About Josh Holmes

Josh Holmes
I’ve been speaking at a lot of different events recently and I keep having to put together a bio. Some events want short bios, some want long bios. To help me more than anything else, I thought I’d post a couple of different lengths of bios out here so that I had a nice easy to point people to collection.

Micro Bio
Passionate soul who gets his kicks solving problems with deep fried awesomeness. Currently employed by Microsoft.

Short Bio
Josh Holmes is a passionate soul who gets his kicks solving problems with deep fried awesomeness. He is currently employed by Microsoft as a program manager on the Internet Explorer team. Prior to joining Microsoft in October 2006, Josh was a consultant working with a variety of clients ranging from large Fortune 500 firms to smaller sized companies. Josh is a frequent speaker and lead panelist at national and international software development conferences focusing on web technologies on the Microsoft stack such as ASP.NET, PHP, IronRuby, JavaScript and more. Community focused, Josh has founded and/or run many technology organizations from the Great Lakes Area .NET Users Group to the Ann Arbor Computer Society and was on the forming committee for CodeMash. You can contact Josh through his blog at http://www.joshholmes.com.

Josh Holmes on Mount Crested Butte - photo by James WardLonger and more self serving Bio
Josh Holmes is a passionate soul who gets his kicks solving problems with deep fried awesomeness. He is currently employed by Microsoft as a program manager on the Internet Explorer team. Prior to joining Microsoft in October 2006, Josh was a consultant with SRT Solutions working with a variety of clients ranging from large Fortune 500 firms to smaller sized companies. In most situations, Josh was called in as the technical leader on a project to lead the clients team to success. Josh is a frequent speaker and lead panelist at national and international software development conferences, including VSLive, Software Development Expo (East and West), Basta and the Rich Web Experience, focusing on such as ASP.NET, PHP, IronRuby, JavaScript and more. Josh has written and delivered many training classes over time for both public audiences as well as courses tightly tailored for the clients needs. The topics of these classes ranged from XML to ASP.NET to the Compact Framework. Josh speaks from his experience and conviction based on many production successes that his clients have experienced. Community focused, Josh has founded and/or run many technology organizations from the Great Lakes Area .NET Users Group to the Ann Arbor Computer Society and was on the forming committee for CodeMash. You can contact Josh through his blog at http://www.joshholmes.com.

You can contact me at josh.holmes@microsoft.com.

eRubyCon
Josh Holmes at RIAPalooza