Bio

Guy Barrette is a freelance Architect/Developer based in Montreal, Canada and is an Azure MVP and a Microsoft Regional Director. He has been working and developing with Microsoft development tools since the launch of VB 3 in 1994. His focus is helping organizations build better software using Microsoft technologies. He's been a speaker at developers' conferences like Confoo, Microsoft TechDays and DevTeach. Guy is the Visual Studio Talk Show podcast co-host and was leader of the Montreal .NET User Group for more then 23 years.

 Guy Barrette est un architecte/développeur à Montréal, Canada. Il est un Microsoft Regional Director pour la région de Montréal ainsi qu'un Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Microsoft Azure. Il travaille avec les outils Microsoft depuis le lancement de VB3 en 1994 en aidant les entreprises à construire de meilleures solutions avec les technologies Microsoft. Guy a été conférencier lors de conférences comme TechDays, DevTeach et Confoo, il a été leader de la Communauté .NET Montréal pendant 23 ans. Guy est le co-animateur du podcast Visual Studio Talk Show.

Email: guy@guybarrette.com
Twitter: @guybarrette
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/guybarrette
Recent slide decks: docs.com/guy-barrette 

 

Expertise

  • Business requirements
  • Solution architecture
  • Proposals cost estimates
  • Software development processes
  • Analysis
  • Technical lead
  • Mentoring & coaching
  • Training
  • Specialized in .NET development
  • Microsoft Azure and Cloud Computing
  • Mobile development with Xamarin
  • IoT


Microsoft MVP
In June 2004, Guy Barrette was named MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for the ASP/ASP.NET technologies.  In 2011, he was named MVP for Windows Azure.  Here's a short description of the MVP program:
The MVP Program is focused on our relationships to and with customers via online and offline communities. The program celebrates our best, most active customers who have demonstrated a technical passion and willingness to share their expertise with others.  These customers are the authors, enthusiasts, developers, academics, business, and technical decision makers who carry with them the voice, strength, and value of the Microsoft customer. They do this in the books, Web sites, code samples, and utilities they publish; in the newsgroups, message boards, and user group forums where they share; through the speaking engagements, Webcasts, and chats they host, and in the feedback through alphas, betas, and communities they provide to help Microsoft build better products that result in more satisfied, loyal, and passionate Microsoft customers.

Microsoft Regional Director
In January 2004, Guy Barrette was named Microsoft Regional Director for his work in the local Montreal developers’ community.  This provides him with a direct access to the Canadian MSDN team.  This is a brief description of the Regional Director role:
Regional Directors aren't Microsoft employees; they are independent developers, architects, trainers, and other professionals who provide a vital link between Microsoft and the developer community. These technical experts can give you the insight and informed perspective you need to start developing .NET-connected software today--whether you need help learning about the .NET Framework, training developers, or implementing all aspects of a solution.

 

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