Next up, meet developer Brian Nelson.
I grew up on the family farm outside of Westboro, MO. I now live in downtown Omaha, NE.
I have been married to Kristin (who treats me better than I deserve) for almost 2 years and we live with our cat Samee (who is the real boss of the condo).
My education in a nutshell:
I have a BS in Mathematics from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska.
My experience in a nutshell:
Out of college I started work at a large interactive telecommunications company moving from application development to systems integration and finally the systems development departments. I took some time off from the corporate world to join a startup in Austin, TX, but when that ultimately shut down I returned to Omaha. Since then I’ve created software for a diverse set of industries – manufacturing, banking, insurance and travel to name a few.
I’ve created software in all levels of the stack – from linux kernel drivers to web and mobile applications. My current focus is on Rails and Angular based web applications and native iOS and Android mobile applications.
Accomplishment I'm most proud of:
One of my previous coworkers referred to me as the person that he had learned the most from in his career. When I think of the people that filled that role for me, I am just blown away by the compliment.
Favorite thing to do (Forefront Labs-related):
Pulling discrete pieces of technology together to provide a robust and comprehensive solution for our clients. Experiencing the satisfaction of all the pieces clicking into place as a project progresses is amazing.
College football – Cornhuskers
NFL – Chiefs
MLB – Royals
If you visited me I would take you to:
The Drover – a great steakhouse here in Omaha, with a unique atmosphere.
For the past few months I have been trying to follow the philosophy of mindfulness - which is "the intentional, accepting and non-judgmental focus of one's attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment."
In the next year, I'm looking forward to:
The new challenges that we’ll be able to solve for our clients and the contributions that we can make to the tech community as we go.