Here’s an interview I did for ‘The Code Project’ . I have been happy to get several community awards for my contributions to technical education. These AWARDS are as follows:
Microsoft MVP (for SQL Server 2012) – this is a new award for me. Microsoft awards this annually for community contributions. I got this award in April 2013 and again in 2014.
AWS Community Hero (for Cloud technologies) – this is a new award type from AWS and I am proud to have been recognized by AWS for my public technical education work in their first group of people given this award. I have delivered a number of technical talks at major conferences about the AWS cloud and also have created a series of technical screencasts on using the AWS cloud on YouTube.
Google Developer Expert (for Cloud technologies)- this is a new award type from Google and I am proud to have been recognized as one of the first experts in these technologies in the world. Here’s a link to the member directory. I have authored several courses for Pluralsight to help developers use various Google Cloud technologies. I also have many courses on the Google Cloud on my YouTube channel.
MongoDB Master – this is an award from MongoDB to community members who education about use of MongoDB – here’s a link to their member directory.
Dunn & Bradstreet MVP – I was the first one – more here.
Melissa Data MVP – this is a new program, in partnership with the education work I’ve done around Data Quality Services in SQL Server 2012. Here’s the announcement.
Cloudera Certified Developer - this is a certification in developing on Hadoop (MapReduce). I have also been involved with HDInsight (Hadoop on Azure) since it’s creation. I am currently writing a course on MapReduce for Developers for Pluralsight.
Hire me to do consulting and custom coaching / training:
1) I work side-by-side with your team to implement the data technologies (RDBMS and /or NoSQL — SQL Server, Hadoop, DynamoDB, MongoDB, etc..) which will bring the most value to your business. Here’s my LinkedIn professional profile
2) I work with your team to learn, understand and select the appropriate data technologies which will delight your customers – these include optimized reporting, business intelligence, BigData solutions and sensible use of cloud data solutions.
3) I Educate your company’s decision makers as to expected costs and returns of various data solutions – i.e. ‘should we use AWS or Rackspace?’, and ‘should we upgrade to SQL Server 2012?’, and ‘which features in the standard [or enterprise] edition of the RDBMS do we need?’
Contact me – at lynnlangit at live dot com
I am also the co-founder of ‘Teaching Kids Programming’ – go here for more info.