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Q&A with Shawn Weisfeld of UserGroup.TV
Shawn Weisfeld is a software developer that specializes in building applications and websites with .NET technologies. He created UserGroup.TV as a means to share valuable free content for the developer community. It acts as an online home for his recordings of presentations and events he attends, allowing the information and insights to be accessed by other developers. The UserGroup.TV site is currently hosted on our Multi-site Cloud Hosting plan. UserGroup.TV is home to over 400 hours of recorded developer presentations from 42 different groups and 215 speakers and is growing every day. We recently chatted with Shawn to learn a little more about his labor of love.
Everleap: Thanks for talking with us Shawn. Can you share how you got into programming?
Shawn Weisfeld: I caught the development bug young. As a kid, I toyed around with a bit of programming, however I really did not get serious about it until getting to college and seeing the power that software had to help people get their jobs done. I've been developing professionally since about 2000.
What kind of development work do you do?
My interests in programing are wide. I spend most of my time building web applications, but also enjoy developing for the phone and client and you might even catch me playing around with my embedded systems and robots in my free time. If there are curly braces and semi colons, I am there.
How did you get involved with the developer community? What do you do for them?
I have been involved in the developer community for many years as a speaker, presenting at numerous events around the country. I also ran the Orlando .NET User Group for a bit of time before moving out to Texas a few years ago. However UserGroup.TV is my current passion.
Tell us about the UserGroup.TV project.
After attending, organizing and speaking at community events for many years, I found myself at work the following day explaining to my coworkers about the awesome presentation that I watched the night earlier. After a while of this, I thought, "Wouldn't it be great if we could capture the content that is delivered at community events and share it online with the world?" That was when UserGroup.TV was born. We record, edit and distribute User Group content for FREE on the web and on your mobile device. This helps the community by getting this material out to more people. It also helps the groups and speakers, as it provides them a history of what they have done and exposure to a wider audience.