Well I am very honored to report that the .NET Foundation Advisory Council was officially announced yesterday, and that I was chosen to serve as the initial Chairman! The full Advisory Council nominated by the .NET Foundation Board of Directors and representing a group of individuals with diverse backgrounds and skills from around the globe, are outlined below:
I would like to congratulate the other founding members of the .NET Foundation Advisory Council and I look forward to working with them to make the .NET Foundation a success.
Congratulations, and well deserved!
I am expecting a great benefit for the future of .Net from the cocentrated knowledge and experience of all members of this Institution!
Shaun Walker has 25+ years professional experience in architecting and implementing enterprise software solutions for private and public organizations. Shaun is the original creator of Oqtane and DotNetNuke, web application frameworks which which have cultivated the largest and most successful Open Source community projects native to the Microsoft platform. He was one of the original founders of DNN Corp, a commercial software company providing products, services, and technical support for DotNetNuke, which raised 3 rounds of venture capital from top tier Silicon Valley investors. Based on his significant community contributions he has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) as well as an ASPInsider for over 10 consecutive years. He was recognized by Business In Vancouver as a leading entrepreneur in their Forty Under 40 business awards, was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Outercurve Foundation, and is currently the Chairman of the Advisory Council for Microsoft's .NET Foundation. Shaun is currently a Technical Director and Enterprise Guildmaster at Cognizant Softvision.