This week I joined the Volano Solutions Team. My goal is to ruthlessly climb to the top and achieve world domination, one client engagement at a time. So you should know a little bit about me.
I was born and raised here in Omaha and got my first taste of computer programming in high school. My freshman year I joined the high school chess club. The teacher that headed the chess club turned out to be the computer programming instructor so the following year I enrolled in his class and started writing QBASIC. By the end of high school, I had exposure to Visual Basic and C++ as well and I also caught the software bug.
Fast forward to college or at least round one of college. After graduating I enrolled at Iowa State University majoring in Computer Science. After two years of Computer Science curriculum, I decided I was going to go to Medical School and changed my major to Biology. During my time as a biology major I became a certified nursing assistant and began working at the local hospital in the oncology unit. Despite my best efforts to excel in my new major, I did not have the same passion for Biology that had for Computer Science and ended up leaving Iowa State and moving back to Omaha after three years.
After returning to Omaha, I spent the next few years working various jobs including house painter, pizza delivery guy, and various other odd jobs including waiting tables. After a few years at the same restaurant I decided it was time to give school another try.
I enrolled at University of Nebraska at Omaha once again studying computer science. I was astonished at how fast I picked up programming after so many years away. Over the next three years I went to class during the day and worked at the restaurant in the evenings. I started studying at night and would often be up until five or six in the morning working on projects. My final year of school I got the opportunity to work for UNO as a tutor. After graduation I took a job doing web development for a local actuarial consulting firm getting my chops and am excited about the next phase of my young career at Volano.
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, […]