloud.”

To see the rest of the schedule and get more details, visit the DevOpsCon Singapore Website:

About Us

About FlexePark

FlexePark is a user-friendly solution to the dilemma of struggling to find parking options while many potential spaces are kept unavailable. Unlike other shared parking options, FlexePark focuses on usability and accessibility without requiring users to download an app or reserve parking spots in advance. Learn more at

About Andromeda Galactic Solutions

Founded in 2015, Andromeda was created to address community issues through a unique combination of technology and services, believing that sustainable companies should generate net social gain with every product and service offered. Its philanthropic investments include participating in Extra Life and Eleven Fifty Academy. Visit for more information.

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