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Donald

I was a ".NET expert" when they reorg'd my IT department. Up to that point, I had one C# project for a Microsoft Imagine Cup contest I did 2 years before. When IT decided devs should all just be a shared service on one team, I became the .NET expert.

Of course, when it came to getting "expert" pay, I was always "lacking enterprise experience," so I was never a fan of being an expert.

The "unconferences" were a lot of fun. Truth be told, I actually hate giving talks unless they're impromptu. BarCamps were far more interesting and fun to organize. I could come up with a list of things I'd rather do in an evening than be at a meetup.