My name is Bart Read.
My expertise is in .NET, web, and mobile, and I’m always looking for new technologies to learn, use, and write about. As a result you’ll often find me at local developer community events.
Previously I worked at Red Gate Software for nearly 10 years – truly an awesome company making great tools for developers and DBAs. Over that time I was a developer, project manager, and product manager, but I also helped out with technical recruitment, and even ran the IT department for a while. I’ve worked on some great products for .NET developers over the years: Nomad for Visual Studio, .NET Reflector, ANTS Performance Profiler, ANTS Memory Profiler, along with many of Red Gate’s SQL tools.
As my interests broadened though I eventually decided it was time to move on from Red Gate and strike out on my own. These days I do a variety of things to pay the bills, but I also have a particular interest in social media applications for consumers that can help people make healthy and constructive use of the various social media platforms.
When I’m not working I like to make music, keep fit and train for spartan races, snowboard – although there aren’t many mountains near Cambridge – and get up to sundry mischief with friends.