I’m so glad the talks from Big Omaha are being posted. It’s giving me a chance to listen to them again and reflect a little more on what I would consider was the best conference that I’ve been to – not that I’m a connoisseur of conferences – but it was damn good. One of the things I thought about today was Gary Vaynerchuck’s statement about how “DNA is one powerful son-of-a-bitch”. This has been my opinion as well, I’ve said that people are wired for certain things. I also believe that only about 20 percent of developers out there are good. This 20 percent are the ones with the DNA, that are wired for it and no amount of practice will make someone who doesn’t have the DNA be part of that good 20 percent. Just like I will never beat Lebron at basketball or Federer at tennis – and there are plenty of developers that I’ll never measure up to when it comes to cuttin’ code and it has nothing to do with practice or training or learning.
How about a whole company? Is it wired to do something and that’s its destiny? I’m not a dick enough to say we’re the best at custom line of business applications, but I’d say we’re pretty damn good at what we do. But I want to have products to push, I want to honestly say that we’re a software company – not a consulting company, because I never wanted to set out to build the greatest consulting company, I want to build a software company that has products that others find useful enough to give us some of their money for.
May 30, 2023
There’s an ongoing debate: custom software versus off-the-shelf Software as a Service (SaaS). A few misconceptions tend to cloud everyone’s judgment and influence decisions in this area. It’s time to put these myths to rest and bring clarity to the conversation. Myth 1: Custom Software is Outdated Custom software is inherently outdated, which couldn’t be […]
March 15, 2023
Why continue to utilize a mess of spreadsheets to run your operations? We think there’s a better way. Here are the top 7 reasons you should switch to custom software.
February 3, 2023
Wait. What’s the problem again? Several years ago I was working in Healthcare for a tech startup. At the time, healthcare systems could not bill patients until a chart was signed off and locked by a provider (MD, PA, or NP). The provider had to step through every single screen and check a box regardless […]
September 14, 2022
Why build software of our own? Any good story of a project starts with a problem that needs to be addressed. We work with many clients in the manufacturing vertical and during our time spent with them, we noticed a challenge with synchronization with their dealers. Much of the dealers’ in-office time was spent hunting […]
May 23, 2022
Is local the real secret sauce leaders deploy for a successful development project? Rod Smith, Volano Software Partner, and Co-founder defines the benefits of working with a local development shop.
March 25, 2022
Are you relentlessly passionate about every detail and every pixel when it comes to front-end development? We’re looking to add a Senior Front-end Developer to join our growing team. At Volano, you will work with a variety of clients and projects alongside a remarkable team of back-end and front-end developers, designers, and management to build […]