It is that time of the week again: Reconnect! In this edition, we are joined by 15-time MVP title holder Mark Arteaga.
Hailing from Ontario, Canada, Mark prides himself on helping companies build and ship software products. Mark has an extensive background in software development with certifications including Xamarin Certified Developer, Xamarin University Trainer, and .NET Developer & Architect. He continues to use these skills and more in leading his company, RedBit Development.
Serving as company founder and president since 2003, RedBit Development specializes in helping customers like The Globe & Mail and MTV to implement mobile solutions.
The software consulting, design and engineering company focuses on mobile and web-based solutions, as well as emerging experiences such as augmented, virtual and mixed reality, to help their clients reach new audiences. Further, the Microsoft Certified Gold Partner company has been instrumental in supporting Canada’s largest food rescue organization, Second Harvest, in expanding its response to COVID-19.
In just three weeks, RedBit Development rescaled and optimized the FoodRescue.ca platform on Azure, added a feature to enable non-food donations such as hand sanitizer and toilet paper, and launched a mobile app integrated with Dynamics 365 to make it easier for people to donate food. In July, RedBit Development was announced as the inaugural winner of the Community Response award at the 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards, and winner of the Social IMPACT Award at the Canada 2020 IMPACT Award Winners.
Mark has enjoyed an illustrious career working with Microsoft following his first MVP title in 2004 and credits RedBit Development's recent wins to his years in the program. "I attribute the win to my years as an MVP and learning what is possible with technology and specifically Microsoft technology, I feel it’s because of my years as an MVP," he said.
“To use technology to be able to help our community and Canada-wide is just a really great feeling.”
Mark previously received the MVP award six years in a row for his role in the Windows Phone developer community, and at the time held the distinction as the only Windows Phone Developer MVP in Canada.
Mark is often speaking to the developer community at various events throughout Canada. For more on Mark, visit his LinkedIn profile or follow him on Twitter @MarkArteaga. His articles can be found on RedBit's Blog.