It is time once again to Reconnect, and this week we are thrilled to be joined by former Visual Studio and Development MVP Denis Kazakov!
Hailing from Kiev, Ukraine, Denis is a .NET software engineer whose areas of expertise include Xamarin, Azure, ASP.NET Core, and WP.
Denis is the founder and chief executive of FlatSolutions, a software development company with specialization in mobile, web and desktop applications using Microsoft technology stack. Since 2006, the company has delivered software development services for more than 60 clients from 20 countries around the world, including USA, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Brazil, India and more.
Recently, Denis has also been working on a free, non-commercial app to help people learn the basics of Microsoft Azure and Cloud Computing. The advertisement-free app, Learn Azure Fundamentals, teaches with 14 unique tests, 269 questions, and 132 articles. Moreover, Denis is already working on two additional teaching apps to instruct Azure for developers and help others prepare for Microsoft Certification exams.
“Then I have plans for a global education project to help people learn technologies based on their current background,” Denis says.
Looking back at his time as an MVP, Denis says he most enjoyed Azure Bootcamp in 2017 and the chance to meet all of the other Ukrainian MVP. He still manages to stay in touch with his local IT community as a regular contributor with Azure Ukraine and Belarus User Groups, as well as .NET Core user groups.
Reconnect offers an important opportunity to stay in touch with former MVPs, Denis says, with hopes to earn back his title once again in the future. To new MVPs, Denis recommends they: “contribute more -- time is short!”