March 10, 2016

Episode 088 with Sen Wu on their BlackCompass Visualizer SharePoint Hosted add-in

In this episode, Jeremy Thake talks to BlackCompass architects Sen Wu and Jesper Simensen about how they built their SharePoint Hosted add-in Visualizer product.

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About Sen Wu

SenWuSen is one of the directors at BlackCompass Software. Sen studied software engineering at university and have been a professional developer for many years before BlackCompass. Sen comes from a development background and has been involved in SharePoint full time since 2007. At BlackCompass, Sen is responsible for product development and overall product strategy. As a technology professional, Sen specializes in SharePoint, Office 365 cloud, JavaScript, Data Visualization and general Microsoft development.

About Jesper Simensen

jesperJesper is the director of Channel Sales & Strategic Alliances at BlackCompass Software and the primary point of contact in the U.S. Jesper studied International Business at Copenhagen Business School back in Denmark, but started working in the IT industry straight out of college. He has more than 15 years of experience, primarily in sales, consulting and technical delivery capacities. Jesper started specializing in SharePoint after moving to the U.S. back in 2003. Jesper is a certified SharePoint professional comprehensively familiar with the Microsoft stack. Based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, Jesper is responsible for promoting BlackCompass Visualizer, supporting Partner Sales and establishing Strategic Alliances.

About the hosts

An image of Jeremy Thake, a newly appointed tTechnical pProduct mManager at Microsoft responsible for the Visual Studio Developer story for Office 365 developmentJeremy is a technical product manager at Microsoft responsible for the Visual Studio Developer story for Office 365 development. Previously he worked at AvePoint Inc., a large ISV, as the chief architect shipping two apps to the Office Store. He has been heavily involved in the SharePoint community since 2006 and was awarded the SharePoint MVP award four years in a row before retiring the title to move to Microsoft.

You can find Jeremy blogging at and tweeting at @jthake.


RIchard diZerega

Richard is a software engineer in Microsoft’s Developer Experience (DX) group, where he helps developers and software vendors maximize their use of Microsoft cloud services in Office 365 and Azure. Richard has spent a good portion of the last decade architecting Office-centric solutions, many that span Microsoft’s diverse technology portfolio. He is a passionate technology evangelist and frequent speaker are worldwide conferences, trainings and events. Richard is highly active in the Office 365 community, popular blogger at and can be found on Twitter at @richdizz. Richard is born, raised and based in Dallas, TX, but works on a worldwide team based in Redmond. Richard is an avid builder of things (BoT), musician and lightning-fast runner

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