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Chris is the Co-founder, Administrator, Architect, Chief Editor and Shameless Hack who wrote and runs CodeProject. He is also co-founder of Developer Media and ContentLab.IO. He's been programming since the 80's and has been, in various guides, an astrophysicist, bacyard mechanic, mathematician, physicist, breeder of carnivorous plants, hydrologist, geomorphologist, defence intelligence researcher and then, when all that got a bit rough on the nerves, a web developer.

His programming experience includes C/C++, C#, SQL, MFC, ASP.NET, TypeScript and far, far too much FORTRAN. He has worked on PocketPCs, Old mainframes, new Macs, cheap phones, and a CRAY YMP C90 behemoth but finds notebooks take up less desk space.

He is kind to small animals and has a soft spot for cheesecake.

Chris was born and bred in Australia but splits his time between Toronto and Melbourne, depending on the weather. For relaxation he is obsessively into road cycling, physiology, occasionally snowboarding and rock climbing, and wishes he were a storm chaser.
31 Dec 2004 CodeProject MVP 2005

      
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ASP.NET Community
United States United States
The ASP.NET Wiki was started by Scott Hanselman in February of 2008. The idea is that folks spend a lot of time trolling the blogs, googlinglive-searching for answers to common "How To" questions. There's piles of fantastic community-created and MSFT-created content out there, but if it's not found by a search engine and the right combination of keywords, it's often lost.

The ASP.NET Wiki articles moved to CodeProject in October 2013 and will live on, loved, protected and updated by the community.
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760 members

The CodeProject focus group is an informal and changeable group of long-suffering CodeProject members willing to give their time and patience to discussing product, branding and marketing ideas with those looking to actually understand what developers think.

To apply to join this group simply hit the "Apply to join this group" button.

To seek the wisdom, guidance, and hopefully a little enlightenment, email focus@codeproject.com and we'll work out a time to discuss your thoughts.
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Intel Corporation
United States United States
You may know us for our processors. But we do so much more. Intel invents at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible for business and society, and for every person on Earth.

Harnessing the capability of the cloud, the ubiquity of the Internet of Things, the latest advances in memory and programmable solutions, and the promise of always-on 5G connectivity, Intel is disrupting industries and solving global challenges. Leading on policy, diversity, inclusion, education and sustainability, we create value for our stockholders, customers and society.
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43 members

The CodeProject Authors are a group of talented technical writers who create articles and whitepapers for some of the biggest companies in the industry. Under our ContentLab.io unit we reach out to those who need content written but lack the time, expertise or resources to complete the work.

Looking to earn a little extra and get connected to, and be featured on, the websites of the companies whose technologies you know and love? If you can write well and are efficient with time then send us an email at info@contentlab.io.
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90 members

CodeProject Advisors
Publisher CodeProject
Canada Canada
The CodeProject Advisors group is comprised of CodeProject members specifically chosen to advise the CodeProject on new products related to helping the community answer technical questions. This group participates in beta testing and feedback of products designed to help connect members with experts.
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Advisory Board
United States United States
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The Insider
Publisher The Code Project
United States United States
Sign up to get the news you didn't even know you needed to know in the most valuable 5 minutes of reading of your day.

The Code Project Daily Insider keeps you up to date with what is happening around the industry. From the continue saga of the Big Boys to Scott Guthrie's blog ramblings and Steve Jobs' latest, you will find it here.
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The Ultimate Toolbox
Web Developer
Canada Canada
In January 2005, David Cunningham and Chris Maunder created TheUltimateToolbox.com, a new group dedicated to the continued development, support and growth of Dundas Software’s award winning line of MFC, C++ and ActiveX control products.

Ultimate Grid for MFC, Ultimate Toolbox for MFC, and Ultimate TCP/IP have been stalwarts of C++/MFC development for a decade. Thousands of developers have used these products to speed their time to market, improve the quality of their finished products, and enhance the reliability and flexibility of their software.
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Chinese Forum Moderators
United States United States
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CodeProject Beta Testers
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139 members

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QuestionRe: Video support in articles Pin
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GeneralFinal week. Almost. Pin
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GeneralThe Ultimate Coder Challenge: Beetle Bots with friggin' laser beams. Pin
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GeneralRe: The Ultimate Coder Challenge: Beetle Bots with friggin' laser beams. Pin
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GeneralThe Ultimate Coder Challenge - the struggle continues Pin
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GeneralIntel Ultimate Coder Challenge: Week 2 Pin
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GeneralIntel Ultimate Coder Challenge: Beginnings Pin
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Intel has launched a new Ultimate Coder Challenge[^] that follows the same structure as previous years: multiple teams, 8 weeks, 1 challenge.

This year's challenge is IoT: Who will create the next great commercial solution? Using the Intel commercial IoT development kit the challenges must come up with an idea - and an implementation - that truly defines what IoT is and means to us all.

Out of the gate I will admit I'm already heavily biased to an idea I've been spouting to all and sundry for years: a local wireless network for cars that would reduce to near zero the chance of collisions.

Team one[^] aka Team Whirlwind are working with Intel Edison and Dell Wyse[^] to create a highly distributed adhoc network modelled after MongoDBs Master-Slave model.

They will need to overcome issues such as network latency, basic network issues, interference, speed, and ultimately interfacing with a car so that the system actually does something. I hope they succeed. It's about time we had this.

Team Two[^], aka Team Geras, has the goal of diving deep into the behavioural patterns of those in their twilight years to look for correlations between behaviour and undesirable incidents. Does a hot day and a bout of lawn bowls result in more falls? Does high humidity and certain social interactions result in a case of the vapours?

This is a lofty goal and I worry that gathering and analysing enough data within the time of the contest will be difficult.

Code will be written in ClojureScript running on JerryScript. Because they want to. I write way too much Javscript (badly) and I swear we're all going to look back on the twenty-tweens and think "what sort of drunken haze were we in to think Javscript was a good idea for everything?"

Team Three[^], aka Team Iot Vaidya, are looking to create a standalone solution meant specifically for people living in remote places where there is shortage of doctors. The idea is that there's a dearth of medical support in many rural communities so why not automate some of the more pedestrian tests that can be done to get an initial good/bad diagnosis? Team Three will focus on a person’s ECG and pulse rate plus other vitals like temperature, Galvanic Skin Response. "A lot can be said by proper analysis of these parameters."

As a bit of a chronic cyclist this sort of stuff is right up my alley. I ride with my eyes glued on my heartrate, left/right pedal stroke balance, power output, cadence, calories burned and occasionally oxygen saturation and heomoglobin recruitment. Sometimes I even watch where I'm going. Having access to a wearable that would include things such as ECG, temp and galvanic skin response would be brilliant. Selfish, in that it's all about my cycling and not about saving lives (directly) but the applications for a solution such as Team Three is proposing go far and wide.

Team four[^], or Team Proximarket, have waxed lyrical about the physical web but their introduction scares me a little. Smartcart is a proximity based technology for retailers that, among other things, will reduce the impact of customer oversight. Oversight meaning "Excuse me: it looks like you forgot to pick up toilet paper. It's in aisle 3, 7.5m to your left." or "Escuse me: it looks like you're trying to leave the store without spending enough. We've talked to your car's infotainment system and it agrees you're not going anywhere until that shopping cart is nice and full"

If they win then I'll be the first to welcome our new robot overloads.

Team five[^]. Agro Hackers. Evidently "Agro hackers" means "deep understanding of farming for transformation". I'm Australian, and to me it means an "angry or hostile who breaks into the computer system of a company, government, etc.

But again maybe not. Team Agro Hacker is working to deliver a solution to crop disease and pest management using image processing and machine learning. You get the computer to take a peek at the leaves of a crop and have a good hard think about what could be wrong.

Admirable work, and increasingly important in a world rapidly growing. They have no, however, made it clear how this is an IoT solution. They'll need to clarify this to move ahead.

Let's see how things shape up next week.
cheers
Chris Maunder

GeneralRe: Intel Ultimate Coder Challenge: Beginnings Pin
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GeneralThe Resurrection Pin
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NewsWhat have you tried? Pin
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GeneralLive JavaScript articles now accepted Pin
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GeneralCodeProject no longer uses CommonMark instead of Markdown (was: CodeProject uses CommonMark) Pin
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