Annual Lightning Talks

Thursday January 17th, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
Phil, Gary DeReese and Jon Badgett
Lone Star College - Montgomery (MC-G G109)


It’s that time again for our Annual Lightning Talks! This year’s talks are:

  • TypeScript for C# Programmers - Phil (Presentation)
  • API Gateways with Azure API Management - Gary DeReese
  • .Net Core for the Uninitiated - Jon Badgett


Phil is a freelance full stack web developer currently working primarily with the React ecosystem. He has a strong interest in things like typing and testing to increase both code quality and development velocity.

Last Updated: January 12th, 2019

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

Jon Badgett

Jon earned an MBA in 2015 from Sam Houston State University, and a BBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Arkansas in 2006. He currently leads a software development team at an international chemical company.

If it’s technical, .Net or web related, 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: May 8th, 2018

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