Duane Newman

Software Engineer and entrepreneur in Kansas City, Missouri

Duane Newman

Software Engineer and entrepreneur in Kansas City, Missouri

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As an entrepreneur I am co-founder of Alien Arc Technologies, LLC. I am a coder, speaker, amateur photographer, Christian, and gamer.

Coding

As a technology enthusiast I have a passion for helping others through software. As a teenager I thought I would grow up to work for Origin creating worlds like the Ultima series I spent untold hours playing. But as I learned to program I saw all the opportunities to improve the lives of those around me.

I’ve been programming professionally since the mid ‘90s and have worked on software solutions in many industries including warehousing, real estate, insurance, and law enforcement.

Speaking

Beyond coding I have discovered the thrill of helping others learn and enjoy every opportunity to speak at conferences or user groups. I am also interested in helping the next generation of developers find their passion for coding. I began speaking in 2014 and my only regret is that I didn't start sharing sooner.

Photography

While I do love computers and technology there’s more to life than coding and video games (gasp!) and I enjoy being in the outdoors and visiting our national parks. My love of nature helped me discover the world of photography. Hiking through the national parks has given me many unique subjects to photograph from amazing wildlife to breathtaking landscapes. While I'm an amateur when it comes to the camera I enjoy learning the art.

Community

Recently I've accepted the challenge to become a co-organizer for the KC .NET User Group and this has been very rewarding experience. It has been great helping others learn and grow.

I am also active in my church as an ordained minister. I volunteer my technical skills to my church as their IT Director and facilitate such activities as live video streaming of Sunday services and other events as well as filling the role of Technical Director for other video productions.

I spent many of my teenage years in the Boy Scouts of America where I earned the rank of Eagle Scout. I currently am not actively involved in the program, but have spent several years giving back in local troops.

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  • Work
    • Alien Arc Technologies, LLC