Why DotNetNuke?

Why DotNetNuke?

Discovering DotNetNuke

Susan and I formed J&S Tech Designs in 2007 in response to the success that we had using DotNetNuke to build a website for a local political organization. www.WheatlandDemocrats.com

We took the expertise that we learned from that experience and helped some other local political organizations and then we stumbled into the small business market, our first client was The Guilty Party Catering in Naperville. From there it was a quick headfirst dive into owning our first business. Before finding DotNetNuke, I had built websites in HTML, however, once I began exploring the DotNetNuke community and discovering the vast modules, skins and support that was available I knew that this was something special.

Our mission was simple: build great websites using a content management tool that we love and then train the end-user to use it. We could focus on design, integration, and technology while letting the end-users concentrate on their business and their content.

It was a recipe for success and along our path we found some exceptional local business partners, Don and Kate Gingold, whom we met at the Naperville Chamber of Commerce. After working together on several projects we decided to spin off our separate Website Design businesses into Sprocket Websites, Inc. Sprocket Websites continues the tradition of exclusively building DotNetNuke websites for its customers and has developed some great partnerships in the DotNetNuke ecosystem. Our passion for DNN didn’t stop with just using the tool; we wanted to give back to the community so Don and I along with Phil Wegrzyn formed the Chicago Area DotNetNuke Users Group. We hosted the first Day of DotNetNuke Chicago and we have all attended #DNNWorld in 2011 and 2012.

Prior to forming J&S Tech Designs, I spent over 20 years in software development and 16 years in executive management within the pharmaceutical and automotive industries.  J&S has evolved beyond just doing websites and now is a solid business consulting organization with a focus on pharmaceutical & automotive software development, software development lifecycle & methodology, and business & retail operations management.

The DotNetNuke ecosystem continues to expand and flourish everyday, for which I am grateful because without DNN, I’m not sure that the J&S organization would have been born. So I am thankful to be a small part of this exciting experience.

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  • 31 December 2012
  • Author: James Nagy
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James Nagy is managing partner and co-founder of J&S Tech Designs - a business consulting organization that specializes in providing software and website design, development, and management expertise to organizations. He is also Managing Director and one of four co-founders of Sprocket Websites, Inc. and Chief Executive Office and one of four co-founding members of Clinical Collaboration Software, LLC.

James has over twenty-five years of experience in the information technology field, spending twenty years in software development, sixteen years in executive management and the last six years as a serial entrepreneur launching and running several successful technology organizations.

Throughout his career he has led companies, divisions, departments and teams to successful outcomes. He has executed process reengineering within organizations that were struggling to produce. He has provided strategic vision and organization planning in situations that needed direction. He has built complex systems in several unique marketplaces that required thorough knowledge and expertise to be successful. It is his passion for excellence and desire for success that has enabled him to meet the challenges presented and continue to exceed expectations.

James’ passion for delivering innovative solutions and creative strategies enabled him to develop strong business foundations for long-term success. He is an active member of the Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, the North of the River Chamber of Commerce and the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce where he served on several teams, advisory committees, and legislative groups. He is a founding member of the Chicago Area DotNetNuke Users Group that has held several large, successful Website design and development events. James has donated time, money and expertise to many volunteer, fundraising and charitable organizations like KidsMatter of Naperville, The Naperville Film Festival, Summer Place Theatre, TEDxNaperville, Neuqua Valley High School Senior Spectacular and many others.

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