Dan Simmons and Stephen Forte on the EF Advisory Council
Dan Simmons is back with Stephen Forte, a member of the EF Advisory Council, a group of outsiders who were brought in to help shape future direction for the EF. You might be surprised at who else was on the council, and what they are thinking about for the next version.
Daniel Simmons is a Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft having rejoined in 2015 after a momentary lapse of reason. He is the one engineer on the PROSE team in Azure Information Management and Machine Learning. He was once involved in Entity Framework, but we have forgiven him for that.
Stephen Forte a managing partner at Fresco Capital and the co-founder and accelerator director of the Laudato Si’ Challenge, inspired by Pope Francis. Prior he was the Chief Strategy Officer of Telerik, a leading vendor of developer and team productivity tools (acquired by Progress Software.) Stephen was the founder of Mach5, a Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator and co-founder of AcceleratorHK, Hong Kong’s first startup accelerator. Stephen has an MBA from the City University of New York and did post-grad work at the London School of Economics. An avid mountain climber, Stephen leads a trek in the Mt. Everest region every fall to raise money for charity. After several years as an ex-pat in Hong Kong, Stephen now lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and daughter. @worksonmypc