Scott Hanselman is employed as a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, working remotely from his home office in Portland, Oregon. Prior to Microsoft, he worked at Corillian Corporation as their Chief Architect; was a Principal Consultant at STEP Technology; and an Adjunct Professor at Oregon Institute of Technology, where he taught C# and Web Services.
Scott is a gifted programmer, and passionate teacher who shares his knowledge, insight and opinions via speaking engagements; his podcasts; blog; social media and the books he helped to write (Check out ‘Relationship Hacks’, a book Scott is currently working on with his wife Mo). Scott is a STEM advocate, with a focus on Diversity and Inclusion in Technology, and he currently serves as program chair for Open Source Convention (OSCON).
Aside from technology, there’s much to be said about Scott Hanselman. He is a husband, father, and diabetic with myriad interests which include comedy – he admits to having a ‘…short-lived comedy career punctuated by a series of brutal open-mikes.’ Scott enjoys international travel, and is an amateur linguist – Spanish, Amharic (Ethiopian), Ndebele and Zulu (Bantu languages). He has a keen interest in music in general and African music in particular. Scott admits to having a fascination with black hair (he can braid and cornrow), and considered working in a Hair Salon as a career path before turning to computers.
Scott’s Keynote Details:
Syntax Code & Craft Conference (SyntaxCon) is an application developer’s conference on current and emerging mobile, front-end, back-end, tools and platforms (game development, content management systems, cloud-hosted services and infrastructure) for both today’s and tomorrow’s enginerds.
This year’s schedule provides content across 3 main tracks, each with a specific focus:
- Front-End Development
- Back-End Development
- Platforms (content management systems, cloud-hosted services, mobile applications and infrastructure.
Attendees can customize their personal agenda by choosing sessions with an aim to improve their craft, fulfill goals, and learn cutting edge trends and best practices in a relatively short time.