Calculator Central Intelligence Agency (CCIA)

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Site URL


Elliot Olney

Founding Date

Spring 1998

Years Active

1998 to 2000

Programmed For



TI-Basic, Assembly





Calculator Central Intelligence Agency (CCIA) was a programming group for the TI-89 graphing calculator.

They were one of the TI sites got hosting through Dimension-TI.

Group Significance

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The CCIA group had a few notable assembly-based projects that they were working on including Pokemon 89, Zelda 89, BomberBoy 89, and Metroid 89. Their projects were quite sophisticated, featuring high-quality graphics, amazing attention to detail, and fun gameplay. In addition, both Zelda 89 and Bomberboy 89 were featured on in respective news articles (see Zelda 89 article and BomberBoy 89 article). None of their projects progressed beyond a mere demo (with the exception of Bomberboy 89), however, as the member working on the project either stopped communicating with or just completely quit the group.

Group Contributions

  • List of their programs and games
  • Include a screenshot for some of their best games/programs

Group Staff

  • Elliot Olney (CarBIN) — founder
  • Michael Mallon (Invertigo)
  • Garry Hatch (doomsday2)
  • Eric Meeks (McTwist)
  • David Martin (Davediego)
  • Jason Burke (Cyiode)
  • Jean Milleron (milleman)
  • Matthew Ryden (Mat)
  • Grent Jones (gj_bomber89)
  • Todd Long (Jedi7)
  • Scott Noveck (SMN)
  • Mike G. (GMC-)
  • Eric Greening (BuB|BoB)
  • Paul Boswell

Group Milestones

  • List of their important milestones (founding, important programs, etc.)

Site URLs


Site Screenshot

(Screenshot of CCIA homepage circa 1999)

Group History

The group originally started out as Elliot Olney's personal website ("Elliot's Web Page") where he hosted his TI-Basic programs. In Spring 1998, he decided to form a programming group. The name he came up with was Calculator Central Intelligence Agency (CCIA), a pun based off of the infamous United States federal government organization called Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He then recruited some members off of the Internet, and thus began the group.


Scott Noveck was a member of CCIA for a while, before he became disgruntled that nobody else in the group was making any programs or even knew assembly, and he decided to quit the group and joined Assembly Coders Zenith (ACZ) instead.

CCIA was interviewed by Shaun McCormick of TI-Files in their October 1998 newsletter.