Extra Byte was born on January 4, 1999, as a one-man Company, registered by PhD Stanislav (Stan) Sykora. For a long time, it was run from Stan’s home office in Castano Primo, located in the vicinity of Milano, Italy. At that time Stan’s idea was to do Science, more than profit, but the business was actually not bad, either. Building on his NMR competence Stan became a regular participant at many scientific meetings, published tens of papers, ran a very popular website (Stan’s Hub, still ticking) and an equally popular NMR Blog.
Image: “Valtice NMR”, Czech Republic, 2005
In 2018 Stan met PhD Ester Maria Vasini, an energetic physicist with a PhD from University of Bologna, and they decided to join forces and transform Extra Byte from a one-man show into a “real company” taking the form of business Associates (Snc in Italy). The new Extra Byte Snc was registered on 24 January 2018.
Image: “EUROMAR”, France, 2018
It proceeded to grow and gather strength in the form of business, the first employee, and several external collaborators, until it became clear that the next appropriate move would be another transformation, this time into a Limited enterprise (Srl in Italy). The current Extra Byte Srl was legally born on 9 March 2021 and it presently operates from nice offices in the central square of Castano Primo (Piazza Mazzini 80). An advantageous location, considering that the town is 15 minutes drive from Malpensa, the main, international, Milan airport.
Image: “GIDRM international conference”, L’Aquila, 2019
Naturally, during all that time, our modus operandi, and our mission kept changing. Presently, our goal is to become a significant global player in the area of community-friendly, independent player in the development of STEM software.
We cherish math and algorithmic challenges, especially when they can be translated into C++.
Should you have a hard-looking problem, please send us a feeler.
And should you like working with us, please send us a CV.
Stanislav Sykora (Stan) currently works at Extra Byte of which he is an Associate (Partner). Stan’s original education is in Nuclear and Technical Physics and in Chemical Physics (PhD). However, since he lived though many seasons and thus has accumulated many interests and worked in many fields; particularly Magnetic Resonance in all its branches (spectroscopy since 1964, relaxometry, imaging, theory, technology, and applications), but also in Electrical Engineering, Software Development (since 1965), and Math (from Applied to Number Theory). Extra Byte has several open projects, the most important of which are ‘Automatic molecular structure verification (ASV) based on NMR spectra’ and the ‘Td-Relax NMR Relaxometry library’.
Ester Maria Vasini (Ester) currently works at Extra Byte of which she is owner with Stanislav Sykora. Ester graduated in Physics (MS) and Environmental Engineer (PhD).
Ester has started her adventure with NMR in 2009 (BS), specializing mainly on Relaxometry and Imaging. For Extra Byte she is in charge for the management of the project ‘Td-Relax NMR Relaxometry library’.