Meet ContentLab Director Michael Desmond

Quality Reigns The role of ContentLab director is fundamentally a business role, developing and perfecting product. With Michael Desmond, former Editor-in-Chief of MSDN Magazine, in that role, the message is clear: content quality is job one. The Person Behind the Role Tell me about yourself. Where did you grow up, where do you live, and what is your role in ContentLab? I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, the vacation capital of the Midwest. I went to college in Vermont, at Middlebury College where I was actually a Soviet Studies major, of all things.  A few years after [...]

By |2019-11-05T17:00:42-05:00October 18th, 2019|Meet ContentLab IO|

Meet ContentLab Author Allen O’Neill

More Than a Developer You might remember Allen O’Neill from his interview about how he perceives advertising in our Meet the Developer series. And from that interview, you may have inferred that his participation in the CodeProject developer community means that he is also a technical author. Besides contributing to CodeProject, he is a proud contributor to ContentLab, our end-to-end expert content creation service. His start — building computers as a boy. He came back to programming by way of being a musician. The Person Behind the Keyboard Tell me about yourself. Where did you grow up, where do [...]

By |2019-08-01T14:36:45-04:00August 16th, 2019|Meet ContentLab IO|

Meet ContentLab Author Marcelo Oliveira

A Playful Core with a Professional Finish Like so many of the developers I’ve talked to, Marcelo’s love of programming began in his  youth, and with programming games. As with many writers who write in a developer community, Marcelo likes to interact with his peers and give back to the community. The original spark of playfulness and creativity that inspired him as a teen developer holds strong as a now-mature developer, in sharing what he has learned with a wider developer audience. He brings that creativity and playfulness into authoring content too, using a variety of tools to come [...]

By |2019-07-29T16:23:39-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Meet ContentLab IO|

Meet ContentLab IO Author David Gray

Experience Counts It’s always a pleasure to meet practitioner authors, in part because they have such varied backgrounds. What is surprising is how despite that, the unusual things they have in common. Two of the ContentLab IO authors started in accounting, one moved to programming by chance, the other by intention. Introducing David Gray, whose strategy was to understand the language of business (money flow) first, and then the programming skills to create the platforms to facilitate how companies do business. He’s experienced business workflows before and after the explosion of APIs, serverless, and devops. He brings his wealth [...]

By |2019-08-06T21:20:38-04:00July 19th, 2019|Meet ContentLab IO|

Meet ContentLab IO: Introducing Lisa Sidlow, VP of Sales and Marketing

It’s People Introducing Lisa Sidlow, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Developer Media and Content Lab IO. Lisa knows developers, she knows sales, and she knows marketing. But what she really knows is people. Give people high-quality content they can use, and they will enter into a relationship with your company. This is true pre- and post-sales. And, it is as true for developers as any other market segment. Meet the Person Behind the Role Lisa absolutely cares about the sale, but more than that, she cares about delivering value. That’s why content marketing is such an important [...]

By |2019-08-06T21:37:14-04:00June 19th, 2019|Meet ContentLab IO|

Meet ContentLab IO Author Josh Chang

Tunneling Josh Chang is pretty interested in the work he does every day as a developer. And, he fears the silo. Having side projects in game development gives him a view of a wider world of code and developer tools. Writing about game development helps him tunnel so there are no silos (or at least they are connected). It also hones his time management and project management skills. One of Josh's skills already stands out — communication. The Person Behind the Role Tell me about yourself. Where did you grow up, where do you live, where do you work, [...]

By |2019-08-06T21:38:54-04:00June 12th, 2019|Meet ContentLab IO|

Meet ContentLab IO Author Wayne Applebaum

Good Data Analysis Means Having an Impact One of the most striking things about ContentLab IO author Wayne Applebaum is that he can’t separate writing about tech from doing it. It’s just that much a part of what he does. That’s partly because of his training in graduate school, the nature of data collection and analysis, and his own philosophy. Wayne is a storyteller who believes a well-told story can have an impact. The Person Behind the Role Tell me about yourself. Where did you grow up, where do you live, where do you work, and what is your [...]

By |2019-08-06T21:41:07-04:00June 5th, 2019|Meet ContentLab IO|

Meet ContentLab IO: Introducing Ryan Peden, Developer and Author

Wearing Many Hats Ryan rocks the Renaissance man style of many developers. He loves programming and writing about programming. His curiosity about how to create effective content is matched by his curiosity about new technology and writing better code. He values technical content marketing because he’s seen it work––Not just to help products find customers but to help developers find the tools they need. The Person Behind the Role Tell me about yourself. Where did you grow up, where do you live, and what is your role in ContentLab IO? I was born in Toronto, 5 minutes away from [...]

By |2019-11-05T17:17:30-05:00May 29th, 2019|Meet ContentLab IO|

Meet ContentLab IO Senior Technical Editor, Terry Dorsey

A Collaborator, Not A Critic The role of a senior technical editor is a funny thing. It does involve handing out some tough love to your authors. But with an attitude like Terry’s, it doesn’t have to come with a slap or a sting. A critical yet supportive editor, Terry’s goal is simple: helping authors write their best. That benefits his practitioner authors and ContentLab IO’s clients. Win, win. And, even better, it’s what Terry loves to do. Win, win, win. The Person Behind the Role Tell me about yourself. Where did you grow up, where do you live, [...]

By |2019-08-06T21:52:09-04:00May 15th, 2019|Meet ContentLab IO|

Meet ContentLab IO: Introducing Brigitta Navodarszky, the Kitten-Herding Snow Plow

Communication is Key Outsourcing your technical content creation can be one of the most effective uses of your time and money as a content marketer for a developer or DevOps audience. It can also feel like a leap of faith. You’re not the only believer. ContentLab IO also believes that technical content marketing is an essential marketing tool for the developer and DevOps market. And, ContentLab IO’s Brigitta Navodarszky is proud to be the connector that facilitates communication between the clients and the authors to deliver outstanding, expert-written practitioner content to the industry. The Person Behind the Role Brigitta [...]