I am a software development manager in Amazon Web Services, working in EC2. Previously, I was the Director of Design Studio in the Jeffrey S. Raikes School at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as well as an Assistant Professor of Practice of Software Engineering.

I have a rich interdisciplinary background in software design and engineering, software architecture, and innovation gained over nearly 20 years developing software and leading teams in corporate, startup, and institutional research environments. I have served as Chief Software Architect for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UNL, President of Red Brain inc. President of OrangePeel Inc., and Development Lead in IBM Global Services. I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering and hold an M.Sc, in Computer Science and a B.Sc. in Computer Science and German.

My areas of expertise include software architecture and design, software engineering, mobile and web application development, lean startup, agile methods, design thinking, big data, knowledge management, and program analysis.


Ian Cottingham

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