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Alex Drenea

Passionate programmer, Keen learner, Microsoft Technology Fan


I had a passion for computers since very early age, started “programming” on a Z80 in QBASIC, then continued with Visual Basic and some basic C / C ++ until .NET was born.
I was immediately drawn to .NET and C# and thus began my journey that still continues today so I now have over 15 years of developing on the .NET platform.

I am known for being an early adopter of most Microsoft technologies and to be honest I take great pride in that. 
Some of my highlights are winning a University Microsoft hosted contest for the best WPF application back in 2006 when it was still called “Avalon”. When Windows Phone 7 came out I wrote my first mobile app within a month of its release - World Time - and even if it’s not the most exciting app, I’ve always kept it up to date with all the new and cool features of Windows 8, 8.1 and 10. 

And then, there’s the HoloLens… I was one of the first people to get a sneak peek by doing the coding workshop at BUILD 2015, then got my dev kit in Wave 1 and never looked back.

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