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Dan Atkinson

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Employers/recruiters: Please note that I am NOT currently looking for further employment. :)

I am a developer working in ASP.NET MVC from the early CTPs.

I originally started professional software development using ASP.NET (webforms). I then switched jobs and worked almost exclusively in ColdFusion. It gave me the chance to get to know MVC a lot more through the Mach-II framework - an implementation of MVC for Coldfusion. When ASP.NET MVC came out, convinced our employers to migrate due to a wider availability of software engineers (it was incredibly difficult to get good ColdFusion developers!). When it came to picking up ASP.NET MVC, I felt I had a much stronger advantage than if I had continued using 'classic' ASP.NET webforms.

I answered more questions in the first two months on here, than I did in five years at Experts Exchange, and I enjoy the fact that stackoverflow is more community based.

Initially spurred on by the challenge of "doing better than Jonathon Bolster", I found that helping out is extremely enjoyable and helping people of all technical skill levels is great fun.

In my free time, when I'm not spending time with my wife and son, I like to code for fun. I have several projects on various Github accounts, a few of which are browser extensions. The most popular of which is Fuskr which is available for Chrome and, from July 2019, Firefox.

You can request proof of my identity using my Keybase proof.

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