I have spent the last 43+ years in software development and 25+ years of developer evangelism. I have had the honor and privilege of meeting with great companies and awesome developers. I have spoken at many developer and technology conferences, including the annual Evans Data Developer Relations Conference. Think of me as a cheerleader for software developers. I enjoy helping companies that deliver tools, open up APIs and provide services for developers  I have built multiple IoT demonstrations using several technologies (beacons, lighting systems, healthcare devices, etc) in my former position as Embarcadero Chief Evangelist. In today’s connected Cloud, AI, IoT, Big Data, Analytics and Mobile world, successful companies are allowing developers to build complementary applications, tools and services.