Red Comet Labs


Software Consultancy by Garren Smith


Architectural Consulting for Startups & Corporations

— which is a fancy way of saying that I help startup founders and CTOs when they get stuck. Whether that be with architecting a new app or scaling an existing one.

In my 13 years of development experience, I certainly haven’t seen it all, but I’ve seen (and done) a lot. Backend, frontend, testing, distributed systems, database development — the list goes on. But let's be frank, you probably don't need me for my technical skills.

No, you're looking for someone who can see the big picture of your project with new eyes and help you to architect an app that you and your team can actually feel confident investing in for months or years to come.

That's what I do.

I get you unstuck so you can ship your app.


Architecture Consulting

We'll book a series of calls and I'll dive into your existing codebase or system design. We'll talk through possible solutions on the calls, investigate their efficacy, and then settle on the best solution.


Team Training

A solution is only as good as its implementation, so that's why I also offer team training programs. My training programs focus specifically on the technologies used in your final solution. No wasted time. And everyone's on board.



Red Comet Labs Founder

Garren Smith

Hey, I'm Garren, Founder of Red Comet Labs — a Company of One that helps Companies of Many.

I am a versatile and multi-disciplinary developer, who can take on frontend, backend, or testing roles with equal ease.

I love problem-solving and I'm great at working in (and leading) remote teams. And I have been told I'm downright clairvoyant in the way I can estimate project timelines.

Currently, I'm consulting as a Kubernetes & Database Engineer on IBM's Cloudant TxE Database, a rearchitected version of CouchDB on FoundationDB. I'm also on the Apache CouchDB Project Management Committee and a PouchDB Core Contributor.

I'm proficient in Javascript, Node.js, Erlang, and my current favorite, Rust. Then there's all the fronted stuff, like React, Flux, Web Audio — and a whole lot more. You can read more about that on my LinkedIn profile and connect with me there, or one of the channels below.



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