Julie Lerman

software coach, Microsoft Regional Director, and Conference Keynote & Tech Speaker in Burlington, Vermont

Julie Lerman

software coach, Microsoft Regional Director, and Conference Keynote & Tech Speaker in Burlington, Vermont

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I've been building software solutions for businesses for nearly 30 years and now focus on helping development teams plan and architect their software. I'm a Microsoft Regional Director (one of about 150 around the world) with strong ties to a number of teams at Microsoft. I've also been recognized as a Microsoft MVP since 2003 for my technical expertise and my community involvement. In 2018, I was added to the Docker Captains program.

In addition to coaching software teams, I present technical and keynote sessions at software conferences around the world on Microsoft technologies with a focus on Entity Framework and Azure data stores and am excited to be leveraging Microsoft's new direction with cross-platform and open source technologies. My speaking engagements and mentorship also lean heavily on practices from Domain-Driven Design.

I am the author of the highly acclaimed “Programming Entity Framework” books, the MSDN Magazine Data Points column (since 2009) and many popular videos on Pluralsight.com.

While participating in a truly global community, my heart belongs to the tech community in Vermont. I founded the Vermont.NET user group in 2002 and we continue to have monthly meetings all these years later. The .NET community fostered a variety of other tech communities and many of them share our meetup which is over 2000 strong. I initiated the Vermont Code Camp in 2009 and continue to be a lead co-organizer. Our code camp is now an annual event drawing over 250 attendees and speakers across a wide variety of technology stacks and entices quite a few people from other parts of the country to participate as well. I was a founding board member of the Vermont Software Developer Alliance and served on the board for its first 3 critical years. VTSDA has morphed to the Vermont Technical Alliance and is an important player in the Vermont technical business community. I am also an Executive Fellow of BTV Ignite, a partner of the National Science Foundation's US Ignite whose mission is to spark next-gen applications in gigabit enabled communities across the United States.

Feel free to contact me about working with your team on site, remotely or even in Vermont where I live, if you'd like an excuse to visit my beautiful state.

Talk to me about: Software Architecture, Software

  • Work
    • dba The Data Farm
  • Education
    • Wells College