Aberdeen Software Factory

Aberdeen Software Factory


The Aberdeen Software Factory is a student-run software house started in 2009 so that students can gain experience working on larger software projects. Students benefit from work experience, while clients will benefit from a flexible, cost effective solution in which their application is developed to suit their needs.

We continue to bring our agile, lean and service design approaches to projects. We provide incremental delivery of the most important parts of the client projects in timely two-week iterations. We are flexible and work with changing priorities as determined by clients.

The software factory provides students with two types of experience. First, they gain the experience of working in a development house prior to graduation, working on both greenfield sites, as well as helping to continue the development of on-going projects. Second, they can also look at the factory from the business side of projects and think about what they need to do  when setting up their own software house as entrepreneurs.

Clients benefit from the software house by having another avenue to acquire software to suit their needs. We can provide an informative and helpful place to discuss and develop software to meet client needs. We can provide students ready to develop your application in a timely manner, and also tap into a wealth of knowledge around the university. We can provide a number of options for a range of budgets, as well as access to a variety of grants.

If you want to work here, or would like to be a client, then see our case studies and please get in touch with Bruce Scharlau. Please contact me if you're have any questions, or would like to participate some other way.