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Demian Neidetcher is a Senior Engineer at Time Warner Cable working on customer portals and getting television content to IP devices. He first got the programming bug staying up late nights with his Commodore64.
He has been professionally writing software for over 15 years. Most of his experience is with JVM languages (Java, Scala, Groovy) in the telecommunications domain doing things like inventory systems for a long-haul carrier, integrating conferencing software and routing VoIP traffic including geo-spatial 911 call routing. He has worked for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups. In every environment Demian has looked for pragmatic approaches, solutions and process to get teams delivering software that benefits users.