.NET Foundation Update with Jon Galloway and Beth Massi
The .NET Foundation is changing! Carl and Richard talk to Jon Galloway and Beth Massi about the changes in the .NET Foundation and what it means to the average .NET developer. The first announcement is that the .NET Foundation is moving to an open membership model - if you have made a contribution to .NET in any way, be it code, documentation or other, you can apply for membership and expect to be accepted. Next up, the expansion of the .NET Foundation board to seven directors and open elections for those board seats - any .NET Foundation member can be a director! Nominations are happening in January 2019, so get on board today!
Jon Galloway is the Executive Director of the .NET Foundation. He’s been a professional developer since the late 90’s, spending most of that time on ASP.NET. He’s been at Microsoft since 2009, speaking and teaching at worldwide events, Microsoft Virtual Academy courses, writing training kits, and helping to build conference keynote demos. He’s one of the hosts on the Herding Code podcast and has written some books about ASP.NET MVC. His hobbies include writing biographical blurbs and speaking in the third person.
Beth Massi is the Product Marketing Manager for .NET Platform and Languages (C#, F#, VB). She's a long-time community champion and a .NET Foundation officer. She helps developers build amazing things. Follow her on twitter and GitHub: @BethMassi