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annnd we're back...

There's a new NINE Questions posted, over at http://www.NINEQuestions.net featuring Robin Edwards... God's gift to the .NET User Group scene in Southwest Virginia.

Enjoy.

Posted On Wednesday, December 2, 2009 9:47 PM

9Q w/ Kathleen Sanders
NINEQuestions.net has a new interview posted, with Kathleen Sanders (Community Manager for XNA)

Check it out: NINEQuestions.net

Also, follow @NINEQuestions on Twitter for updates whenever a new interview is posted.

Posted On Wednesday, May 6, 2009 3:20 PM

NINE Questions has moved...
Thanks to some assistance from Jeff & John (your humble hosts at GeeksWithBlogs.net) I have relocated my NINE Questions interview series to a blog of its own. You can access all the old 9Q interviews, along with any new ones at this address: http://www.NINEQuestions.net Also, for updates and notifications, follow @NINEQuestions on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/NINE... Thanks ......

Posted On Monday, May 4, 2009 2:56 PM

NINE Questions with Steve Andrews
If you’ve been to a community event anywhere in the right 50% of the continent (and possibly a few on the left) there’s a better than even chance you’ve shared some air with Steve Andrews at some point. This guy really gets around, and he’s a man on a mission. I’ll let him tell you more about that in these NINE Questions: 1. Where are you from? I was born at a very young age to my parents in West Chester, Pennsylvania, where I currently reside. Between then and now I have lived in upstate New York ......

Posted On Monday, May 4, 2009 1:34 PM

NINE Questions with Julie Lerman
Julie Lerman is one of the hippest, smartest people I know. If you haven’t already heard of her, this is your chance to crawl out from under that rock and get a glimpse of an industry legend. Don’t worry about that giant ball of fire in the sky, that’s just the sun. Those of you that HAVE heard of Julie probably already know how awesome she is, but keep reading anyway. My first introduction to Julie was hearing Bill Ryan refer to someone as “Julie Lerman smart.” I figured that was enough of a recommendation ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 29, 2009 2:03 PM

Video NINE Questions with Ted Neward
While hanging out between keynotes at PDC08, I managed to get Ted Neward to sit down and answer NINE Questions. Enjoy ......

Posted On Sunday, November 2, 2008 10:34 AM

NINE Questions with Shawn Weisfeld
I’ve known Shawn for a few years now, mostly through his work with the developer community and of course his affiliation with INETA. I figured it was time you got to know him as well. Here are NINE Questions with Shawn Weisfeld: 1. Where are you from? I was born in Brooklyn New York and moved to South Florida when I was still in grade school. After graduating from high school I moved to Orlando to go to college at the University of Central Florida. There I was introduced to my first User Group, the ......

Posted On Monday, April 27, 2009 4:16 PM

NINE Questions with Jim Duffy
I’ve known Jim Duffy for almost 6 years now, and I can honestly say he thinks he’s one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. When I first asked Jim to do a NINE Questions interview, back in September, he was delighted to have an opportunity to talk about his favorite subject. Fast-forward 7 months and welcome to the longest NINE Questions interview ever. Ladies and Gentleman, I give you Jim Duffy. 1. Where are you from? A long time ago in a galaxy far away... oh wait, that one's already been used. ......

Posted On Friday, April 3, 2009 9:30 AM

Chat with Amanda Laucher at PDC08
While in Los Angeles, I sat down with Amanda Laucher for a quick catchup since our initial NINE Questions interview a while back. In this interview, we talk a little about SoCal Code Camp and PDC08. Enjoy ......

Posted On Friday, October 31, 2008 11:44 PM

NINE Questions with Rich Quackenbush
I’ve known Rich for a little over 10 years now and he’s definitely one of the more interesting people I’ve worked with in my career. I recently saw him again a couple weeks ago at the Roanoke Code Camp and he agreed to answer these NINE Questions: 1. Where are you from? I currently work from home, which is outside of Roanoke, VA. I grew up in upstate NY though. That gives me the right to say things to the locals like “You call that snow? I used to live next to Canada.” 2. What do you do / Who do ......

Posted On Thursday, April 2, 2009 8:55 AM

Video NINE Questions with Alan Stevens
While at PDC08, I managed to get a few interviews on video. Alan was the first of those and probably one of the best. Without any further delay, here are NINE Questions with Alan Stevens: ......

Posted On Friday, October 31, 2008 6:05 PM

NINE Questions with Jessica M. Moss
I ran into Jessica at the MVP Summit and again recently at the Roanoke Code Camp, where she gave some BI talks. Jessica is an interesting person who not only codes in VB, but she digs sci-fi as well. Definitely a geek after my own heart. Check out these NINE Questions with Jessica M. Moss: 1. We’ll start off with an easy one… where are you from? I’ve lived most of my life in, and I still consider my home base to be, a little Virginian town called Culpeper. With my current job and an hour long drive ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 25, 2009 1:39 PM

NINE Questions with Donn Felker
Donn’s a pretty interesting guy I’ve known for a while now. He’s an active community leader and has had a rather interesting career path. I have been nagging him for an interview for some time. I’ll let him take it from here, in these NINE Questions with Donn Felker: 1. Where are you from? I recently moved to Minneapolis last year. However, I’m originally from Northern California (Redding area), and lived the last ten years in Phoenix, AZ. 2. What do you do / Who do you work for / What is your product? ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 24, 2009 8:34 AM

NINE Questions with David Penton
David Penton is another one of those folks that I’ve known for a while via the InterTubes but never had the pleasure of meeting in person until the MVP Summit. He also works on one of my favorite products, which means if I have any questions… he’s the first name on my list. After hanging out in Seattle for a few days, I realized I hadn’t yet done a NINE Questions interview on David, so today’s your lucky day: 1. Where are you from? I was born and bred in Dallas, TX. I've lived in the Dallas area ......

Posted On Thursday, March 12, 2009 10:35 PM

NINE Questions with Suzanna Moran
I’ve known Suzanna (aka @ZannaBanana on Twitter) for some time, but we finally met in person at the MVP Summit last week. Fortunately for me (and you, dear reader) she was willing to do a NINE Questions interview. If you’ve ever wondered just what an MVP Lead actually does, read on: 1. Where are you from? (if it's different than where you are now, please feel free to elaborate.) I was born in San Francisco, CA and grew up in northern California. I attended college in the small town of Arcata, CA ......

Posted On Monday, March 9, 2009 2:40 PM

NINE Questions with Lou Vega
I’ve known Lou Vega a really long time and he’s a terrific guy. He’s the leader of the Charleston, SC .NET User Group (GC.NUG) and uber geek extraordinaire. I’ve been bugging Lou for a while to do a 9Q interview, and when he finally got back to me I ended up shelving it for a couple months. (Sorry about that man… travel gigs are a bear.) So without further ado, here’s Lou: 1. Where are you from? (if it's different than where you are now, please feel free to elaborate.) Hmmm – I was an “army brat” ......

Posted On Monday, March 9, 2009 2:32 PM

NINE Questions with Kent Tegels
I’ve known Kent for a couple years now, having run into each other time and again around the various Heartland tech events. Kent’s a busy dude but he managed to spare a few cycles for me to answer these NINE Questions: 1. Where are you from? (if it's different than where you are now, please feel free to elaborate.) I've lived lots of places over the years. I'm living in Sioux Falls, South Dakota now. It's really starting to feel like home. 2. Who do you work for? Give me the 10 second pitch on them. ......

Posted On Sunday, February 22, 2009 9:27 PM

NINE Questions with Scott Hanselman
Talk about a guy who needs no introduction… if you’re in the technology industry, or *gasp* a software developer in the Microsoft space, but haven’t heard of Scott Hanselman before now, then crawl out from under your rock and go check out his blog and podcast, but first read these NINE Questions: 1. Where are you from? I am in South Africa right now. I am from Oregon. 2. Who do you work for? Give me the 10 second pitch on them. Why would I want to buy their product? I work for Microsoft...use their ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 17, 2008 1:32 PM

Video NINE Questions with Jason Mauer at PDC08
Sorry for the delay in getting these videos out. I have been busier than ever over the last few months, including a travel gig to South Dakota and lots of events. Not that I'm making excuses of course. Anyway, you're not here to listen to me whine, you want interviews and plenty of them... so you're in luck. I've got Jason Mauer for your 9Q fix. Jason is a great guy and quite the Chatty Cathy if you catch him at the right time. So with no further delay, I give you NINE Questions with Jason Mauer: ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 9, 2008 10:40 AM

Chat with Beth Massi at PDC08
While at PDC08, I had a chance to have a brief chat with NINE Questions alum Beth Massi between the sessions. Beth gave me her thoughts on what she's excited to hear about at PDC08. Fortunately, I also had my trusty videocam with me. Enjoy ......

Posted On Monday, November 24, 2008 10:41 AM

Video NINE Questions with Richard Campbell
While at PDC08, I managed to corner Richard Campbell in the food court and asked him these NINE Questions on video. Enjoy ......

Posted On Friday, November 7, 2008 7:48 PM

Video NINE Questions with Steven "Doc" List
I met Doc at PDC08, while he was facilitating the Open Spaces with Jason Olson and Alan Stevens. We managed to find a little time to hang out, chat and do these NINE Questions on video. For some reason, Soapbox took a day and a half to process it, but it's finally done ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 5, 2008 7:18 PM

Video NINE Questions with Kevin Hazzard
I spent some time chatting with Kevin Hazzard at PDC08 and managed to catch it on video. Enjoy ......

Posted On Monday, November 3, 2008 12:49 PM

NINE Questions (the lost episodes) with Theo Moore
Theo and I have been good friends for years, and he's one of the more interesting (techie or otherwise) people I know, so it was a no-brainer to ask him to do this interview. He responded quickly and of course, I tucked it away and promptly forgot all about it... until now. So without any further delay, I give you this NINE Questions (the lost episodes) interview with Theo Moore: 1. Where are you from? Boy, that's a hard one to answer. I was raised in Florida, but I suppose the closest I've had to ......

Posted On Saturday, November 1, 2008 2:49 PM

Video NINE Questions with Jeff McWherter
This is another in a series of interviews conducted at PDC08. This time we're talking to Jeff McWherter ......

Posted On Saturday, November 1, 2008 1:03 AM

NINE Questions with Kirstin Juhl
I've known Kirstin pretty much since she came to Magenic, and she's one of the smartest (and most energetic) people I know. Shortly after joining our team, she was off and running and hasn't slowed down yet. Through dogged persistence (and a few emails), I was able to keep up with her long enough to ask her these NINE Questions: 1. Where are you from? St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN. I had a brief stint in Silicon Valley right at the beginning of the tech bubble – that was cool! Got home-sick though. 2. ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 22, 2008 10:22 AM

NINE Questions at PDC
If you would like to do a NINE Questions interview and you're going to be at PDC (or SoCalCodeCamp) leave a comment on this post and let me know how to get hold of you and we'll set something up.

In addition to the normal 9 written questions, I'll be doing some podcasting and video interviews too. 

The three of us (D'Arcy, Amanda & I) will be all over PDC next week so feel free to flag us down and say hi.

Good times ahead!!

Posted On Tuesday, October 21, 2008 3:39 PM

NINE Questions with Rob Windsor
Rob's one of my community buddies that I run into at various conferences and online of course. In addition to being a VB MVP, he's been around the UG and Code Camp scene pretty much since there was one. He's one busy guy, so I appreciate him taking the time to answer these NINE Questions. 1. Where are you from? I’m from Mississauga, Ontario. It’s a suburb just outside of Toronto, Ontario. I’ve lived there all my life. 2. What do you do? / Who do you work for? / What is your product? Give me the 10 ......

Posted On Monday, October 20, 2008 5:01 PM

NINE Questions with Lindsay Lindstrom
I met Lindsay about a year and a half ago at a user group event in Greenville, SC. She has the perfect job that keeps her very very busy but she was nice enough to take a few minutes and answer these NINE Questions. 1. Where are you from? I was born in Singapore, raised in Australia and Guam, went to college in Los Angeles, then Microsoft moved me to Philadelphia! On top of that, my mom was raised in the Philippines, and my dad is from Scotland. 2. What do you do / Who do you work for / What is your ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 8, 2008 12:01 PM

NINE Questions with... YOU!
I have a small backlog of interviews that I'm still working through, but I'm always looking for new and interesting people to talk to. So... if you'd like to do a NINE Questions interview, drop me a line here at this blog and I'll get in touch with you.

Thanks for reading and be sure to send your friends to http://www.NINEQuestions.net

Posted On Monday, October 6, 2008 4:33 PM

NINE Questions with George Clingerman
Yes folks, we're finally back after a slightly longer than intended break. I've known George for years, and he's one of my closest and also farthest away friends. We get to hang out about once or twice a year for the MVP Summit and my birthday jam. George is a very busy dude between work and his XNA Development website, but I'll let him tell you all about both of those, and everything else, in these NINE Questions with George Clingerman: 1. Where are you from? (How did you end up there?) I’m from ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 1, 2008 5:53 PM

NINE Questions will be back next week.
The Charity Fragathon was a humongous success, and it totally kicked my butt. I'm swamped and exhausted.

NINE Questions will be back next week with interviews featuring George Clingerman and Lindsay Rutter.

Thanks,
Chris

Posted On Thursday, September 25, 2008 3:23 PM

NINE Questions with Jason Bock
I've known Jason pretty much since I moved up to Minneapolis, although I had heard of him long before that via his books and the Magenic tech lists. In addition to being a total languages geek, Jason's a pretty interesting guy with an eclectic background and a broad set of interests... it's probably why we get along so well. He's also a busy community guy, so I'm glad he was able to spare a few minutes to knock out this interview. So here it is, NINE Questions with Jason Bock: 1. Where are you from ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 16, 2008 10:21 AM

NINE Questions with Liza Kindred
I first met Liza and the Lullabot gang at the Iowa Code Camp and started following her on Twitter the same day. She's got a pretty interesting story, but I'll let her tell it. This is another one of those interviews I did a while back and then somehow misplaced. Obviously my filing system (gmail) needs some work. Without further delay, I give you NINE Questions with Liza Kindred: 1. Where are you from? Des Moines, most days. I travel a great deal for work, so sometimes I feel like I am "from" airports ......

Posted On Thursday, September 11, 2008 4:55 PM

NINE Questions with Chris Sutton
I first met Chris at the Twin Cities Code Camp pre-party in the Spring of 2008. Since then, it seems like I've run into him everywhere... Iowa Code Camp, TechEd, Codeapalooza, etc... This guy really gets around. Fortunately, he was able to pause long enough to answer these NINE Questions. Unfortunately, he did it over a month ago and I promptly lost it. So now I give you, The Lost NINE Questions interview, with Chris Sutton: 1. Where are you from? Brazil, Minnesota, Florida, Missouri, Colorado and ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 10, 2008 9:58 AM

NINE Questions with Carl Franklin
Carl is one of the folks I credit (blame?) with getting me started in my career as a VB developer. Back in the mid 90's when I worked for the DoD down in New Orleans, I was a regular visitor to Carl & Gary's VB Homepage. If not for those guys, I'd probably be selling crawfish for a living or worse, coding in Java. So I'm happy to bring you these NINE Questions with Carl Franklin: 1. Where are you from? I was born in New London, CT and lived until I was 19 with my family in Mystic, CT. I spent ......

Posted On Monday, September 1, 2008 10:09 AM

NINE Questions with Lisa Feigenbaum
I met Lisa through my interaction with Microsoft as a VB MVP. We got a chance to hang out some at Tech Ed 2008 and via the VB mailing list. She's got a great sense of humor and is also one of the smartest people I've met. She's also incredibly busy, so I've been chasing her via email to bring you these NINE Questions with Lisa Feigenbaum: 1. Where are you from? Los Angeles, in the Encino area. (Yes, like the movie Encino Man.) It’s part of the San Fernando Valley. I’ve toned down the accent a bit ......

Posted On Friday, August 29, 2008 3:12 PM

NINE Questions with Mark Dunn
Mark and have been friends for a few years. He (and his company, Dunn Training) is an active supporter of community events, a good guy and a true Southerner. Mark gets around a lot and I'm constantly running into him at conferences and code camps. He was kind enough to stop for a moment, catch a breath and answer these NINE Questions: 1. Where are you from? I'm originally from a very small town north of Birmingham, Alabama called Blountsville. It's about halfway between Birmingham and Huntsville. ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 27, 2008 2:46 PM

NINE Questions with Rachel Reese
This week, I'm chatting with Rachel Reese, ASP Insider. We've never actually met in person, but it seems like we know all the same people. Funny how that works. Rachel and I emailed back and forth for a few weeks so you could have something to read this morning. I'm off to find coffee, so please enjoy these NINE Questions with Rachel Reese: 1. Where are you from? I was mostly raised in Wyoming and consider that my "home", but I've also lived in Maine, Florida, New York, Maryland, Arizona and a few ......

Posted On Thursday, August 21, 2008 6:57 AM

NINE Questions with Chris Williams
We're shaking things up a bit over here at NINEQuestions.net. My 32nd cousin (she was born a Williams) and temporary co-host Rachel Appel is turning things around and asking me the questions this time. I'll let her take it from here. When I saw Chris doing the 9 Questions series on his blog, I wondered why everyone else got a little shot at web celeb and not the man himself. So I hopped on IM and said “Hey Chris, you’re interviewing everybody, but where’s your questions and answers? You have to dogfood ......

Posted On Friday, August 15, 2008 10:29 AM

NINE Questions with Desarae A. Veit
Desarae is a Social Networking powerhouse. After she added me on Twitter a while back, I checked out her About Me page and was impressed with the sheer volume of sites and services she's a member of. She's on every one I'd heard of and a bunch more that were totally new to me. Being a Social Networking junkie myself, interviewing her was an easy decision. I considered doing the interview over Twitter, but then what would you have left to read? Without further delay, I give you NINE Questions with ......

Posted On Thursday, August 14, 2008 9:17 PM

NINE Questions with Shawn Wildermuth
My buddy Shawn is probably best known as being The ADO Guy, but lately has rebranded himself. More on that below. I caught up with Shawn in between his extensive travels and asked him these NINE Questions: 1. Where are you from? While I was born in Brooklyn, NY I really grew up in south Florida. I’ve moved around a lot with the highlights being my stops in Amsterdam, Boston and Portland, Oregon. I currently live in Atlanta where I’ve spent several five year stints, but this time it’s a permanent ......

Posted On Thursday, August 14, 2008 6:02 PM

NINE Questions with Vipul Vyas
Recently I had the opportunity to check out Skewz.com and found it to be a pretty interesting concept. Vipul Vyas is the man responsible for bringing it to the internet, so these NINE Questions are all about him. Read on... 1. Where are you from? I'm Indian-American, but I grew up in Columbia, South Carolina. I was born in Cleveland, Ohio; but we left there before my first birthday. So I'm "American by birth, Southern by the grace of god," as they would say. These days I call San Francisco, California ......

Posted On Thursday, August 7, 2008 6:39 PM

NINE Questions with Rod Paddock
We're kicking this week off with an interview with my good friend Rod Paddock. Aside from being one of the coolest dudes on earth, Rod's also the editor of a little mag you developer types may have heard of: CoDe Magazine. I shot Rod some questions, and he shot me some answers. Here you go: 1. Where are you from? (especially if its not where you are now, geographically.) I’m from California. I graduated from Palmdale High School in 1987. I lived in Bend Oregon for a few years when I went to school. ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 5, 2008 9:58 AM

NINE Questions with Dana Coffey
I'm taking a break from this glorious day, with nice weather and grilled meats to bring you this interview with Dana Coffey (someone many of you know as @CrazeeGeekChick on Twitter.) Dana is from a place near and dear to my heart. The South. Every time I see her take the time to actually type out the word "y'all" I get a chuckle. So without further delay, here is Dana Coffey and her NINE Questions. 1. Where are you from? Peachtree City, GA – land of the Golfcart paths. It’s just south of Atlanta ......

Posted On Friday, August 1, 2008 3:36 PM

NINE Questions with Randy Walker
I was hoping to get this out earlier in the week, but real life, work and that annoying sleep habit I can't seem to kick all got in the way. Randy is a fellow VB MVP and "Carl & Gary's" alumni, but I'll let him tell you about that. Here are my NINE Questions with Randy Walker: 1. Where are you from? Born in South Korea, adopted and lived all over the U.S. While I consider myself an Arkansas Razorback by heart (Go Hogs!), I’m a Texan through and through. I currently live and work in Northwest ......

Posted On Thursday, July 31, 2008 10:55 AM

NINE Questions with Jim Wooley
Time to cap off the week with another interview. I spent some time with Jim at TechEd (Developers) 2008 and was quite impressed with not only his VB knowledge, but also his enthusiasm for sharing it. If you've ever worked with LINQ, you've probably been to his website (www.thinqlinq.com) at some point. So without further introduction on my part, I give you NINE Questions with Jim Wooley... 1. Where are you from? I've been living around Atlanta, GA for the last 9 years. Most of my formative years ......

Posted On Friday, July 25, 2008 8:26 AM

NINE Questions with Dr. Alan C. Jamieson (aka Ripark)
Welcome back after the chaos of last week. This time around, I'm talking to my very good friend Alan Jamieson (also known as Ripark in the gaming community.) Alan and I met back during my Reality Check Games days in Greenville, SC, where he was instrumental in helping to build a very strong gaming community. We've both moved on since then, but we'd both still rather be running a game store. Ahh memories... Anyway, without further delay, I give you NINE Questions with Dr. Alan C. Jamieson: 1. Where ......

Posted On Monday, July 21, 2008 10:02 PM

NINE Questions with Jason Olson
Sorry folks... only 1 interview this week. I've been busier than Gil Gerard at a one hour buffet. Our guest this week is my very good friend Jason Olson. Jason works for Microsoft now, but I knew him when... although that's a story for another day. Here are my NINE Questions with Jason Olson. 1. Where are you from? Now, Kirkland, WA (just outside of Seattle). As a child I was from McMinnville, OR (which had the adoring nickname of McHickville). And no, I'm not a hick. 2. Ok so we know you work for ......

Posted On Friday, July 18, 2008 12:24 PM

NINE Questions with Rachel Appel
I first met Rachel at TechEd 2008 and have been following her Twitter feed ever since. She's a newly awarded ASP.NET MVP, ASPInsider, Microsoft Certified Trainer and one seriously cool geeky chick. You can find her blog at www.RachelAppel.com. Fortunately for you, dear reader, she was able to squeeze these NINE Questions into her busy schedule. Enjoy... 1. Where are you from? I’m from Northeastern Pennsylvania. I was born, raised and remain here, only to escape during my frequent travels. 2. Who ......

Posted On Thursday, July 10, 2008 2:26 PM

NINE Questions with Wally McClure
If you live in the southeast United States, chances are you've heard of Wally McClure. You may have even met him in person. I met Wally at the Charlotte Code Camp, back in the early days before my inevitable ascension to .NET Demigod. Wally is always a lot of fun to talk listen to, so enjoy. 1. Where are you from? I grew up in Knoxville, TN. I have a BS & MS in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Tech. I worked at “The Coca-Cola Company” in Atlanta, but I found that the corporate life wasn’t for ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 8, 2008 4:12 PM

NINE Questions with Paul Vick
As the Grand Poobah of Visual Basic at Microsoft, Paul is one of the busiest guys I know. Fortunately for us, he managed to find the time to answer these NINE Questions. 1. So, inquiring minds want to know, where are you from? Originally, Durham, NC. But I’ve been in Seattle almost as long as I was in Durham so… 2. Who do you work for? Give me the 10 second pitch on them. Why would I want to buy their product? A small technology company in Redmond, WA. You probably haven’t heard of them or used their ......

Posted On Friday, July 4, 2008 10:13 PM

NINE Questions with Laurel Ruma
I've worked with Laurel for a few months on a number of different projects and had the good fortune of finally meeting her face to face (that would be her face on the right, and yours truly on the left) during TechEd Developers 2008. She was gracious enough to indulge me in a few drinks at Howl At The Moon and to answer these NINE Questions, so here we go... 1. Where are you from? I grew up in a small town in southern Maine. I now live in Medford, Massachusetts, less than two miles from O'Reilly's ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 2, 2008 12:41 AM

NINE Questions with Aaron Erickson
...and we're back. This time with Aaron Erickson, a Technical Sales Specialist with Magenic's Chicago office. Aaron was nice enough to sit down with me while I was in Chicago and answer these NINE Questions. 1. Where are you from? Born in El Cajon, CA, grew up in Troutdale, OR. 2. Obviously, I know where you work since I work there as well, but give our readers the 10 second pitch on them anyway. Why would I want to buy the product? We are a firm that effectively converts IQ points into business ......

Posted On Friday, June 27, 2008 1:23 PM

NINE Questions with Trisha Cardell
Well, we're back again, this time with Trisha Cardell (formerly Lacey) of INETA/CodeZone fame. Trisha is also an occasional blogger at GeeksWithBlogs and plays a rather wicked Night Elf in World of Warcraft. Yes guys, really. So without further ado, here are NINE Questions with Trisha Cardell. 1. Where are you from? Gainesville, GA. A smallish town NE of Atlanta. http://www.gainesville.org/. To be more specific, I actually grew up in Flowery Branch, GA on a street called Quiet Meadow Lane. 2. We ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 25, 2008 1:41 AM

NINE Questions with Rocky Lhotka
Since Rocky and I happen to both be at the Magenic Technology Summit in Chicago this week, I managed to find some time to corner him and ask him NINE Questions. This means you, dear reader, get a bonus interview this week. This is my gift to you. 1. Where are you from? Aitkin, Minnesota. A small town with one stoplight and surrounded by a lot of great fishing lakes. 2. Who do you work for? Give me the 10 second pitch on them. Why would I want to buy their product? Magenic, probably the largest Microsoft-only ......

Posted On Friday, June 20, 2008 1:03 PM

NINE Questions with D'Arcy Lussier
D'Arcy is one of the most interesting techy people I know, so he seems like the perfect match for this column. When I asked him to do it, he graciously agreed, and got answers back to me pretty quickly. Settling on his picture, however... well that took longer. Where are you from? Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (One hour from the North Dakota border) Who do you work for? Give me the 10 second pitch on them. Why would I want to buy their product? I chose to become an independent consultant a year ago. ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 18, 2008 9:31 AM

NINE Questions with Amanda Laucher
This is #3 in a series of interviews where I ask NINE Questions of various interesting people in the technical community. This time, we're talking to Amanda Laucher (aka Pandamonial.) You can find her blog at www.Pandamonial.com 1. Ok, let's kick this off with an easy question. Where are you from? I am from a small town in SW Pennsylvania called Dilliner, originally. Now I live and work in Columbus, Ohio. 2. Who do you work for? Give me the 10 second pitch on them. Why would I want to work there, ......

Posted On Monday, June 16, 2008 8:18 AM

NINE Questions with Beth Massi
This time, I'm talking with Beth Massi of the Visual Basic Dev Center (http://msdn.com/vbasic/) and (http://msdn.com/vsto/) at Microsoft. You can also find Beth's blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/bethm... In case you can't see it, the beer in her hand is a Victoria Bitter (get it? VB!) 1. Where are you from? I was born in San Pedro, CA (Southern California) but moved up to Northern California for college. I’ve been living primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area ever since. 2. Who do you work for? ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 11, 2008 9:43 PM

NINE Questions with Andy Dunn
This is the first in what will hopefully be a series where I ask NINE Questions of various Interesting People in the Technical Industry. My first victim is Andy Dunn of www.thezbuffer.com. 1. Where are you from? I’m from a town called Halesowen, just outside Birmingham in the UK. I’ve lived in the USA for almost 12 years. 2. Who do you work for? Give me the 10 second pitch on them. Why would I want to buy their product? I work for myself. I have no products besides my own abilities. You are buying ......

Posted On Monday, June 9, 2008 7:09 PM

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