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Becoming the ASP.NET Architect with David Fowler | Careers Behind the Code

In this episode, David Fowler, the Partner Architect for the ASP.NET team walks you through landing his first job, moving from a dev to an architect role and what he had to learn and let go of at every step along the path.  (David intros himself as a Principal Architect but his promotion was announced right after we filmed.)*0:15 - intros and what's an architect?*3:55 - a quick overview of contributions from his "minion days" on WebForms*6:38 - origins of NuGet*10:28 - signalR and important forks in the road*17:05 - discovering the impact of signalR*17:37 - filling the knowledge gaps - learning to scale up*21:12 - regrets in signalR - lessons learned*23:33 - moving to architect for ASP.NET Core*28:40 - when David knew he was an Architect*30:35 - the importance of having the right manager*32:35 - how did he land at Microsoft? planning ahead during college*36:52 - meeting Bill Gates*38:30 - all the way back - David's first computer*40:48 - all about Barbados and Rihanna*45:24 - mentors and the importance of learning to debug*47:11 - best career advice from Scott Guthrie*48:00 - on networking*48:48 - David's productivity hacks - work life balance - personal backlogs*50:45 - coping with the ambiguity of architect role and sense of accomplishments


 05 June 2019  53m