What is assignr.com?
assignr.com has been built from the ground up to make it as simple as possible to manage sports officials and assignments. Here's a few highlights of what we think sets us apart from the rest.
Simple to use, but sophisticated enough to manage the assigning needs of any sports officiating organization. assignr.com manages the needs of groups small and large, including small organizations of 25 officials, and large organizations with over 500. If you are a small officiating association, you will love the simplicity of our service. If you are a large organization, we've got you covered with the features you need to make your assigning experience as smooth as possible.
Don't take our word for it... If you'd like to talk to some of our large customers to see what their experience has been using our service, contact us and we'll get you in touch.
You won't need a 30 minute presentation to learn our system. The online documentation will give you in-depth instructions on how our system works, but you can get going quickly on your own with minimal setup.
Enterprise-class hardware and software. This is not a "hobby" site... assignr.com wasn't hacked together in a month. You won’t find the site running on an $8 / month GoDaddy web hosting account. We work with reputable companies like Rackspace, BlueBox, and Amazon Web Services, to ensure that our service is reliable and available.
You’ll always be talking to someone who knows the product inside-and-out. If you are shopping around for referee assigning systems, don't forget to also test out their customer support. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at what you'll get with assignr.com. When you open a support request, you won't get a Tier 1 support representative. You'll get someone who can help you with "how-to" instructions on how a feature works, as well as "best practices" advice to ensure you aren’t causing yourself problems down the road.
99.9% availability, and 100% transparency if we go offline. Our goal is to keep the site up and running as close to 100% of the time as possible. 99.9% availability averages out to around 45 minutes of down-time per month for planned maintenance events or unscheduled outages. This may sound like a lot of time to be offline, but this also includes any scheduled maintenance, which many other sites exclude. Whenever possible, maintenance is scheduled during off-hours to minimize interruption to the site.
If assignr.com goes offline, updates are posted to our status page, status.assignr.com, so that you’ll know why assignr.com went offline, and when service should be restored. You can also check out our current up-time percentages, and read information on any outages or maintenance events.
Meet the Team
Brad has an extensive background in software development. His undergraduate degree is Electrical Engineering with Computer Science, and holds a Master’s of Science in Computer Information Technology.
Brad first started working in IT after graduating in 1995 when he was hired by Compaq Computer Corporation (now Hewlett-Packard). During his tenure there he worked on the company’s SAP implementation, an ERP software designed to coordinate all aspects of a large corporation’s business. After Compaq, he spent many years as a software consultant for Fortune 500 companies and government entities, including Shell Chemical, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Reliant Energy, Andersen Consulting, and the City of Houston.
Brad is well versed in internet technologies and web development, having worked on many internet projects including the software that many NCAA Division I conferences use to run their officiating programs today. He officiated basketball for 15 years, with seven years at the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball level, before retiring to focus on his business and family.
Brad is the founder and CEO of BlueZebra Sports.
Jeff Wigal has spent the last 15 years developing software to meet the needs of referee assignors. In 1998, Jeff released Referee Assistant, a desktop application used for scheduling sports officials. Referee Assistant was available until 2009, when assignr.com was released. assignr.com is used to manage assignments, reporting, and communications needs for over 200 organizations.
Jeff's officiating experience spans 11 years as a soccer referee at the youth, high school, and NCAA Division I level. This also includes time as a referee instructor and a referee assignor for the local high schools in Pullman, Washington.
In addition to his experience with Referee Assistant and assignr.com, Jeff spent the last nine years working with database and web technology at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, and a Master's degree in Higher Education, both from Washington State University.
Jeff is the creator of assignr.com, and the Chief Operating Officer of BlueZebra Sports.
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Brad Batt & Jeff Wigal