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Blogus Maximus Rubbing people the wrong way since 1970... NINE Questions Where I ask various interesting people in the technical community NINE Questions
NINE Questions with Julie Lerman
Julie Lerman is one of the hippest, smartest people I know. If you haven’t already heard of her, this is your chance to crawl out from under that rock and get a glimpse of an industry legend. Don’t worry about that giant ball of fire in the sky, that’s just the sun. Those of you that HAVE heard of Julie probably already know how awesome she is, but keep reading anyway. My first introduction to Julie was hearing Bill Ryan refer to someone as “Julie Lerman smart.” I figured that was enough of a recommendation ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 29, 2009 2:03 PM

Video NINE Questions with Ted Neward
While hanging out between keynotes at PDC08, I managed to get Ted Neward to sit down and answer NINE Questions. Enjoy ......

Posted On Sunday, November 2, 2008 10:34 AM

NINE Questions with Shawn Weisfeld
I’ve known Shawn for a few years now, mostly through his work with the developer community and of course his affiliation with INETA. I figured it was time you got to know him as well. Here are NINE Questions with Shawn Weisfeld: 1. Where are you from? I was born in Brooklyn New York and moved to South Florida when I was still in grade school. After graduating from high school I moved to Orlando to go to college at the University of Central Florida. There I was introduced to my first User Group, the ......

Posted On Monday, April 27, 2009 4:16 PM

NINE Questions with Jim Duffy
I’ve known Jim Duffy for almost 6 years now, and I can honestly say he thinks he’s one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. When I first asked Jim to do a NINE Questions interview, back in September, he was delighted to have an opportunity to talk about his favorite subject. Fast-forward 7 months and welcome to the longest NINE Questions interview ever. Ladies and Gentleman, I give you Jim Duffy. 1. Where are you from? A long time ago in a galaxy far away... oh wait, that one's already been used. ......

Posted On Friday, April 3, 2009 9:30 AM

Chat with Amanda Laucher at PDC08
While in Los Angeles, I sat down with Amanda Laucher for a quick catchup since our initial NINE Questions interview a while back. In this interview, we talk a little about SoCal Code Camp and PDC08. Enjoy ......

Posted On Friday, October 31, 2008 11:44 PM

NINE Questions with Rich Quackenbush
I’ve known Rich for a little over 10 years now and he’s definitely one of the more interesting people I’ve worked with in my career. I recently saw him again a couple weeks ago at the Roanoke Code Camp and he agreed to answer these NINE Questions: 1. Where are you from? I currently work from home, which is outside of Roanoke, VA. I grew up in upstate NY though. That gives me the right to say things to the locals like “You call that snow? I used to live next to Canada.” 2. What do you do / Who do ......

Posted On Thursday, April 2, 2009 8:55 AM

Video NINE Questions with Alan Stevens
While at PDC08, I managed to get a few interviews on video. Alan was the first of those and probably one of the best. Without any further delay, here are NINE Questions with Alan Stevens: ......

Posted On Friday, October 31, 2008 6:05 PM

NINE Questions with Jessica M. Moss
I ran into Jessica at the MVP Summit and again recently at the Roanoke Code Camp, where she gave some BI talks. Jessica is an interesting person who not only codes in VB, but she digs sci-fi as well. Definitely a geek after my own heart. Check out these NINE Questions with Jessica M. Moss: 1. We’ll start off with an easy one… where are you from? I’ve lived most of my life in, and I still consider my home base to be, a little Virginian town called Culpeper. With my current job and an hour long drive ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 25, 2009 1:39 PM

NINE Questions with Donn Felker
Donn’s a pretty interesting guy I’ve known for a while now. He’s an active community leader and has had a rather interesting career path. I have been nagging him for an interview for some time. I’ll let him take it from here, in these NINE Questions with Donn Felker: 1. Where are you from? I recently moved to Minneapolis last year. However, I’m originally from Northern California (Redding area), and lived the last ten years in Phoenix, AZ. 2. What do you do / Who do you work for / What is your product? ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 24, 2009 8:34 AM

NINE Questions with David Penton
David Penton is another one of those folks that I’ve known for a while via the InterTubes but never had the pleasure of meeting in person until the MVP Summit. He also works on one of my favorite products, which means if I have any questions… he’s the first name on my list. After hanging out in Seattle for a few days, I realized I hadn’t yet done a NINE Questions interview on David, so today’s your lucky day: 1. Where are you from? I was born and bred in Dallas, TX. I've lived in the Dallas area ......

Posted On Thursday, March 12, 2009 10:35 PM

NINE Questions with Suzanna Moran
I’ve known Suzanna (aka @ZannaBanana on Twitter) for some time, but we finally met in person at the MVP Summit last week. Fortunately for me (and you, dear reader) she was willing to do a NINE Questions interview. If you’ve ever wondered just what an MVP Lead actually does, read on: 1. Where are you from? (if it's different than where you are now, please feel free to elaborate.) I was born in San Francisco, CA and grew up in northern California. I attended college in the small town of Arcata, CA ......

Posted On Monday, March 9, 2009 2:40 PM

NINE Questions with Lou Vega
I’ve known Lou Vega a really long time and he’s a terrific guy. He’s the leader of the Charleston, SC .NET User Group (GC.NUG) and uber geek extraordinaire. I’ve been bugging Lou for a while to do a 9Q interview, and when he finally got back to me I ended up shelving it for a couple months. (Sorry about that man… travel gigs are a bear.) So without further ado, here’s Lou: 1. Where are you from? (if it's different than where you are now, please feel free to elaborate.) Hmmm – I was an “army brat” ......

Posted On Monday, March 9, 2009 2:32 PM

NINE Questions with Kent Tegels
I’ve known Kent for a couple years now, having run into each other time and again around the various Heartland tech events. Kent’s a busy dude but he managed to spare a few cycles for me to answer these NINE Questions: 1. Where are you from? (if it's different than where you are now, please feel free to elaborate.) I've lived lots of places over the years. I'm living in Sioux Falls, South Dakota now. It's really starting to feel like home. 2. Who do you work for? Give me the 10 second pitch on them. ......

Posted On Sunday, February 22, 2009 9:27 PM

NINE Questions with Scott Hanselman
Talk about a guy who needs no introduction… if you’re in the technology industry, or *gasp* a software developer in the Microsoft space, but haven’t heard of Scott Hanselman before now, then crawl out from under your rock and go check out his blog and podcast, but first read these NINE Questions: 1. Where are you from? I am in South Africa right now. I am from Oregon. 2. Who do you work for? Give me the 10 second pitch on them. Why would I want to buy their product? I work for Microsoft...use their ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 17, 2008 1:32 PM

Video NINE Questions with Jason Mauer at PDC08
Sorry for the delay in getting these videos out. I have been busier than ever over the last few months, including a travel gig to South Dakota and lots of events. Not that I'm making excuses of course. Anyway, you're not here to listen to me whine, you want interviews and plenty of them... so you're in luck. I've got Jason Mauer for your 9Q fix. Jason is a great guy and quite the Chatty Cathy if you catch him at the right time. So with no further delay, I give you NINE Questions with Jason Mauer: ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 9, 2008 10:40 AM

Chat with Beth Massi at PDC08
While at PDC08, I had a chance to have a brief chat with NINE Questions alum Beth Massi between the sessions. Beth gave me her thoughts on what she's excited to hear about at PDC08. Fortunately, I also had my trusty videocam with me. Enjoy ......

Posted On Monday, November 24, 2008 10:41 AM

Video NINE Questions with Richard Campbell
While at PDC08, I managed to corner Richard Campbell in the food court and asked him these NINE Questions on video. Enjoy ......

Posted On Friday, November 7, 2008 7:48 PM

Video NINE Questions with Steven "Doc" List
I met Doc at PDC08, while he was facilitating the Open Spaces with Jason Olson and Alan Stevens. We managed to find a little time to hang out, chat and do these NINE Questions on video. For some reason, Soapbox took a day and a half to process it, but it's finally done ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 5, 2008 7:18 PM

Video NINE Questions with Kevin Hazzard
I spent some time chatting with Kevin Hazzard at PDC08 and managed to catch it on video. Enjoy ......

Posted On Monday, November 3, 2008 12:49 PM

NINE Questions (the lost episodes) with Theo Moore
Theo and I have been good friends for years, and he's one of the more interesting (techie or otherwise) people I know, so it was a no-brainer to ask him to do this interview. He responded quickly and of course, I tucked it away and promptly forgot all about it... until now. So without any further delay, I give you this NINE Questions (the lost episodes) interview with Theo Moore: 1. Where are you from? Boy, that's a hard one to answer. I was raised in Florida, but I suppose the closest I've had to ......

Posted On Saturday, November 1, 2008 2:49 PM

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