Joel Karr

Passionate Coder, Tech Leader, Speaker, Goat Wranglers

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About Me

/Who Am I


I believe that the world is changing and building great software will be vital. We, as the software community, have an amazing opportunity to take our profession to the next level. I’ve been a member of a Big Ten championship college wrestling team and have a speech communications degree along with a MS in computer science and an MBA (all from the University of Illinois). I try to take all the lessons I have learned along the way and help build software teams that write excellent code, and enjoy doing it!

My Blog

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Upcoming Talks

/Meetups and Conferences

September 9 2017


Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, Milwaukee, WI

Don't Think When You Code

Past Talks

/Meetups and Conferences

Chicago Code Camp

3200 S State Street, Chicago

Don't Think When You Code

April 29 2017
May 31 2017

Music City Agile

Vanderbilt University, Nashville

Don't Think When You Code

June 10 2017

Beer City Code

3201 Burton St SE Grand Rapids

Don't Think When You Code

June 10 2017
March 8 2016

Chicago .NET Developers (Downtown)

222 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60606

Change the way you build software with Azure!

Chicago Code Camp

3300 South Federal Street, Chicago, Il 60616

Change the way you build software with Azure!

April 30 2016
May 19 2016

Chicago .NET Users Group

Downers Grove, IL

Power your Dev Team with Azure!

Chicago Coder Conference

Chicago, IL

Watch talk about Azure in Companies

June 6-8 2016
October 20, 2016

Tech in Motion - Chicago

Chicago, IL

Watch Panel Discussion on Open Sourcing Microsoft

Talk Testimonials