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TitlePassionate about quality
I have thirty years of experience in the industry working originally as a digital hardware designer and later as a software engineer in both public mass-market equipment and high-end engineering projects. Throughout all of my career I have striven to create excellent quality work that is demonstrably the best in its class.

I was lucky enough to have been involved in the alpha stages of .NET as early as 1998 and have probably one of the longest experiences of the framework outside of the redmond campus. I am currently a Visual C# MVP and have worked on hard-core graphical systems and user interfaces for over ten years.

My web site, http://www.bobpowell.net hosts one of the most popular FAQ lists in the world of Windows Forms and graphics and I am an author of many articles and an early book on .NET.

My current focus is on WPF and Silverlight.
Skills in .NET: ASP.NET, Web Services, Windows Forms, C#, VB.NET, .NET 1.x, .NET 2.0, Mono, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, Silverlight, SharePoint (WSS, MOSS), Expression and Team System (VSTS, TFS)


LocationFrance (Bretagne)
This expert accepts to work remotely.
This expert accepts to work as a freelance.


Positions are listed in chronological order, with most recent at the top.
Software Architect for Societe Generale .NET
January 2008 - March 2011
Location France / Ile de France
Industry Finance / Banking
Architectural advice and analysis of VB6 systems and reccomendations on how to port these to .Net. Creation of educational videos and an e-learning system to train developers in the transition to .Net technologies.
Software Architect for Societe Generale .NET
June 2007 - December 2008
Location France
Industry Finance / Banking
Responsible for a team developing an application framework based on CAB and for providing architecture advice to teams starting new .Net based projects
Software Architect for Societe Generale .NET
November 2005 - June 2007
Location France
Industry Finance / Banking
Responsible for analysis and architectural reccommendations on software writtten in C++ to prepare it for porting to C£ and .Net
Director of Software Engineering for Rogue Wave / Stingray .NET
June 1996 - May 2001
Location United States (USA) / North Carolina
Industry High Tech / Software publishers
I wrote Objective Chart single-handed from 96-98 as a freelance engineer then moved to North Carolina to continue as team lead and later as director responsible for all MFC products at Rogue Wave / Stingray.

I was liason between Stingray and Microsoft which was how I came to be involved in the alpha and beta phased of the .NET framework.

I have been a -full-time- C# programmer for almost a decade.


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Posts on code, design, archiecture and other stuff.

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posted Friday, December 7, 2007
updated Monday, June 20, 2011
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