Tim Huckaby is focused on the Natural User Interface (NUI)- Touch, Gesture, and Neural in Rich Client Technologies like HTML5, Silverlight, WPF, & IOS on a broad spectrum of devices that include computers, tablets, the Surface, the Kinect, and mobile devices.
Tim has been called a “Pioneer of the Smart Client Revolution” by the press. Tim has been awarded many times for the highest rated technical presentations and keynotes for Microsoft and many other technology conferences around the world. Tim is consistently rated in the top 10% of all speakers at these events. Having worked for or with Microsoft for over 20 years, Tim has been on stage with, and done numerous keynote demos for many Microsoft executives including Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.
Tim founded InterKnowlogy, experts in .NET and Microsoft Platforms in 1999 and Actus Interactive Software in 2011 and has over 30 years of experience including serving on a Microsoft product team as a development lead on an architecture team on a Server Product. Tim is a Microsoft Regional Director, a Microsoft MVP and serves on many Microsoft councils and boards like the Microsoft .NET Partner Advisory Council.
Carl and Richard talk to Marc Mercuri and Mark Simms about resilient cloud architecture. The conversation starts out focused on the white paper called 'FailSafe' and the guidance it provides for building resilient cloud applications - but the information is applicable to any large scale system running on any sort of infrastructure. While the topic area is huge, Marc and Mark break down the concepts into understanding your application, finding failure points, planning for failure (it's going to happen!) effective instrumentation and more. Lots of great thinking on how to build apps that can survive the huge tsunami of success.
Marc has been actively working in the software and services industry for the past 19 years. He has worked in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the US on a number of Enterprise projects and commercial products. Marc’s career has included architecture, engineering and strategy leadership roles at startups, enterprises, and ISVs.
Marc is currently a Sr. Director in Microsoft Service’s Applied Incubation team. His is the managing architect of a worldwide team focused on incubating and piloting cloud lifecycle services for key scenarios, inclusive of strategy, architecture, implementation, management, and support.
His team engages with Microsoft's top customers on their strategic, high scale public and hybrid cloud projects.
Recent public projects at Microsoft have included Pottermore, Microsoft LookingGlass, Microsoft TownHall, Tafiti, RoboChamps, NASA's BeAMartian (BEAM) community of sites, the Microsoft Cookbook SaaS, and EveryCloud.
Marc is the author of four books and has 27 patents pending in the areas of cloud, mobile, and social.
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Mark Simms is a Principal Program Manager on the Windows Azure Customer Advisory Team, helping customers build out the largest services and applications on Azure. He is currently focused on scalability and availability patterns for building internet scale services. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mark was the CTO of a mobile application startup, working on everything from embedded digital design to live site operations for a SaaS platform.