Scott Hanselman
Software Architect, Engineer,
Author, Teacher



·         Over twenty-five years’ experience developing software

·         Presented cumulatively to over 975,000 developers worldwide over the last 27 years.

·         Videos of presentations have been viewed cumulatively over 21M times

·         Specialist in user interface design, human-computer interaction, scalability, code generation and i18n/globalization

·         Skilled at design techniques and applying those techniques with .NET (C#/VB.NET), JSON, XML

·         Current Development with C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, Windows APIs through .NET 4.5

·         Accomplished at Process Modeling, System Architecture and Design, and Scalability Architecture

·         Adjunct Professor at the Oregon Institute of Technology specializing in C# and the Windows .NET Framework

·         Contributor or Coordinator to a number of Open Source projects

·         Board member of MonkeySquare open-source non-profit, Advisory Board of OuterCurve open-source organization, manage .NET open-source Foundation



I’ve spoken at over 200 technical conferences to hundreds of thousands of attendees, including

·         FOCUS 100 – Digital Undivided

·         WebStock New Zealand – Personal Productivity

·         KeepingItRealTime PDX – node.js and signalr

·         Blogging While Brown – Blogging and Branding

·         Microsoft WebCamps – Beijing, Shanghai, Sydney with James Senior

·         Øredev in Malmo Sweden - Information Overload and Managing the Flow

·         Mix in Las Vegas – Multiple Technical Presentations. Also hosted a live video stream viewed by >50,000

·         Presenter at Microsoft Company Meeting at Safeco Field – Crowd attending was over 26,000

· – Video on how to be a better speaker



·         Popular syndicated .blog at with over 1M PV

·         Weekly podcast at with 700 episodes over 13 years with millions of downloads

·         Co-host of This Developers Life podcast with Rob Conery

·         Co-host of Ratchet and The Geek podcast with Luvvie Ajayi

·         Co-Author Professional ASP.NET MVC from Wrox/Wiley Press with Phil Haack, Rob Conery and Jon Galloway

·         Co-Author Professional ASP.NET from Wrox/Wiley Press with Bill Evjen and Devin Rader

·         Contributor to ASP.NET MVP Hacks from Wrox/Wiley Press with David Yack and others

·         Technical Reviewer or Foreword writer on many books from Wrox, O'Reilly, Sybex and others.



·         Lead on Newtelligence dasBlog Community Edition hosted on SourceForge building on the work of Clemens Vasters and many others. DasBlog is one of the most popular ASP.NET blogging engines. Recent refactorings have resulted in performance improvements of over 400%. BSD License.

·         BabySmash: WPF Application for toddlers


·         Web Application Testing in Ruby (WATIR) Recording application WatirMaker hosted on Apache License

·         USB Security Key Fob .NET Plugin Model with Bryan Batchelder

·         Tiny Virtual Operating System in C#



·         Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Award for 2003, 2004 for ASP.NET
and 2005 for Solutions Architect –

·         MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) Regional Director -
Regional Director of the Year – Developer Community

·         Member of the .NET Developer’s Journal Editorial Board

·         Member of the Software Association of Oregon’s Developer SIG Steering Committee

·         Former Member of the INETA (International .NET Association) Speaker’s Bureau

·         Former Member of the Advisory Council of PCC’s Software Engineering Department.

·         Former Vendor Committee Chairman for the Open Financial Exchange (OFX) XML standard consortium

·         Former Member of the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) Basic Profile 1.0 working group



·         Bachelors of Science in Software Engineering, Oregon Institute of Technology, Portland, OR.
Young Professional Achievement Award



·         Microsoft Certified (MCP), Trainer (MCT), and Solution Developer (MCSD) – Transcript #23012



Sept 2007 to Present, Partner Program Manager, Microsoft, working from Portland,

Working across the division to ensure community feedback is taken deep into the organization.

·         Community manager for Open Source .NET, ASP.NET, Azure, and IIS

·         Program Manager on ASP.NET and Azure Web Tools

·         Program Manager working across ASP.NET and Visual Studio to create a better integrated developer experience

·         2010 Developer Division “Compass Award” recipient

·         Led a team of six Senior Program Managers working in the Developer Community space.

·         Worked on multiple revisions of the developer portal

·         Wrote and released a number of Open Source developer learning projects.

·         Presenting advanced developer topics at Developer Conferences internationally.

·         Blogging, Content Creation, Screencasting, Videos, Presentations, Articles for MSDN Magazine, Book Writing.

·         Engaging with the larger .NET community across the division.


June 2001 to August 2007, Chief Architect, Corillian, Portland, OR,

Corillian is the leading provider of online Retail Banking software with 25% of the U.S. Banking Population touched.

·         Development of .NET Technology Roadmap spanning the platform and product line.

·         Architect on Corillian’s Voyager eFinance Application Server SDK versions from inception through 2.3.

·         Architect on Corillian’s first 100% .NET Application, an ASP.NET-based  Personalization Manager

·         Architect on a revision of our Campaign Management product resulting in a 10-fold increase in scalability

·         Enterprise technology consulting with Top 10 Banks and large Financial Institutions in U.S., Asia and England.

·         Presenting and coordination of company-wide .NET Training.

·         Sales Engineer assisting on sales calls and deals in the multi-million dollar range.

·         Technical Facilitator between cross-functional group on topics such as automating build processes, creation of technical documentation, scalability testing, enterprise-wide architecture and migration to .NET.

·         Coordinating transition of key products to Microsoft’s .NET Framework as well as managing the technical relationship with Microsoft


June 2003 to Present, Adjunct Professor, Oregon Institute of Technology, Portland, OR,

·         Teaching CST407 – C# and the Windows .NET Framework

·         Co-development of Web Services Theory curriculum at the Portland Campus taught by instructor Patrick Cauldwell

·         Instructor for Practical XML and other professional development courses at Oregon Graduate Institute


April 1995 to June 2001, Principal Consultant, STEP Technology, Portland, OR,

Design and implementation of software for diverse clients.  Some projects include:

·         Consulting with Microsoft’s (PAG) Prescriptive Architecture Group on the design and implementation of the MSDN Reference Architecture for E-Commerce. 

·         Architect constructing, a large e-commerce site selling clearance sports equipment.  Design and implementation of the VB business objects, presentation, and SQL Database.

·         Architect designing and implementing a wireless (WML/WAP, PocketPC, PalmPilot) front end to a Financial Services Aggregator.  The interface allowed querying of stock quotes, portfolio display, etc.

·         Architect working on, a large producer of e-books. Consulted on system design, scalability factors and e-book distribution models.

·         Architect on the team constructing, a large e-commerce site selling home electronics equipment. Design of site user interface, as well as the implementation of HTML and graphic elements for the interface. Consulted on scalability and hardware design.

·         Design and implementation of Navigation, UI Model and System Architecture for an ActiveX IE browser-based enterprise sales application called Aurum/Baan Front Office

·         Guided Program Architecture, User Interface and Internationalization design for Visual C++ Online Training Application for Intel’s utilizing the IE ActiveX Control and DHTML Object Model.  Application enabled in 12 languages, including Japanese and Traditional and Simplified Chinese.

·         Lead Engineer on Oregon Public Broadcasting Website Project at utilizing Active Server Pages (ASP) to interface ADO to MS SQL Server.  Coordinated integration of content as well as development of overall system architecture and Administration App written in VB5.

·         Lead GUI Engineer on large 3-tier Client-Server Application for Nike interfacing Mainframe DB2 with Java.  Application was distributed with NS3.01 Browser and Sun’s Java 1.1.4 JRE.

·         Lead Engineer and Project Manager on Foolproof DOS-Based Security System written in C and Borland C++ with TurboVision Text-mode GUI API.

·         Lead GUI Engineer for SmartStuff Software’s Foolproof Security System for both Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 in Visual C++/MFC.  Designed and wrote 16- and 32-bit Application’s Interface as well as Installation Application.  Localized project to French and assisted in localization to Japanese.


1993 – 1995, Software Engineer, Chrome Data Corporation, Oregon,

Wrote software for commercial sale to the Auto Industry.  Projects include:

·         Designed and implemented User Interface for PCCarbook, a Windows 3.1-based Auto-specification application.  Written in Visual Basic 3.0, C++, and Pascal, connecting to SQL Server via DAO.

·         Designed and implemented components for a 3-tiered Automated Fax-Back and VISA Ordering System for Car Pricing Quotes. Microsoft SQL Back end talking to multi-port Digifax that faxed quotes directly to the customer.


1989 – Present, Lead Engineer, Tweak Computer Support,

·         Design and Implementation of a Diabetes Management application GlucoPilot for PalmOS.  Localized to French, Spanish and German. Supporting an international user base of thousands.  GlucoPilot remains the #1 Diabetes Management application for Palm in the world.  Currently sold and marketed through

·         Developed "BrickFinder Kiosk" for Pioneer Courthouse Square using Visual Basic supporting search and personalized map display from over 88,000 records of sponsored bricks.  Developed ASP.NET and SQL2k driven site  Also created BrickFinder Web Service and WinForm UI.

·         Design and Implementation of a POC Real Estate Multiple Listing application for PalmOS. Included interfacing with SQL7 via dialup access to update data remotely.

·         Technical consulting, business development and on-site classes for clients such as Portland General Electric, ADP, Columbia Software and others.  Technology consulting with law firms over patent disputes.




·       Travel – Europe, Asia, all over Africa

·       Amateur Linguistics – Spanish, Amharic (Ethiopian), and Bantu Languages (Ndebele, Zulu)

·       Performing – Standup Comedy

·       Blogging and Podcasting –

·       STEM focused on Diversity and Inclusion in Technology