Bradley Holt

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Bradley Holt is a Developer Advocate, Offline First Lead, Developer Evangelism Program Manager at IBM Analytics, Cloud Data Services. He is based in Boston, Mass, and is a skilled speaker, blogger and developer with experience in high-tech and non-profit organizations.

In his current role, Bradley is responsible for helping developers better understand how IBM technology can help them build better applications through customer engagement and instructional content. Bradley has helped develop and foster IBM’s offline-first application development strategy through conference presentations, application demonstrations, and developer community events.

Bradley is an original member of the offline first community. He recently hosted the first-ever offline first camp to bring developers and designers together to discuss furthering the offline first movement. Offline first is an approach that is gaining popularity among developers where the applications are designed to work without network connection first, rather than assuming network connection will always be available. Bradley continues to be an advocate for this approach to application development and speaks at numerous conferences to educate developers on the development style.

Before joining IBM, Bradley was the co-founder and technical director at Found Line, a creative studio that helped mission-driven and nonprofit organizations leverage print, web and mobile technologies to transform inclusive communities. At Found Line, Bradley developed blog and social media aggregators, course and enrollment databases, and custom ecommerce websites for his clients, earning the Vermont Tech Jam 2014 Ambassador Award for his leadership.

Bradley also worked as a software developer for Vermont Oxford Network, a nonprofit collaboration of health care professionals dedicated to improving the quality and safety of medical care for infants and their families. In this role, Bradley created and maintained database applications and implemented source code management and bug tracking integration, unit testing, code coverage, continuous integration, documentation management and an iterative release management process to improve development.

Bradley is active in the developer community and is involved with numerous organizations that bring together the developer community to use their skills for social good.

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