Hi, I'm Shayne Boyer, work as a developer advocate for Azure, .NET Core and Open Source, speak at national & community events while helping teams architect web and cloud applications.
My name is Shayne Boyer. I am not what you think of when it comes to a software developer. Although I have a pretty typical story of how I got into the software development profession; when I tell people what I do for a living I think they are pretty surprised.
I started at the age of around 10 when my Dad bought that tan colored mammoth of a machined called the Commodore 64. My tools of the trade where hours of reading code to him out of the back of Compute Magazine with a ruler going blind in the process. Ugh! It really was a long night if something was mis-typed... But I tell you I can read code like no one's business and I got to the point where I could see what was coming next and so on.
Well, he decided to upgrade to the fancy Commodore 128 and I got the 64 to dink around with, well since I had so much experience reading the code to him, I decided I would give it a hack and wrote my first text-based role playing game at 11. It was fun for me to play and so started the journey.
BASIC was fun but after Nintendo came out, I really didn't touch a PC until college.
Then AOL came along and I started to read code again in the form of HTML, cranked out some websites for a cruise company, which then lead to VB 4 and classic ASP. I remember getting a book from Barnes & Noble on ASP and reading it cover to cover over a Thanksgiving weekend with completing all of the exercises. Thought it was really cool.
For the past 15 years I have been developing with Microsoft based technology, mix in a little Oracle & Android. But, .NET is the world I live in.
I’ve started User Groups for Windows Phone, worked in Government Software, Public Records Systems, created major reservations systems for Cruise Companies and worked for a mouse.
I love to teach regardless of the student, and I’m not afraid to be the student. In my off time, I enjoy any time with my wife and kids or training for my next triathlon.
Development Languages / Frameworks / Platforms
Azure, AWS, Heroku