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Preparing for the Exponential Technology Revolution (VIDEO)

*UPDATE – Scroll for full video from my September 2019 presentation: Thriving in the Cyber-Physical Revolution. The world you know is about to change in profound and radical ways. A historic confluence of emerging technologies, powered by ubiquitous connectivity and advances like artificial intelligence (AI), are poised to complement and catalyze each other to change […]

The Evolutionary Changes of .NET Core 3 (Video)

As developers, our “cheese” is constantly moving. Everything is expanding outward, and we must continually study and dissect subjects like .NET Core 3 and C# 8.0, so we aren’t left behind. I discovered my love for writing software on an Atari 800 computer. At the time, the entire system was knowable. I thought that if […]

Shaun McBurney

Persistent software engineer with a passion for DevOps and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). Saving time by automating and standardizing processes is a core competency of this adept developer. With an expertise in the Microsoft technology stack, specifically Azure DevOps, this graduate of Gonzaga University is an asset to any team.

Congrats to Mark Michaelis for 22 years as an MVP!

Mark Michaelis has been awarded Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for 2018-2019 in recognition of his exceptional technical community leadership! What’s a Microsoft MVP? According to, “MVPs are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the ‘bleeding edge’ and have an unstoppable urge to get their […]

Purcell’s Manufacturing App Revamped & Streamlined for Efficiency

Challenge Purcell manufactures custom outdoor equipment enclosure solutions (cabinets). The details of the configuration vary depending on each customer’s requirements. Cabinets can be the size of a car with hundreds of components inside while others may be the size of a breadbox and only house one component. Purcell is so confident in their system that […]

The ‘Elegant-Innovative-Excellence’ of C#

Why C# should be part of your tooling arsenal   C# (pronounced C Sharp) is a language used in combination with Microsoft’s .NET framework for developing applications. “The open-sourced nature of C# and the framework that comes with it is pretty unique,” Mark Michaelis said during a recent interview on Code Chat. “What really makes […]

Washington Trust Bank Uses Agile Processes & DevOps

Challenge Washington Trust had a development team that was in the process of updating their legacy system for processing commercial loans to a smart application that would automate the labor-intensive process of collating, authorizing and printing loan documentation. It was a complex project with a deadline that was quickly approaching. Cliff Conklin, Director of Development […]