You want to know something about me? How flattering :-)

I’m an Australian living in Sydney, NSW.  I spend my non-work time split amongst the family, church, gaming, user groups, tweeting, blogging, chasing down the ideas that pique my interest and even occasionally sleeping.

Short Speaker Bio

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Richard Banks has developed software for more than 20 years across a wide range of industries and development platforms. He has filled many roles including developer, team lead, project manager, CIO, CTO, and now, consultant. He is a Professional Scrum Trainer, author of the Visual Studio 2012 & 2013 Cookbooks, runs the Sydney Alt.Net user group and is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP. He loves helping development teams improve their skills and the way they work, and seeing them deliver great software. You can find him at @rbanks54 on social media and and he currently works as a Principal Consultant for Readify.



  • Sydney Alt.Net Group (2008+)
  • (Discontinued) The Talking Shop Down Under Podcast (72 episodes, 2010-2011)

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