Prior to starting MashupX, Ken worked at Microsoft as the community program manager on the Visual Studio Ecosystem team focusing on developer community for VSX (Visual Studio Extensibility). Ken was previously a product planner on Microsoft’s Windows Live Platform team working on developer community and future product planning.
Before working in the Windows Live division, Ken was a product manager in the Visual Studio data team responsible for Visual FoxPro product management, the VFP developer Web site, as well as sponsorship of the new XML tools in Visual Studio 2005 created by the WebData XML team.Ken was the co-host and producer of over 100 episodes of CodeCast, a developer podcast associated with CODE Magazine.
Ken was previously the Director of Technology at XMLFund and led a team of technologists in identifying and evaluating investment prospects while assisting portfolio companies in technology and marketing. Prior to XMLFund, Ken was at DataChannel as a Senior Architect working on technical marketing efforts for XML based enterprise corporate portal products. Ken was recruited by the DataChannel CEO who left to start the XMLFund venture capital firm, in which DataChannel became one of the portfolio companies.
Ken is a long time recognized member of the FoxPro community and former Microsoft MVP, and has developed many high profile applications and tools in all versions of FoxBase/FoxPro since 1986. Ken spent over four years as a software engineer consulting for Microsoft on the Visual FoxPro team from version 3.0 through 7.0 and is the author of many components of Visual FoxPro including the Class Browser and Component Gallery.
While working as a consultant at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in the 1990s, Ken developed many public domain open source programs including GenScrnX and other developer tools used worldwide in creating in-house and commercial applications.
Since 1992, Ken has been a technical contributing writer and editor to many software magazines and a frequent speaker at industry conferences worldwide.
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