Jon Flanders

Software Engineer


Although Jon spent the first few years of his professional life as an attorney, he quickly found chasing bits more interesting than chasing ambulances. He first worked at the University of Minnesota, building a financial reporting Web site using ASP and SQL Server, specializing in automatic integration between multiple data stores. Since joining the training industry in 1999, Jon has devoted his time to working on various projects while migrating from the world of ASP and COM to the world of .NET, ASP.NET, and Web Services, and now into the world of mobile devices. During this part of Jon's career he wrote RESTFul.NET for O'Reilly, Essential ASP for Addison-Wesley, and co-authored Mastering Visual Studio.NET for O'Reilly. Since 2011, Jon has been concentrating on the mobile world. Working mainly in iOS, Jon has helped numerous companies create and transform mobile teams into teams that can create, build, test, and deploy mobile applications with ease. Augmented Reality is another one of Jon's current passions, along with Beacons and IoT. Jon is excited for the next phase of mobile development and exploring how technology can not only entertain us, but help create a connected world where smart devices start to perform tasks that are difficult and time-consuming.