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Who you are?
I’ve been in development since 1987 and in that time have worked as a full-time employee, consultant and even on my own. I became interested in programming in high school and have never doubted the decision of my career. I currently work for Accenture in the CIO Organization.
What makes you “tick”?
I like being the jack-of-all-trades. I’ve been a BA, DBA, Developer, Manager, Project Manager, Tester and Technical Specialist. I’ve run cable, diagnosed SQL Server performance issues, developed code in C# and VB.NET (even some COBOL) and managed teams that were split between doing Microsoft and Java technologies. I have been an advocate of the TFS versions from 2005 through 2010 with implementations and have been helping companies develop good ALM practices.
Where do you live?
The Chicagoland area has been my home all of my life.
Where is the place you call home?
Why are you active in the Rangers program?
I have a strong belief in the benefits companies get from the use of TFS and have used the materials that the Rangers produce to help develop good ALM practices. I have worked with quite a few companies that have been on or moving to TFS and I want to help the Rangers program out by bring my experience to the program. I’m honored to be part of a group of people whose guidance I have followed.
What is the best Rangers project you worked in and why?
I am new to the team and am just starting to get into working with projects. Prior to joining the Rangers the Branching Guidance was the project I followed most closely.