Scott Hanselman

About Me

My name is Scott Hanselman. I'm a programmer, teacher, and speaker. I work out of my home office in Portland, Oregon for the Web Platform Team at Microsoft, but this blog, its content and opinions are my own. I blog about technology, culture, gadgets, diversity, code, the web, where we're going and where we've been. I'm excited about community, social equity, media, entrepreneurship and above all, the open web.

I have three podcasts and a YouTube channel. One podcast is a weekly talk show on tech, one an occasional one hour essay on developer's lives, and one a social media and tech culture show with my friend Luvvie.

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I was the Chief Architect at Corillian Corporation, now a part of Checkfree, for 6+ years. Before Corillian and Microsoft I worked as a Principal Consultant at STEP Technology, speaking, writing, consulting, and very much not getting rich during Web 1.0, although I worked on a bunch of web sites you have heard of. I've also been an Adjunct Professor at OIT, teaching C# and Web Services. I created the first PalmPilot Diabetes Management System in 1998 and sold it to a healthcare company some years later.

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I am an early adopter, it seems. I ran Tweak Computer Support BBS, with some success, a very long time ago. I was a FidoNet node. I have nice teeth and love cheese amongst other things. I like Tools, and I've co-written some books. I'm diabetic. I like studying Amharic and Zulu/Ndebele and listening to African Music as well as other music. I enjoy Black Hair as a hobby and can both braid and cornrow, although more recently #teamnatural. I have a podcast. I hack on hardware and waste time. I do Open Source. I have a large forefive-head. I am good at Excel and keep my resume mostly up to date for no reason. We speak Sign Language to my son and my wife speaks Ndebele. I have a great family and have had great teachers and a fantastic wedding with a great Cake Topper. I don't sleep too much. I write a lot. I'm trying to raise $50,000 for Diabetes research.

That's me, today. I'll be different tomorrow, hopefully better.

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Scott is a web developer who has been blogging at for over a decade. He works in Open Source on ASP.NET and the Azure Cloud for Microsoft out of his home office in Portland, Oregon. Scott has three podcasts, for tech talk, on developers' lives and loves, and for pop culture and tech media. He's written a number of books and spoken in person to almost a half million developers worldwide.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer’s view in any way.