Andromedia Inc. said it has donated ARIA, the company’s Web site activity analysis solution, to the University of California, Berkeley, the alma mater of the company’s founders and many of its current high-ranking employees.
The donation of ARIA is in advance of a formal program Andromedia is establishing to make it easier for educational institutions to obtain ARIA. By incorporating ARIA into their curricula, institutions can expose computer science students to advanced Internet software technology.
U.C. Berkeley was chosen first because San Francisco-based Andromedia is heavily influenced by Cal graduates. The company was founded in late 1995 by Scott Capdevielle (’88), Jamie Cohan (’88), and Sean English (’87). Capdevielle is the company’s chief technology officer, Cohan serves as chief financial officer, and English is associate vice president of product development.
At Berkeley, ARIA is being used to track activity on the Digital Library Project Web site. The project is developing technologies for intelligent access to massive, distributed collections of photographs, satellite images, maps, and full text documents.