Like Chris, I don’t particularly like writing a bio. However, I’m going to be sort-of speaking at the PDC, so here’s mine: (I figure I should get some mileage out of it since I had to go through the trouble of writing it.)
Paul Vick is a Technical Lead on Visual Basic .NET, where he has been a part of the VB language design team since 1998. Paul originally began his career working at Microsoft in 1992 on the Microsoft Access team. After shipping versions 1.0 through 97 of Access, he moved to the VB compiler team in 1998. He participated in the design and implementation of the Visual Basic .NET language, driving many of the language changes for .NET. He is the owner and author of the Visual Basic .NET Language Specification and his weblog can be found at http://www.panopticoncentral.net.
I say I’m going to be “sort-of” speaking because I’m not going to be giving a talk on VB, but I will be on the languages panel later in the week. Since there’s only one VB language talk being given, there was a little mini-contest between me and the PMs as to who was going to give the talk. Amanda and Steven won. Suckers…
>versions 1.0 through 97 of Access
Phrased that way, Paul, it sounds like there were 97 versions of Access, though you might just feel that way. ;o)
True… Marketing can never make up its mind about the numbering scheme. We went, what, Access 1.0, Access 1.1, Access 2.0, Access 95, Access 97, Access 2000, Access XP, Access 2003?
>there was a little mini-contest between me and the PMs as to who was going to give the talk. Amanda and Steven won. Suckers…
Spoken like a man who has had to speak before.