Carl Franklin

Carl Franklin / USA

Microsoft Regional Director Microsoft MVP

Carl Franklin is Executive Vice President of App vNext, a software development firm focused on the latest methodologies and technologies. Carl is a 20+ year veteran of the software industry, co-host and founder of .NET Rocks!, the first and most widely listened to podcast for .NET developers, a Microsoft MVP for Kinect for Windows, a Microsoft Regional Director, and Senior Executive of Pwop Studios, a full-service audio and video production/post production studio located in Southeastern Connecticut.

He was awarded the MVP for Kinect because of his work on gesture recognition. Namely, KinectTools and GesturePak. KinectTools is an abstraction over the Kinect 2.0 SDK that takes the detail work out of using the Kinect in a Windows application. GesturePak lets you record, edit, and recognize gestures in a Windows application. Both are free open source products.

Carl is also the creator of Music to Code By, a set of 25-minute long instrumental music pieces designed to get you into a state of flow and keep you there. Music to Code By has been praised widely by developers for keeping them focused and helping them solve difficult problems.

Lessons & Workshops

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Connected applications only work when connected. What happens if the network breaks temporarily? Will your system recover smoothly or pitch a fit? Using an OSS project called Polly (available on GitHub) you can handle this and many other transient situations with elegance and fluency. Polly let’s you define retry policies using standard patterns such as retry, retry forever, wait and retry, and circuit breaker. Learn how to make your system bulletproof with Polly and a little know-how.

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Richard was once CTO of Developer Express. He hired Mark Miller. He's a programmer like us. Basically, Richard got diabetes, learned about the ketogenic diet, did it, lost 80 pounds and reversed diabetes, and flaunted it on Facebook. He did exactly the opposite of what the Australian Diabetes Association told him to do. He ate fatty meats, eggs, and butter; and drastically cut carbs. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes also in 2015. I went keto in February 2016 after reading the research Richard shared with me. Within 6 months I had lost 80 pounds and reversed it. We started a podcast shortly after I started to document my journey. It blew up. It's now downloaded more than .NET Rocks. We started a Facebook group, then a forum which now has 30,000 members. We also started doing a local Ketogenic Food and Science Festival which has been successful 2 years in a row. We continue to touch the lives of thousands of people. You can see some of the success stories.

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