The Hello World Podcast (general)
Episode 78: Julie Yack

Julie Yack is a Colorado-based Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP serving clients across the globe, providing training, implementation, analysis and insight for companies wanting to take their service to the next level. Julie’s blog, www.julieyack.com, addresses pertinent topics of the day, ranging from Dynamics CRM to technology in education to travel to voting rights. Julie is an accomplished author and publisher with several books on different technologies under her belt. Julie is a community leader, nationally, locally and online, serving on education committees and curriculum boards in Colorado and as a founding member of SouthColorado.net and xRMVirtual online. She knows how important it is to have your voice heard and has been honored to speak to elected officials at the US Capitol and to the Executive Staff at the White House on topics of technology legislation and the importance of STEM education in our k-12 schools. Julie loves to spend her free time traveling with her husband and kids.

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Episode 77: Kevin Grossnicklaus

Over the past 15 years, Kevin Grossnicklaus has established himself as a go-to expert and a local and regional community leader for the software development industry. Prior to founding ArchitectNow in 2009, Kevin spent over a decade as the Chief Architect and Practice Leader for a large St. Louis IT firm. He also spent many years as an instructor at Washington University’s Center for the Application of Information Technology (CAIT) where he taught continuing education courses on a wide array of development technologies. Since 2009, Kevin has been recognized annually as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). This prestigious award puts Kevin in the company of just over 4,000 technology professionals worldwide and recognizes his commitment to technology and working to further the understanding of software development within the region.Kevin has been heavily involved in the Midwest development community and has traveled the world as a consultant and a trainer.

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Episode 76: David Giard

David Giard is a former accountant and a former biochemist, who has been developing solutions using Microsoft technologies for over 2 decades. Currently, David helps people build solutions in his role as a Microsoft Technical Evangelist. David has been very active in the developer community, speaking at numerous major conferences, code camps, and user groups around the world; helping to lead user groups; and helping to organize conferences and other geek events. He is the host and producer of the mildly popular online TV show Technology and Friends. He is the co-author of the Wrox book Real World .NET, C#, and Silverlight. You can read his latest thoughts at www.DavidGiard.com. His hobbies include video, photography, sports, and embarrassing his sons.

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Episode 75: Brian Friesen

Brian Friesen has been pretending to be a developer for the last 9 years and lives in constant fear of being found out. He suspects that someone has been bribing Microsoft on his behalf, as he has received the C# MVP award for the past three years. His presentations always involve live-coding and he prefers topics that don't get much attention. He lives near Detroit and works for an awesome company, Quicken Loans.

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Episode 74: Atley Hunter

Atley Hunter is a passionate developer with over 20 years’ experience. As one of the most prolific Modern UI developers in the world, he has hundreds of unique apps in the running on millions of Windows devices worldwide. A Microsoft Windows Platform MVP, and Telerik MVP & Insider, he is constantly working with developers worldwide to improve both skills and the platforms themselves. Atley is always sharing his knowledge and connecting with developers through events, his blog, email (devMentor@outlook.com), Twitter (@atleyhunter), Skype (Atley.Hunter) and LinkedIn.

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Episode 73: Mario Cardinal

A long-time agile coach specializing in software architecture, Mario Cardinal is the co-founder of Slingboards Lab, a productivity software publisher that help people achieve what is important in their day. An experimenter and an entrepreneur, he love to seize the opportunities that emerge from the unexpected. Since 2004, year after year, he received the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award from Microsoft. MVP status is awarded to credible technology experts who are among the very best community members willing to share their experience to helping others realize their potential. An experienced Scrum practitioner, he has spent more than 20 years designing large-scale information systems. He is the author of the book "Executable Specifications with Scrum". His friends like to describe him as someone who can extract the essence of a complicated situation, sort out the core ideas from the incidental distractions and provide a summary that is easy to understand.

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Episode 72: Rob Hale

Rob Hale has over 20 years of software development experience creating solutions for a variety of industries including health and human services, ecommerce, and energy. He currently serves as a Principle Software Engineer at Renewable NRG Systems in Hinesburg, Vermont (http://www.renewablenrgsystems.com/). Rob has presented to user groups in the northeast and the occasional small conference.
Building effective communities and teams is a passion of Rob's. He is co-founder of the Vermont Code Camp (http://www.vtcodecamp.org/), co-organizer of the Vermont Coders Connection (http://www.meetup.com/VTCode/), and co-organizer/emcee of HackVT (http://www.hackvt.com/) an annual hackathon in the state of Vermont.
Rob is the proud father of two sons and husband to his wonderful wife. Follow him on Twitter at @rob_hale_vt

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Episode 71: Miguel de Icaza

Miguel de Icaza, co-founder and CTO of Ximian, is one of the foremost luminaries in the Linux development community and one of the world's most prominent advocates for Free Software. Before co-founding Ximian, Miguel was instrumental in the development of Linux for SPARC systems and the Midnight Commander file manager. Miguel is the founder and President of the GNOME Foundation. He was also the first recipient of the prestigious MIT Innovator of the Year award in 1999. Miguel has galvanized Ximian's efforts to make Linux accessible and available to the average computer user, and continues to reach out globally by working with international organizations such as eMexico to introduce affordable technology alternatives, like Linux, to other nations.

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Episode 70: Nick Landry

Nick Landry (@ActiveNick) is a mobility pioneer and expert specializing in the design and production of mobile applications for consumers and the enterprise using diverse cross-platform technologies including Windows Phone, Windows 8, iOS, Android, Mobile Web, Xamarin and PhoneGap. Nick is a Senior Technical Evangelist with Microsoft in the New York Metro area and works with developers, students and IT pros to help them learn, adopt and use the Microsoft developer platform to design and build the next generation of apps for Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Windows Azure. Nick is also a Nokia Developer Ambassador whose mandate is to educate and support Windows Phone developers to maximize their success.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Nick spent almost two years as a Senior Product Manager for mobile, data visualization and geospatial developer tools across multiple technologies and platforms. He previously spent most his career in IT consulting and services organizations across various technical and business roles, designing, building, managing and selling innovative software solutions for some of the world’s top brands and Fortune 500 companies.Nick Landry (@ActiveNick) is a mobility pioneer and expert specializing in the design and production of mobile applications for consumers and the enterprise using diverse cross-platform technologies including Windows Phone, Windows 8, iOS, Android, Mobile Web, Xamarin and PhoneGap. Nick is a Senior Technical Evangelist with Microsoft in the New York Metro area and works with developers, students and IT pros to help them learn, adopt and use the Microsoft developer platform to design and build the next generation of apps for Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Windows Azure. Nick is also a Nokia Developer Ambassador whose mandate is to educate and support Windows Phone developers to maximize their success.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Nick spent almost two years as a Senior Product Manager for mobile, data visualization and geospatial developer tools across multiple technologies and platforms. He previously spent most his career in IT consulting and services organizations across various technical and business roles, designing, building, managing and selling innovative software solutions for some of the world’s top brands and Fortune 500 companies.

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Episode 69: John Petersen

John Petersen has been developing software for over 20 years. It all started when, as a staff accountant, he was asked to get involved in a system upgrade to replace an old IBM Series 1 computer (about the size of a large refrigerator!). Those first programs were written in Clipper in the summer of 1987. Since that time, tools he has used include dBase, FoxBase, Visual FoxPro, and Visual Basic.
An early adopter of .NET, he then decided to go to law school. After practicing law for a few years, John realized that technology was a lot more interesting than the law. Today, John focuses on ASP.NET development and is having more fun than ever solving problems for clients.
John is a Practice Director for Custom Application Development at Neudesic, a Microsoft Gold Partner and the Trusted Technology Partner in Business Innovation. A 9-time recipient of Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award, John is currently an ASP.NET/IIS MVP. John is also an ASP Insider and is the INETA Mentor for Pennsylvania and West Virginia. John is the author of several books and is a frequent contributor to Code Magazine and DevConnections Magazines. John holds a BS in Business Administration from Mansfield University, an MBA in Information Systems from St. Joseph’s University, and a JD from the Rutgers School of Law – Camden.John Petersen has been developing software for over 20 years. It all started when, as a staff accountant, he was asked to get involved in a system upgrade to replace an old IBM Series 1 computer (about the size of a large refrigerator!). Those first programs were written in Clipper in the summer of 1987. Since that time, tools he has used include dBase, FoxBase, Visual FoxPro, and Visual Basic.
An early adopter of .NET, he then decided to go to law school. After practicing law for a few years, John realized that technology was a lot more interesting than the law. Today, John focuses on ASP.NET development and is having more fun than ever solving problems for clients.
John is a Practice Director for Custom Application Development at Neudesic, a Microsoft Gold Partner and the Trusted Technology Partner in Business Innovation. A 9-time recipient of Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award, John is currently an ASP.NET/IIS MVP. John is also an ASP Insider and is the INETA Mentor for Pennsylvania and West Virginia. John is the author of several books and is a frequent contributor to Code Magazine and DevConnections Magazines. John holds a BS in Business Administration from Mansfield University, an MBA in Information Systems from St. Joseph’s University, and a JD from the Rutgers School of Law – Camden.

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