Sometimes you’re just too proud not to tell everyone

A personal note on two threads coming together.

In 2004 I watched Senator Barack Obama give the Keynote speech to the Democratic National Convention and two weeks later I placed an Obama for President bumper sticker on my car that generated smiles, “if only…” comments and quite a few chuckles.

In 2007 I attended Mix and within a very short time gave up a dozen years as an independent consultant to join Microsoft as Silverlight Community PM.

This morning, I had the incredible pleasure of watching Obama’s keynote again, this time using Silverlight technology, which as you probably know is the enabling technology for the DNC 08 web site.


Obviously the decision as to who leads our nation is far more important than the decision as to which technology we choose, but participating, in whatever small capacity in both threads, has been (and very much continues to be)  a blast.

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. He was a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP and a Microsoft MVP.
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