Our next Maritime DevCon 2016 speaker is a come from away of the newest order. Donald Belcham is a “seasoned” (that’s code for old) developer that specializes in backend systems. Currently working for Particular Software building NServiceBus, he specializes in high performance messaging systems in the .NET ecosystem. Donald has co-authored a mediocre book, a number of Pluralsight courses and is a 10 time recipient of the Microsoft MVP award. Place a scotch in front of him and he’ll talk to you for hours about software or anything else. Donald has spoken at 50-100 different events over the last 10 years including speaking at User Groups, Code Camps, conferences across North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

Donald, if you were a programming language or technology, which one would you be and why?

Why pick one? I can do many badly, or just copy-pasta from stackoverflow.

What do you like best about Maritime DevCon?

I’ve only been to the one in 2010 and I really like the opportunity to meet people from an IT market I’ve traditionally had little exposure to.

Why do you feel your session, Introduction to Messaging, would bring value to Maritime DevCon attendees?

In today’s software environments, understanding different architectural options is important. More distributed systems are being built than ever before and messaging is an important option to consider when building these systems. It might not be the answer, but it should be an option that is explored.

What is the key take away attendees will get from your session Introduction to Messaging?

Sometimes you have to embrace disconnected architectures for what they really are.

Why do you feel your session, How We Work Remotely at Particular Software, would bring value to Maritime DevCon attendees?

Working remote or colocated have many similar situations. Everything from communication, to work patterns, to tooling can be used in either working situation to make yourself more efficient and effective.

What is the key take away attendees will get from your session How We Work Remotely at Particular Software?

Remote working isn’t all about getting rid of the pants in your wardrobe.

Thanks for joining us to present Donald!

If you would like to attend  Donald’s sessions, make sure you’ve downloaded the Maritime DevCon app from the iTunes Store or Google Play. You can also view the schedule here.