The Hello World Podcast
Episode 42: Kate Gregory

Kate Gregory has been using C++ since before Microsoft had a C++ compiler, and has been paid to program since 1979. She loves C++ and believes that software should make our lives easier. That includes making the lives of developers easier! She'll stay up late arguing about deterministic destruction or how C++ 11 is not the C++ you remember.

Kate runs a small consulting firm in rural Ontario and provides mentoring and management consultant services, as well as writing code every week. She has spoken all over the world, written over a dozen books, and helped thousands of developers to be better at what they do. Kate is a Microsoft Regional Director, and a Visual C++ MVP, an Imagine Cup judge and mentor, and an active contributor to StackOverflow and other StackExchange sites. She develops courses for Pluralsight, primarily on C++ and Visual Studio. In 2014 she was Open Content Chair for CppCon, the largest C++ conference ever held, where she also delivered sessions.

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Episode 41: Carl Franklin

Carl Franklin is Executive Vice President of App vNext, a software development firm helping to bring about the Internet of Things revolution. Carl is a 20+ year veteran of the software industry, co-host and founder of .NET Rocks!, the first and most widely listened to podcast for .NET developers, a Microsoft MVP for Kinect for Windows, a Microsoft Regional Director, and Senior Executive of Pwop Studios, a full-service audio and video production/post production studio located in Southeastern Connecticut. Carl has been a leader in the .NET community since 2002, and in the Visual Basic (VB) community before that. In the very early days he wrote for Visual Basic Programmer’s Journal, authoring the Q&A column of that magazine as well as many feature articles for VBPJ and other magazines. He has authored two books for John Wiley & Sons on sockets programming in VB, and in 1994 he helped create the very first web site for VB developers, Carl & Gary's VB Home Page.

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Episode 40: Kathleen Dollard

Kathleen Dollard wants to teach you to code better. There’s more to learn about the tools you use every day and the tools you aren’t yet using.  Coding is our passion and debugging is our challenge - you’ll be happier if you do both better. Kathleen’s written dozens of articles, spoken at conferences and user groups around the world, and pushes Microsoft to respond to your real world needs as a long time MVP. Her Open Source project RoslynDom offers alterative access to information in the .NET Compiler Platform, Roslyn with a load/interrogate/mutate/build SyntaxTree model. She has courses in the Pluralsight library and a series of C# 6 webcasts now available for free on WintellectNOW.

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Episode 39: Tim Heuer

Tim Heuer is a program manager for Microsoft working on the client UI developer platforms working on XAML in Windows and previously Silverlight. Before joining the XAML engineering teams, Tim worked with technical communities across the country helping to foster and build user communities focused on software developer technologies. Tim has worked with Microsoft developer tools and technologies since the early 1990s. Prior to joining Microsoft, he worked as a consultant for 14 years helping to implement technology solutions to enable success in businesses across various industries such as health care, construction, real estate, and electronic commerce to name a few. He's inflicted with the unfortunate disease that his work is also his hobby and he loves technology. You can usually find him behind the keyboard trying to learn something new. You can find him online sharing his thoughts on technology at

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