.NET Foundation Campaign: Joseph Guadagno
Joe Guadagno is a Senior Director of Engineering at Rocket Mortgage, the nation's largest mortgage lender based in Detroit, Michigan. He has been writing software for over 20 years and has been an active member of the .NET community, serving as a Microsoft MVP in Developer Services for over 10 years. At Rocket Mortgage, he leads three software development teams building and modernizing our internal services. He has spoken through the United States and international events on topics ranging from Microsoft .NET, Microsoft Azure, Ionic, Bootstrap, and many others. You can see the complete list at https://www.josephguadagno.net/presentations. When not sitting at a computer, Joe loves to hang out with his family and play games. When not playing games with the family, Joe is checking out the latest in Home Automation. You can connect with Joe on Twitter at @jguadagno, Facebook at JosephGuadagnoNet, and on his blog at https://www.josephguadagno.net
Why I'm Running
One of my primary goals in life is to leave this planet better than it was when I joined it. I achieve this in many ways. My favorite way is to grow people and make them better. I do this through a combination of education, presenting/public speaking, and by helping others find ways to help themselves. My company is currently working on ending the digital divide in Detroit (the city ranks as one of the least connected cities in the America) while also investing in teaching local children about coding. One of the keys to success in this city and around the world is to make code easier to learn, easy to adopt, and more accessible. I fundamentally believe technology can make this a better world and by being on the board of the .NET Foundation I can improve the vision of .NET and make it easier for others to adopt and improve themselves. I have worked with many other talented professionals while serving on the Board of Directors for INETA to help spread the education and adoption of .NET.
I feel I am very well suited for the position and excited at the possibilities ahead. Thank you for your consideration.
My Community Contributions
INETA was the International .NET Association. It's purpose was to promote the use of .NET across the globe. I served on the board for eight years. Two as Director of Marketing, four as President, and two as Vice President.
- Organizer of Desert Code Camp, an annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona, US that hosts 75 speakers, over 100 sessions, and 900 attendees
- Contributes to AZ Give Camp
Open Source Projects
- Git Hub Branch Renamer
- BingSharp: A wrapper around the Bing API in C#
- bootstrapThemeSwitcher: jquery plugin to dynamically load Bootstrap themes
- twbs-flickrCarousel: a bootstrap carousel to loop through Flickr pictures
- Public Speaker. You can view the events that I am and have spoken at at https://www.josephguadagno.net/speaking-engagements/
- Organized Events at the Microsoft MVP Summit
- Book Reviewer