Red Hat DevNation / Summit Trip Report– .NET Core 1.0 Releases!

What a week! If you didn’t hear, we released .NET Core 1.0 on Monday at Red Hat DevNation. .NET Core is a cross-platform, open source, and modular .NET platform for creating modern web apps, microservices and libraries that run on Windows, Linux and Mac. Congrats to everyone who made the .NET Core 1.0 release possible!… Read more

Open Source Show and Tell (#OSSAT) 2016

Friday afternoon was OSSAT at the the Microsoft Reactor. I had the pleasure of hosting it with the main organizer, Justin Johnson (@elof) from I met Justin at last year’s Open Source Show And Tell when he reached out to the .NET team and I came to speak about .NET open source. I was… Read more

.NET Goodness at BUILD 2016 – .NET ALL THE THINGS!

BUILD 2016 was two weeks ago in my favorite city, San Francisco. There was a TON of .NET content & announcements delivered. Here’s a recap of all the big .NET sessions, announcements, downloads and resources. And my apologies for not getting this out sooner, but I was unexpectedly out last week. Plus, anyone trying to… Read more

GitHub Universe & SVCC Trip Reports

Last weekend I had the opportunity to (wo)man the Microsoft booth at GitHub Universe as well as speak at the largest code camp in North America, Silicon Valley Code Camp. Both were great experiences in very different ways. TL;DR; GitHub Universe felt like a rave. The industrial space catered very well to the demographic. GitHub… Read more

Visual Studio 2015 and .NET Framework 4.6 released today–behind the scenes goodies, t-shirts, and lots of open development

You probably heard that Visual Studio 2015 and .NET Framework 4.6 released today. Congrats team! This is a big day for us as we’ve all been working really hard on this release for many many months. Get the bits now! Visual Studio 2015 <— BTW, if you’re an open source dev, you get VS community… Read more

Trip Report: //BUILD and Ignite Conferences

Wow, what a busy last few weeks (months for many of us) as we prepped and delivered a couple huge events with BUILD and Ignite. I had the pleasure of being involved with the planning around our .NET content and community event at BUILD and I also got to get up on stage with my… Read more

Open Source Show and Tell– April 24th in San Francisco

I’m excited and honored that I’ve been asked by to come speak at their Open Source Show and Tell event in San Francisco on April 24th. In their words… We love Open Source software and so do you. Come celebrate hacker culture with Keen IO, Rainforest QA, and Segment (<< in their brand new… Read more

The .NET Voyage into Open Source–dotnetConf 2015

dotnetConf is on now! Yesterday on Day 1, there were a ton of great presentations from the team. One of my personal favorites of the day was the talk where Immo, Rich and Miguel spoke about .NET Core and the teams journey into Open Source. There’s a lot of great insight into how culturally and… Read more

Understanding .NET 2015

Last year after BUILD I posted Exciting Times for .NET and since then I have had the pleasure of working much closer with the .NET team, which includes the runtime, framework, languages & compilers. Although my focus has been a lot more on internal community in the last year, such as helping run internal conferences… Read more

Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio– Building Office 365 Android Apps with Xamarin

The Office 365 APIs allow you to easily integrate Office 365 services into your apps in a consistent way. You can access user data like calendars, documents and more using REST APIs and standard OAuth flows from any platform. The Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio make it super easy for developers to access… Read more