Meet Mike Lollar, Chief Technology Officer and Lead Developer, at Duoplane.
I love working with a small, tight-knit team. I also love being able to directly and positively impact our customers’ businesses.
Testing — Writing quality tests, in a specific way, is something that I get fired up about. I use TDD to help guide the code architecture and overall complexity.
Mentoring — I get great satisfaction from helping others grow into their desired role. I often push for apprenticeships at companies I work at, and hope to help implement one at Duoplane in the future.
Architecture — The stack of books I’ve read on architecting different applications is a bit overboard. I enjoy learning different paradigms, for example, the Phoenix framework had a major overhaul of the base application architecture, and it was a blast to learn about. I love trying to find different ways to build applications.
Resilience — Through consistent meditation, I’ve been able to develop a strong resilience to adversity. I am able to take a “bird’s-eye” view of perceived problems to help understand the overall scope.
Organization — This applies not only to code, but to project management as well. I’ve helped guide the overall product management strategy at Redbooth, and then at Slingshot. I’ve read multiple books on different methodologies for managing projects, and working on an app that was a project management tool, helped to see some pitfalls and problems that teams run into, as well as best practices that other teams might use.
I’ve lived in Illinois, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Utah.