Describe your relevant work history, awards, and accomplishments in 300 words or less.
John has been a professional developer since 1999. He has focused primarily on web technologies and has experience with everything from PHP to C# to ReactJS to SignalR. Clean code and professionalism are particularly important to him, as well as mentoring and teaching others what he has learned along the way.
John has been a Microsoft MVP since 2016, an award that Microsoft bestows technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. He is a regular technology speaker in and around Tampa Bay.
His first book, Practical Test-Driven Development using C# 7 was released in February 2018 and continues to do well. He is also co-host of the popular 6 Figure Developer Podcast, releasing new episodes each week.
What do you love about the Tampa Bay area?
The vibrant, open, and welcoming tech community is spectacular. The energy and excitement of technologists in the area is infectious. Tampa Bay is THE place to be for emerging technology.
What are some of your favorite things to do around town when you aren’t working?
Family friendly bars, good food, and great music. Although, you’re just as likely to find John at any one of the active technology meetups happening most week nights in the (other) Bay Area.
On Sundays you can find John mountain biking on any one of the trail systems that surround Tampa Bay. (Yes, mountain biking in Florida!)
How do you give your time back in the community?
John hosts The St Pete .NET Meetup, speaks and volunteers at area technology conferences and code camps, hosts The 6 Figure Developer Podcast, and hangs out answering questions in the Suncoast Developer’s Guild Slack channel.
Tell us about the tech project that you are most proud of.
Vocationally, John has worked on a variety of projects in Tampa Bay, including American Express Serve, client projects for Tribridge, and a large project for Deloitte through Agile Thought. Currently John is working with a variety of clients as an independent consultant, helping teams deliver value to both internal and external customers.