I have been in software development for about 15 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#. When I am not working at my full time job I donate my time to several community efforts like:
Former President of INETA North America, currently Vice President.
President of the Southeast Valley .NET User Group (SEVDNUG) in Chandler, AZ.
Serving on my City's Parks and Recreation board.
I have or have had the following "MVP" awards:
- Visual Basic MVP in 1996
- C# MVP since 2009
- Telerik MVP since 2010
I maintain a Open Source project on CodePlex which wraps the Bing API called BingSharp.
I also help / organize or participate in several community events:
- 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.