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Who are you?

Hi, my name is Eric Golpe.  I currently work for Microsoft, as a Senior Applications Development Consultant for Microsoft Consulting Services.

My capabilities include architecting and implementing enterprise systems, and providing direct consulting expertise to customers, in a vast array of Microsoft products and technologies. My specializations span Windows Azure, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and Microsoft SQL Server.  Quite fortunately, I get to work directly with the world's largest enterprise clients on a daily basis.  I have an extensive background in applications development, architecture, web services, and portal technologies.  I'm proficient in a variety of programming languages and scripting, including C#, ASP.NET, Java, PHP and more.

Immediately prior to working with Microsoft, I was a Senior Architect for TCS, assigned to Nike's World Headquarters.  My experience at Nike included working on their global sales reporting and order capture systems. Previously, I owned my own consulting firm in Southeast Asia, which specialized in developer training, Flash, ColdFusion, PHP and Oracle's Business Components for Java.  With over 13 years experience in applications design, development, stabilization and deployment, I have garnered extensive global business experience spanning the software, retail, financial and healthcare sectors. I also had a prior background in emergency services and bakery management. 

Pulled from http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ericgolpe/about.aspx.

What makes you tick”?

The C# StopWatch().

Where do you live?

Snoqualmie, Washington

Where do you call home?

New York City

Why are you active in the Rangers program?

Visual Studio is where developers from all walks of life live daily, and it is an exciting core component to a multitude of disciplines.

What is the best Rangers project you worked in and why?

THE VSTS Rangers Guidance project, because it has been so useful to newcomers and experts alike.