Allen Underwood, is one third of the Coding Blocks podcast, he is a Software Architect and Microsoft MVP.
He is a Father to three children, and a husband.
He loves to build things, both software and in the "real world".
Allen's passions go beyond programming and give him a love for basketball and American football.
It's also said that he is just a little obsessed with good audio and computer hardware!
Allen is is also one of the original driving forces behind this podcast coming to lie, so you can thank or blame him for that.
Andrew is a web developer from Cheshire in the UK, who currently works as a Technical Team Lead.
Andy has been a web developer for over 15 years specialising in .net core and more recently AWS.
He has a passion for everything cloud and will shortly be broadening his experience as a platform engineer.
Andrew Seward is Director of Tech Nottingham, an organisation dedicated to improving Nottingham as a place to live and work in technology through community building and events.
Those events include Hack24, which is taking place at the Nottingham Council House on 10th and 11th March.
In his day job Andrew is a Senior Product Manager at Quint.
Andy develops software for Protolabs, who use 3D printing and traditional manufacturing techniques to rapidly create prototype parts.
He is the co-runner of the Shropshire Devs usergroup based in Telford, Shropshire
Andy Hunt is an author and publisher, avid musician, and sometime woodworker.
When not making noise or firewood he occasionally speaks at conferences. He has been active in the field of software development since before the @ sign.
He co-authored The Pragmatic Programmer with Dave as well as a dozen other titles (including science fiction novels), was an author of the Agile Manifesto.
Ben is a veteran of the IT Operations market, with a two decade career across large and small companies like Loudcloud, BladeLogic, Northrop Grumman, EDS, and BMC. Ben got to do DevOps before DevOps was cool, working with government agencies and major commercial brands to be more agile and move faster.
More recently, Ben spent 5 years in product management at Sumo Logic, and is now running product marketing for Operations Analytics at Sumo Logic.
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.
Brandon is a Brandon fullstack web developer, with a passion on the frontend development, specifically Vue.js.
He currently working at Mcity, an automated vehicle proving grounds located at the University of Michigan.
Brandon first got into web development in high school by making basic html websites, and has been working for the University of Michigan doing web development for a little over a year now.
The first time Brandon used Vue was while building an account and data management SPA for the University hospital.
Since then, he has grown to appreciate Vue even more and has become fully emersed in its ecosystem.
On a daily basis Brandon uses Vue.js and python to build a suite webapps for Mcity including an Account Manager, Project Tracking SPA, and my personal favorite, a frontend interface for Mcity’s traffic control api.
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.
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.
He has a focus Software Craftsmanship and is a signatory of both the Agile Manifesto and the Software Craftsmanship manifesto.
He believes that through short iterations and the careful gathering of requirements that we can deliver the highest quality and the most value in the shortest time.
He enjoys learning and encouraging other to continuously improve themselves.
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.
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.
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.
Dave Thomas founded the Pragmatic Bookshelf with Andy Hunt, and retired in 2016.
Dave coined the phrases 'Code Kata' and 'DRY' (Don't Repeat Yourself), and was an original signatory and author of The Manifesto for Agile Software Development.
Dave is a Husband, and father of 2. He is software developer living in the Metro Detroit area with more than 18 years of professional experience.
He is interested in continuous learning, tinkering, and exploring new technology.
Dave is pretty activity away from technology where he spends his time on other pursuits including skiing, basketball, cooking, and fishing.
Dave is the host of the Developer On Fire podcast, but he is, first and foremost, a father of 3 wonderful children.
He is also a husband, software developer and architect.
He delights in matters technical and in human interaction and has come to the conclusion that he's good with both machines and people.
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.
Emma Seward is an international award winning wildlife photographer, owner of Emma�s Garden and Director at Tech Nottingham.
Emma is the organiser of Hack24, which is taking place at the Nottingham Council House on 10th and 11th March.
She is extremely partial to doughnuts and also keeps bees.
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.
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.
Guy works for ScriptDrop in Columbus, Ohio as an Engineering Manager. Combining his decades of experience in writing software with a passion for sharing what he has learned, Guy helps his team build great software.
In his personal life, Guy is a hard-boiled geek interested in role-playing games, science fiction, and technology. He also has a slightly less geeky interest in history and linguistics.
In his spare time, he goes camping and studies history and linguistics.
Guy lives in Ohio with his wife, his three teenage sons, and an entire wall of games.
Ian has been a software developer for almost 20 years, and his passion for learning has not diminished.
You can often find him at conferences, enjoying the talks, the conversations and sometimes even giving a talk himself.
He has worked on projects from financial management software on the desktop, to back-end exam processing software, to consumer websites, and developer tools in both start-ups and well established companies.
Iris Classon Microsoft MVP, author and speaker, A former clinical dietitian and personal trainer.
She is a board member on the .net foundation and mum to 4 month old Loke.
James Studdart is a full stack .NET developer, solutions architect and team leader based in the UK. He has experience in a wide range of markets from tropical fish and domestic services to international freight and the holiday industry, to name but a few.
He doesn’t know the meaning of downtime…
Jamie is a .NET contractor, podcast host, gamer, bass player, and productivity novice.
He loves to talk .NET Core (as evidenced by his past appearances on the show), and is still on a quest to take all ten of the top ten spots in the apple podcast ratings - even if it means creating thousands of podcasts in the process.
Jared is a Microsoft MVP and the VP of Technology and Solutions at HMB an IT services company based out of Columbus, OH.
His focus is on building great development teams through training, mentoring, and prodigious amounts of caffeine.
He's spent years building web applications with cloud and mobile experience.
Jared helps organize the Stir Trek, CloudDevelop and Dog Food conferences as well as a variety of other events in and around Columbus, OH and is a frequent speaker at regional events.
Jason Weimann is a games developer and writer who loves to teach others how to build their own games.
He has spent his career working on all types of games, including multiple MMO's, PC, & mobile games.
Jason has been a big Virtual Reality enthusiast since the Oculus Rift Kickstarter, this love for VR drove him to create and release 6 VR games.
But Jason's real passion is found in teaching others game development.
Now, he spends most of his time working on MMOs and running the site unity3d college & his Youtube channel where he regularly writes and talks about Game development & VR.
Jay dreamt of helping programmers to achieve their career and life goals, and through that dream and passion he created Productive Developers.
As a United States Marine Veteran and IT Professional with over a decade of experience, Jay has trained hundreds Tech Professionals all over the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As Microsoft MVP, John has been a professional developer since 1999.
He has focused primarily on web technologies and has experience with everything from PHP to C# to ReactJS to SignalR.
Clean code and professionalism are particularly important to him, as well as mentoring and teaching others what he has learned along the way.
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.
Jon likes computers and think someday others will, too.
Jon is a .NET Foundation executive director, a published author, a part of @HerdingCode podcast, and works for Microsoft as a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft focused on .NET and Web Development.
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.
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.
Kevin Lamping is a Front-end Engineer living in San Antonio, Texas. He helps organize Hill Country JS,
a front-end meetup and contributes to various open-source libraries.
In his free-time, when he's not playing with his kids, Kevin dabbles in tabletop gaming, piano and gardening.
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
Kirk has been featured on Forbes, radio shows and podcasts in the US.
He is the CEO and Founder of two companies - Treehouse 51 a digital agency in Newport Beach, California and The Bug Squasher a universal web app to that helps you diagnosis site issues, the system we're here to talk about today.
Kyle is a software engineer who started programming from starting at a very early age.
He is currently works for one of the US' largest defense contractors. Prior to this,
He assisted struggling students in Software Development and Web development courses (including mobile)
Lars Klint is based in Melbourne, Australia.
He is an author, trainer, Microsoft MVP, community leader, authority on all things Windows Platform and part time crocodile wrangler.
He is a published Pluralsight author and has been a part of the software development community for the past 20 years.
Lars also co-organises the DDD Melbourne community conference, organises developer events with Microsoft, and also runs a part time car restoration business.
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.
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.
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.
Mårten Rånge has been programming for more years than not and is equally interested in functional programming as assembly programming.
He occasionally blogs about functional programming or performance.
Mårten believes that reading existentialcomics.com once a week qualifies him as a postmodern philosopher-developer.
Matt is a developer slash developer advocate at JetBrains.
He has spent over 20 years shipping software in various industries and currently works with IDEs and development tools, having fun with abstract syntax trees and source code analysis.
He has worked on several open source projects, with a heavy leaning towards plugins for JetBrains tools, from something useful, like adding xunit.net test runner support to ReSharper, to something less useful, such as Clippy for ReSharper. Yes, really.
His current favourite side project is the Unity support in Rider.
Matt is the Founder & CEO of Stackify.
He has been a developer/hacker for over 15 years and loves solving hard problems with code.
While working in IT management he realized how much of his time was wasted trying to put out production fires without the right tools.
He founded Stackify in 2012 to create an easy to use set of tools for developers.
Matt Yonkovit is Percona’s Chief Experience Officer, overseeing company strategy & marketing functions, as well as operating as the chief storyteller.
Before joining Percona in 2009, Matt worked at MySQL AB and Sun Microsystems as a Solution Architect, building out and optimizing high performance, scalable, and always-available infrastructure for Fortune 500 and countless other web properties.
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
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.
Or started with computers at the age of 5, and went on to be a developer, officer, and researcher at the IDF Intelligence's elite Unit 8200.After his military service he was product architect at Intigua, founder and CTO of Reactful, consultant for the Ministry of Defense, and a VP of R&D at Netline Communications Technologies' cyber division.
Paddy is a Senior .NET Developer based in Nottingham, where he spends his days coding with VB.net, C# Webforms and MVC.
He has been a developer for many years, but took a break in between to follow a music career, and then came back.
Patrick created NDepend in 2004, and the tool became commercial in 2007.
Since then, Patrick dedicates all his passion and energy to NDepend development, providing a relentless effort to make it a more useful and usable product.
Paul is a 'full stack' developer, with a passion for anything web related.
He enjoys the whole concept of building for the web, anything from the standard brochure websites to full web apps, which is where his true passion is.
Originally from a PHP background, he now works primarily with Ruby on Rails and has done for over four years.
He works as a lead developer during the day but can also be found working on a side project to experiment with new tools and ideas.
Paul is an Umbraco MVP, working for the Umbraco Gold Partner Moriyama.
He is passionate about Umbraco and Web Development in general.
He loves to create open source packages and likes to share his experience and knowledge through his website codeshare.co.uk and his YouTube channel.
Payam 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.
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.
Philip teaches self-employed software developers how to identify, validate, and dominate a desirable niche market position.
He's also the author of The Positioning Manual for Technical Firms.
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.
Richard Campbell wrote his first line of code in 1977 and still isn't over it.
He's had a bunch of jobs in computing, built a few companies along the way and these days does a little consulting, makes the podcasts .NET Rocks and RunAs Radio,
He is one of the folks behind the Dev Intersection Conferences, as well as being chief cheerleader for the charity Humanitarian Toolbox.
Richie trained as a fabricator and worked in that profession for a decade before finding his true passion as a front end developer. His interest in front end leans heavily towards the UI/CSS side of the discipline
For the past 18 months he has worked in the North West of the UK as a Front End contractor.
Previously to this he worked as a permanent front end developer for agencies in Manchester and Liverpool.
Rob Richardson is a software craftsman building web properties in ASP.NET and Node, Angular and React.
He's a Microsoft MVP, published author, frequent speaker at conferences, user groups, and community events, a diligent teacher and student of high quality software development.
You can find this and other talks on his blog
Ryan Dean is the Founder & CEO of DreamerMade.
When Ryan couldn't find a place online to take the next steps on his idea that worked with his zero budget, he decided to create one.
The result was DreamerMade, a collaborative community where members use their unique skills and passions to support each other's projects.
Sarah is a polyglot software engineer who loves the intersection of where people and technology meet, she is also an avid hardware and robot tinkerer located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the USA.
Sarah is also a public speaker, who has captivated audiences with both popular and powerful technical and anecdotal talks.
Her talents extend to teaching and mentoring, giving workshops to teach programming and hardware building to women in tech, as well as to students of all ages.
Sarah has mentored middle and high school robotics teams to world championships (as well as built and programmed a few robots of her own).
And because that isn't enough to keep her busy, Sarah has even co-organized six conferences and is the Director of Programming for the Abstractions conference.
Sean, works as a software consultant in the Cleveland Ohio area, and is passionate about efficiently solving business problems with technology.
He considers himself to be a serial hobbyist and a foodie.
Sean will frequently describe himself as a Remarkably Stupid Developer.
Steve Smith is an entrepreneur and software developer with a passion for building quality software as effectively as possible.
He has published several courses on Pluralsight, covering DDD, SOLID, design patterns, and software architecture.
Steve is a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP and Insider, a frequent speaker at developer conferences, an author, and a trainer.
Steve works with companies that want to avoid the trap of technical debt by helping their teams deliver quality software, quickly.
Steve and his team have been described by clients as a "force multiplier", amplifying the value of existing development teams.
Steve's client list includes Microsoft, Quicken Loans, Celina Insurance, and many other satisfied customers.
Stuart Mitchell is the CEO of the IoT start-up mokanix, which is a Tata Communications business incubated in the company's "Shape the Future" programme.
The inspiration for mokanix came from wondering why mobile operators didn't allow access to some of their core control functionality via easy-to-use APIs.
The venture has been established to see what us software developers could make given greater control and security on their mobile data connections.
Stuart is an industry veteran and innovator.
His career in wireless telecommunications spans over 20 years during which time he has worked in a variety of cutting-edge vendors: both large corporates and start-ups.
His experience is as diverse as radio paging and internet security solutions and Stuart worked at the forefront of both VOIP and photo messaging: both of which we take for granted today.
Stuart started his career as a broadcast engineer and still has a passion for playing and listening to music and podcasts.
Uncle Bob has been a programmer since 1970, he is the Master Craftsman at 8th Light inc, co-founder of the on-line video training company: cleancoders.com, and founder of Uncle Bob Consulting LLC.
He is an acclaimed speaker at conferences worldwide, and the author of many books including: The Clean Coder, Clean Code, Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns, and Practices, and UML for Java Programmers.
He is a prolific writer and has published hundreds of articles, papers, and blogs. He served as the Editor-in-chief of the C++ Report, and as the first chairman of the Agile Alliance.
He is the creator of the acclaimed educational video series at cleancoders.com
He enjoys learning and encouraging other to continuously improve themselves.
Vladimir is a Developer advocate at hasura.io, a Google Developer Expert, a consultant, a worldwide speaker, a published author, he is host of the 3factorRadio podcast and he also contributes regularly to Open Source Software.
Currently, He works with Web, Mobile, VR, AR, and IoT technologies Vladimir is also an advocate for the use of GraphQL and serverless architectures
Will has been working as a full stack lead for Lisk since July 2017 and works on the CLI tool Lisky
Will is a graduate of the University of Oxford with a BA in Philosophy and Psychology and also has an Masters in Philosophy.
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.
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...
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.