Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 11th and 12th 2014
Joe Kleinschmidt is the Chief Technology Officer for Leverage Software, an online community and social networking platform used by companies such as Microsoft, Sun, Oracle, Salesforce.com, and many others. Before co-founding Leverage, Joe worked with a variety of firms from small software start-ups to larger organizations such as Lucent and Macromedia. Joe's past experience includes developing software used by traders on the Chicago Board of Trade, building drug screening software for pharmaceutical researchers, and working with energy companies on their technology needs in the face of deregulation. Joe is based in San Francisco.
No person survives as an island, and no career grows spontaneously. In this session, we will discuss how to strategically grow your professional opportunities by participating in technical communities. Whether an open source, cross-platform, .NET, iOS, Android or Linux developer (or all of the above), this panel will let you tap into the real-world experiences of Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs). You will also learn about what it takes to receive and benefit from the MVP Award, and how to get started with the MVP Mentor program. Raucous (or at least mildly amusing) stories guaranteed.