Duane Newman


Coder - Speaker - Microsoft MVP - Scuba Instructor

I’m a geek and I love sharing about the technologies that excite me. I do this through speaking at conferences, user groups, and other local events, organizing the Kansas City .NET User Group, providing technical training, writing on my blog, and sometimes on other outlets like Twitter, GitHub, Instagram, and YouTube. I’m honored to have my community involvement recognized by Microsoft with their MVP Award.

I don’t just geek out over software development. I also teach SCUBA diving as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. If you are interested in discovering the underwater world through SCUBA I’d love to talk. You can learn more at Duane & Lisa's Diving Adventures.

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Indirect connections with Plex and pfSense

I’ve recently built a custom FreeNAS file server in my house to act as high capacity storage for my personal photos & videos, a Plex Media Server, and an S3 server for offsite backup for my business and family, among a few other minor things. At the same time I also replaced my Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X with a custom pfSense router (primarily for better remote VPN and P2P VPN support).