Carl Franklin is Executive Vice President of App vNext, a software development firm focused on the latest methodologies and technologies. Carl is a 20+ year veteran of the software industry, co-host and founder of .NET Rocks!, the first and most widely listened to podcast for .NET developers, a Microsoft MVP for Kinect for Windows, a Microsoft Regional Director, and Senior Executive of Pwop Studios, a full-service audio and video production/post production studio located in Southeastern Connecticut.
He was awarded the MVP for Kinect because of his work on gesture recognition. Namely, KinectTools and GesturePak. KinectTools is an abstraction over the Kinect 2.0 SDK that takes the detail work out of using the Kinect in a Windows application. GesturePak lets you record, edit, and recognize gestures in a Windows application. Both are free open source products.
Carl is also the creator of Music to Code By, a set of 25-minute long instrumental music pieces designed to get you into a state of flow and keep you there. Music to Code By has been praised widely by developers for keeping them focused and helping them solve difficult problems.
Carl has been a leader in the .NET community since 2002, and in the Visual Basic (VB) community before that.
Talks I've Given
Have I Got .NET For You?!
Featuring Carl Franklin, Richard Campbell and Dylan Beattie
The evening comedy quiz show about software, programming, the internet and technology. You've seen it at BuildStuff, you've seen it at NDC; now, join Dylan Beattie and the DotNetRocks team and guests as "Have I Got .NET For You!" kicks off at Skills Matter's CodeNode for an...dotnet prognet comedy panel
The Development Platform Landscape in 2017
Featuring Richard Campbell and Carl Franklin
Join Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell as they take you on a tour of the broad range of subjects they've explored recording more than 1400 episodes of .NET Rocks over the past 10+ years. The development world today is evolving rapidly, but a look at the history of development can help inform...prognet .net microsoft dotnet .netrocks
Park Bench Panel Discussion w/ .NET Rocks!
Featuring Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell
Put your questions to a panel of experts at the end of day one of NSBCon. This panel will be led by Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell from .NET Rocks and will take questions from the floor. If you have questions about The Future of Services Architecture, this is the forum for you