Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Dave McKinstry
This post is part of an ongoing series of Rangers introductions. SeeRanger Index (Who is Who?)for more details.
Who you are?
Professionally, I am a Microsoft Developer Technology Specialist by trade, a developer by hobby and an ALM student by passion. Physically I am a six foot Caucasian male in his mid-forties. Socially, I am a father, a husband and a friend.
From the top of Torrey’s peak…
What makes you “tick”?
When not focused on ALM, developer tools and best practices, I enjoy the outdoors. I go “four wheelin” in the mountains, hike, bike and run. My son and I have several “fourteeners” in our sights over the next few years.
Where you live?
I live in the beautiful state of Colorado, in suburban Denver.
Why are you active in the Rangers program?
With what I say above in my bio, you might guess that I’m here to remove blocks in adoption to the tools that I am paid to support. Although that is true, it is really about the people. The ALM Rangers are motivated, intelligent and fun to work with. I am here to “fly with the eagles.”
What is the best Rangers project you worked in and why?
I’ve been dormant in the Ranger community for some time; in fact the last time I delivered anything meaningful was four+ years ago and with the speed of technology I believe those deliverables are distant memories. But We’ll remedy this with the new project(s) I’m working on…