Richard Campbell wrote his first line of code in 1977. His career has spanned the computing industry both on the hardware and software sides, development and operations. He was a co-founder of Strangeloop Networks, acquired by Radware in 2013 and was on the board of directors of Telerik which was acquired by Progress Software in 2014. Today he is a consultant and advisor to a number of successful technology firms and is the founder and chairman of Humanitarian Toolbox (www.htbox.org), a public charity that builds open source software for disaster relief. Richard is also the host of two podcasts: .NET Rocks! (www.dotnetrocks.com) which publishes three shows a week to .NET developers and RunAs Radio (www.runasradio.com) which is a weekly show for IT Professionals. You can reach Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Session: 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!