smiles+laughs

Technical Consulting and Software Development

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Work

We leverage great taste, careful thought and acute attention to detail to solve problems well.

The opportunity to work on varied projects is what we love most about our work.

Here are some examples of our recent work.

We love that feeling when a well crafted system surprises with its thoughtfulness. We’re here to help you create that joy for your customers. Let’s talk →

About

We think about inventing and strengthening solutions that support efficient, effective systems within our clients’ businesses. We refer to that work as Technical Consulting. It’s as simple as looking at your business (or your idea) and finding ways to make it easier to run, producing more satisfied customers, and returning larger profits.

Software should be a shadow of the human lives it touches. Our ancestors were plenty frustrated before the advent of the computer age, so we know there’s no room to spare for frustrating software. We’re somewhat fortunate that our Software Development competitors keep forgetting that. We prefer to work from scratch, but are willing to finish the solutions previous vendors failed to deliver.

Alex Klein

Alex Klein

Community Development

ark@smileslaughs.com

Korey Tichenor

Korey Tichenor

Business Development

korey@smileslaughs.com

Zane Shannon

Zane Shannon

Software Development

zane@smileslaughs.com

People are creative engines. Computers flawlessly execute instructions. Automating your (error-prone) human systems with carefully perfected digital systems returns human capital back to your stock, guaranteeing return on your technology investment.
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Writing

Thoughts and solutions worth sharing from our blog.

  • Scaling Accounting from 1

    by Zane Shannon

    My ruminations that would eventually become smiles+laughs company began in my Durham dorm room in Fall 2009. I was so focused on building the kind of job I would enjoy doing, and be proud of, that it’s fortunate it took roughly another year after graduation before the business began to produce meaningful income—because I would not have known what to do to keep the money legitimate and legal.

    This is how we manage the money now, our “Accounting for Hackers”. It’s all bootstrapped, and a mix of income from our customer-delighting products like DropDAV and Time Card Vault, and our consultancy—we’re taking on new clients right now, so shoot Korey Tichenor an email to get started onboarding—which is a mix of fixed price and hourly jobs, almost all with a retainer paid up-front.

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  • Recently we transitioned from using SendGrid for DropDAV’s email delivery to Mailchimp’s Mandrill. SendGrid’s got a foul smell about it in general these days, and we had approached our send quota for the month too quickly, so switching to Mandrill would give us an instant win by not having to upgrade our SendGrid account’s plan. Happily, switching on Heroku was as simple as adding the Mandrill add-on, changing the SMTP settings in our Rails app1, deploying and removing the SendGrid add-on.

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Our office in New Orleans steeps us in the ancient creative energy flowing along the banks of the Mississippi River. Our remote team gives us access to the leading graphic designers, developers and other magicians all around the world. Let’s talk.

Contact

Let’s get together and create something beautiful for you and your business. The time is now. Go for it.

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contact@smileslaughs.com

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+1 (855) 676-4533

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