Join us for our annual End-of-Year party.
Heather Downing will be MC for a discussion with the user group organizers about community, technology, and more.
Duane is Co-Founder of Alien Arc Technologies, LLC where he focuses on creating apps targeting mobile devices, modern desktops, and the Internet of Things. As a Microsoft MVP and technology enthusiast with a passion for good software he strives to bring solutions that improve or eliminate costly duplication and repetitive processes so more important things can be done. He enjoys teaching others and speaking at conferences on topics ranging from DevOps to Xamarin. When not behind a computer screen he can be found sharing his love of SCUBA and all things underwater with new divers at the pool or through his underwater videos and photos at DLDAdventures.com.
As a professional software developer with over two decades of experience, Brent has seen many development trends come and go and learned that there is not a shortcut to being a great developer. He enjoys teaching and tries to mentor others whenever he can. When he is not speaking at conferences around the Midwest he can be found helping organize the Kansas City .NET User Group.
He is a creator at heart and has started multiple businesses over the years in a variety of industries. His latest venture is Alien Arc Technologies which allows him to take his ideas and give them form. He loves quality in all things and always try to provide the best quality in everything he does. If it is worth doing, then it is worth doing right.
John is on the Microsoft Advanced Analytics docs content team and is the docs lead for ML.NET. He sat in Kirk's Chair on the bridge, recorded cartoon pilots as part of a voice ensemble cast, is the co-creator of the "Geek" t-shirt (found at most Microsoft conferences), and was Facebook friends with Patrick Swayze. John has a passion for designing and building accessible experiences using machine learning coupled with vision, voice, touch, and virtual/mixed reality. In a previous life, He was the co-founder of a digital agency and consultancy, and also had the honor of being a Microsoft Regional Director for 19 years. In the previous, previous life before that, John co-founded the largest technical blogging community in the world, Geekswithblogs.Net, before selling it several years ago. He also built music chart applications for Billboard Magazine used by "American Top 40", and architected a highly scalable Mutual Funds Trading SOA-based platform used non-stop the last 15 years to process billions of dollars in transactions. A trainer since 1996, with 26 Microsoft product certifications, he’s coached several teams of developers, leading one directly responsible for earning their organization a spot on CIO Magazine’s “Agile 100” list. He’s co-authored three best-selling technical books and Microsoft Official Curriculum. John has also co-hosted two technical focused podcasts, and is gearing up on a third. He speaks regularly at conferences and is the co-founder of Kansas City .NET Meetup and KC Windows Mixed Reality meetup (now part of KCVR). Based in Kansas City, Missouri USA, John loves to paint, draw, game, do voiceovers, and spend time with his spouse and three children on all sorts of adventures.
More details to come.