I don’t know if the guys who have come before me know how lucky they were to have had Kelly to write their blog for them. Writing a short biography should be easy (who else has this breadth of knowledge on such a wonderful subject?) but as I sit here on my 10th attempt I find myself with a growing respect for the people who get it done (as well as wondering how much ghost writers go for these days.)
I have been developing on the .NET stack for 13 years now. I guess that would be sometime after the original Nintendo came out but before the Facebooks. I graduated from UNO’s Peter Kiewit Center for Technology and have run the gamut of industries, paradigms and platforms for everybody from small start-ups to established commercial software firms supporting over thirty thousand users.
I was asked recently if I thought of myself as a craftsman. Up until the second the guy asked me, I had not but the second he exposed me to the idea I saw it had merit. I love overcoming challenges but that in and of itself isn’t my ultimate goal. I want to overcome people’s technology challenges in a way that each system, application or object is a cog in a precision instrument. An application is all about bottom lines and improved processes from an end users perspective but to the developer it is a chance to seize the day and make a difference. I really want the difference I make to be more Rolex then Swatch (not that swatches are bad) and I strive for that with every line of code I write.
In my free time, I like to spend time with my kids and pets, play video games and code! I am currently working on a web site for the gaming community I hope to release soon.
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 […]
March 15, 2022
It was 8:00 am on a sunny morning in Hawaii in January. People were hustling to get to their typical morning responsibilities. Cars were on the highway commuting to work, school, and other destinations when all of a sudden chaos breaks out. People start to panic, kids have been thrust down sewers for safety, everyone […]
February 7, 2022
As we continue to grow, we’re looking for an experienced ASP.NET MVC Developer to join our team. At Volano you will work within our high-functioning team to build web and mobile applications for our clients that make their work easier.
November 5, 2021
As we continue to grow, we’re looking for an experienced Senior Front-End Web Developer to join our team. At Volano you will work within our high-functioning team to build web and mobile applications for our clients that make their work easier.