1. Quick (but effective) introduction of the personage and his achievements?
My name is Holty Samba SOW. After having started my higher studies in Maths-Physics, then completed a professional degree in Computer Science in Senegal, I went on to further my studies in France and obtained a Master's degree in Electronic Documents and Information Flow in 2009. This allowed me to get into the professional world of computer programming. Currently I am a consultant and developer, mainly on the .NET platform, at SoftFluent, which is a software publisher but also a service company.
2. What are your main goals in life?
At the moment, my main goal is to keep my passion for computer programming for as long as possible by accumulating a maximum of experiences in the Web and Mobile world. I hope to enable my native country, Senegal, to benefit from this wealth of experience.
3. What tools and techniques do you use to accomplish things efficiently?
My favorite technologies are generally anything that involves back-end technologies on the .NET platform, like ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API and recently ASP.NET Core.
The methodology I prefer to work in a team is Scrum/Agile.
4. Any recommendations for your juniors?
A book: "C# in a Nutshell" to thoroughly understand the C# programming language.
Twitter and Blogs: following influencers (tech speakers, CTO, etc.) via Twitter or through their blogs, can help in staying aware of some good stuff. [links]
docs.microsoft.com (I think the new Microsoft documentation website is quite well developed);
stackoverflow.com (I think that trying to answer questions from other developers can sometimes help in uncovering tips and tricks that we would not have thought of otherwise);
pluralsight.com (a lot of videos about programming, really interesting... The only catch : there's a charge for it);
channel9.msdn.com (same as Pluralsight, but it's free and the speakers are Microsoft employees).
5. What is the best way to contact you?
Blog : hssow.wordpress.com
LinkedIn : linkedin.com/in/holty-samba-sow-43042715
Facebook : facebook.com/CodeNotFound
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