Friday 1 February 2013

Interview with Vincent Maverick (S) Durano [Vinz]

Interview with Vincent Maverick (S) Durano [Vinz]


Vincent Maverick (S) Durano also known as Vinz @ ASP.Net Forums is current MVP and one of the Moderators of

He works as Technical Lead and Web Developer in a Research and Development company.. He is basically from Philippines.. One of the most prodigious Programmer I have ever met..

He has over 6 year of professional experience specializing mainly on Microsoft technologies, including .NET, C#,VB.NET, ASP.NET (WebForms, MVC), WebPart Framework,ASP.NET AJAX, L2S, EF, WCF, Web Services, TFS, and Sql Server.

Here are the glimpses of the Interview:

Q1.Tell Something About Yourself?

I work as a Technical Lead and a Web Developer, focusing mainly in Microsoft technology stack. I've been an MVP since 2009 for ASP.NET/IIS, Microsoft Influencer and a regular contributor at CodeASP.NET ( in which I also moderate, Local Microsoft Community (, AspSnippets ( but more often at the official Microsoft ASP.NET community site ( where I became one of the All-Time Top Answerer with ALL-STAR recognition level. I am also one of the Quiz Masters at, one of the wgeekswithblogs influencers and one of the article authors at HighOnConding, and ASPSnippets.

Q2.What do you do?

I develop windows, webservice and web applications. I also design frameworks for web solutions and building some open source tools for webforms.

Q3.What is your Development Environment?

I'm using Visual Studio 2010 and 2012 with Web and C# configuration setup.

Q4.What is your Area of Interest?

Web development and architechting frameworks.

Q5.How did you get started Programming?

My exploration into programming began at the age of 15;Turbo PASCAL, C, C++, JAVA, VB6,Flash and a variety of other equally obscure acronyms, mainly as a hobby. After several detours, I am here today on the VB.NET to C# channel. I now work on ASP.NET+C#+EF+LINQ+AJAX+
JQuery+CSS, which go together like coffee crumble ice cream.

Q6.How has the developer Community Influenced your coding?

I can definitely say that the developer community helped me to become a better developer. I myself is a self taught guy. I remember when I got my first job that I've been assigned to develop solutions using .NET and it scares me because I don't have any experience in the framework and worst not really familiar about web and how stuff works in the stateless world. I struggled alot during those times and by the help of the technical community I was able to understand the basics and learned something each day.

Q7.Tell about your best and worst experience in life?

Q8. Your Role Model/Programmer?

There's so many of them. Most of them are MVPs and Microsoft folks.

Q9.Your Favourite Websites and Blogs?

I have lots of favorite websites but most of the time I hangout at and by helping out developers from all over the world find solution to their problems . And at the same time learn something new from other developers in the community.

Q10.Your Hobbies?

Code, code and code.

Q11.Apart from Programming what do you do?

Travel, playing guitar and hangout with the band. And oh did I mentioned beer? ;)

Q12. If you were not a programmer what would be you?

An artist. Actually I wrote a blog post about it here:

Q13.Your Favourite Holiday Spot?


Q14.Advice to New Programmers?

three things - "READ, DO and LEARN".

For starters, you may also want to read on:

1 comment:

  1. Your such a good example to me! You know what you are my inspiration to become a good programmer someday! Keep up the good work and God bless.


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