Data Access Then and Now
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From Mainframes to NoSQL and Big Data a lot has changed in the past 40 years of data access and storage. In this talk we will explore those changes, how each technology is still valuable today, and where to aim skills growth to stay relevant in the future.
Devlin Liles is the president of Improving - Houston and a passionate technologist. He prides himself on staying a generalist, but his passion is leveraging technology to solve the problems facing business. Devlin has an entrepreneurial mindset and has been a key contributor to growth and success of the Houston office being one of the founding employees in 2011. Since 2007, he has been presenting and teaching classes on software development practices and tools to audiences around the world including user groups, conferences, and community events.
Devlin has held the prestigious Microsoft MVP Award for the past 6 years which is only awarded to 3,000 technologists’ annually. He is the co-author, along with his good friend and fellow Improver Tim Rayburn of Entity Framework 4.1 Experts Cookbook.
When he is not in front of a crowd or behind a computer Devlin is an avid soccer player and hobbyist gamer.
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