Duane Newman

Entrepreneur, Coder, Speaker, Consultant

Nebraska.Code() 2016

23. May 2016
Another Nebraska.Code() is in the books and it was a real blast. The organizers, Adam & Ken, really put in the effort and run a great conference. The other speakers are always quality company and I really enjoyed meeting a few new ones and getting to know some much better. One of the things I enjoy about conference is the circle of friends you make and meet across the country as you travel to this conference and that conference. We had lots of deep, and many more entertaining conversations. ... [More]

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Speaking on DevOps at St. Louis Days of .NET 2015

25. September 2015
I've been selected to speak at the upcoming St. Louis Days of .NET (STLDODN) on November 12th-14th. I will be presenting my new talk on DevOps, Double Down with DevOps, and am excited about the opportunity to give this topic some attention. [More]

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Heartland Developers Conference 2015

24. September 2015
This was my first year speaking at the Heartland Developers Conference in Omaha, although I’ve atten [More]

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Kansas City Developers Conference 2015 Recap

3. September 2015
In preparation for my fall conference lineup I thought I would take a minute to reflect on this year’s Kansas City Developers Conference. Once again, I am impressed with the quality of conference that the KCDC crew puts together. Kudos go to Boone, Jon, and Lee for nurturing a small weekend event into what is, today, one of the top conferences in the Midwest for developers (of any discipline). I’ve had the opportunity to go to some of the “BIG” (and expensive) developer conferences out there and... [More]

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KCDC 2015 Sessions

16. June 2015
KCDC is just a week away and I'm busy updating my materials. I'm looking forward to meeting some great developers and catching up with what is quickly becoming a close group of speaker friends. [More]

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Interview with STL Tech Talk at STLDODN 2014

2. April 2015
Back in November 2014 at the St. Louis Days of .NET conference I sat down with JJ Hammond from STL Tech Talk for an interview. It was a lot of fun and I had a great time talking about Xamarin, Xamarin.Forms, and mobile development for the C# developer. It got lost somewhere among all the other interview videos, but thanks to Kevin and JJ it is was found and is now posted for your viewing pleasure. This was recorded November 14, 2014 just a couple days after Microsoft made its announcement abou... [More]

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Nebraska.Code() 2015 Retrospect

27. March 2015
It was a pleasure to attend and speak at Nebraska.Code() this year. The guys in Lincoln are great and really put on a good conference. One of the neat parts of being a speaker is getting to know a lot of other great speakers as you go from one conference to another together. I've found that as soon as one conference is over I'm looking forward to the next one and the chance to hang out with the gang. [More]

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KCDNUG Last Minute Speaking (or, the perils of running a user group)

24. March 2015
What a crazy user group meeting tonight. Through some schedule mix-ups (partly due to having things scheduled too far in advance and not following up) we ended up with no sponsor and no speaker. [More]

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SkillsUSA Coding Competition

9. February 2015
On Saturday I had an opportunity to be involved in a SkillsUSA district competition as a judge for the coding competition. I was really impressed with the skill that some of these students (all with less than a year of experience) had. The quality of some of the code they wrote really surprised me. [More]

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Lessons Learned from My First Speaking Experience

20. November 2014
First off, speaking is a rush. It is hard to describe the feeling just after completing a talk. I had to move around, talk to people, see what was going on; it really energized me. I am definitely going to continue to pursue future speaking opportunities as they present themselves, and I’ll keep you posted when they get accepted. [More]

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