Ambrose Little, Software Guy

I’ve been making software professionally since the late nineties, in companies ranging from tiny shops to large enterprises, making both internal corporate and commercial software.

I’m currently a principal software engineer GLG. I like to say we are like match.com between subject matter experts and companies that need their unique insights. Since I’ve been here, I’ve been mostly developing React with Node server side and a gargantuan SQL Server data source. We have a strong focus on quality, which includes a good bit of query performance tuning.

Just prior to GLG, I was at CentralReach, which provides practice and learning management software to folks in healthcare who focus on helping kids with autism. What I loved about CR was working for a place that helps those folks better serve those kids, and of course the technical challenges and good people to work with are what make the day-to-day enjoyable.

My current tech focus is strongly on the full stack. On the front end, that is mostly with React, (often) MobX, and of course the usuals of HTML5+, CSS3+, JavaScript, jQuery, etc. On the back end, that is REST/Web API services with Node, having primarily SQL Server as the data store.

Before these recent years back as an individual contributor, I was the (first) director of engineering at a great little company called TelTech. They “hack” the mobile phone experience with apps that give people more control of what happens with their phone calls. I led a small but dedicated team of great engineers responsible for the whole kit and caboodle. And for almost a decade before that, I worked at Infragistics, a commercial software vendor with a long history in UI and UX tools for software developers and designers, where I served in many roles over the years, ending up as the director of product development for over 90 software developers in their developer tools division.

In my time I’ve held many roles spanning most disciplines in software development: developer, architect, product manager, interaction designer, and more. (See LinkedIn below for the whole history.) I’ve worked in and led software efforts in many contexts and many stacks, and I always love tackling new challenges.

In my free time, I like growing my beard, spending time with my wife and kids, smoking meats, brewing beers, and just generally chillin out.

People Say That I’m…

When I Grow Up…

I want to either make some software or write a book (or both) that has a lasting impact and contribution to humanity.

Other Writings

Selected Writings by Ambrose Little

Books

Articles

I’ve written so many articles and blog posts that I lost track long ago, but here is a sample. Unfortunately, as the internet has aged, a number of my blogs and articles have gone offline. Sorry. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Blogs

This blog is my most recent professional blog. You may also find my blogging at:

Awards/Achievements

Microsoft MVP

I was awarded Microsoft MVP for eight consecutive years, 2003–2010. The first few awards were in ASP/ASP.NET, then Software Architect, then Client App Dev, and finally ending with a few years of Silverlight.

ASPInsider

I have been an ASPInsiders member since 2003. Originally it was a peer-based excellence recognition program partnered with the Microsoft Web platforms team.

INETA Speaker

Inducted into the INETA International Speakers Bureau (now defunct) in 2006. This was a select group of recognized speakers on Microsoft .NET technologies.

Patents

Certifications

Let’s Connect!

I’m always happy to meet new folks.

Experienced software and UX guy. Principal Software Engineer at GLG. 8x Microsoft MVP. Book Author. Husband. Father of 7. Armchair Philosopher.