Abrams and Kothari Talk MIX09!
Brad Abrams and Nikhil Kothari are back to fill us in on what was announced and discussed at Mix 2009!
Brad Abrams is Group Product Manager on the Google Cloud Platform team where he is responsible for the developer experiences on the platform. Software development is one of the last areas of modern life not deeply enhanced by the cloud - Brad’s mission is to bring the power, scale and availability of the modern cloud to the art of software development.
Brad has been at Google since 2011 and has led platform efforts in Chrome, Google+ and now on the Cloud Platform team. Prior to Google, Brad lead many developer efforts at Microsoft on products including the .NET Framework, ASP.NET, Silverlight and Visual Studio. Brad published several books include the bestselling Framework Design Guidelines. Brad has spoken at developer conferences around the world including nearly every major Microsoft developer event during his tenure and many Google IO and GCP LIve events since he joined.
Nikhil Kothari is a software architect in the .NET Developer Platform group within Developer Division at Microsoft. During his 10 years at Microsoft, Nikhil has focused on the Web platform, and has contributed to the design and development of .NET and ASP.NET since their inception, as well as various features in IIS7 and Visual Studio products. He is responsible for the server control framework in ASP.NET, initiated and led the development of ASP.NET AJAX, and now plays a key role in the programming model aspects of the Silverlight platform. He is the author of "Developing Microsoft ASP.NET Server Controls and Components", and is also responsible for starting and working on a number of innovative projects such as Web Matrix, Script#, Web Development Helper, and most recently Facebook.NET. He has presented at various Microsoft and industry conferences. Beyond a deep passion for developer tools and frameworks, Nikhil is enthusiastic and interested in digital photography. His blog is at http://www.nikhilk.net.