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Ryan Lowdermilk is a Developer Evangelist in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He empowers and assists developers with delivering applications to Windows Phone and Windows 8.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Ryan served as a software consultant in the Los Angeles area. Ryan worked alongside some of L.A.’s top entertainment and retail firms to design and implement custom software solutions which boosted productivity, lowered the bottom line and increased profitability.
Ryan is the author of “Auditing the Cisco Aironet” and holds certifications in computer security and server/network infrastructure design.
Ryan is the host and producer of the Windows Developer Show – a live internet show covering the hottest topics surrounding Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Xbox & Surface development. The show has been featured in Gizmodo, Engadget, ZDNet, Ars Technica and The New York Times.
From a personal perspective, Ryan is married to Amy Lowdermilk and is the father of Shelby Lowdermilk (7), Ethan Lowdermilk (6), Gabriel Lowdermilk (6) and Kennedy Lowdermilk (3). Ryan and his family reside in a suburb of Keller, Texas