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.
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, […]