Tara E. Walker is a Microsoft Technical Evangelist formerly know as Developer Evangelist with an Academic focus. Tara currently lives in Atlanta, GA working for the Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism East Region team. She has the great privilege to work with developers, STEM collegiate students and faculty in the Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi area. She has been with Microsoft for 10 Years. Prior to Microsoft, Tara worked for years at various Fortune 500 companies in the city of Atlanta, Georgia as a Software Engineer/Software Developer/Developer Lead.