About Jason Olson

Jason is a programming geek by day, a music geek by night, and a family-man around the clock. He is currently a full-stack developer at Concur working with technologies like Javascript, Node.js, MongoDB, RethinkDB, and more. Jason formerly worked as a Program Manager at Microsoft (driving the delivery of technology like the Windows Runtime and new Creative Video APIs in Windows 10). Prior to becoming a Program Manager, he was a Technical Evangelist in the Developer Platform and Evangelism division working with technologies like Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0.

Jason is active in the technical community as a writer and speaker. He has delivered talks at Microsoft //Build (2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015), Tech Ed North America, Tech Ed Europe, internal Microsoft conferences, and many .NET user groups. He has also appeared as a guest on podcasts like .NET Rocks and Hanselminutes, produced shows for Channel 9 on MSDN, and written articles for MSDN magazine.

As a working programmer, Jason is a solutions-driven leader bringing products to market in a cost-effective and team-led way. He enjoyes being engaged in the full end-to-end experience of delivering a product, including working with customers and partners, communicating with internal teams, and driving good cross-group collaboration in delivering a high quality product. Jason is primarily a self-taught fast learner that really enjoys learning new technologies in new spaces and growing new skills. He really enjoys work that requires team work, communication skills, cross-discipline interaction, influencing, and leadership.