About This Episode
A group of Twitter power users met up on the last day of the TechEd 2008 Conference. They sat down with Deep Fried Bytes host and Twitter user Keith Elder to discuss their ideas, experiences and observations of the online service. Each person has their own reason for using Twitter but they all share a common theme. They all use Twitter to keep in touch with their friends and stay connected to keep relationships thriving.
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Thanks to our guests this episode
|Scott C. Reynolds is a software developer currently specializing in healthcare and biotechnology. He is passionate about the art and science of using technology to solve problems rather than create new ones, and strives to continuously improve the software/human interaction - both in the construction and usage - until such time as robots can sufficiently replace users and just directly call machine-friendly APIs.
|Carey Payette is a Senior Software Developer at American Electric Power. She is a graduate of Laurentian University in Computer Science. She has been a developer on the Microsoft .NET Platform since 2002 and is president of the Central Ohio .Net Developers Group (CONDG.org). Her skill sets include the .NET framework (mainly C#), Java (JEE), PHP and more recently has been dabbling in Dynamic languages like (Iron)Ruby. While not reading twitter messages, Carey enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 young boys.
|Glen is a developer evangelist with Microsoft. He is a frequent speaker at events and supports the developer community in the Southeast.
|Rob Windsor is a Senior Consultant and the Director of Training with ObjectSharp Consulting - a Microsoft Gold Partner based in Toronto, Canada. Rob focuses on the architecture, design and development of custom business applications using leading edge Microsoft technologies. In addition Rob is a top rated instructor - authoring and teaching courses on .NET development, SharePoint and software architecture. Rob is a member of the MSDN Canada Speakers Bureau and he presents at conferences, code camps, and user group meetings in Toronto and across North America. He is President of the Toronto Visual Basic User Group and has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for his involvement in the developer community.
|Alan Stevens is a passionate and experienced software developer living in Knoxville, TN. Alan has had a lifelong love affair with technologies of all sorts. He became a software developer with the creation of his first application, because there was nobody around to do it for him. Life hasn't been the same since. Alan regularly speaks at industry conferences and user groups. Alan is the President of the East Tennessee .NET Users Group. When Alan is not playing with his kids, enjoying a fine cigar, singing or playing his acoustic guitar, he occasionally updates his blog at http://netcave.org.
|Joe Kunk is currently President of the Greater Lansing User Group for .Net (GLUGnet) with monthly meeting locations in both East Lansing and Flint, co-founder and CTO of Listen IT Solutions (a mortgage software company), a board member of the Lansing IT Networking Council (LINC), a Senior Consultant at A. J. Boggs, Inc., and a great supporter of the .Net community. Joe has over 20 years experience in the IT industry and wrote his first for-hire application on the Commodore Pet.
Twitter Explained in Plain English
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