Annual Lightning Talks

Thursday November 17th, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Jon Badgett, Joseph Reynolds, Gary DeReese, Arun Sajjan and Martin Mason
Lone Star College - Montgomery (MC-G G123)


Join us for our Annual Lightning Talks, where members of NHDNUG present interesting topics, each in under 20 minutes. Come enjoy the free pizza, soda, and enough content to give you plenty to think about heading into the new year!

This year’s topics:

  • Jekyll and Github-Pages - Jon Badgett - code & docs
  • Using Git Effectively - Joseph Reynolds
  • APIs with Swag(ger) - Gary DeReese - code & docs
  • Electronics for IOT Devs - Arun Sajjan
  • Visual Studio DB Projects - Martin Mason

Jon Badgett

Jon is a passionate developer who enjoys refining the developer experience. He currently leads a software development department at an international chemical company.

If it’s technical, .NET or web related (especially TypeScript + React), or tastes good - Jon’s probably interested. An “optimistic pragmatist”, Jon’s goal is to love what he does and have those who work alongside him do the same.

Last Updated: March 8th, 2023

Joseph Reynolds

Joseph earned his Master of Science in Information Technology, with a focus in Software Architecture from Capella University in 2009.

With a Bachelor in Psychology, a Master’s in IT, and graduate work in Technical Communications, Joe offers a unique variety of C# and app development expertise. He is an organizer and bio at Houston area .NET user groups, blogs at InfoCraft, and is a member of the Lonestar College IT Advisory Board. When not working in the office or at home, he can generally be found at St Jonah Orthodox Church, or rolling dice with his various gaming friends.

Last Updated: November 17th, 2016

Gary DeReese

Gary is a software craftsman at his core. He has served in both technical and management leadership roles, and calls upon deep architecture and development experience from a wide array of industries. He is also a passionate DevOps advocate committed to maximizing the effectiveness of the organization through the relentless pursuit of improvement.

At home, he enjoys spending time with his family, working on personal software projects, playing guitar, and tinkering with all kinds of Arduino and FPGA gadgets.

Last Updated: January 12th, 2019

Arun Sajjan

Arun is passionate about building software and adding business value. He enjoys the journey - leading, learning and solving problems in optimal ways within given constraints and resources.

Last Updated: November 17th, 2016

Martin Mason

Martin is a system architect with more than fifteen years of experience and the proven ability to solve the financial, operational, and technical aspects of business problems in a variety of domains.

He is a frequent contributor to the SQL Server Analysis Services forums and was awarded a Microsoft Community Contributor Award for both 2011 and 2013.

Last Updated: November 17th, 2016

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