Shawn is passionate about building awesome applications and websites with .NET technologies and Azure.
Shawn is currently a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft in Austin, TX. Previously he was a Sr. Software Developer & Architect for DRN Data in Ft. Worth TX. Shawn was a Sr. Developer for Woot.com, a division of Amazon.com, where he helped work on the behind the scene systems that ensure you got your orders. Shawn was a Staff Software Engineer at Lockheed Martin, where he specialized in intranet & smart client development for internal line of business applications and business intelligence. Besides his day job Shawn also is an Adjunct Professor at The Florida Institute of Technology (http://www.fit.edu).
In his free time he volunteers with many local developer user groups. Shawn was awarded the Microsoft C# Most Valuable Professional award for 2007 - 2011. Shawn is an avid technology presenter and since July of 2005 Shawn has presented at many user group events, and even got to speak at the launch of Visual Studio. Shawn has served as the President of the Orlando .NET UG (http://www.onetug.org) from 2006 – 2008. In 2011 he started http://UserGroup.tv. The focus of UserGroup.tv is to provide FREE recordings of user group events to the public. Shawn regularly attends many of the local user groups. So be sure to say hello if you see him.
Shawn has an undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida in Business Administration. Ha also earned a Masters of Management Information Systems degree from the University of Central Florida and a Masters of Computer Information Systems from the Florida Institute of Technology. In addition Shawn has worked as an Adjunct Professor for the Florida Institute of Technology and for Seminole State School in Seminole County Florida.