Sean McDonough

Consultant, Public Speaker, and Microsoft MVP in Cincinnati, Ohio

Sean McDonough

Consultant, Public Speaker, and Microsoft MVP in Cincinnati, Ohio

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During normal working hours, I am a consultant for Bitstream Foundry LLC, a SharePoint solutions, services, and consulting company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. My professional software development background goes back to the COM and pre-COM days - as well as SharePoint (since 2004) - and I've spent a tremendous amount of time both in the plumbing (as an IT Pro) and APIs (as a developer) associated with SharePoint and SharePoint Online. In addition, Microsoft awarded me an MVP (most valuable professional) in 2016.

In addition to being a business endeavor, Bitstream Foundry is also a way for me to organize my professional development activities, speaking engagements, side projects, and other efforts aimed at sharing what I know and solutions I've put together with the SharePoint and broader Microsoft communities. I've co-authored two books on SharePoint, written numerous whitepapers, participate in a weekly community Q&A webcast, maintain a SharePoint-centric blog, and frequently travel all over the world to present and teach at conferences and events.

Besides Microsoft technologies, I like to experiment and try things that catch my eye. I'm an avid (PC) gamer and gadget wonk, I consume tremendous amounts of music and put together DJ mixes every year (through http://www.bunkertuneage.com), I run a basement datacenter, and I've been working with HoloLens AR and Oculus Rift VR.

To round things out a bit: in the past, I've worked as a polymer chemist (and have a couple of patents), a firefighter/EMT/hazmat technician, and a technology evangelist for a software company. I'm also currently a board member and the CTO for a mental health awareness and education non-profit organization (http://www.schizophreniaoralhistories.com).

I'm also a reignited Magic: The Gathering player. I played 20 years ago, and I've recently gotten back into it. I've started participating in Magic-related tournaments and events, and my collection of cards (both virtual and physical) just keeps growing.

And last but certainly not least: I have a pair of awesome twin teenagers, Brendan and Sabrina, and am married to the greatest woman a man like me could ever hope to catch - Dr. Tracy McDonough.

My life tends to be neither dull nor slow.

  • Work
    • Bitstream Foundry LLC
  • Education
    • Miami University
    • Hillsboro High School