One Cow Standing

About One Cow Standing

About One Cow Standing

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One Cow Standing was founded in 2006 with the goal of building high quality software that helps clients solve problems. We focus on learning and understanding the core needs of our customers so that we can build solutions that achieve a maximum level of impact.

We form meaningful, long-term relationships with our clients, who reward us with repeat business and recommendations to others. One Cow Standing is a trusted vendor for businesses and institutions of all sizes and across several verticals, including: healthcare, government, small business, and enterprise. Our custom applications help drive success and make our clients’ work lives better.

Meet the Staff at One Cow Standing

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Nickie Buckner, BSME, MCS

Nickie hails from the Asheville area of North Carolina. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 1997 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Computer Programming. After working for a year in the automotive industry, he returned to NCSU for his Masters in Computer Science.

Nickie has over 20 years of experience designing and building enterprise systems for large corporations across many different industry sectors. He developed the workplace inspection system used by the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board; the inspection system used by Shaw Industries in all of their distribution centers in North America; He designed the security system for CitcoOne™,  Citco Group Limited’s web platform for their customer financial services; He built vehicle booking widgets for Avis Budget Group’s Asia/Pacific airline partners such as Air China,  Air New Zealand, Japan Airways and Qantas.

Outside of work, Nickie enjoys eschewing the immediacy of the Digital Age in favor of working with letterpress equipment from the early 1900s.

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Brian is the lead mobile developer for HMP. He has a BS in Computer Science from the University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Engineering in Computer Science from Cornell. Prior to his work on HealthMpowerment, Brian led several healthcare related projects at OCS include a tool to visualize National Health Safety Network (NHSN) Antibiotic Usage (AU) data for the Duke Antimicrobial Stewardship Outreach Network (DASON).

Brian was also the lead mobile developer for Lenovo Pulse, a high-profile app built for Lenovo to distribute company news and information for its workforce around the globe. If you live in North Carolina, there’s a 50% chance that Brian led the development team that built your county’s property tax management system and a 100% chance that he built the statewide system used to manage your vehicle taxes.

How OCS Works

One Cow Standing (OCS) believes that custom software can solve problems, make life easier, and provide a positive benefit to society.

To do this, OCS designs and delivers mHealth interventions end-to-end, including system architecture, code, deployment, scale, performance, and quality, from conception to delivery.

Knowing that one size solutions rarely work, OCS’s software methodology encompasses a hybrid of best practices from the field. These include waterfall methodology to ensure clear requirements and objectives, lean thinking, along with agile and scrum methodologies to improve efficiency and innovation by testing, fixing, and enhancing elements early on in the process, and rapid application development for time sensitivity.

Process image: Brainstorm and gather requirements -> design -> develop -> test -> deploy -> user testing & feedback -> iterate -> deliver -> feedback