Developer Spotlight: Ken Harris, Docusign

Spotlight Developer, Ken Harris

Ken Harris graduated from the University of Central Florida and started his career developing websites and back-end processes to support telephony services. Over the years, Ken has worked in a variety of programming languages, including C#, C++, JavaScript, PHP, and even PERL, to build a variety of types of software, including websites, APIs, Windows applications, and iOS apps for small, mid-sized, and large companies throughout his career. Currently, he is a Senior Software Engineer at Docusign working primarily on the Docusign Developer Center as well as the Docusign SDK pipeline and C# SDK.

Ken has recently spearheaded several updates to the Docusign C# SDK, including a recent major enhancement which removed an external HTTP client dependency, provided a default HTTP client, and allowed for developers to provide their own HTTP client when necessary. These updates not only simplify dependency chains so that there are fewer opportunities for dependency conflicts, but also provide a mechanism that allows developers to navigate their potentially complex networking and API communication requirements as they see fit. In addition, Ken has also been a vital contributor to the migration of the Docusign Developer Center off of a legacy CMS and onto a SaaS-based headless CMS. This allows for much easier and quicker updates to the Developer Center by content writers, so that the most up-to-date information and support can be provided in the quickest way possible for developers.

Outside of work, Ken enjoys playing video games, training and running races (he completed his first marathon this past January), and spending quality time with his family and two Shih Tzu dogs.  He can be reached on LinkedIn.

Matt Lusher
Matthew Lusher
Sr. Programmer Writer