My real name is Harry Pierson, but I've gone by "DevHawk" online since I started this blog back in 2003. My blog originally ran on an engine of my own design, then DasBlog, then WordPress. However, I missed having my own sandbox on the web, so I built a new engine called Hawk (natch) to power the blog. It's written in C#, uses ASP.NET 5 and runs on Azure. Source code coming soon!
I'm known best for my involvement in the Microsoft development community. I've been with Microsoft since 1998 - almost 17 years! In that time, I've been a consultant, a pre-sales technical salesman, an architect evangelist, an architect with Microsoft's internal IT department, the program manager for IronPython and a program manager for Windows Runtime. By early 2014, I missed writing code and was tired writing specs so I switched to a developer role. After spending most of 2014 on a research project, I rejoined joined Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group (previously known as Operating Systems Group) to work on the platform plumbing that powers SmartGlass.
Some of My Presentations
- Brokered Components Demo from Build 2014 Keynote
- Using the Windows Runtime from C# and Visual Basic (Build 2011)
- Developer 2.0
- [Insert Funny Title About API Design Here] (VSLive 2015)
- Pumping Iron: Dynamic Languages on .NET
- Moving Beyong Industrial Software
- Respecting Your Investments (Build 2014)
- Not Everything is a Nail
- Building Windows Runtime Components with C++
- Making your Windows Store Apps More Reliable (Build 2013)