Who We Are

We are a group of talented and passionate professionals who push each other every day so that together, we can push the limits of technology. Built around a culture of creativity, respect, and accountability, we are fueled by tough problems, fun board games, and lots of coffee!

Our Name

HookBang

In 1862, Victor Hugo was on vacation when his novel Les Misérables, considered one of the greatest works of the 19th century, was published. To query the reaction to his work, he telegraphed his publisher with one character: “?”. The response, equally short, was simply “!”.

Our name captures the crux of who we are and what we love: tackling hard problems, and developing elegant solutions. Derived from programmer speak for “?” & “!”, HookBang was born, reminding us daily of why we do what we do.

Founding Principles

Solving Hard Problems

Founded in 2012, HookBang was created to bring together an incredible team of experienced developers with one common goal: to solve difficult software problems we care about, with people we trust and respect.

We’ve built a culture that pushes us to be our best, encourages a healthy work/life balance, and cultivates true accountability. This frees us to be efficient force multipliers, allowing us a velocity and agility most developers envy.

Our Name

HookBang

In 1862, Victor Hugo was on vacation when his novel Les Misérables, considered one of the greatest works of the 19th century, was published. To query the reaction to his work, he telegraphed his publisher with one character: “?”. The response, equally short, was simply “!”.

Our name captures the crux of who we are and what we love: tackling hard problems, and developing elegant solutions. Derived from programmer speak for “?” & “!”, HookBang was born, reminding us daily of why we do what we do.

Founding Principles

Solving Hard Problems

Founded in 2012, HookBang was created to bring together an incredible team of experienced developers with one common goal: to solve difficult software problems we care about, with people we trust and respect.

We’ve built a culture that pushes us to be our best, encourages a healthy work/life balance, and cultivates true accountability. This frees us to be efficient force multipliers, allowing us a velocity and agility most developers envy.

Our Team

Our incredible and well-rounded team of 20+ talented engineers, artists, designers, etc. have decades of experience working at the forefront of technology. HookBang brings together industry experts in machine vision, AR, VR, simulation, and enterprise solutions to constantly think of innovative ways to change the world with machine vision, and help solve our clients’ tough problems.

Frank Roan

Founder & CEO

Frank is a seasoned software engineer and executive with a 25+ year track record of building products, teams, and companies from the ground up. He’s held senior or executive positions with Electronic Arts, Atari, 3DO, Multimedia Games, and Intific (now Cubic). He’s been the General Manager of several development studios, the most recent of which grew to 80 employees, was voted one of Austin’s Top Workplaces, and was sold to Cubic in early 2014. Frank earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science from Union College, Schenectady, NY.

 
 

Vu Thai Dang

VP of Professional Services

Vu has over 22 years of experience in software development spanning a wide variety of roles, including quality assurance, design, project/program management, business development and business operations. Vu has worked in multiple industries including video games, large enterprise applications, mobile/web development, R&D, and military simulations. Vu is a PMP and certified Scrum master with experience managing projects with team sizes of over 60+ and budgets over $30+ million.

 
 
 

Ayush Behere

Ayush Behere

Head of Business Relations

Ayush earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He has a decade of experience in the startup world, and by combining his finance background with his technical knowledge, he has an acute ability to understand a client’s needs and provide a solution with the team at HookBang. At disruptED, Ayush was the Director of Product Development, and helped the company design and develop multiple Augmented Reality books, managed multiple developer teams, while also nurturing a relationship with large partners such as Bose.

Get in Touch

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