July 13, 2012
Thanks to those who joined us for beer and pizza at the Pizza Shoppe Collective for the SPN meetup last night. We packed the place – even the cashier noted that we had a successful event. Unfortunately, not everyone that hoped to make it could attend. Here is a summary of our talking points and […]
April 26, 2012
Way to go StrategicHealthSolutions! Congrats on your latest milestone. You’re bucking the trend by growing and hiring during ‘the worst economic collapse since the great depression.’ Love it.
March 26, 2012
Volano sponsored the Nebraska Code Camp Challenge this year. I’d include a link, but you won’t find us on the sponsor page. Nah – we’re not bitter. With your mad coding skillz you could have earned a sweet trophy like this (and cash to boot.) Heck, I’d say you could even include a picture of it in […]
March 23, 2012
When working at Volano we expect things happen ‘because’ of you…not ‘to’ you. We aim to cultivate the spirit of empowerment among everyone. Own something, make it yours.
March 23, 2012
In our business, hiding on the sideline is not where safety is found. If you’re not helping to fix the anxiety, you risk becoming be the target of the anxiety.
March 1, 2012
Volano is a pragmatic development group. We are a Microsoft shop, but we are not religious about software or hardware choices. Wise technologists know that different groups have different needs at different times and have different preferences. That being said, I recently had a client ask about the efficacy of using Microsoft Access to run […]
December 10, 2010
The Principles of Release Management As with most processes in application development, release management is a subjective discipline. There are many effective ways to promote new revisions of code into the production environment. The goal is to create a process that is defined, repeatable, and does not adversely affect the production environment when new code […]
July 21, 2010
The Guess Who, the ugliest band in Canadian rock-n-roll, was founded by Randy Bachman; the same Randy Bachman that you and I know from Bachman-Turner Overdrive. In their successful years B.T.O. had 3 Bachman brothers in the band, plus that Turner guy. Not a handsome band either.
December 10, 2009
November was Volano’s second annual moustache contest. This year Don, Doug, Luis, and I (Rod) were all in. Harry declined the invitation to participate, which is too bad – because I think he could win hands down. Jeremy started after November 1st, so he’ll have to wait until next November to compete. On November 30th […]
November 10, 2009
Celebrating the Moustache! Volano is holding its second annual moustache event; most of the team is growing honorary facial hair. We’re not raising awareness or taking donations, nope, we’re just doing it because it looks silly. The rules are simple and are based on one overarching tenet – moustaches rule. So you can butcher the […]