I have been in software development for about 20 years or so. I started out with a small book on QuickBASIC, then moved the Visual Basic for DOS, then Visual Basic for Windows, then Visual Basic .NET and eventually Visual C#. I am a Director in Technology at Quicken Loans. I am a public speaker and present internationally on a lot of technology topics, a list of them are available at Presentations. I have been recognized as a Microsoft MVP in .NET (since 2009) and a Friends of Red Gate program (from 2015 to 2018).
Some of my notable achievements
- Former President and Vice President of INETA North America (2007-2015)
- Founder of the Southeast Valley .NET User Group (SEVDNUG) in Chandler, AZ (2007-2013)
- Currently serving on my the City of Chandler’s Parks and Recreation board (since 2010)
- Telerik MVP (2010 to 2012)
- Microsoft Visual Basic MVP (1996)
Open Source Projects (https://github.com/jguadagno)
- 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
Events I organize or participate in
- Desert Code Camp
- Organizer for the 1st Time MVP event at the MVP Summit
- MVP 2 MVP Sessions at MVP Summit.
- Awesome bean pusher at GeekGive at the MVP Summit.
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