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Windows Development, Mixed Reality
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Microsoft Certified Professional

Lance McCarthy

United States
Passion for bringing ideas to life


Lance McCarthy is an exceptional community leader with an acute expertise for all things .NET and C#; favoring Windows, .NET MAUI, and HoloLens/Mixed Reality applications.

Lance is very helpful online, guiding and answering questions from Microsoft developers on Twitter as @l_anceM and blogs at He organizes & hosts events in the Boston and New England area such as user group nights, mini-code camps and full hackathons.

During the day Lance is the Manager Technical Support at Progress Software. Where he supports developers with their Windows, Mac, Web, Xamarin and VR/AR application development using the Telerik and Kendo UI dev tools.

On the side, Lance spent a few years writing blog content for Microsoft's Windows Dev team on the official Windows Development Blogs and their Medium channels under the pseudonyms Windows Apps Team and Windows UI Team. Creating developer resources (tutorials, sample source code, tips of the week, etc.) and helping the developer community in any way possible.

He also helped the Microsoft Windows Development team at several Microsoft Build events, creating written and video content with the content creation teams.

Previously, Lance worked for Nokia and Microsoft as a Developer Ambassador, where he sought out and engaged developers through outreach programs and provides them with technical support and resources to make them successful on the Windows platforms.

Lance was a guest Assistant Professor at Harvard University, helping students build, market and publish successful Windows Phone apps. He still occasionally is a guest speaker at Boston University lecturing on Windows and cloud development.

He has also appeared on podcasts such as the Windows Developer Show, has been a technical editor for publications and books, has won many hackathons (including first place the Microsoft Build 2013 hackathon), and is a published developer with over a million downloads in the Windows Store.

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