Carl and Richard get the word on oData from Brad Abrams, Bob Dimpsey and Lance Olson.
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.
Bob Dimpsey is the Product Unit Manager for the Application Server Developer Platform whose mission it is to establish the .NET Framework as the essential platform for building and deploying composite applications and services. Technologies that this product unit ships are Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Workflow, Serialization for .NET, MS-DTC, Remoting and ASMX. He has worked on Web Services and specifically WCF for five years at Microsoft. Previous to this he has spent a dozen years focused on software performance for a number of key products at IBM including WebSphere, IBM's Java Virtual Machines, OS/2 and AIX. He graduated with a BS, MS, and PhD from the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana.
Lance Olson is a Group Program Manager building developer tools and runtimes for data on the SQL Server team at Microsoft. Lance was a founding member of the .NET Framework team and has contributed to Microsoft's developer offerings for more than a decade with an emphasis on distributed computing involving data and services. He has an MBA from the University of Washington and a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems from Weber State University. In 2003 Lance co-authored Network Programming for the .NET Framework. In his spare time Lance enjoys time with his family, hiking, skiing, and fly fishing.