I am a Microsoft Developer Service MVP, running for a Board of Directors position on the .NET Foundation. I have been an MVP since 2008. I have spoken at multiple conferences throughout the last ten years.
Why I’m Running
For 20 years or so I have been in Software Development. During that time I have used many tools, languages, and technologies. I started out programming with a small book on QuickBASIC. I later moved on to Visual Basic for DOS. Windows then came along and I starting using Visual Basic for Windows, I then migrated to Visual Basic .NET and eventually ended up using Visual C#. I work as an Senior Engineering Director at Rocket Mortgage, based in Detroit, MI. I am a public speaker and present internationally on a lot of different technology topics.
One of my primary goals in life is to leave this leave (planet) better than it was when I joined it. I do that in many ways. My favorite way is to grow people and help make them better. I do this through education; blogging, presenting, and public speaking. I also do this by helping others find ways to help themselves grow. I believe that being on the board of the .NET Foundation, I can help the vision of .NET and make it easier for others to adopt and grow themselves. In the past, I have worked with many other talented professionals while serving on the Board of Directors for INETA to help spread the education and adoption of .NET.
For the past 3 years I have been active with the .NET Foundation serving on the Membership Committee
I feel I am very well suited for the position.
If you are on Twitter, you can follow the curated list of .NET Foundation Board of Directors 2022 Candidates here.
My Community Contributions
INETA was the International .NET Association. I served on the board for eight years. Two as Director of Marketing, four as President, and two as Vice President.
Open Source Projects
- BingSharp: A wrapper around the Bing API in C#
- bootstrapThemeSwitcher: jquery plugin to dynamically load Bootstrap themes
- twbs-flickrCarousel: a bootstrap carousel to loop through Flickr pictures
- Public Speaker
- Organized Events at the Microsoft MVP Summit
- Book Reviewer
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