Our Team

Jessica Bertling

Jess and Keith have been “partners in code” for 8 years now. Their skill sets are perfectly complimentary, with Keith focusing on server side code and architecture while Jess is a master of the client side. As the User Experience Designer and Front End Developer at NewBoCo, she spends most of her time working with layout/design, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. She’s also been sharing her skills with the greater development community by speaking at conferences and code camps in the Midwest about best practices while working in the intersection of code and design.

Previously, she also worked at J&P Cycles for 8 years. While there she was the UI lead for the responsive redesign of sister company Motorcycle Superstore, one of the first major E-commerce sites to go fully responsive. She later did a similar project for J&P Cycles, resulting in an enormous boost in mobile traffic, improved site performance, and overall sales. Also in her role she focused on many of the things local businesses and startups are dealing with today, including A/B testing, conversion rate optimization, driving new sales, and optimizing the front end of the platform for optimal page speed.

Jess joined the NewBoCo team in 2016, and since then has been working on product development using a variety of frameworks, including React.js.

Robbie Nesmith

Robbie is a Software Engineer on the NewBoCode team. He studied computer science at Luther College then went off to Seattle to work for AWS, but realized that he belonged in Iowa so he made the journey back. While at Amazon, he worked on the API for the internal code deployment system, but also got a taste for React development when the team revamped their website.
He lives between the frontend and the backend, and enjoys both creating an interactive webpage and figuring out what makes things tick behind the scenes. Originally a Java developer, he now is moving towards the land of C#. When he’s not coding professionally there’s a good chance he’s working on some code for a fun side project, probably involving a new thing he learned at work that day.
Robbie joined NewBoCo in 2019 and enjoys acting as a Teaching Assistant for DeltaV 101 classes from time to time.

Keith Dahlby

Keith is the Software Architect in NewBoCode, our software team that builds prototypes and provides technical and product guidance for our startups. He’s the co-founder and CTO of HuBoard, a 2016 Techstars Cloud San Antonio company, and is a Microsoft MVP for his 7th year. He worked for 6 years at J&P Cycles, one of the region’s largest E-Commerce companies, where he architected and built much of their infrastructure.

He’s well known in Eastern Iowa for his technical expertise, and regularly presents at local and regional technical meetups. In fact, he’s sought out world-wide as a speaker on modern software development practices, including source control and code topics such as Git and C#. He also contributes and manages multiple open source projects, including posh-git and upforgrabs.net, a site dedicated to making it easy for developers to get involved and contribute to the open source community.

Keith also mentored startups at Iowa Startup Accelerator in 2014 and 2015, before joining the organization in 2016. At NewBoCo, Keith has worked on several projects for portfolio companies, and is currently working on an EdTech product that he has fully integrated into one of the largest education learning management software platforms in the world, for a large local school district.

Craig Barkley

Craig Barkley was NewBoCo’s first Application Developer Apprentice. Craig is an Air Force veteran who was working in a manufacturing facility and attending a local community college for further education when he heard about DeltaV. In addition to the DeltaV program and his BS in Management Information Systems from SIUC, Craig completed both Software Development and Web Technologies Associates in Applied Sciences from Kirkwood Community College, along with Java, C# and Database Analytics Certificates. He is committed to using his education, diverse work experience and sociable personality to effectively follow procedures to resolve client issues in a productive and positive manner enabling them to overcome the challenges in today’s world of technology. Since becoming an Apprentice, Craig has worked on code for NewBoCo clients and is now a full-time DeltaV Code School instructor.

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