Meet the team

Hello! You'll see our developer evangelist team active at events around the world, so we wanted to take a minute and say hi.

Mike Taulty

Mike Taulty, Manchester, UK

Mike focuses on the Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform in C# and .NET across various device families including HoloLens development in Unity. Contact him through email, twitter, or read his blog.

Amanda Lange

Amanda Lange, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Amanda's interests include the Internet of Things, gamification, game development, HoloLens development, and AI and Cognitive Services. Amanda has done academic research on games and psychology and worked on games both for fun and health and science applications. You can contact her through email, read her blog and check out her GitHub repo.

Jared Bienz

Jared Bienz, Houston, TX, USA

Jared helps companies bring their visions to life in Mixed Reality and on HoloLens. Jared always enjoys helping partners build amazing things through education, software libraries and sample code. Contact him through email, twitter, or check out his GitHub repos here and here.

Shahed Showdhuri

Shahed Chowdhuri, Washington DC, USA

Shahed focuses on app/game/web development, HoloLens, Bots and Azure cloud events for startups, independent developers, enterprise developers and students. You can contact him through email, twitter, read his blog or check out his GitHub repo.

Tobiah Zarlez

Tobiah Zarlez,San Jose, California, USA

Tobiah helps developers learn what they need to make their projects more successful. Ask him about HoloLens, Unity, Azure, DevOps, Git, Conversation as a Platform, CoronaSDK, game design or anything else that relates to game development. You can contact him through twitter, read his blog or check out his GitHub repo.

Ryan Mesches

Ryan Mesches, Limerick & Dublin, Ireland

Ryan partners with tech startups to help them scale their business leveraging the power of Azure. He also works with customers looking to build next generation mixed reality experiences using HoloLens. You can contact him through twitter and read his blog.

Hannes Nel

Hannes Nel, Auckland, New Zealand

Hannes focusses on supporting tech ISV’s and building great user experiences in UWP apps. He is passionate about creating great user experiences, that really makes the underlying software shine. You can contact him through twitter or email.

Nick Landry

Nick Landry, New York City, USA

Nick (@ActiveNick) is a mobility pioneer specializing in cross-platform mobile app & game development for Windows, iOS & Android devices. Nick is also a game developer and design enthusiast at heart, working with a wide range of 3D & gaming technologies like Unity, HoloLens, VR, MonoGame, GameMaker, Kinect, Azure and others. You can contact him through twitter, email or check out his GitHub repo.

Peter Daukintis

Peter Daukintis, London, UK

Pete is a technical evangelist who started his software engineering career in 3D Graphics programming having worked extensively in games, video editing & effects and audio. He has since made a return to this field of software coincident with the resurgence of the various alternative 'realities'. You can contact him through twitter, email, read his blog or check out his GitHub repo.

Shinobu Takahashi

Shinobu Takahashi, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan

Shinobu mainly focuses on technologies such as client application development and UI / UX as Windows and Windows Phone Champ. Currently he evangelizes developers as a HoloLens Evangelist. You can contact him through twitter and check out his GitHub repo.