Bytes by MSDN: Jeff Sinclair and Brian Gorbett discuss Xomo's experience with Windows Phone 7's platform
- Posted: Apr 29, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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Brian Gorbett Senior Architect Evangelist at Microsoft interviews Jeff Sinclair, Co-Founder of Xomo Digital Inc. Xomo creates mobile applications, across varying platforms, for large events, such as the 2010 Olympics (which they won a “best mobile app” award for) and SXSW. Brian quizzes Jeff about his experience with the Windows Phone 7 platform. Did his development team like it? Find it user friendly? Easier or more difficult than other platforms? Tune in to hear about Xomo’s experiences with developing on Windows Phone 7.
Jeff has been helping organizations create exceptional mobile and online experiences since 1996. As co-founder of Xomo, he has been responsible for overseeing the creation of its industry-leading Mobile Event Guide products. Jeff led the implementation of the official mobile apps for SXSW 2011 and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, for which Xomo was awarded the "Best Mobile App" honours at the Canadian New Media Awards. He was also previously CEO of The Level, a software company producing a Global Content Management System relied on by customers such as Google. Jeff previously managed Stockhouse.com, a popular North American online financial community. In 2007, Jeff won the Business in Vancouver 'Top 40 Under 40' Award. Jeff also co-founded the Vancouver Canary Derby, an annual event raising funds for cancer research, which also gave him the opportunity to fulfill his dream of building a replica of the Dr. Emmett Brown’s DeLorean (complete with functioning Flux Capacitor).
Brian Gorbett is a startup guy in Microsoft’s Developer & Platform Evangelism (dpe) division, responsible for engaging partners and customers around developer tools and platform technologies. He is currently leading the startup initiative for the central region of the United States and actively seeks out passionate technology startups with innovating ideas. An active developer and technologist, Gorbett has contributed to national publications on Microsoft technologies and still codes on a daily basis. He has recently been working on delivering rich user experiences using Windows Azure and demonstrating the power of the platform to partners and emerging businesses. Before joining Microsoft, Gorbett managed a team of developers and designers responsible for delivering next generation rich internet applications. Gorbett resides in Chicago, Il, but can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, or just about any other social network.