My name is Justin Weinberg and shortly after learning to walk I was learning to program. So I guess I was born an “enthusiast” (geek is such a harsh word).
Currently I lead the IT Innovation team at Essilor of America. If you haven’t heard of Essilor of America it’s a fantastic company located in the DFW metroplex. Essilor provides the largest network of opthalmic labs in North America and employs over 10,000 individuals. It’s mission is to “improve lives by improving sight.” Hard to argue against that goal.
Before joining Essilor I led software teams at Press Ganey and was a manager consultant in Sogeti’s Microsoft practice. But my best stories are from when I was a software architect for an airport baggage conveyor company with installations from San Francisco to Ft Myers and everywhere in between. So yes, I may be responsible for you losing your luggage.. but I’d rather think I’m to blame for the times your luggage arrived safe and sound!
I’ve spoken at numerous area events such as Dallas TechFest and the North Texas .NET User Group. Like my blog, my speaking topics have been varied and range from Microsoft Kinect to Distributed Architecture to Software Craftsmanship. In the distant past I founded two user groups, VNext Dallas and the North Texas Silverlight user group.
What else? I attended Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, PA, which has to have the coolest school colors ever – the Tartan Plaid. Aside from my work, the other great joy in my life is my family. My wife and three boys are a great source of strength and inspiration for me.
This blog is where I strive to keep my readers gently amused while sharing my continuous journey of technical learning. I blog about everything and anything technical that is on my mind. Past topics include Service Oriented Architecture, SOLID principles, and I even did a stint of comics!