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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# (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 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, 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.

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