My name is Nate Dudek and I am a software developer based out of Connecticut. I’m currently a Systems Architect for Oakleaf Waste Management. Waste management, I know. But it’s a lot cooler than it sounds. Oakleaf is an asset-light company (no garbage trucks or facilities) that provides waste, recycling and sustainability solutions to a variety of industries. Without owning our own equipment, Oakleaf relies completely on its network of vendors and IT-driven solutions to power the business. Our customers include Wal-mart, Burger King, Dollar General, CVS, and other major retail and commercial clients. We pulled in $700 million in revenue in 2008. Not too shabby. We also received a Microsoft Dynamics Customer Excellence award for our enterprise application implementation.
As a Systems Architect, I design and implement solutions for complex business problems while leading, helping, and mentoring a team of incredibly talented developers. We’re currently working with the latest Microsoft technologies, including ASP.NET MVC, Entity Framework, and Silverlight 4. Unlike many other corporations (some of you still have products written in VB6. Don’t lie.), Oakleaf fully recognizes the power of technology and is committed to driving its business model with the latest innovations and hiring top IT talent. I love my job. Can you tell?
I also am the co-founder of Exclaim Computing, a company providing software development and consulting for enterprises, organizations, and businesses of all sizes. We specialize in mobile application development (iPhone/Android/Windows Phone 7/BlackBerry/iPad), cloud computing, and web technologies.
Outside of development, I enjoy playing guitar and perform with several area groups. I volunteer at Epoch Arts, a local not-for-profit arts organization that provides classes and programs for our youth community in art, drama, music, animation, and film. We run a recording studio there and hold monthly concerts to showcase the area’s young musicians. I’m also a huge automotive and motorsports fan, and am slightly addicted to BMWs. In the summer, you’ll often find me at Lime Rock Park and other tracks watching the American Le Mans Series and other races!