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Becoming a guest

Are you a professional who has a passion for a technology, or do you have a project you want to talk about?

If you can answer YES! to the above then we’d love to speak to you on the show.

We regularly speak to technical professionals who have a real insight into the lastest frameworks, libraries and software out there, with the aim to explain why you need to be using their product or code.

To get involved drop us a message on Twitter or Facebook and we will take it from there.

Previous Guests

Ben Slinger
Ben Slinger

Ben based in Melbourne Australia, and is the lead developer at Podchaser, and is one half of the podcast BitStorm.
When he is not writing code or hosting podcasts he spends his time as a father to three children.

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Carl Schweitzer
Carl Schweitzer

Carl is a Senior Software Developer in Wisconsin. He is also a Microsoft MVP in Windows Development. His professional background includes building modern web apps in the cloud, but he spends his free time building client apps on Windows. Carl speaks at local User Groups and Conferences and also hosts the MS Dev Show, a weekly podcast for Microsoft Developers.

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Chris Hey
Chris Hey

Chris Hey who is a technical architect, he spends his day "smashing out code" (His words, not mine). Chris Also volunteers some of his spare time to Code Club North West which is all about teaching kids how to code. He is also one of the organisers of The Dev Bakery.

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Dan Furze
Dan Furze

Daniel Furze is a front-end developer with a variety of experience from working in small software companies to some of the biggest digital agencies in the UK.

He now works consulting with agencies and in-house teams on large websites and web applications,
training developers on front-end best practices and improving workflow and communication between teams.

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Daniele Pozzobon
Daniele Pozzobon

Daniele is an aspiring software craftsman with more that ten years of experience in the software industry. He is currently a consultant in the .Net space for a big insurance company, and previously worked in the manufacturing industry. He has experience with C#, Java, C++, PHP, Javascript, and lately has added some F# to the sauce.
He constantly annoys his friends by talking about software and is passionate about Agile methodologies, which gives him more opportunities to annoy his friends even more.

When there are no friends around to annoy, he blogs on CodeCleaners and in his free he time loves go hiking with his wife and two daughters.

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Darren Hoehna
Darren Hoehna

Darren Hoehna is a software developer engineer at Microsoft, he likes solving problems with a team.
In his spare time he plays Warhammer 40k and playing on his PS3 and Vita.

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Edmond Yau
Edmond Yau

Ed has spent almost 15-years in software development building different styles of Enterprise IT systems.

He enjoys the new opportunities that Agile, DevSecOps & Cloud give for creating readily-scaleable,
secure systems, quicker than than ever before.

He is really excited about the potential for Machine Learning,
Cognitive & Bot technologies which look to deliver more intelligent User Experiences (UX) for applications.

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Gary Ewan Park
Gary Ewan Park

Gary Ewan Park has been developing on the .Net Platform for almost 9 years. His day job sees him developing using ASP.NET, AngularJS, and WPF, for Oil Companies working in the North Sea.In his spare time, Gary contributes to a number of Open Source projects including Chocolatey, Boxstarter, Cake, psake and GitVersion.Gary is a founding member of the Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group, that holds monthly sessions on any topic related to the Microsoft .Net Technology Stack.

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Gavin Lanata
Gavin Lanata

Gavin is a freelance developer and designer, currently specialised in the MS stack, .Net, .Net Core. After studying Computing and Art at college he went on to study Interactive Entertainment at Sunderland University.

Since then he has traveled the country building and supporting various projects in the industries of, but not least; gaming, manufacturing, steel stock holding, oil and gas and education. Gavin is a Pluralsight author, with courses on Asp.Net Core Middleware; he also writes articles for Code Guru and blog when he has the time.

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Jamie Taylor
Jamie Taylor

Jamie is a full stack .Net developer, with a focus on web cross platform. He lives and works in Leeds in the UK and he has become the go to guy for .Net Core at his workplace.

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Jeff Nelson
Jeff Nelson

Founder of Cinchapi where he is leading the mission to give meaning to the world's data. Jeff's passion is eliminating complexity, so that people can be more productive.

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Jim Basilio
Jim Basilio

Jim has been in the industry for 20yrs. He has been a .net/C# developer for 10yrs, and java for most of the rest (some c++ and other assorted tech as well). He is also an avid unix geek, been using linux since '95.

Guest on Episode(s):

Jo Overline
Jo Overline

Jo Overline, CEO of Swing Development, has been a successful iOS app creator for over ten years. He’s built over 30 apps in various categories, and over 30 million downloads under his belt holding the #1 spot in 94 countries.

The “Ugly Meter” app was one of his most successful - it even landed him spots on the Howard Stern show on four separate occasions.

Jo’s expertise lies not only in technology and development, but in the business aspects of being an independent tech entrepreneur. Since his days as an iOS consultant, he moved on to found SwingDev, which specializes in web and mobile app development for individuals and companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 500.

Guest on Episode(s):

Joe Zack
Joe Zack

Joe Zack is a Software Developer and Podcaster in Orlando, Florida.

He has over 15 years professional experience in both breaking and fixing things, and he is 1/3 of the Coding Blocks Podcast crew.

Guest on Episode(s):

John Sonmez
John Sonmez

John is the founder of one of the biggest programmer blogs on the internet at SimpleProgrammer.com. He also the author of the best-selling book "Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual."

John is a life-coach and motivational speaker who helps software developers, programmers and other IT professionals, become better at their jobs, make more money, and live better lives, by making the complex simple.

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Jonathan Bullock
Jonathan Bullock

Jonathan is a software developer who works in the oil & gas industry mainly on web based enterprise systems, he has been a Java developer for about 10 years now but has used VB and ASP/PHP previously. His spare time is occupied by either contributing to open source projects such as JBake or Asciidoctor or studying for his Masters with the Open University.

Guest on Episode(s):

Julie Torres
Julie Torres

Julie Torres is a full stack developer who has worked primarily in Ruby on Rails and React.js

After years of trying to blend in with the "normies" (normal people) in the stiff and boring banking world,

she attended a coding bootcamp to retrain as a software developer.

Working with code has allowed her to unleash her inner feral child, and she hasn't been able to get a leash back on that sucker yet.

Guest on Episode(s):

Kiana Tennyson
Kiana Tennyson

Kiana Tennyson has degree in computer science from Georgia institute of technology and also considers herself a full stack developer, and has been working primarily in web development for approximately 10 years

Kiana has also spoken about Android development as multiple conferences

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Lawrence Sowell
Lawrence Sowell

As a Serial Entrepreneur, Lawrence has built businesses in the entertainment, real estate, sports, manufacturing and technology industries.

For the last decade, he has been focused on solving problems through technology.
Lawrence has spent the last couple of years traveling the world speaking about technology and how it is used to solve real world problems.

Guest on Episode(s):

Lee Mallon
Lee Mallon

Lee runs a mobile app agency, called Rarely Impossible. They are a Xamarin Premier Partner working with companies across the world on international organisation mobile strategy and building UX line of business applications using the Xamarin platform.

Guest on Episode(s):

Luke Warren
Luke Warren

Luke is rugby mad .Net developer from Johannesburg, South Africa. He specialises in ASP.Net and CMS solutions, he normally spends his days extendeding Umbraco or DotNetNuke (DNN), and his nights on side projects that will never be finished or writing for his blog.

Guest on Episode(s):

Mattias Karlsson
Mattias Karlsson

Mattias has been working professionally as a developer for almost 20 years, he started coding on 8bit computers in the 80s and has been passionate about coding since.

Today he's a partner and senior architect at WCOM, a Microsoft partner located in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is known mostly for being one of the maintainers behind the open source Cake build system, which is now also part of the .NET foundation and we spoke to Gary Ewan Park about Cake on the first episode of this podcast

Guest on Episode(s):

Miles Daffin
Miles Daffin

Miles is the Product Manager for Represen Api Studio, and has been working in IT since 1999 after taking a Masters in Software Engineering at Bristol University, where he discovered a love of programming.
He has held a range of diverse jobs from Somerset Dairy farming through caring for brain-injured adults and emotionally disturbed children through to computer programming and Investment Banking.

This varied background enables Miles to understand and communicate with people from all walks of life.

He is a firm believer that “specialisation if for insects” and what makes us truly human is an ability to do lots of different things.

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Paul Seal
Paul Seal

Paul is a .NET Web Developer from Derby (UK) who specialises in building Content Management System (CMS) websites using MVC with Umbraco as a framework. Paul is passionate about web development and programming as a whole. Apart from when he's with his wife and son, if he's not writing code, he's thinking about it or listening to a podcast about it.

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Payam Pakmanesh
Payam Pakmanesh

Payam Pakmanesh writes about soft skills, psychology, and taking risks.

He's been in tech for half a decade and has spent the last four years as a software engineer.

Payam is originally from San Francisco, but has been bicoastal between
San Francisco and New York for the last two years after he convinced his company that he could be just as productive.

In his free time he enjoys editing videos and traveling.

Guest on Episode(s):

Peter 'Shawty' Shaw
Peter 'Shawty' Shaw

Peter describes himself as a Geek's Geek, he started with computers when he just was 7 years old, way back in the late 1970's
It's often been cited that hehas a CPU for a brain or that he is some kind of advanced biological computer.

He is not happy unless he's building something, tinkering with code or generally just learning new tech.

Peter doesn't consider myself a developer, more an all round technologist who understands back-end, front-end code, hardware and everything in between.

Guest on Episode(s):

Richard Allen
Richard Allen

Richard Allen has developing software since graduating from Bournemouth University in 1999.
He is the co-founder of LeaveWizard.com an online leave and absence management system.

He is also co-founder of Developer South Coast; a technical user group based in Southampton, England, who meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month, they discuss a wide range of subjects in the software development space.

Rich is also an independent software development consultant helping businesses to implement Agile/Lean development practices.

 

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Zac Braddy
Zac Braddy

Zac is an Australian Web developer living and working in Nottingham in the UK. he is a full stack .NET developer, who likes to work with the Front end. Zac has been working pretty much exclusively on the front end for close to the past two years, and has a keen interest in front end technologies. Zac had his eye on React for some time, eventually decided he wanted to learn more and so gave himself a reason to, by starting up TheReactionary.net. He quickly became the work place React evangelist and expert, and has been working to overhaul his current employers front end with React and Redux.

Guest on Episode(s):

Zachary Kessin
Zachary Kessin

Zachary is a developer with over 20 years of experience building applications on the web.

He started back in the days of CGI and Perl and has in the years since worked with dozens of technologies
to bring functionality to the web.

In recent years Zachary has been spending a lot of time asking the question

“Why is building applications so hard, and can we make it better?”.

He wants to understand how to get software development to scale in terms of the services that we deploy and the teams we build...

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Zack Burt
Zack Burt

Zack Burt began programming (with QBASIC) at age nine and immediately found a passion. Since 2003, he has been working in Silicon Valley and New York City in individual contributor and leadership roles. In 2007, he launched his software consultancy business after his PHP application "Lamefactor" was acquired by WikiYou, Inc.

He is passionate about open source, both in submitting pull requests and launching projects. He currently lives in Manhattan where he enjoys playing basketball, meeting new and diverse people; he also actively encourages you to get in touch with him if you'd like to meet.

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