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Software Engineers Still Loving Open-Source

Open-source software continues to be popular with programmers and users alike which is why Columbia, SC, which, by the way, was recently ranked as high as 2nd in the nation in high tech job growth, is once again hosting the Palmetto Open Source Software Conference, known as POSSCON.
Mike Switzer interviews the opening keynote speaker Andy Hunt, co-founder of the Pragmatic Bookshelf, which publishes award-winning and critically acclaimed books for software developers.

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.