Gaucho Software is a Mac Indie Development shop founded on April 1, 2004 by Mike Piatek-Jimenez.

Mike has been a Mac user ever since his father brought home a Mac 512KE when he was 7 years old. He graduated with a degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara in the year 2000. He continues his education working toward a second major in Meteorology at Central Michigan University.

In 2002, Mike decided to contribute to the open source community and learn to program for Mac OS X all at the same time. He started working on a system monitor for the Mac called XRG and released the first version on October 24th of that same year. Once the feedback started rolling in, he was hooked.

After meeting some other Indie developers while attending the O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference in 2003, Mike decided he wanted to write software for the Mac full-time, and thus Gaucho Software was born. The name comes from the mascot of UC Santa Barbara, the Gaucho.

“I hope you enjoy using my software as much as I have enjoyed writing it.”