The Hello World Podcast (general)
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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Episode 68: G. Andrew Duthie

G. Andrew Duthie, aka devhammer, is the founder and chief consultant for Devhammer Enterprises. Andrew is a consultant focused on helping clients meet their business goals through software. Andrew is also a trainer and writer with more than 15 years of industry experience, including nearly 10 years as a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft’s Mid-Atlantic States district, where he provided support and education for developers working with the Microsoft development platform. In addition to his work with Microsoft, Andrew is the author of several books on ASP.NET and web development, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences from VSLive! and ASP.NET Connections, to Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference (PDC) and Tech-Ed. Andrew has been participating in the user group community since way back in 1997, when one of his co-workers dragged him out to the Internet Developers User Group in Tyson’s Corner, VA, and he’s been hooked ever since.
Andrew is also the creator and developer of Community Megaphone, a site designed for promoting and finding developer community events.

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Episode 67: Rui Carvalho

Rui is a software craftsman mostly working on Microsoft and web areas since 20 years, from the early Asp 2.0 to the latest DNX stuff. After a long time acting as a consultant for big companies, he focuses today on developing, teaching and mentoring teams on smaller projects like startups to build the right products with simplicity. He use to speak at different conferences about .net web, agility and developer’s practices, he also advocates for open source and open minds in the .net community and that’s why he leads today the alt.net group in France. Since 2014, he organize a professional developer’s conference in Paris, NCrafts with strong focus on new technologies, great practices and design and more globally about crafting software with love.

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Episode 66: Bill Wagner

Bill Wagner is one of the world’s foremost C# developers and a member of the ECMA C# Standards Committee. He is President of the Humanitarian Toolbox, has been awarded Microsoft Regional Director and .NET MVP for 10+years, and was recently appointed to the .NET Foundation Advisory Board. Wagner currently works with companies ranging from start-ups to enterprises improving the software development process and growing their software development teams.
As a thought leader on C# programming language, Bill Wagner has authored 2 books; a best seller, “Effective C#”, and “More Effective C#”. Bill authors video training through Microsoft Virtual Academy on C# and .NET development. B ill has also written hundreds of technical articles (MSDN Magazine, .NET Developers Journal, Visual Studio Magazine, and many others), as well as actively blogs at http://www.thebillwagner.com/.

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Episode 65: Merrick Christensen

Merrick Christensen has been programming for ten years and nearly all of that time has been focused in the web space. He’s built many high-traffic projects for prolific companies such as National Geographic, ABC Disney, Fox and others. He co-organized ng-conf, the official Angular conference. Was a panelist on the JavaScript Jabber podcast. Spoken at many conferences and maintained even more open source projects. The last five years he has been working at Domo trying to change the way people do business.

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Episode 64: Richard Hundhausen

Richard is the president of Accentient, a company that helps software teams develop better products by leveraging ALM tools and Scrum. He is a Professional Scrum Trainer, author of Professional Scrum Development with Microsoft Visual Studio, and co-creator of the Scaled Professional Scrum framework. As a software developer and consultant with over 30 years of experience, he understands that software is built and delivered by people and not by processes or tools.

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Episode 63: Scott Guthrie

As executive vice president of the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise group, Scott Guthrie is responsible for the company’s cloud infrastructure, server, database, management and development tools businesses. His engineering team builds Microsoft Azure, Windows Server, SQL Server, Active Directory, System Center, Visual Studio and .NET.
Prior to leading the Cloud and Enterprise group, Guthrie helped lead Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s public cloud platform. Since joining the company in 1997, he has made critical contributions to many of Microsoft’s key cloud, server and development technologies and was one of the original founders of the .NET project. Guthrie graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Duke University. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.

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Episode 62: Beth Massi

Beth is a Senior Product Manager for .NET at Microsoft and a long-time community champion for .NET developers. She helps developers build amazing things. Before Microsoft, she spent many years building business apps for small businesses as well as large enterprises, primarily on the .NET stack, and was a Microsoft MVP. She is a speaker at various software development events and you can find her on a variety of developer sites. Follow her on twitter and GitHub: @BethMassi

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Episode 61: Tim Huckaby

Tim Huckaby is an industry luminary focused on Emerging User Experiences, User Interaction Design and the Natural User Interface (NUI).
Mr. Huckaby has been awarded many times for the highest rated keynotes & presentations for Microsoft and many other industry & technology conferences like CES and events world-wide. Mr. Huckaby is consistently rated in the top 10% of all speakers at these events. Having worked for or with Microsoft for over 25 years, Mr. Huckaby has been on stage with, and done numerous keynote demos for many Microsoft executives including Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.

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