Frequently Asked Questions

How long have you been in business?

Cornelius Concepts was officially established in Washington state in 1990 after working with a few clients during college. David Cornelius moved the business to Oregon in 1993 where it has remained ever since.

Why was Cornelius Concepts founded?

Cornelius Concepts was founded to make life easier for business people trying to run their business. In the early days, we saw people go to seminars or hear on the news that computers will help their business so they would buy a computer but then not know what to do with it. We would listen to information problems they wanted help with and would setup a database or steer them to software to help them manage that information. Today, computers are everywhere and people are much more technically savvy. Accordingly, the bulk of our time is now spent crafting software solutions from requests. We still help people understand the capabilities and limitations of their technology, but also open their eyes to possibilities they may not have considered.

What programming languages do you support?

The primary development tool used is Delphi. for building Windows or Mac applications and servers, Android and iOS mobile apps, and even web servers. Drupal is used to set up content-rich web sites and we can get in and tweak HTML and CSS to get things just right. Many SQL dialects are supported and we write PowerShell scripts to automate tasks when it makes sense. We also support C# and Visual BASIC projects from time to time.

How many people are part of Cornelius Concepts?

Cornelius Concepts, LLC is managed by David Cornelius who founded the business and is the key developer. Additionally, there are currently two employees to help with a variety of ongoing projects and David has several technical colleagues with which he collaborates in various capacities. He also frequents user groups and consulting organizations for additional insights and networking.

Is there participation in local organizations?

Yes, David is a board member of the Oregon Computer Consultants Association, charter member and current coordinator of the Oregon Delphi User Group, and occasionally attends the Microsoft Developer User Group in Portland (formerly known as the Portland Area Dot Net User Group, or PADNUG).

Do you support any open source projects?

Yes, David has a GitHub account with several small utility programs and libraries, most of which are in Delphi. Being the coordinator for the Oregon Delphi User Group, there are also several demos that have been developed for presentations over the years.

Where did the logo come from and what does it represent?

The logo represents the abstract information and ideas that we fit together into a user-friendly solution. Computers read ones and zeros and can only deal with discrete values, but humans need to understand the information as it relates to their business, their customers, and their environment. The logo was designed by Mahlon Davis of White Space Design in the mid 1990s.