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Featured Networking Student for March 2021

Featured Networking Student for March 2021

March 11, 2021 in Featured Students / by Edward Perry

Dakota Oney

Dakota Oney Featured Student

Bio

Hello!! My name is Dakota Oney! I recently moved up to Kansas from Waco, TX to start a family with my wife. Before coming to Centriq I worked in the screen-printing industry for about seven years. A large part of my job involved being at my computer, responding to emails and creating artwork using different design software. After I eventually left that job, working with my computer was something I deeply missed and that has been rekindled thanks to Centriq.

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Featured Developer Student for March  2021

Featured Developer Student for March 2021

March 4, 2021 in Featured Students / by Edward Perry

Bryan Clingan

Bryan Clingan Featured Student

BIO

I’m Bryan Clingan. I was born and raised in Kansas City. Growing up I was very active in Boy Scouts and achieved the rank of Eagle in 2016. I was employed at QuikTrip for four years after high school, with two years in Kansas City. After which, I was promoted to assistant manager and I was sent to Austin, TX to open a brand-new market for QuikTrip in the area. Once COVID-19 hit I began to think about other career options that would allow me to challenge myself and that I had a personal interest in.

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Featured Networking Student for February 2021

Featured Networking Student for February 2021

February 11, 2021 in Featured Students / by Edward Perry

Chris Coen

Chris Coen Featured Student

Bio

Hi, I’m Chris Coen. I’m an extremely active person and you’ll often find me outdoors exploring, at home relaxing with a good book, or spending time with friends and family. I grew up in the Kansas City area and moved back 6 years ago to start my consulting business. I attended the University of Kansas and received a bachelor’s degree in general geology and following that I’ve held various positions related to petroleum production for the past 8 years.

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Featured Developer Student for February 2021

Featured Developer Student for February 2021

February 4, 2021 in Featured Students / by Edward Perry

James Glover

James Glover

BIO

My name is James Glover. I am originally from Wichita, Kansas. I spent 10 years in the Army as an artilleryman and decided to settle in Kansas City because I love the area. I briefly attended Wichita State University and worked various warehouse jobs before I joined the Army in 2010. I have always had a fascination with programming, so I decided to pursue a degree in computer science during my time in the Army which I completed last summer.

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Featured Networking Student for January 2021

Featured Networking Student for January 2021

January 14, 2021 in Featured Students / by Edward Perry

Jason Ashley

Jason Ashley Featured Student

Bio

My name is Jason Ashley. I have lived in Kansas City for the last 20 years. The past 7 years I spent as the Director of Operations for a large church on Ward Parkway, managing the day-to-day, paying the bills, managing staff, etc. I enjoyed my time, learning a lot but had reached the top of my potential there. I desired more challenges, more opportunities for growth and professional development. Over the years, I have built small networks, many computers for others and enjoyed it as a hobby. I am super excited to learn, grow and develop in the IT profession.

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Featured Developer Student for January 2021

Featured Developer Student for January 2021

January 7, 2021 in Featured Students / by Edward Perry

John Swift

John Swift Featured Student

BIO

Hello, my name is John Swift. Before taking the dive into technology I worked in government at a Parks and Recreation department and the insurance industry.  I started out being self-taught while focusing on front-end development but decided to come to Centriq to expand my abilities.

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Featured Networking Student for December 2020

Featured Networking Student for December 2020

December 10, 2020 in Featured Students / by Ashlee Haynes

Daniel Deberdt

Daniel Deberdt Featured Student

Bio

My name is Daniel Deberdt, I am an Army veteran that served as a medic for the past decade. I have travelled all over the world during my time in the Army, but finally decided to settle in the KC area. I’ve been here for a while now and so far, I have enjoyed my time here. I have an Associates Degree in Health Sciences, as well as many certifications including Instructing for Basic Life Support.  

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Featured Developer Student for December 2020

Featured Developer Student for December 2020

December 3, 2020 in Featured Students / by Ashlee Haynes

Ryan Pflugradt

Ryan Pflugradt Featured Student

BIO

Hi, I’m Ryan Pflugradt. I am a fun going hard working guy that loves to write code, play disc golf (or anything outdoors), and hang out with the family! I am from a small town south of Kansas City, but I’ve always called Kansas City my home. I attended college at Missouri Western State University right out of high school and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 2008. Following that, I have worked in the insurance industry for the past 12 years. I am very excited to start a new chapter and pursue my passion for coding!

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Featured Networking Student for November 2020

Featured Networking Student for November 2020

November 12, 2020 in Featured Students / by Ashlee Haynes

Zach Harvey

Zach Harvey Featured Student
Bio

Hello everyone! My name is Zach Harvey. I was born and raised in Kansas City and have spent the last 10 years of my life wearing a variety of hats professionally. I’ve done everything from managing a Waffle House to assembling, repairing, and fitting durable medical equipment for patients. My last job was a retail sales position at a motorcycle dealership, and while I enjoyed interacting with customers and educating them on all of the new gear and performance parts, I felt it was time in my life to “level up” and change careers.

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Featured Developer Student for November 2020

Featured Developer Student for November 2020

November 5, 2020 in Featured Students / by Ashlee Haynes

Deborah Reed

Deborah Reed Featured Student

BIO

Hi everyone, I’m Deborah Reed. Most people call me Dee. I married my high school sweetheart twenty years ago and have grown with him ever since. Love of a challenge has given me a steady, yet eclectic work history.  I spent close to ten years working with children, first in a daycare, and later as an aide in an elementary school. I think it’s important to be a good role model and keep a positive attitude.  I’ve also run my own business as a traveling massage therapist. Most recently, I spent the last seven years with Nebraska Furniture Mart, a wonderful company. I started in sales and moved into merchandising, and I was even asked to move to Dallas to help open their new flagship store.

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