About David Walker
David Walker has over 15 years experience in application development with over 50% of that employed as a consultant with companies such as: Microsoft, IBM Global Services, Texaco, Winner Communications (ESPN.com), and Bank of Oklahoma. At the age of 14, he began his application development ambitions with a Commodore 64, BASIC, and a 300 baud modem. Even at that early age, he primarily focused on two specific application types: multi-user communities and database applications.
His hunger to learn as much as possible about development lead him through courses such as DBase III, DBase IV, Pascal, C, C++, Java, and several in UNIX. He started his development career first doing heavy processing with Access and VBA, then moved on to VB 3, Oracle, and Delphi. Visual Basic was one environment that remained constant for many years, including his very first .NET projects performed in Visual Basic.NET.
After working several years on very high end internal Corporate applications, the consultant company he was working for, sought out his ideas for actual software products that could be packaged and sold. He had already developed several prototypes of a dynamic portal application, before portals even became popular, so this became the logic decision and he became the Director of Product Development. Under his direction, a team of developers and graphic artists, took a skinning approach before that become popular, and completed the core portal application, and continued on to developer 15+ add-on modules, including things such as: Help Desk Ticket Systems, Change Control, Records Management, Human Resources, and many more applications. Eventually, it spun off into it's own separate company as KnowledgeGEAR, a complete intranet in the box solution.
He is the past President of the Tulsa Developers .NET
user group, founder and past President of the Tulsa SQL Server Group
and Tulsa Java Developers Group
, past Vice-President and Director of Membership Services of the Tulsa SharePoint Interest Group
He has been the director/chairman of the TulsaTechFest
event since it's inception in 2006. He coordinated the first Tulsa Code Camp and then rebranded it two years in a row as School of Dev
He is the founder and director of NEOTECHCouncil
(NorthEast Oklahoma Technology Council).
He was a board member, Vice-President of the Speakers Bureau for INETA
NORAM from June 2007 to June 2009.
He has been an MCP since 2003 and MCAD and MCSD since 2005. He is currently pursuing his MCDBA and then on to MCSE.
He was a Microsoft MVP - ASP/ASP.NET Developer from June 2007 - June 2009.
On June 22, 2009, he joined Microsoft as a ADC (Senior Application Developer Consultant). On May 26, 2010, the role was changed to ADM (Senior Application Development Manager).
On Jan 22, 2013, he accepted the exciting role of Public Web Architect with FMC Technologies
and re-imagined his blog from David L Walker.com