#009 – Small Town to Tech Giant with Gerry O’Brien

Gerry O’Brien is a Senior Content Development Manager at Microsoft Learning with a focus on software development and database platforms. He has over 18 years of industry experience in various roles including software development, consulting, and training. Gerry holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Mobile Development degree and has experience with C#, C++, Visual Basic, Java, Objective-C, Swift, iOS Development, Android Development, and more.

In this episode, Derek and Ron reconnect with their old teammate, who went from HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) professional in small town Canada to content and curriculum guru at Microsoft Learning in Seattle. Gerry shares the journey that brought him to Microsoft, what he loves about working at the tech giant, and some of the interesting things Microsoft Learning is doing.

Where to Find Gerry O’Brien

@gerryob on Twitter

Book Recommendation

This week’s audiobook recommendation is Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Get your free audiobook by visiting ardentdev.com/audible. Thanks to Audible for supporting this podcast.

Music by Nazar Rybak and Alvaro Angeloro from HookSounds.com.