#MVPbuzzChat with David Pine
In the 27th Episode of the #MVPbuzzChat interview series, I connected with Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP David Pine (@davidpine7), a Technical Evangelist at Centare, based in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. In this video, David and I dig into some of the latest developer news coming from Microsoft (and specifically, the 2018 Build conference) and talk a little bit about the evolving role of the developer within the enterprise. For those who don’t know him, David regularly speaks at community events, meetups, user groups, and technical conferences, and maintains a blog at davidpine.net. His posts have been featured on ASP.NET, MSDN Web-Dev, MSDN .NET and Dot Net Curry, and he often contributes to open-source projects and stackoverflow.com as another means of giving back to the community.
As a non-dev attending side activities at Build this year (primarily an RD/MVP event on the second prior), it was interesting for me to observe how some of the announcements landed with the technical crowd (always a fan of the live blog or tweet streams around events like this for updates without the fuss), the questions asked, and the interaction with senior Microsoft personnel (Mark Russinovich, Microsoft CTO for Azure, spoke to us one day). I was keyed in on some of the discussions around Azure, IoT, and blockchain — but David’s passion are much more foundational, such as the latest updates on .Net, the language progressions of C#, and the Web Assembly project called Blazor, which I had never heard of (not surprisingly). Some of his latest blog posts include “ASP.NET Core + Angular Photo Booth: Do It Yourself“, “C# Special Edition: Ranting about my favorite language” and one that I would love to explore more, “Building a Magic Mirror: Windows 10 IoT, UWP, C#, Raspberry Pi 3“.
Always love these discussions where I get to learn about very different roles and technologies than in my day job.