My name is Slobodan Stipic, a.k.a. Slobo. I am a developer at heart and a software craftsman. My professional career commenced after graduating from Virginia Military Institute in 2002. Since then I worked for startups and Fortune 500 companies acquiring broad technology expertise in delivering commercial and consumer experiences. Today, as a Senior Software Engineer with Microsoft my passion remains in effective teamwork that produces quality products. I believe in engineering rigor with leadership example and inspiration.
Outside of my day job I dabble with the latest tech of the day whatever it may be: machine learning, containers, or IoT. I am also active in the developer community. I enjoy attending, speaking, and organizing user groups, code camps, and volunteering at GiveCamps. I’m currently taking a “sabbatical” from the leadership roles where my past roles were Vice President of .NET Developers Association and Vice President of Orlando .NET User Group.
As a former competitive tennis player I take pleasure in working out. In the afternoons one can always find me either at the gym, riding a bicycle or in the swimming pool. I enjoy listening to the nature and spacing out while working out.
Even though I don’t wear the wedding band (due to allergies), I am married to a beautiful and hardworking Polish girl. We have two boys and our families live overseas. We love to travel and looking forward to new adventures around the world.
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