NDC returned to Sydney this year and SSW TV was there alongside .NET Rocks! to catch all of the action with our Ask Me Anything! sessions.

As usual there were a host of top industry pros talking about various subjects related to software development. This year, SSW TV worked alongside .NET Rocks! to run an entire track of live interviews with some of those speakers after their sessions and talked about a number of topics.

In this AMA, SSW’s Brendan Richards asks Nicholas Blumhardt, CEO at Datalust, about a wide range of topics from open-source software and the history of¬†Serilog, through to the future of SEQ and its new cross-platform, rust-based storage engine.

About the speakers

About the speakers

Mr Open-Source

Nicholas Blumhardt is a keen developer, technologist and entrepreneur, with experience building large-scale platform software at Microsoft, developer tools including Seq and Octopus Deploy, and a wide range of consumer and enterprise software systems.

Nick has had a long involvement with open source software in .NET, founding projects like Autofac, Serilog and Sprache, and working on some of the first open-source components of the .NET Base Class Library (BCL).

Nick is CEO at Datalust and maintains a technical blog at nblumhardt.com.

Brendan is a Solution Architect at SSW Brisbane and has been delivering successful web projects across diverse platforms and technologies since 1999.
He currently spends most of his day coding for clients with occasional breaks to deliver training SSW FirebootCamp or speak at .Net User Groups and Hackdays.

A few of his favorite things include Linux, Open Source, .NET Core, Angular, ngrx and Elastic Search.

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