So at the BUILD conference this September, Microsoft sponsored an optional dinner with a bunch of bloggers and some CEO’s of companies that were excited about Windows 8 and the new Metro interface.

It was a pleasant enough event where we got to ask questions and hear some of the concerns and reactions of these executives.

At that dinner, I met Naveen Jain, the CEO of Sparkart inc – a web design firm located out in Oakland California.

Naveen made a lot of good points that evening about Windows 8 and the effect that the new Windows 8 tools will have on developers and Windows 8 development.

Side Note – Shout out to Paul Thurrott who kept the evening really lively. 🙂

Anyway, the conversation was really insightful and I decided to head back out to Oakland and do an interview with Naveen at his offices.

I recommend you watch this series if you want to understand a little bit more about how Microsoft’s new development tools will affect real life businesses.

In Part 1 of this interview, Naveen and his VP of Engineering Daniel O’Shea discuss Sparkart, the BUILD conference, first impressions of Windows 8, the way Windows 8 tools affect their business and how the development times may be shortened by Windows 8.

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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  • Rodney Jenkins

    The guy (the CEO) made some good points. I cant wait till part 2.