Westside Websites is a tech company in Los Angeles owned-and-operated by two women, web pioneering, software engineers — Camille Alcasid and Sandra Jimenez. Together, the duo brings an exceptional level of expertise to all stages of a web application's lifecycle, customized to each project's resources, methodology, budget and timeline. (As their personal giveback to the industry, they also launched Wonder Women Coders (an in-person course that teaches women to code and engineer for the web) and Women's Production Society (a social organization comprised of 80+ women in Physical Production Executive positions, primarily VP and above, working in Film, Television, Streaming and other Media).
Camille started her career in 1995, as one of the first web developers for Comcast-NBCUniversal, producing nbc4la.com (the very first local TV news website in Los Angeles). A couple of years later, Sandra joined Camille as the Senior Developer for a tech-startup now known as zap2it.com, a popular TV listings & news website. Camille and Sandra worked together, once again, as Executive and Senior Consultants to spearhead the launch of e-business for top music companies like EMI, Sony, Universal, and WEA. Camille then set her sights on creating a content management system for the TV industry, in which BAMTOOLS was born. Meanwhile, Sandra was recruited by carsdirect.com as a Senior Java Developer, where she mastered Enterprise Commerce.
Eventually, Camille and Sandra rejoined forces to create Westside Websites, an innovative web engineering company dedicated to providing digital solutions for Entertainment & News, Corporate Intranet and Extranet, Crowd-Funding, Contest, Promotion, Video Streaming, Email Blast, Group Message Boards, Content Management Systems, and Text-to-Vote, to name a few. Most recently in 2019, Camille and Sandra has entered the AI space after winning in an AT&T hackathon with their Wonder Women Coders. The women banded together to innovate and bring their application to market — an exciting new way for to utilize visual, gesture, audio, and speech-to-text recognition using element detection within videos.
"We're invaluable to sales and marketing teams, not just IT," says Sandra, "We solve roadblocks and improve efficiency in ways companies communicate with each other and/or their target audience through digital solutions."
"Our clients hire us to execute their creative concepts using the latest web technology," adds Camille, "We also enjoy collaborating with many advertising and creative agencies in town as their tech counterpart."
With over 25+ years of development experience under their belt, Westside Websites boasts an impressive client list, featuring prestigious corporations which include Twentieth Television, Western Digital, MyNetworkTV, NBCUniversal, Tribune, FXX, Kingworld, Sony, and Telemundo. Looking towards the future, Westside Websites continues to make strides in being a reputable force in the digital world.
Our other exciting startup endeavors:
- ADME.AI — Always a the cusp of new technology, we created the ability to search for logos and images in videos by using the latest in Artificial Intelligence, Machine & Deep Learning, and Neural Network technologies. Our technology empowers user-generated video campaigns and post-production clearance using our auto-moderation of brands captured in videos.
- Crewvie.com — In our pursuit to solve pain points in the entertainment industry, we developed an extensive database-driven website to provide useful tools to producers worldwide looking to crew-up, share their favorite crew or production support, and manage their crew during production. More importantly, we hope to promote and bring more diversity into production!