Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to everyone!
Races have declined significantly, for both Good Times Software customers as well as some of the events I do myself. And it’s a welcome break. Time to re-focus, re-energize, re-strategize, and— oh yes, relax!
As far as the race timing software business goes, Good Times Software will be announcing some great news to the smaller race market segment we serve. I should leave it at that for now, but I’m excited. Anyone who knows me well knows just how much I admire everyone in the trenches who make events successful, but it’s the small and underfunded one’s pulling off some of the events with the highest degree of excellence who I respect the most! It’s inspiring to see their aspirations be revealed through hard work, a lot of sweat and radical coordination of volunteer personnel–and often having to do so with minimal resources. When I can allocate my own resources to help these folks, I try my best to do so.
Another exciting release of Good Times Software is on its way, too, and I realize we are behind on our how-to video collection on YouTube. And admittedly, my blog post frequency has dropped off the last three or four months. But that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy. Good Times Software has seen some absolutely incredible changes in 2014. In fact, very few areas of the software were spared enhancement this year. The most significant, of course, was integration with the IPICO Sports RFID / Chip Timing system. Inclusion of chip timing in Good Times Software represents the most dramatic and significant business shift since our inception.
We’re hoping 2015 allows us to continue to build on our successes serving our customers and providing what we believe to be the easiest race timing software on the planet. More powerful features for the professional timing company as well as small event organizers are on the way! As always, we’re happy to invite you to one of our weekly webinars. Simply contact us and we’ll get you registered.