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Speaker Spotlight – Jason Bock

Minneapolis-St Paul based, Jason Bock was born and raised in Wisconsin, where he attended Marquette University and earned a Bachelor’s, and a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Jason is currently employed as a Practice Lead at Magenic, and brings to the table, over twenty years of experience working on various business applications, using frameworks and languages such as C#, .NET, and JavaScript. He has authored several industry recognized tomes; written numerous articles on software development issues, and has presented at quite a few tech conferences and user groups.  A summary of his books, talks and other resources and be found on his website.  Additionally, Jason functions as part of the team that leads  the Twin Cities Code Camp.

Bock is musically inclined, playing drums, guitar, keyboard and bass. He has played in several bands, and at one point, was determined to become a music star. However, reality in the form of his parents cured him of that notion.

In addition to ‘… bashing his bed, thinking it’s a drum set’, Jason enjoys cycling, golf and reading, when not fully engaged with his wife, two sons and the family cats – Tweak and Mittens.

Other Information

This Spring, Jason will give us An Introduction to TypeScript, and enlighten us as to What’s New in C#6 during his sessions for Syntax Code & Craft Convention.

SyntaxCon brings together over thirty-five talented developers from around the country who will share road-tested insights.

This year’s schedule provides content across 4 main tracks, each with a specific focus:

  • Front-End Development
  • Back-End Development
  • Mobile Development
  • Platforms (cloud-hosted services, gaming, content management systems, etc.)

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.

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