Troy Hunt

MicrosoftMVP - Developer Security

I'm Troy Hunt, an Australian Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Developer Security. I don't work for Microsoft, but they're kind enough to recognise my community contributions by way of their MVP program which I've been an awardee of since 2011. I get to interact with some fantastic people building their best products and then share what I know about creating secure applications for the web with the broader community.

You'll often find me speaking at technology events around the world, usually on security and usually showing people just how easy it is to break software on the web today. The view I take in all my speaking and writing is that unless software developers understand how code is exploited, it's hard for them to buy into the value of protecting it.

I frequently appear on television, radio or other media channels as a subject matter expert on a wide range of technologies. Much of the time this is in a very consumer-centric context where I explain technology for the "layman", that is to put technical concepts in language that anyone can consume. Distilling complex subjects into explanations audiences of various expertise can relate to is something I invest an enormous amount of effort in.

My view is that whether it's security or the broader discipline of software architecture which I've focussed on for most of my career, nothing beats hands on experience and actually delivering working code. I keep very active in the development space and am constantly producing software on the latest technology platforms we have at our disposal today.

I'm based in Sydney Australia and I'm happy to be emailed about technical queries, press enquiries and certainly any corrections or suggestions for material.

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