Our Team

Crafting Bytes was founded by two close friends who share a passion for software development done right. The team loves working together to solve hard problems by crafting great software. We currently have six full-time developers and three full-time subcontractors, making nine of us that code together. This year we’ll be adding three data professionals to the team. That’s about how large we’ll stay for awhile.


Ike Ellis, MVP


With 17+ years of experience in databases and a current Microsoft MVP, Ike has been Microsoft certified since the beginning, currently holding an MCDBA, MCSE, MCSD, and MCT. Ike is currently the principal SQL Instructor and SQL Course Author for Wintellect. He teaches the following classes for them:

  • Power BI Bootcamp
  • Mastering SQL Server Development
  • Mastering the Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform

In 2010, Ike founded the San Diego Tech Immersion Group (SDTIG). It has grown to be the largest user group in San Diego with over 150 active members including three other Microsoft MVPs. In March 2015, he co-wrote “Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions” for Microsoft Press.  In 2014, he co-wrote “Database Performance Tuning Tips and Tricks.”  His articles have appeared in TDWI, CIO Insider, and Developments.   He has spoken at global conferences such as TechEd, PASS Summit, SQLBits, and SQL in the City.



Scott Reed


Scott Reed has 20+ years experience developing software. Scott’s career in software began in 1993 at IBM. Along the way he developed enterprise solutions for Microsoft and Cardinal Health. Scott specializes in software architecture and agile development, where he has been involved in designing web services and cloud-based solutions. He is active in the .NET community, and is frequently called on to speak. Scott teaches classes at UCSD Extension. He is the chairman of the San Diego .NET Architecture Group.