Hello, my name is Andy Delgado and this is one of my granddaughters, Maci.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Stephen F. Austin State University here in Nacogdoches, TX. Before coming to Nacogdoches, I attended Northwestern State University and drove M-60 tanks in the Army.
While at SFA I worked as the Network Manager in what was then known as the Library Information Network Center (LINC). The LINC was a new networked computer lab consisting of Macs and PC’s running both Windows and OS/2. We ran a Novell network over 10Base2, 10BaseT, and TokenRing topologies. During my time at the LINC, I had the opportunity to work with various systems including an IBM 9370 mainframe, Novell, UNIX, Apple, and Windows servers. We set up the first Gopher server on campus and worked to get the Library on the Internet.
After leaving SFA, I worked as the Network Manager for Commercial Bank of Texas. Basically growing from dumb terminals talking over serial cables to the AT&T UNIX server to a full PC based network running terminal emulation via Ethernet to several servers.
Once the network was fully functional I felt it was time to move on. I worked for the Hasiel Corporation out of Houston. My job was to travel to different banks, improve their networks and setup document imaging systems to begin what has become known as Virtual File Cabinets. Imagine needing to see a loan document or a signature card from anywhere in the bank without having to go to a file cabinet. That’s what we did.
I grew tired of being on the road and decided to settle down in Nacogdoches again. I worked for another computer company for a year before deciding to start Apollos Development in 1998.
I came up with the name Apollos Development for 3 reasons:
- In the bible, Paul talking to the Corinthians says… “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.” (1 Corinthians 3:6 NKJV) So my thinking was that I could take my customers’ seeds (needs and ideas), add water (my services), and allow God to make the whole thing work…
- Apollos was the Greek god of Medicine. The first project I worked on was a predecessor to what is now called Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
- The letter “A” is at the beginning of the alphabet.
Since I started Apollos Development I have adopted the slogan “solutions, experience, integrity”. That means that I provide a solution to my client’s needs. I draw on the years of experience, not just in the computer industry, but from the military, college, family, church, and leadership training. And above all else, I operate with integrity.