.NET Rocks!

Open Source Panel Discussion at .NET Fringe

Episode #1131 Tuesday, April 28, 2015

So what is the state of open source in the .NET community? While at the .NET Fringe conference, Carl and Richard moderated a panel of Ian Cooper, Amy Palamountain, Scott Hanselman, Sebastian Lambla and James Nugent as they explore the past, present and future of open source and the .NET stack. Obviously having Microsoft open source huge tracts of the .NET stack is a huge topic on its own, but so is the role the Microsoft should play in the open source community. What makes this community different from other open source communities? Are things moving in the right direction, is it getting better? Listen for some significant debate and thinking from a broad spectrum of open source folks!


Ian Cooper

Ian Cooper has over 20 years of experience delivering Microsoft platform solutions in government, healthcare, and finance. During that time he has worked for the DTI, Reuters, Sungard, Misys, Beazley, and Huddle delivering everything from bespoke enterprise solutions, 'shrink-wrapped' products, and cloud services to thousands of customers. Ian is a passionate exponent of Software Craftsmanship and Agile Architecture. When he is not writing code he is also the founder of the London .NET user group and speaks at events throughout the UK.

Amy Palamountain

Amy is from New Zealand and really likes programming, skiing and is a bit of a Morrissey fan. She works at GitHub building GitHub Desktop, so day to day she writes a ton of C#. She has a background in genetics, high performance computing, Web API design, and JavaScript client side architectures. These days she finds herself focusing on what it means to build a slick UI using reactive extensions.

Scott Hanselman

Scott Hanselman works for Microsoft as a Senior Program Manager in the Developer Division, aiming to spread good information about developing software, very often on the Microsoft stack. Before this he was the Chief Architect at Corillian Corporation, now a part of Checkfree, for 6+ years. He was also involved in a few Microsoft Developer things for many years like the MVP and RD programs and will speak about computers (and other passions) whenever someone will listen. He's written a few books, most recently with Bill Evjen and Devin Rader on ASP.NET. He blogs at http://www.hanselman.com and podcasts at http://www.hanselminutes.com.

Sebastien Lambla

Sebastien Lambla is an independent open source adovcate and consultant helping people adopt new technologies, new processes, new methodologies and in general anything that's new and shiny. In his spare time he's working on OpenRasta, a resource-oriented web framework for .net.

James Nugent

James is a developer and consultant from Bath, England. He works on the open-source Event Store database and is a connoisseur of cider and old guitars. He has spent several years coming to the conclusion that designing software for operations is more important than designing for developer experience!

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