The Hello World Podcast
Episode 48: Dave Ward

Dave Ward is an independent consultant and author, specializing in projects ranging from ASP.NET, to Node.js, to JavaScript single page applications, to hybrid mobile apps. With twenty years of experience developing for the web, he has been recognized as a Microsoft Regional Director, ASP.NET MVP, and member of the ASPInsiders. To learn more or to get in touch with Dave, you can visit his blog at http://Encosia.com or find him on Twitter as @Encosia.

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Episode 47: Steve Smith

Steve is an entrepreneur and software developer with a passion for building quality software as effectively as possible. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Falafel Software. Steve has published several courses on Pluralsight, covering DDD, SOLID, design patterns, and software architecture. He's a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP, a frequent speaker at developer conferences, an author, and a trainer. Along with his wife and business partner, Michelle Smith, Steve was also the founder of Lake Quincy Media (acquired by The Code Project) and NimblePros (acquired by Telerik). Steve's an ex-Army Engineer officer and Iraq veteran who enjoys playing games and spending time outdoors.

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Episode 46: Rockford Lhotka

Rockford Lhotka is the CTO of Magenic, and is the creator of the widely used CSLA .NET development framework. He is the author of numerous books, and regularly speaks at major conferences around the world. Rockford is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP. Magenic (www.magenic.com) is a company that specializes in planning, designing, building and maintaining your enterprise’s most mission critical systems. For more information go to www.lhotka.net.

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Episode 45: Deborah Kurata

Deborah Kurata is an independent software consultant/developer specializing in Web and .NET development using AngularJS, VB.NET, and C#. She has also published several Pluralsight courses.  Deborah has authored several programming books including the popular "Doing Objects" series and is a speaker at conferences such as VSLive! and TechEd. She is also the co-chair of the EastBay.NET user group in the San Francisco Bay/Silicon Valley area.

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Episode 44: Steve Evans

Steve Evans has been doing DevOps since before the term DevOps was invented. He is a Pluralsight Author, five time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and technical Speaker at various industry events. In his spare time he manages a DevOps team at a Silicon Valley Biotech focused on improving the lives of cancer patients. For over 15 years Steve has focused on making technology better for businesses by bridging the gap between IT and Development teams.

You can follow his technical blog at http://www.LoudSteve.com or find him on twitter at@TheLoudSteve.

 

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Episode 43: Walt Ritscher

Walt's enthusiasm for crafting software interfaces blossomed early.  Just a few days after discovering how to make pixels move around the screen of a borrowed computer he was devouring books on the topic of computer graphics and UI design.  Now he travels the world speaking at software conferences and teaching a diverse portfolio of programming topics for corporate clients. On the consulting side he continues to work with customers like Microsoft, HP, Intel, and Intuit and enjoys being part of the Wintellect consultant group.He has over fifty hours of video training courses available in the WintellectNow, Lynda and Udemy catalogs.  He writes for several publications including Code Magazine and has a new "HLSL and Pixel Shaders for XAML Developer" book available from O'Reilly Media. His current UI obsession revolves around the Windows 8 Metro, Mobile, ASP.NET MVC and WPF APIs.  This year he is learning as much as he can about Xamarin. You can find his blog at xamlwonderland.com. Walt is also a Microsoft MVP and author of the free Shazzam Shader Editor (shazzam-tool.com).

He is also deeply involved in the local developer community — founding the .NET Developers Association in Redmond, WA and continues to help organize the Seattle Code Camp, developer hackathons and other local events.

 

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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 http://timheuer.com/blog/.

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