My name is Alnur Ismail and I’m an Evangelist in the Developer and Platform Group at Microsoft. I’m excited to help businesses and developers leverage the full potential of the Microsoft platform. Prior to this role, I was a Program Manager on the Windows 8 XAML team based out of Redmond; I was responsible for the Input, Accessibility, Printing and Data Binding features of the  XAML user interface technology which helps developers easily build Metro style apps. I began my career at Microsoft as a Software Design Engineer using the Microsoft Web Platform. I then transitioned to a Program Manager role on Silverlight and was later asked to work on Windows 8. Before I joined Microsoft, I worked at Electronic Arts and launched my own e-business. I hold a Bachelors of Computer Science Honours from the University of Waterloo. I love technology so my job is also my hobby – in my spare time I build apps, solve problems and am always trying to improve the Microsoft platform for our customers.