Bytes by MSDN: Jonathan Sasse and Clark Sell on how Slacker.com integrated IE9 features
- Posted: Aug 23, 2011 at 8:23 AM
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Slacker.com is a personalized internet radio service. Jonathan Sasse, Senior Vice President at Slacker, chats with Clark Sell, Microsoft Senior Developer Evangelist, about the ease of integrating new Internet Explorer 9 features to the site. By incorporating dynamic jump lists and pinned sites features, Slacker was able to maintain the site branding, while improving the user experience. If you're a music lover and developer, this is a great interview to catch.
Slacker Senior Vice President of Marketing - Jonathan has helped define the digital music industry as an executive in the space for nearly a decade. He was with Rio when it launched the first portable digital music players, CEO of iRiver America which delivered the first subscription-capable digital music and video players and SVP of marketing at Slacker, creating the first portable personal radio experience. At Slacker, Jonathan manages product and brand definition as well as advertising, including the Slacker personal radio experience on the web, on mobile handsets, in the home and wherever Slacker Radio is available.
Clark Sell is a Senior Developer Evangelist at Microsoft. Name a role in the software industry, and Clark has probably played it. He started as a Y2K tester and has since worked as a developer, lead, "build monkey," solutions architect and product manager. His professional sweet spot however, lies in designing and building software solutions that make life easier – there's no chance for boredom and constant opportunities for growth. Clark is MCSD certified and received top Microsoft honors with the Circle of Excellence Award. He's a graduate of Western Illinois University and before joining Microsoft in 2005, he served as a solutions architect at Allstate Insurance Company. As a senior developer evangelist and Visual Studio team system ranger, Clark brings a good dose of humor and a zest for life to the podium. You can hear Clark's technical musings on "The Smackdown" at DeveloperSmackdown.com and The Thirsty Developer podcast – or find him getting grease under his nails in the garage. Clark's a muscle car fanatic who's currently finishing a body-off restoration of his 1970 Chevrolet Camaro while driving his 1968 Camaro SS. You can also take a look at what Clark's been up to on his blog.