The Hello World Podcast
Episode 28: Rachel Appel

Rachel is a 20+ year consultant, author, mentor, and former Microsoft employee in the IT industry who speaks at top industry conferences such as VSLive!, DevConnections, MIX, and more. During her career, Rachel has worked on projects of all sizes from the smallest of apps to the largest enterprise systems at some of the world’s leading companies.

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Episode 27: John Robbins

John is a co-founder of Wintellect (http://www.wintellect) and a course author at WintellectNOW (http://www.wintellectnow.com). In our business it’s good to specialize in something so John specializes in pain: debugging and performance tuning. He’s debugged and tuned applications for companies such as eBay, Microsoft, AutoDesk, and everyone in between. As a 10 year MVP, John’s written countless articles and three books on debugging. Prior to starting Wintellect 14 years ago John was one of the earliest developers at the legendary debugging tools company, NuMega. He got a late start as a software developer after having spent five years as a paratrooper and Green Beret in the US Army.

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Episode 26: Laurent Bugnion

Laurent works as Senior Director for IdentityMine, one of the leading companies (and Gold Partner) for Microsoft technologies such as Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight, Pixelsense, Windows 8, Windows Phone, XBOX and generally User Experience. He is based in Zurich Switzerland, where he lives with his wife Chi Meei and his two daughters Alise and Laeticia.

 

In October 2010, the book 'Silverlight 4 Unleashed' that he wrote was published at Sams, an advanced sequel to 'Silverlight 2 Unleashed' (published Oct 2008). He writes for MSDN magazine and other publications, codes in Windows Phone, Windows 8, WPF, Silverlight, ASP.NET and his blog is on http://blog.galasoft.ch. 2014 is his 8th year as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (Client Dev) and his second year as a Microsoft Regional Director. He is also the author of the well-known open source framework MVVM Light for Windows Phone, Windows 8, WPF, Silverlight.

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Episode 25: Jon Flanders

Jon is most at home spelunking, trying to figure out how things work from the inside out. Jon is the author of RESTful.NET from O'Reilly, as well as Essential ASP for Addison-Wesley, and was a co-author of Mastering Visual Studio.NET for O'Reilly. Jon is currently helping companies build applications for the iPhone and iPad using iOS.

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Episode 24: Fritz Onion

Fritz is a co-founder of Pluralsight where he serves as the Chief Content Officer. 

Fritz is the author of the book 'Essential ASP.NET' published by Addison Wesley, available in both C# and Visual Basic .NET editions, and 'Essential ASP.NET 2.0'. He is a past columnist for MSDN Magazine, and and has spoken at many industry conferences including the PDC, TechEd, and VSLive!. Prior to .NET, Fritz's work focused on Windows development with C++ and COM, and has written several courses and many articles on C++, MFC, COM, and ATL. Microsoft recognized Fritz as an MVP for over 5 years for his contributions to the ASP.NET community. 

Fritz lives in central Maine.

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Episode 23: Phil Haack

Phil Haack (yes, it's pronounced "hack") works at GitHub finding ways to make it better for .NET and Windows developers everywhere. Prior to GitHub, he was a senior Program Manager at Microsoft responsible for shipping ASP.NET MVC, NuGet, among other projects. These projects were released under open source licenses and helped served as examples of the open source model for shipping software to other teams at Microsoft.

Phil is a co-author of the popular Professional ASP.NET MVC series and regularly speaks at conferences around the world. He's also made several appearances on technology podcasts such as .NET Rocks, Hanselminutes, Herding Code, and The Official jQuery Podcast.

 

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Episode 22: Brad Wilson

Brad Wilson has been a software professional for more than 20 years, working as a consultant, developer, team lead, architect, and CTO. He is probably best known for his work on ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Web API during his 7 1/2 year tenure at Microsoft. Today, he calls CenturyLink Cloud his home, where he is a Technical Director working on their worldwide Infrastructure-as-a-Service and cloud management platform. He also is an active open source contributor to xUnit.net and ElasticLINQ.

 

In his off hours, he's an avid musician, poker player, and photographer.

 

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Episode 21: Richard Campbell

Richard Campbell has more than 30 years of high-tech experience and is both a Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). He has consulted with a number of leading North American organizations; Barnes&Noble.com, Dow Chemical, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Services, Reuters, Subaru/Isuzu and the U.S. Air Force.

In addition to speaking at conferences around the world, Richard is co-host of '.NET Rocks!, the Internet Audio Talk Show for .NET Developers' and the host of 'RunAs Radio, the Internet Audio Talk Show for IT Professionals'.

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Episode 20: Scott Meyers

Scott Meyers is one of the world's foremost authorities on C++.  He wrote the best-selling Effective C++ series (Effective C++, More Effective C++, and Effective STL); published and maintains the annotated training materials Overview of the New C++ (C++11/14) and Effective C++ in an Embedded Environment; is Consulting Editor for Addison Wesley's Effective Software Development Series, and, with Herb Sutter and Andrei Alexandrescu, is a principal in the conference-like event, C++ and Beyond. He has a Ph.D in Computer Science from Brown University.

Scott is currently working on a new book, Effective Modern C++: 40 Specific Ways to Improve Your Use of C++11 and C++14, which he desperately hopes to finish by summer.

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Episode 19: William Vaughn

William R. Vaughn is the former principal of Beta V Corporation and Microsoft MVP who worked at Microsoft for fourteen years. His previous books include seven editions of the popular Hitchhiker's Guides (Microsoft Press, Addison Wesley), ADO Examples and Best Practices, and the bestseller ADO.NET Examples and Best Practices and a separate edition for C# Programmers (APress). Bill is a top-rated speaker at conferences worldwide, including VBits, Developer Connections and TechEd, and is the author of numerous articles for SQL Server Magazine, MSDN Online, and others. He’s currently lecturing for Progressive Business Technology doing online webinars on SQL Server Reporting Services.

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