The Hello World Podcast
Episode 18: Lynn Langit

Lynn is the Founder of Lynn Langit Consulting.  There she has been designing and helping teams to implement Big Data solutions.  These solutions have included SQL Server 2012, Hadoop, MongoDB, AWS, Windows Azure and Google Cloud technologies.

In 2013 she was awarded the MVP for SQL Server from Microsoft.  In 2012, 2013 and again in 2014 she was recognized by Google for her community education work around their commercial cloud and received the Google Developer Expert award for the Google Cloud. She is the author of 3 books on SQL Server Business Intelligence (OLAP) the most recent of which is 'Smart Business Intelligence with SQL Server 2008'/MSPress. Lynn is also the author of many articles on BigData Technologies.


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Episode 17: Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson is president of JW Hedgehog, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in solutions for the Android, iOS, and Microsoft platforms. Jim has nearly 30 years of software engineering experience with the past 12 years heavily focused on creating mobile device and location-based solutions. After nearly a decade as a Microsoft Device Application Development MVP, Jim now focuses on developing Android and iOS device applications. Jim has authored over 30 articles on device application development, and has developed mobility and smart client curriculums for several organizations. Although based in New Hampshire, Jim and his wife spend as much time as possible at their place in Celebration, Florida (just 3 miles from Walt Disney World). Checkout Jim’s blog where he talks about a variety of mobile development issues as well as the fun of life just 3 miles from the Home of The Mouse.

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Episode 16: Lars Klint

Lars Klint suffers from split personality, as some would say. On the one hand he is a passionate programmer using the Microsoft Stack through .Net and C#. On the other hand he is a mad car guy. Lars loves to get his hands dirty and maintain his fleet of classic and off-road cars. When he is not in front of a phone, laptop, desktop or other gadget, he is out in the bush getting muddy or on a car club cruise. Lars has so far published two courses with Pluralsight: Building Windows Phone Apps that Stand Out and Windows Phone Testing and Error Management. As a frequent blogger, Lars has contributed articles to the Kiandra IT Blog, Nokia’s DVLUP portal and his own blog at, often presenting arguments that are not quite main stream, but with a dash of humour and a smidgen of cheekiness. If you want to ask Lars questions, suggest blog ideas, sell a car etc., shoot him an email or follow@larsklint on twitter.

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John Papa is a well-known technology expert and is a former Evangelist for Microsoft on the Silverlight, Windows Phone and Windows 8 client teams. John is a Microsoft Regional Director and author of 100+ articles and 10 books, specializes in professional application development with technologies including HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, Angular, Durandal, Silverlight, WPF, C#, and .NET. He can often be found speaking around the world at keynotes and sessions for conferences such as Build, MIX, PDC, TechEd, VSLive and AngleBrackets. John was the host of the popular show Silverlight TV on Channel 9 and hosted many events including the MIXer and Open Source Fest at major conferences. He currently enjoys authoring courses for Pluralsight. You can always find John at or on twitter at @john_papa.

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Episode 14: Julie Lerman

Julie Lerman is a Microsoft MVP, .NET mentor and consultant who lives in the hills of Vermont. You can find Julie presenting on Entity Framework and other Microsoft .NET topics at user groups and conferences around the world. Julie blogs at, is the author of the highly acclaimed “Programming Entity Framework” books, the MSDN Magazine Data Points column and popular videos on Follow Julie on twitter at julielerman.

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