Douglas Purdy

Douglas Purdy is a product unit manager (Silicon Valley translation: Director of Engineering) at Microsoft working on next-generation languages and tools to broaden the franchise of people building applications. His vision is to “to make everyone a programmer (even if they don’t know it)”. Previously, Douglas was the group program manager for the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF/Indigo), Windows Workflow Foundation (WF/WinOE), ASP.Net Web Services (ASMX) and .Net Remoting teams. Douglas has been with Microsoft, on and off, since 1998 where he has worked in consulting, evangelism and engineering.