Burke Holland

Burke Holland

I am a technologist, author and speaker working in the specialized field of Developer Relations.




JavaScript, Web Platform, Azure, Kendo UI, NativeScript, React, ASP.NET, Node


Speaker at JS Conf, MSFT Build & Ignite, FluentConf, ng-conf, Angle Brackets, TechDays, CodeMash, ThatConference, DevReach, NDC, Modern Web Conference, TelerikNEXT, jQuery Conference and more. Also Track Chair for QCon.


Guest on podcasts including Eat-Sleep-Code, Programming Throwdown, JavaScript Jabber and .NET Rocks




Sr. Developer Advocate
June 2017 - Present
  • Individual contributor on the Azure Developer Relations team.
  • Created vscodecandothat.com, driving over 100K visitors to the VS Code docs and extensions marketplace.
  • Helped create landmark Five Things YouTube series driving over 200K views in it's first season, setting an entirely new content style for Channel 9.
  • Created written content that drove over 10K unique visitors to the Azure docs.
  • Spoke at top tier developer events, including Build, Ignite, JSConf, FluentConf and many others.


Director of Developer Relations, Principal Developer Advocate
September 2011 - June 2017

As Director Of Developer Relations

  • Leading team of 11 developer advocates covering Telerik's entire portfolio of tools and frameworks, including Developer Tools and SaaS offerings.
  • Co-creator of the Telerik Developer Network site and community which is now the thrid largest contributor to the developer trial journey.
  • Responsible for planning and executing on all initiatives to build and cultivate the Telerik community.
  • Helped guide the open source NativeScript project to 6x growth (downloads) over 8 months.
  • Oversee new product launches and align developer programs with Marketing, Sales and Demand Generation.

As Principal Developer Advocate

  • Helped grow Kendo UI from inception to world class UI framework, 18 million in revenue.
  • Developed content plans for Kendo UI in conjunction with Marketing and Demand Generation to align themes to revenue goals.
  • Responsible for executing all product launch webinar keynotes (3 per year).
  • Engaged with the JavaScript Developer community daily to successfully build strong brand awareness around Kendo UI.
  • Blogged my heart out and loved every minute of it.

O'Charley's Inc

Sr. Programmer Analyst
November 2007 - September 2011
  • Designed and built large scale internal and external applications to support 5 billion dollars worth of business processes.
  • Moved company to web services for commonly used business processes.
  • Planned and helped build centralized ETL system to read and import to/from any enterprise system.
  • Mentored developers and provided instruction and feedback on software design and implementation.


Software Engineer
December 2006 - November 2007
  • Lead developer for very large Flex application
  • Optimized large web application for quick delivery and performance over low bandwidth connection
  • Implemented security solution for web facing e-commerce platform

Ardent Health Services

Manager of Collaborative Development
August 2004 - November 2006
  • Managed migration of WebSphere Java platform to .NET
  • Developer on internal and physician software solutions built on ASP.NET platform
  • Developer on and manager of Oracle Data Warehouse solution

Sara Lee Foods

Integration Analyst
August 2003 - August 2004
  • Ported legacy shop floor data collection applications to ASP.NET
  • Implemented and supported Time and Attendance system for manufacturing facilities
  • Worked on large scale network conversion from token ring to Ethernet


University Of Tennessee At Martin

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

Major: Management Information Systems


Available Upon Request