About Me

I’m a software developer working in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies.

My focus is on developing desktop applications on Windows, as well as working on server-side components (web services and database).  I also do some work in developing native apps on iOS.

The technology stack that I currently work with includes XAML (WPF and Windows Store), C#, SQL Server, Entity Framework, WCF Data Services, Azure and Xamarin.iOS for iPhone/iPad clients.

I’ve been a full-time software developer for 27 years, spending a good chunk of that time as a C++ developer.

I’ve also spent significant time working with Windows Forms, MFC, ActiveX, COM, and VB6/VB.NET.  I started my career in the mid 1980s writing Ada and C applications on VAX/VMS, transitioning to the Windows platform in the early 1990s.

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (University of Minnesota, 1987) and a Master of Science degree in Software Design and Development (University of St. Thomas, 1994).

Other places that you can find me: Sean’s Stuff, Twitter.

The 2000things.com blogs include:

37 Responses to About Me

  1. Khalilo says:

    Another amazing, well-written blog. I am honestly a big fan of your simplicity in explaining How-Tos/Concepts.

    Thank you 🙂

  2. David Sampson says:

    I too like the nice, clean presentation of your site. Thanks. I wonder if you could assist me? Probably not what you want to do, but if you could lend a helping hand I would be very grateful; I have a C# program that connects to a FORTRAN dll. I need to pass integer arrays into the FORTRAN model. I do not seem to have the concepts down well enough to know how to do this. I want to use properties; A post by the Code Project (http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cs/csharp_property_array.aspx) seems to suggest that I could, but I have had no luck. My get accessor works, but my set accessor does not. Or, other approaches?

  3. David Furey says:

    Hi Sean,
    I heard of your blog from a DotNetRocks episode and decided to take a look.
    This is a great blog with lots of very useful nuggets of information. I love how you have presented the material making it as simple and accessible as possible.

    I’ll be coming here to read more . Your hard work is definitely obvious.
    Keep up the great work.

  4. Andreas says:

    Hi Sean,
    your site is kind of what I was always looking for: simply explained and yet in-depth. Thanks and keep up the good work!

  5. Samir Hafez says:

    Hello Sean.
    I’ve been enjoying your C# blog for a few months now so thank you for that.
    On another note I have been recently working on a project called type.run (essentially jsFiddle for C# code).
    I would very much like your opinion on it and who knows, with the amount of examples you give on your blogs, it may even become useful for you.

    Thank you in advance.

  6. Love this blog a lot. Specially the fact that each post talks about one and only one important topic about C# without digressing even a bit.

  7. Ayaskant Mohanty says:

    First and foremost your work in this blog is absolutely commendable.I mean your blog is absolutely a gold mine for me.Do keep up the good work.

  8. pjoyeux says:

    Can’t help but thank you for all these useful posts!!

  9. pjoyeux says:

    Can’t help but thank you for these usefull blogs…

  10. oliver says:

    hello sean,
    i was looking for the tricks to get the smallest possible executable – or, in other words:
    how can I increase the amount of code while still staying < 4kb size of the compiled executable (like the "demoscene 4k" guys do)?
    (I know they use the assembler language and directx, but) which features/possibilities does one have using c# (and forms and/or directX) to get the smallest possible size of the .exe?
    thanks for your time & ideas,

  11. Rasmus Bjørn Rasmussen says:

    Hello Sean,
    Thank you for at wonderfull site, both C# & WPF its an amazing Encyclopedia for me to use when i doubt 🙂

    i was wandering if it was possible for me to use your material for an WindowsPhoneApp? of course with credit to the author and everything and of course free.

    If u like u can contact me on: rasmusbjoern@hotmail.com for more info 🙂

  12. Joxin says:

    Hi Sean,

    I am a big fan and frequent visitor of this site. The way you present things is simple and examples with which you illustrate things is superb.

    Thank you for this wonderful posts .

  13. Sushil says:

    HI Sean,

    You have done great job , I was looking for the same site ! Thanks a lot !

  14. dryheat70 says:

    Excellent excellent site. Descriptions are so clear and concise and diagrams go a long way to helping users understand concepts.

  15. Varun Nayak says:

    Not just your this Site, All your site, your Blog Family History .. all are Excellent written,
    Its really surprise me How a technically Sound Person can balance his personal life also.
    I am new in this Development field .. When I Attend any interview, I found one common question… where u want to see your self after 10 years ??
    So, Now I can Give Your Name reply of that Questions.

  16. mike says:

    Awesome site!! I am learning so much here. You should make flash cards out of this , I would have bought them! 🙂

  17. Robert says:

    Hey Sean – This site is awesome! Just discovered it recently and enjoy reading and learning from all the tips you have. I wish I had found this last year when I was interviewing. Anyway, it’s now bookmarked across 3 pc’s. Thanks, Sean

  18. dylan says:

    Great blog

  19. Sam Tran says:

    Great blog, nice and simple. You should write for MSDN 🙂

  20. K.Sandeep Kumar Raju says:

    Why don’t you explain about Tuple Class in C# ?

  21. Tamil Mani says:

    Hi Sean,Great Blog.One Of The Best I have Seen.Well Organized.I Seriously didn’t Know Some Of Things U Have Written. Keep The Good Work Going.

  22. Chris Pepper says:

    Are these fantastic nuggets available in book / ebook form?

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