.NET Rocks!

Mister Franklin Goes to Washington

Episode #768 Thursday, May 17, 2012

On Sunday, May 6th, Carl went to Washington, DC for a Fly-In at the Association for Competitive Technology (ACT) for the purpose of talking to Senators and Representatives about issues around technology. He also talked to many of the developers and IT people who were attending these meetings, some of whom are regulars on .NET Rocks! This is a very special .NET Rocks! We hope you enjoy it.


Carl Franklin

Carl Franklin is a Microsoft MVP for Sensors and Devices, co-host of .NET Rocks! - the longest running .NET podcast (2002), and Executive VP of App vNext. Carl has been a leader in the .NET community since the very beginning with hands-on training, application development and consulting, and community evangelism.

Carl is also an accomplished musician and audio/video producer. In 1999 he started Pwop Studios, a full-service audio and video post production studio in New London, CT, where Carl records and produces the podcasts as well as music and video projects - both for The Franklin Brothers Band and the public. In 2013, Carl released his first solo album, Been a While, which features a tune with legendary jazz/blues guitarist John Scofield on guitar, as well as an incredible group of musicians local to New London, CT.

In 1994, Carl and friend Gary Wisniewski started Carl and Gary's Visual Basic Home Page, the first non-Microsoft VB website on the Internet. He wrote two books on Internet Programming in Visual Basic for John Wiley and Sons and taught VB6, VB.NET and ASP.NET development onsite at many Fortune 500 companies and also at his training facilities in CT.

Jonathan Zuck

Jonathan Zuck is a widely known and respected leader in the technology industry. Since assuming leadership of the Association for Competitive Technology, Mr. Zuck has provided analysis, commentary and background information on a wide range of technology issues to the media, the public and Congress. He has been called on as a technology expert for the major news networks including CNN, CNBC and ABC, he is a frequent contributor to national and local radio news programs, and is consistently quoted in the trade and popular press. A prolific writer whose work has appeared in trade publications including PC Magazine, PC Week, Windows Tech Journal and in several books, Mr. Zuck is in high demand as a speaker at trade conferences around the world. ACT is a national education and advocacy group for the technology industry. Representing mostly small- and mid-sized companies, ACT is the industry's strongest voice when it comes to preserving competition and innovation in the high tech sector. ACT's membership includes businesses involved in all aspects of the IT sector including computer software and hardware development, IT consulting and training, and dot-coms.


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