LDNUG September 2017 - #ProgNET Special with Richard Campbell

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Celebrate the return of the Progressive .NET Tutorials (https://skillsmatter.com/conferences/8268-progressive-dot-net-2017) with the London.NET user group. With #prognet (https://twitter.com/hashtag/prognet?f=tweets&vertical=default) taking a deep dive into the future of the .NET Framework - a world without Windows, where we're all building scalable microservices in .NET Core using macOS and deploying them straight to serverless cloud infrastructure - we thought it would be a great opportunity to look back on the history of .NET, and there's no better person to do it than the co-host of Dot Net Rocks and founder of Humanitarian Toolbox (www.htbox.org), Richard Campbell

Richard Campbell: The History of .NET

The .NET Framework is more than fifteen years old! Or is it? Join Richard Campbell on a tour of the history of .NET, Visual Studio and the related tools that have been the principal way that developers build software in the Microsoft space. The conversation explores the relationship between development tools, operating systems and the hardware that runs it all - the winding path of .NET is influenced by many things - and the future is only getting more interesting!

Richard Campbell started playing with microcomputers in 1977 at the age of 10. He's really never done anything else since. In that time he's been involved in every level of the PC industry, from manufacturing, to sales, to development, and into large scale infrastructure implementation. He has been a witness and participant to the Bill Gates vision of "A PC on every desktop."

He is a Microsoft Regional Director and is recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in the area ofASP.NET (http://asp.net/) development.

In 2004 Richard first met Carl Franklin, creator of .NET Rocks (www.dotnetrocks.com (http://www.dotnetrocks.com/)), The Internet Audio Talkshow for .NET Developers. Richard was a guest on show 69, but his friendship with Carl quickly evolved into a partnership and by show 100 in early 2005 he came onboard as co-host. In 2007 he started RunAs Radio (www.runasradio.com (http://www.runasradio.com/)), a podcast for IT Professionals.

In 2012 Richard founded the Humanitarian Toolbox (www.htbox.org (http://www.htbox.org/)), an organization designed to let developers around the world donate their skills to disaster relief organizations by building open source software. By 2014, Humanitarian Toolbox became a 501(c)3 registered US charity, working on a number of different projects for the United Nations, US Center for Disease Control and Red Cross.

Today Richard is a consultant and advisor to a number of successful technology firms as well as the co-owner and content planner of the DevIntersection (www.devintersection.com (http://www.devintersection.com/)) group of conferences.

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