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There's a new NINE Questions posted, over at featuring Robin Edwards... God's gift to the .NET User Group scene in Southwest Virginia.


Posted On Wednesday, December 2, 2009 9:47 PM

9Q w/ Kathleen Sanders has a new interview posted, with Kathleen Sanders (Community Manager for XNA)

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Also, follow @NINEQuestions on Twitter for updates whenever a new interview is posted.

Posted On Wednesday, May 6, 2009 3:20 PM

NINE Questions has moved...
Thanks to some assistance from Jeff & John (your humble hosts at I have relocated my NINE Questions interview series to a blog of its own. You can access all the old 9Q interviews, along with any new ones at this address: Also, for updates and notifications, follow @NINEQuestions on Twitter at Thanks ......

Posted On Monday, May 4, 2009 2:56 PM

NINE Questions with Steve Andrews
If you’ve been to a community event anywhere in the right 50% of the continent (and possibly a few on the left) there’s a better than even chance you’ve shared some air with Steve Andrews at some point. This guy really gets around, and he’s a man on a mission. I’ll let him tell you more about that in these NINE Questions: 1. Where are you from? I was born at a very young age to my parents in West Chester, Pennsylvania, where I currently reside. Between then and now I have lived in upstate New York ......

Posted On Monday, May 4, 2009 1:34 PM

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 Chris Sutton
I first met Chris at the Twin Cities Code Camp pre-party in the Spring of 2008. Since then, it seems like I've run into him everywhere... Iowa Code Camp, TechEd, Codeapalooza, etc... This guy really gets around. Fortunately, he was able to pause long enough to answer these NINE Questions. Unfortunately, he did it over a month ago and I promptly lost it. So now I give you, The Lost NINE Questions interview, with Chris Sutton: 1. Where are you from? Brazil, Minnesota, Florida, Missouri, Colorado and ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 10, 2008 9:58 AM

NINE Questions with Carl Franklin
Carl is one of the folks I credit (blame?) with getting me started in my career as a VB developer. Back in the mid 90's when I worked for the DoD down in New Orleans, I was a regular visitor to Carl & Gary's VB Homepage. If not for those guys, I'd probably be selling crawfish for a living or worse, coding in Java. So I'm happy to bring you these NINE Questions with Carl Franklin: 1. Where are you from? I was born in New London, CT and lived until I was 19 with my family in Mystic, CT. I spent ......

Posted On Monday, September 1, 2008 10:09 AM

NINE Questions with Lisa Feigenbaum
I met Lisa through my interaction with Microsoft as a VB MVP. We got a chance to hang out some at Tech Ed 2008 and via the VB mailing list. She's got a great sense of humor and is also one of the smartest people I've met. She's also incredibly busy, so I've been chasing her via email to bring you these NINE Questions with Lisa Feigenbaum: 1. Where are you from? Los Angeles, in the Encino area. (Yes, like the movie Encino Man.) It’s part of the San Fernando Valley. I’ve toned down the accent a bit ......

Posted On Friday, August 29, 2008 3:12 PM

NINE Questions with Mark Dunn
Mark and have been friends for a few years. He (and his company, Dunn Training) is an active supporter of community events, a good guy and a true Southerner. Mark gets around a lot and I'm constantly running into him at conferences and code camps. He was kind enough to stop for a moment, catch a breath and answer these NINE Questions: 1. Where are you from? I'm originally from a very small town north of Birmingham, Alabama called Blountsville. It's about halfway between Birmingham and Huntsville. ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 27, 2008 2:46 PM

NINE Questions with Rachel Reese
This week, I'm chatting with Rachel Reese, ASP Insider. We've never actually met in person, but it seems like we know all the same people. Funny how that works. Rachel and I emailed back and forth for a few weeks so you could have something to read this morning. I'm off to find coffee, so please enjoy these NINE Questions with Rachel Reese: 1. Where are you from? I was mostly raised in Wyoming and consider that my "home", but I've also lived in Maine, Florida, New York, Maryland, Arizona and a few ......

Posted On Thursday, August 21, 2008 6:57 AM

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