Derek Lakin

I'm an extremely talented, highly motivated and productive user experience developer and I'm passionate about rich client applications and technology.

I work for Microsoft on Skype Qik for Windows Phone as a Senior Development Lead. My time at Skype has also included similar roles in both Skype for Windows Phone and Skype for Xbox One. I have previously worked on Windows Phone 7/8, Silverlight, HTML5, and WPF client experiences. I've also co-written training courses on client technologies such as WPF and Silverlight for Microsoft product groups and Microsoft Learning.

I've been writing desktop and web-based client applications using the Microsoft technology stack for over a decade and have grown into a talented developer with the ability to deliver high quality visual and interactive experiences. I'm a self-starter with the ability to take multiple projects from start to finish, so if you'd like to find out more about me or if there's anything I can do to help, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

I write about general development stuff (mostly Windows Phone) on my blog and post general stuff that I find interesting on my tumblr blog (mostly Xbox-related and personal photos).