The Tablet Show
Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell bring you the best minds in software development for tablets, phones, and mobile devices; covering WinRT/Metro, iOS, Android, and HTML/JS/CSS development 

Show #8
Monday, November 28, 2011



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While at DevConnections in Las Vegas, Carl and Richard participated in a panel discussion with Tim Huckaby, Billy Hollis, Dr. Neil Roodyn and Paul Sheriff about the future of tablet development using WinRT. Also listen for a brief appearance of the one-and-only Mark Minasi.
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Tim Huckaby
Tim Huckaby
Called a .NET and Smart Client industry pioneer by the press, Tim Huckaby is CEO of InterKnowlogy - a custom application development firm comprised of experts in Microsoft .NET, Tools, Servers & Platforms. As a Software Development Lead, Architect, Author, & Speaker, Tim has 25+ years experience including serving on a Microsoft product team as a development lead on an architecture team. Tim sits on many boards and councils at Microsoft including the .NET Partner Advisory Council, the Microsoft eBusiness Partner Advisory Council. Tim is a Microsoft MVP in .NET. Tim was awarded with "Microsoft Regional Director of the Year" for his work in the Developer Community. Tim is the Microsoft Regional Director for Southern California and sits on the RD advisory council.


Billy Hollis
Billy Hollis
Billy Hollis and Rockford Lhotka had the first VB.NET book on the market from Wrox Press. Since then, Billy has taught VB.NET classes and done consulting for major companies, as well as authoring (or co-authoring) at least 8 books on .NET. He is the MSDN Regional Director (RD) for Tennessee, and was RD of the year in 2001. He authors many articles, including a regular column at MSDN called Adventures in VB.NET


Paul Sheriff
Paul Sheriff
Paul D. Sheriff is a recognized leader in the Visual Basic industry and the Microsoft Regional Director for Southern California. Paul is a frequent speaker at Microsoft Developer Days, Microsoft Tech Ed, Microsoft "MSDN Presents", Access/VBA Advisor Developer Conferences, and user groups across the country. Paul is a contributing editor to Access/VBA Advisor magazine. You can also see Paul teaching .NET on Microsoft WebCasts and with Blast Through Learning videos. Check out Paul's new book "ASP.NET Developer's Jumpstart" with co-author Ken Getz.


Dr. Neil Roodyn
Dr. Neil Roodyn
Dr. Neil Roodyn has been closely associated with leading edge technologies for the last ten years. This started with adopting, using and then teaching C++ in the early 1990's. Then in 1995 getting to grips with the details of COM and travelling around Europe teaching and mentoring development teams. Since 1999 Neil has been involved with the agile development movement, especially eXtreme Programming, which he has been using to help teams get more out of their development lifecycle. In the last 3 years Neil has been leading the push to .NET, by running several .NET projects and teaching .NET courses. Dr. Neil's mobile lifestyle has lead him into the realm of mobile platforms and in the last couple of years Neil has been helping developers with mobile related development, including the Tablet PC, Pocket PC and Smartphone. Neil studied Software Architectures for Real Time Systems at University College London, for which he received a PhD. Neil is currently available to teach any of these skills and more.


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