Bytes by MSDN: Thomas Robbins and Clark Sell discuss Windows Azure Tips
- Posted: Aug 31, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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Join Clark Sell, Senior Developer Evangelist at Microsoft, and Thomas Robbins, Chief Product Evangelist at Kentico Software, as they discuss the many exciting opportunities available with the Cloud. Kentico is Windows Azure certified and their focus is essentially to help people build better websites. Their ultimate goal in leveraging Windows Azure, is for customers to take their on-premise contact management systems and upload them to the cloud. Tune in for some great tips!
Thom Robbins is the Chief Product Evangelist for Kentico Software LLC. He is responsible for working with Web developers, Web designers and interactive agencies using Kentico CMS. Prior to Kentico, Thom joined Microsoft Corporation in 2000 and served in a number of executive positions. Most recently, he led the Developer Audience Marketing group that was responsible for increasing developer satisfaction with the Microsoft platform. Thom also led the .NET Platform Product Management group responsible for customer adoption and implementation of the .NET Framework and Visual Studio. Robbins was also a Principal Developer Evangelist working with developers across the world on implementing .NET based solutions. Thom can be found on his blog, followed on twitter, or reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.