About our Founders
Co-Founders Brent and Duane have been writing code together since 2008 and found that they made such a good team developing software solutions together that it just made sense to start a software company, and Alien Arc Technologies was born. While they share the same core skills their interests and focus are complementary, allowing them to deliver on all aspects of a project, from requirements to design, development to delivery and everything in between.
Brent is an information technology specialist with more than 17 years of experience delivering business solutions through software. Brent approaches software development as an art form while still emphasizing a rigorous software development life-cycle. He enjoys using his creativity to solve problems and to make things that are both beautiful and functional. Brent is a full stack developer with a focus on user experience, and he has led the development of many websites and applications to their ultimate success. Brent leads our software design and architecture process and ensures each project is approached from the right angle.
Duane is a technology enthusiast with a passion for good software. He has been delivering software solutions improving business since the mid 90's. As an early adopter of many technologies he keeps at the leading edge of what is possible to achieve, and becomes aware of what pitfalls to avoid. Few things frustrate Duane more than seeing software that is painful to use. Duane takes a fresh look at every project for innovative solutions rather than simply trying to make the need fit the mold of particular methodologies and technologies. Duane also brings years of Dev-Ops experience with him and ensures that our software flows from development to production with as little friction as possible.
With a strong desire to share their experiences to help other technologists Brent and Duane are both very involved in their local development communities and can be found at work as Co-Organizers with the local Kansas City .NET User Group or speaking at other user groups and developer conferences.