This post is part of an ongoing series of Rangers introductions. See An index to all Rangers covered on this blog for more details.
Who you are?
Well let’s put it this way in 2005 I was at a Microsoft Holiday party and was informally voted the biggest Geek in the NY/NJ Metro Practice of MCS. I’m still not sure if that was a complement or not, but I do own a PDP-8 Computer along with a couple of ASR-33 Teletypes.
What makes you “tick”?
Technology. At the age of thirteen I had the opportunity to learn computer programming in school (this was virtually unheard of in 1972, and a unique opportunity). Nearly 38 years later this is still my passion.
Where you live?
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, NY
Where is the place you call home?
Wherever my computer is. Oh yeah and my wife.
Why are you active in the Rangers program?
Two main reason: First the Rangers are an incredibly talented group and it is exciting to be connected with people of this caliber. Second, being able to share my experiences and give back to the developer community has been important to me since the D.E.C.U.S. user meetings of the late 1970’s
What is the best Rangers project you worked in and why?
So far the TFS 2010 Database guidance and hands on labs has been the most exciting. The overall project will be of great use to a wide audience and I was able to take the lead on one small portion (DB Branching HOL).