The Hello World Podcast
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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Episode 60: Rod Paddock

Rod Paddock is the editor of CODE Magazine. Rod has been a software developer for more than 10 years and has worked with tools like Visual Studio .NET SQL Server, Visual Basic, Visual FoxPro, Delphi and numerous others. Rod is president of Dash Point Software, Inc. Dash Point is an award winning software development firm that specializes in developing applications for small to large businesses. Dash Point has delivered applications for numerous corporations like: Six Flags, First Premier Bank, Intel, Microsoft and the US Coast Guard. Rod is also VP of Development for SQL Server tools maker, Red Matrix Technologies. (www.redmatrix.com).

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Episode 59: Todd Miranda

Todd Miranda is a consultant, trainer, and author. He has been developing on various platforms for over 20 years and has been involved with .NET since it was first released in 2000. He has worked with many of the .NET platforms but focuses primarily on ASP.NET. He is the owner of NxtDimension Solutions and provides consulting and training on the Microsoft stack. Todd has been awarded a Microsoft MVP for the last 7 years. He is the co-founder of the Birmingham .NET User Group and remains active in the development community. He has recorded hundreds of online training videos on Microsoft development topics including security, JavaScript, Silverlight, WPF, Expression and ASP.NET. He is an INETA speaker and regularly presents at user groups, community events, and technical conferences.

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