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Heather Downing on .NET 5 and Other Things - Episode 90

Azure DevOps Podcast

Joining Jeffrey Palermo this week is the curious through-and-through international speaker and software engineer, Heather Downing! Heather is a passionate coder and entrepreneur. She has experience working with Fortune 500 companies building enterprise-level voice, mobile, and C#/.Net applications. She focuses on external thought leadership, encouraging fellow programmers to present on topics outside of the office and in the community. She is also an international technical speaker and co-host of the YouTube channel "The Hello World Show" — a weekly video series that interviews software masters and teaches the audience something valuable in less than 10 minutes. Heather has built a reputation as an early adapter of new tech and is incredibly passionate about .NET 5 — which is the topic of today’s show! In this episode, Heather shares what she loves about .NET 5, the current project she’s working on in .NET 5, solution building, Blazor, VR, game development, and what the future may look like for developers in the field. Topics of Discussion: [:38] Be sure to visit AzureDevOps.Show for past episodes and show notes. [:50] About the recent Microsoft Build Conference. [1:08] About today’s episode with Heather Downing! [2:13] Jeffrey welcomes Heather to the show. [2:26] Heather shares her backstory and how she first got into the field. [4:41] Heather speaks about her passion outside of tech: competing as an equestrian. [6:08] What Heather has learned in bringing her two passions, horses and tech, together. [10:55] Heather speaks about one of her .NET 5 projects and the problems that it solves. [16:10] Heather explains why she is using .NET 5. [17:20] Jeffrey and Heather talk about developers’ minds and building solutions. [19:40] A word from Azure DevOps Podcast’s sponsor: Clear Measure. [20:05] Jeffrey shares some quick announcements. [21:54] Is Heather working on this .NET 5 project from a product perspective or will it be opensource? [24:14] Heather speaks about retooling, VR, game development. [29:50] Heather gives her thoughts on the future of the web and Blazor. [32:45] Heather shares how she thinks VR may change the future of video conferencing and connecting with others online. [37:07] Heather gives her recommendations for getting started in the VR world. [39:16] How to find Heather’s content online! [40:28] Jeffrey thanks Heather for joining him in today’s episode!  Mentioned in this Episode: Azure DevOps Clear Measure (Sponsor) .NET DevOps for Azure: A Developer's Guide to DevOps Architecture the Right Way, by Jeffrey Palermo — Available on Amazon! bit.ly/dotnetdevopsebook — Click here to download the .NET DevOps for Azure ebook! bit.ly/dotnetdevopsbookforcommunity — Visit to get your hands on two free books to give away at conferences or events! Jeffrey Palermo’s Youtube Jeffrey Palermo’s Twitter — Follow to stay informed about future events! Jeffrey@Clear-Measure.com — Email Jeffrey for a free 30-point DevOps inspection (regularly priced at $5000!) — Spaces are limited! Microsoft Build Conference 2020 .NET 5 Heather Downing’s Website Heather Downing’s LinkedIn Heather Downing’s GitHub Profile Heather Downing’s Youtube Channel (The Hello World Show) Heather Downing’s Twitter Arduino Oculus Oculus Quest SteamVRRec Room Unity Want to Learn More? Visit AzureDevOps.Show for show notes and additional episodes.

38mins

25 May 2020

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AGL 094: Beating Imposter Syndrome with Heather Downing

A Geek Leader Podcast - inspiring technical and creative leaders around the world

About HeatherHeather is a passionate coder and entrepreneur. She has experience working with Fortune 500 companies building enterprise-level voice, mobile and C#/.Net applications. She focuses on external thought leadership, encouraging fellow programmers to present on topics outside of the office and in the community. She is an international technical speaker and co-host of the YouTube channel "The Hello World Show" -- a weekly video series that interviews software masters and teaches the audience something valuable in less than 10 minutes. ​Heather encourages those with nontraditional backgrounds to enter the world of software development, as she changed careers at 27 and does not have a degree - yet has built a reputation as an early adapter of new tech. She is an advocate of women in tech, and part of Kansas City Women in Technology. When not coding, Heather spends her time as a competitive equestrian and learning the art of mounted archery.Today we talked about:Technology BeginningsImposter SyndromeOvercoming fearSpeaking internationallySurrounding yourself with people you respectNetworkingDeveloper PTSDGetting broad experiencePerspectiveIntroverts and networkingPassion and InspirationHow tied are you to what you do for a living?Tain people how to treat youThe value you provide is your outputConnect with Heather:LinkedInTwitterWebsiteImposter Syndrome TalkI hope you enjoyed this show, please head over to iTunes and subscribe and leave me a rating and review, even one sentence will help spread the word.  Thanks again!

55mins

15 Mar 2019

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Episode 078 – Thought Leadership with Heather Downing

The 6 Figure Developer Podcast

Heather is a passionate coder and entrepreneur. She has experience working with Fortune 500 companies building enterprise-level voice, mobile and C#/.Net applications. She focuses on external thought leadership, encouraging fellow programmers to present on topics outside of the office and in the community. Links https://www.quorralyne.com https://github.com/Quorralyne https://twitter.com/quorralyne https://www.linkedin.com/in/heathermdowning https://www.youtube.com/thehelloworldshow “Tempting Time” by Animals As Leaders used with permissions – All Rights Reserved   × Subscribe now! Never miss a post, subscribe to The 6 Figure Developer Podcast! Are you interested in being a guest on The 6 Figure Developer Podcast? Click here to check availability!

39mins

11 Feb 2019

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18: It takes a village with Heather Downing

Girl On A Moto podcast

We recorded this episode with Heather Downing at Connie's house and it was a full house. It takes a village, people. We talked to Heather about how she got her start in to doing motorcycle stunts and how she and her husband Duane have made it a family affair so they can continue to pursue their passion.

1hr 9mins

8 Feb 2019

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090: Sharing Desks in Fifth Grade with Heather Downing and Heidi Grosbeck

The Horizon Prep Lioncast: Classical Education in San Diego and Rancho Santa Fe, California

We talk with Heidi Grosbeck and Heather Downing about Fifth Grade at Horizon Prep. — What did you think of this episode? Who would you like to hear from on the podcast? Send us an email at hplioncast@gmail.com or leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

23mins

26 Mar 2018

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Pride Comes Before A Fall with Heather Downing

IT Career Energizer

Heather Downing is a passionate coder and entrepreneur. She is also an international technical speaker and co-host of the YouTube channel “The Hello World Show”. She also likes to encourage those with non-traditional backgrounds to enter the world of software development and is an advocate of women in tech. In this episode Heather talks about how she started her career in I.T. and why you should consider becoming a thought leader in your field, even early on in your career. Heather also discusses the importance of asking for help and the consequences of not doing so as well as why a career in I.T. is great for anyone who likes to be challenged.# To find out more about this episode, visit the show notes page at www.itcareerenergizer.com/e33

21mins

27 Nov 2017

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Episode 284 | Heather Downing - Positive Leadership

Developer On Fire

Guest:Heather Downing @quorralyne Full show notes are at https://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-284-heather-downing-positive-leadership

57mins

6 Nov 2017

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Episode 185 | Heather Downing - Finding The Joy

Developer On Fire

Guest:Heather Downing @quorralyne Full show notes are at https://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-185-heather-downing-finding-the-joy

57mins

23 Nov 2016

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019: Heather Downing and Heidi Groesbeck on Fifth Grade at Horizon Prep

The Horizon Prep Lioncast: Classical Education in San Diego and Rancho Santa Fe, California

Heather Downing and Heidi Groesbeck join us to talk about Fifth Grade at Horizon Prep.  Heidi and Heather talk about the best part of being a teacher at HP and what their new students can do over the summer to prepare for the new school year. (Spoiler Alert: Reading and Math Facts.) The once-yearly uniform sale is this week! If you're reading this in the future you should subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss next years uniform sale.

32mins

8 Aug 2016