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Lance McCarthy is an exceptional community leader with an acute expertise for all things .NET and C# (especially on the XAML stack) as well as HoloLens/Mixed Reality applications. Lance is very helpful online, guiding and answering questions from Microsoft developers on Twitter as @lancewmccarthy and blogs at DVLUP.com. He organizes & hosts events in the Boston area such as user group nights, mini-code camps and full hackathons. During the day Lance is the Team Lead - US DevTools Support and a Principal Technical Support Engineer at Progress Software. Where he supports developers with their Windows, Mac, Web, Xamarin and VR/AR application development. On the side, Lance writes blog posts for blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/, creates resources for developer (tutorials, sample source code, tips of the week, etc) and helps the developer community in any way possible. 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. 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.