John has a passion for software and love for software compelled to pursue a degree in Computer Science. He spent time studying a variety of programming languages and a year studying image compression algorithms. You could say he was hooked on software. For many years after graduating, built software on teams with various organizations and solved problems, and create solutions through software. He discovered his second passion of connecting with other developers and helping them realize their full potential. This eventually drew me into roles in Developer Relations at Microsoft and Progress Software (formerly Telerik). For over the past decade, have connected with thousands of developers across the globe on a wide range of technologies. Over time, this has evolved into managing other developer advocates. It's an amazing place to be!