Mike Benkovich, Microsoft Senior Developer Evangelist, discusses Silverlight with Chip Aubry, Director of Technology for Tribal DDB. Learn how McDonalds, a DDB client, leverages Silverlight, along with Azure, when creating and hosting their promotions.
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Chip Aubry leads the Technology group for Tribal DDB's Chicago office. Chip’s career experience includes serving as Technical Architect for Hubbard One, Senior Director of Technology for Katabat Corporation, Senior Web Engineer for Giant Step and Systems Analyst for Accenture’s next generation technology group known as “Project Eagle.” He has architected and built solutions for clients such as General Motors, United Airlines, McDonald's, Proctor Gamble, Allstate, Lending Tree, Microsoft, Jones Apparel Group, Gatorade, Lowe's, State Farm and Safeway.
Energy, laughter and a contagious passion for coding - Mike brings it all to the podium. His career has taken him from minion to business owner, and he's been programming since the late '70s, when a friend brought a Commodore CPM home for the summer. He wrote his first software in Basic (including a math game that was shown at the University of Wisconsin in 1982) and later completed a degree in aerospace engineering. In 1994 he started a consulting firm with his brother, focusing on the effective use of relational technologies for scalable, high performance and mission critical applications. Mike has worked in a variety of roles including architect, project manager, developer and technical writer. The coolest part of his job? Running into people who are still using (and liking) his software applications. Mike is a published author with WROX Press and APress Books, writing primarily about getting the most from your SQL Server database. Since appearing in Microsoft's DevCast in 1994, Mike has presented technical information at seminars, conferences and corporate boardrooms across America. This music buff also plays piano, guitar and saxophone - but not at his MSDN Events.
Chip Aubry and Mike recommend you check out
- Tribal DDB
- Chip's twitter page
- Download Silverlight 4
- Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio
- Visual Studio Downloads
- Windows Azure Site
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