My name is Derek and I have been looking forward to the opportunity to come and work with the Volano team. Although it has been just a few very short weeks since I started, I already know I am in for a challenging but rewarding journey here at Volano. It is great to be working with a passionate team where each individual brings a strong skill set to the table. I am definitely looking forward to strengthening my current knowledge base and diving into the new opportunities that await.
I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Peter Kiewit Institute, in December of 2008. During the time I was finishing my undergraduate degree I had the opportunity to intern at The Gallup Organization as an applications developer. After graduation I continued as a full time developer and is where I gained most of my application development skill set. I have found over the course of my professional career I enjoy developing applications, however, my true passion is working with clients to understand their needs and come up with solutions that make a positive impact to their business.
In the spare time I do I have, I enjoy spending it outdoors. Whether it is on a four wheeler, fishing, hunting, or playing ultimate Frisbee in Elmwood Park, if I can I would prefer to be
January 19, 2021
Software development is a team-based endeavor because of the complexity involved in launching a new system. Gone are the days when one developer can be point on the whole back-office software stack. It now takes multiple specialized roles to (appropriately) fulfill the software delivery lifecycle. A typical software project requires: Leadership Product management Project management […]
January 13, 2021
One definition of rot is the process of deterioration. Something that decays over time. By this standard – software rots like food in the Nebraska heat. It’s true. If your software isn’t regularly updated, it deteriorates and breaks down. Consider this – software is written to work at a moment in time…but time marches on. […]
January 4, 2021
OMAHA, NE, January 4, 2021 – In late 2020, Volano Solutions announced it has changed its name to Volano Software and launched a new website: www.volanosoftware.com. The name change was made to more accurately reflect what the company does, and the website was designed to be more informative and user-friendly to clients and prospective clients […]
June 2, 2020
According to LinkedIn technology (software) has a higher overall turnover rate than retail. With that, it isn’t a matter of if, but a matter of when. Volano has engineered a culture of “by developers, for developers” and this helps our retention. In fact, most of the folks that work at Volano have been here +5 […]
June 2, 2020
It is hard enough to build a successful business, and few want to invest time and resources into worrying about an Intellectual Property Assignment. But alas, you must do your homework. Fortunately, we make it easy for Volano customers. When asked – “Who owns the software and IP for my project?” – it is an […]
May 28, 2020
Many of us remember the grade school game Telephone. It was funny to see how a simple message would get garbled as it was passed along from person to person. But it’s not as funny when that message is a critical business requirement that will be turned into software that will power your business. Yet, […]