Peter Kuhn aka Mister Goodcat:
I started working in the industry in 1999 (with years of private programming experience behind me at that time already), and over the years went through being a developer, a project manager and finally a technical director. My software projects included mostly business software, some of which nominated for innovation awards, but I've gathered some experience in the professional gaming industry as well. At the moment I work as Senior Consultant/Architect and Head of Azure for the German company Applied Information Technologies.
Starting with a beta version of .NET in 2001, I was thrilled by it right from the start, and I still love working with that technology. With the release of Silverlight 2, I picked up this new technology for web-based business applications too, and again am very excited about it until this very day. The release of Windows Phone added a new pet to that collection - I love working with that platform. Besides these topics, my fields of interest are software design and architecture, multi-threading, semantic technologies and security aspects of modern software.
I own several Microsoft Certified Professional Developer certificates (and additional Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist certificates not listed here):
- Enterprise Application Development
- Enterprise Application Development 3.5
- Web Development 4
- Silverlight 4 Development
- Windows Phone 7 Development
In my free time I work on several open source projects for Windows Phone and write technical articles for both my blog and online/offline magazines. I have a passion for helping others and supporting and promoting the technologies I like. If you are interested in the free Windows Phone trainings I offer, you can find them here: http://www.goodcat-trainings.net. For this community work and involvement, I was awared Microsoft MVP (Windows Phone Development) in 2013:
In 2011 I was a top 3 contributor of Microsoft's 30,000 members Silverlight community at that time; for this involvement I had earned the Microsoft Community Contributor:
Disclaimer: I solely act for myself and use this blog for my personal opinion and views on technical topics. The opinions expressed here may not be misinterpreted as the public opinion of any involved companies or organizations I'm associated with.