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EP. 21 - How IT Experts Give Back

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This week's episode of Conversations with Tech Experts features Jim Dettman, Experts Exchange Fellow and President of Online Computer Services of WNY. Jim joins Experts Exchange CEO Randy Redberg and Director of Bus. Dev. Thomas Bernal to discuss how a tech expert can give back to their community. They start the show by revisiting Randy and Jim's trip to ride motorcycles in Pismo Dunes, California. Jim goes on to tell us how giving back to the tech community is something he learned at an early age, and how important it can be to pay it forward. He also dives into his "no one is an expert at everything" mentality toward giving back. Jim tells the crew what it takes to maintain Microsoft MVP status, and gives his advice to young professionals trying to grow their careers. He finishes with his big idea: always keep learning. 

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Jim Dettman (EE MVE)President / Owner
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Jim Dettman is an independent consultant from Syracuse, NY who focuses on providing custom apps for businesses. He is an Experts Exchange Fellow and a two-time Most Valuable Expert. From 2010-2017, Jim earned the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for his outstanding work and community contributions in Microsoft Access. Outside of work, Jim loves to ride motorcycles off-road!

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crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, AccessRemote Training and Programming
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Commented:
I often learn something from Jim's posts -- thanks, Jim! If he chimes in on a thread,  no doubt that what he writes will be relevant and helpful. He's got a gift to explain even difficult concepts in an understandable way. He's one of the most brilliant Access minds, and also knows about many other topics too.

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on supporting languages ... how about a translator widget on each page of the site? and when you create a post too?

kind regards,
crystal

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Conversations with Tech Experts is a monthly podcast where we discuss timely industry topics with the people on the front line. In this series, we talk to developers, consultants, CTOs, and more to give you exclusive insights from the best of the best. We'll bring you emerging trends, tips for success, and relatable anecdotes from industry experts who know their stuff.