Michael Szul has spent almost two decades in software engineering in industries as diverse as insurance, energy, travel, and higher education, including consulting with companies such as AIG and Conde Naste. He has worked in both application and product development, as well as framework creation, code generation, API building, and machine learning. Currently, he is the principal software engineer for the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine.
Szul is the co-host of the Codepunk podcast–a podcast about programming, technology, and the digital lifestyle. In addition, he records programming tutorials on YouTube with the first series about building chatbots with Microsoft’s Bot Framework. He also edits an email newsletter called Bots + Beer.
In October of 2017, Szul became a Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies.
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An author and Microsoft MVP, John has been a professional developer since 1999. He has focused primarily on web technologies and has experience with everything from PHP to C# to ReactJS to SignalR. Clean code and professionalism are particularly important to him, as well as mentoring and teaching others what he has learned along the way.