Bill Harvey service of celebration


A service of celebration for Bill Harvey will be held at Exeter... [read more]

RIP Bill Harvey


Bill Harvey, creator of Archie-M, died peacefully in the early hours of... [read more]

2017 Archie Seminars


2017 Archie Seminars: Scotland (21 August), Bristol (29 September), London... [read more]

New BoMs and a word of warning


Somewhat belated but the last two BoMs for 2014 are atNovember, WhangareiandDecember,... [read more]

August 2014


Bridge of the Month up to date again [read more]

New file


Seems that the demo uploaded was the wrong one. Sorry. now... [read more]

New Download + Bridge of the Month


DOWNLOAD Version standalone now available for... [read more]

Meet the Team

History of Obvis

They Obvis team divides neatly into two groups. In computer business terms they might be described as front and back office. The first point of contact will often be Philip Denning. He deals with all the business side, keeping accounts, receiving and despatching orders, organising seminars and courses. He has at least three lives. He cares with two small children while his wife works full-time. He is a PhD student in the Department of English at the University of Exeter. In his spare time he tries to keep Bill under control in the two businesses he runs.

Bill Harvey provides all the technical input to Archie and all the technical support for the program. He works as a consultant through his company Bill Harvey Associates Ltd, through which all arch training is also carried out. He also has a slowly increasing job as carer for Sue, his wife, who has had MS for 35 years. You are invited to explore Bill's blog and the two websites describing his other business interests.

The back office team is really one person, Zoltán Jushász. The Zoltán began as an electrical engineer but is now a computer scientist teaching and researching at the University of Vesprem. He and Bill met in 1999 when Zoltán was teaching in Exeter. When Fraser Smith gave up his involvement with Archie, Zoltán took over the programming role. Users rarely interact directly with Zoltán though he does occasionally get to Archie seminars when he is in the UK.