Recorded live at devLink in Nashville, Tennessee. Billy Hollis, Kathleen Dollard, Jim Holmes, and Josh Holmes (no relation) discuss the issue of the complexity of software development. Several .NET celebrities in the audience also chimed in.
Billy Hollis and Rockford Lhotka had the first VB.NET book on the market from Wrox Press. Since then, Billy has taught VB.NET classes and done consulting for major companies, as well as authoring (or co-authoring) at least 8 books on .NET. He is the MSDN Regional Director (RD) for Tennessee, and was RD of the year in 2001. He authors many articles, including a regular column at MSDN called
Adventures in VB.NET
Kathleen Dollard is .NET Coach for Crystal MEF Lab focusing on mentoring partnerships. She’s passionate about helping individuals and teams up their game, without disrupting project schedules. She has been a Microsoft MVP since 1998, has given hundreds of speeches around the world and published numerous articles on .NET. She’s a Pluralisght author, including the recently released “What’s New in .NET 4.5” and the upcoming “.NET Puzzles, Gotchas and Cautionary Tales.” She teaches core .NET technologies to let coders write better software faster.
Father. Husband. Geek. Veteran. Around 25 years IT experience. Co-author of “Windows Developer Power Tools.” Coffee Roaster. MVP for C#. Chief Cat Herder of the CodeMash Conference. Diabetic. Runner. Liked 5th grade so much he did it twice. One-time setter, middle blocker, and weakside hitter. Blogger (http://FrazzledDad.com). Evangelist for Telerik’s Test Studio, an awesome set of tools to help teams deliver better software. Big fan of naps.
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