A Developer Evangelist for Microsoft from Colorado, Jerry teaches and speaks on Windows, Phone, and Desktop development. His career launched with Microsoft SQL Server 6.5, delivering data-centric solutions while “database developer” was a novel term. He received a civilian Naval Commendation for security work, preceding his work for the Start Up that become Microsoft CRM. For 18 years, Jerry built Microsoft-centric and mobile solutions. Today, he speaks on XAML, mobility and Kinect at events, communities, and schools. The bulk of Jerry’s free time is spent teaching his three daughters Star Trek character backstories and episode plots.