.NET Rocks!

Shaun Walker Talks A Little DNN 6

Episode #689 Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Carl and Richard talk to Shaun Walker about DotNetNuke. Shaun talks about the release of DotNetNuke 6, offering some substantial changes to DNN, including migrating to C# (from VB.NET). The conversation also digs into the lifestyle of having a dominant community (read: free) edition of your product vs. the commercial edition. Shaun also talks about how web development has evolved since the early days of ASP.NET. And it runs in Windows Azure!


Shaun Walker

Shaun Walker has 25+ years professional experience in architecting and implementing enterprise software solutions for private and public organizations. Shaun is the original creator of DotNetNuke, a Web Application Framework which is one of the pioneering open source software applications native to the Microsoft platform. He was one of the original founders of DNN Corp, a commercial software company providing products, services, and technical support for DotNetNuke, which raised 3 rounds of venture capital from top tier Silicon Valley investors. Based on his significant community contributions he has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) as well as an ASPInsider for over 10 consecutive years. He was recognized by Business In Vancouver as a leading entrepreneur in their Forty Under 40 business awards, was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Outercurve Foundation, and is currently the Chairman of the Advisory Council for Microsoft's .NET Foundation. Shaun is currently a Technical Director and Enterprise Guildmaster at Cognizant Softvision.


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