March 2015

Building a great product – Start with an Empowered Product Owner

By |March 3rd, 2015|

A Camel is a horse designed by a committee! One reason bigger companies fail to innovate is there is no ONE Empowered Product Owner (or product manager, program manager, etc.) that owns the entire product vision. Even if there is one person assigned responsible for the product, he/she is not empowered to make the final decision [...]

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April 2014

Microsoft Build 2014 thoughts

By |April 7th, 2014|

Thanks to Microsoft’s Channel 9 for the live keynote and recording of sessions, it feels like I was there :-) It was great to see Scott Guthrie talk on Azure advances in the last year and what’s coming. I am amazed how much Azure has come in the last two years. Just the portal advances [...]

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January 2014

Fortune favors the brave

By |January 21st, 2014|

As someone who is interested in American football, it is always puzzling to see coaches punt or kick a field goal when their team is 4 and short. Sometimes there are valid reasons to do this, but most times they are too conservative or want to take the easy way out. You can't get fired [...]

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Managing People

By |January 17th, 2014|

Some time back a new manager asked me what is the secret for managing people. As a technical guy, he felt that managing his team created nothing but headaches. His new team members were slow and he could do the work faster than explaining what needs to be done. He understood that he needed to [...]

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October 2013 issues and fixes

By |October 23rd, 2013|

Every technical person and people who think they know technology have an opinion on how to fix ACA or Obama care's Insurance exchanges. A better solution would be let multiple private companies, most likely current health insurance brokers, run the ACA Exchanges. Competition between these companies would ensure that the solution will be of a much [...]

September 2013

Taking SVFounders to the next level

By |September 13th, 2013|

SVFounders is now 230+ members and I wanted to explore ideas to take it to the next level to help founders. It looks like many of our Founders are on the way to an MVP and need help with Pitches, Marketing, Angel Investors and Legal issues. Silicon Valley's answer to this is Accelerators pioneered by [...]

May 2013

Cloud apps with REST APIs using Windows Azure, Asp.NET, ServiceStack and AngularJS

By |May 16th, 2013|

Had a great time presenting at Bay.NET [slideshare id=21276234&doc=cloudrest-130516130326-phpapp01]   Will post the code over the weekend, since it needs to be scrubbed of Azure account details.

Creating a new Meetup – Silicon Valley Founders

By |May 15th, 2013|

Silicon Valley Founders About Let's get together to discuss startup issues from incubating ideas, founding companies and scaling them. This group focuses on issues that technology startup entrepreneurs run into when building the startup. We will meet at HackerDojo or Microsoft Bizspark labs in Mountain View, Silicon Valley. Events include brown bag lunch sessions, [...]

Creating iOS and Android Apps with Visual Studio and C#

By |May 15th, 2013|

Use Visual Studio and your C#/.NET skills to get your Windows apps into iOS and Android App stores. This was given at Bay.NET meetup [slideshare id=21210043&doc=xamarin-130515094907-phpapp01] Thanks to Faraz for recording the video.

December 2012

EastBay.NET – Introduction to MonoTouch

By |December 14th, 2012|

It's easy to give a great presentation on a great piece of software[slideshare id=15641189&doc=monotouch-121214114721-phpapp02]Thanks to the EastBay.NET group for inviting me, Xamarin for the giveaways and the attendees for some really good questions.Note to self - Do more presentations in 2013.