Steve Bearman is a software developer with his company, Suzy B Studios, and with Systems Engine and Chase Computing International. He has developed software throughout his professional career, originally in direct support of science and engineering, later for the broader range of technology, medicine, business, ecommerce, and finance. He has taught graduate-level computer science, and has published technical papers dealing with the collection and use of data. He has designed and developed the software for a large networked GPS-based fleet management system used internationally; develops financial analysis and support software for a very large, successful hedge fund; and through Chase Computing has just finished a second one-year contract at NASA/JPL developing .Net Web software in support of the Deep Space Network.
Jeff Bergman works as a senior software engineer at Green Dot Corporation where he leads the web and distributed application development. With a wide array of experience building highly volume, transactional and scalable systems at Reuters and Fandango, Jeff hold M.S. in Computer Science from UCLA. His research interests are functional programming, causal reasoning, artificial intelligence, computer vision, data mining and various subjects related to computer science. Jeff’s blog can be found at jeffbergman.com
Senior Database Administrator and Architect, Awareness Technologies
Denny Cherry has more than a decade of experience managing Microsoft SQL Server, including the database at MySpace.com that supports 175 million users, which is one of the largest SQL Server installations in the world. His areas of technical expertise include system architecture, performance tuning, replication, and troubleshooting. Denny uses these skills on a regular basis in his role as a senior database administrator and architect at Awareness Technologies. Denny is a longtime member of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) and the Quest Software Association of SQL Server Experts, and he has written numerous technical articles on SQL Server management.
Daniel Egan – MCT, MCSD, ASP.NET MVP and an INETA speaker. Daniel is the founder of Odyssey Consulting Group Inc, a Southern California software development company. He has written several articles for asp.netPRO magazine, and is the author of several books including an upcoming title on design patterns from WROX.
Llewellyn Falco is an Xp / Agile coach and a speaker at local user groups and code camps. He also run the approvaltests package on sourceforge.
Jon is most at home spelunking, trying to figure out exactly how things work. Jon wrote Essential ASP for Addison-Wesley, and co-authored Mastering Visual Studio.NET for O’Reilly, and is currently working on a book on REST and WCF for O’Reilly. Jon has also been involved with Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows Communication Foundation since early betas and currently is interested in helping Microsoft developers learn about REST.
Tim founded InterKnowlogy in 1999. As a Software Development Lead, Architect, Author, & Speaker, Tim has 25+ years experience including serving on a Microsoft product team as a development lead on an architecture team. Tim is one of ~150 Microsoft Regional Directors world-wide, a Microsoft MVP and sits on multiple Microsoft advisory councils and boards. As the CEO of InterKnowlogy he spends a large amount of his time traveling nationally and internationally speaking at various industry conferences and events. Tim regularly consults and advises Microsoft at a corporate level.
Lynn Langit is a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft in Southern California. She has worked with SQL Server for 10 years and has published two technical books on SQL Server (both on Business Intelligence). In her spare time, Lynn works on creating courseware to get kids started in coding. She also personally volunteers on the largest electronic medical records project implemented in sub-saharan Africa – SmartCare. For more information check out her blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/SoCalDevGal.
Adnan works as a Sr. Software Engineer / Technical Lead at Green Dot Corporation where he builds SOA-based enterprise applications. He is a regular speaker to technical conferences, user groups and code camps, is attributed and published in print media and on the web, and holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science. Adnan is actively pursuing his doctoral degree in Machine Learning and is highly involved in the .NET community as co-founder of the San Gabriel Valley .NET Developers group. He holds various technical certifications including MCPD.NET (Enterprise Developer), MCSD.NET, and SCJP-II and is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). His blog can be found at AdnanMasood.com
Reza Madani is a principal architect at HarborObjects, a Microsoft premier partner based in Newport Beach, California. Over the past 18 years he has worked in numerous platforms and technologies including .NET and J2EE. Reza is the current president of the .NET User Group in Orange County. He is a frequent speaker at many Microsoft events. Most recently, he has been focusing on SQL server Business Intelligence and .NET 3.0 Windows Presentation Foundation.
As an Integration Practice Manager at speakTECH, Kevin Orbaker helps client to create seamless information sharing to enable business optimization and total information transparency through integrated systems and automated application process. Kevin is a member of the Microsoft CSD Virtual Technology Specialist team. He has extensive architectural and implementation experience with Microsoft’s Enterprise Service Bus guidance. Kevin has years of integration experience with multiple technologies, including EDI, HL7, and Host Integration. Kevin has consulted for a variety of industries, ranging from commercial and residential real estate, entertainment, technology and public institution.
Woody Pewitt is the Director of Product Incubation at Neudesic where he explores how Neudesic can make innovative products and solution accelerators to enable customers Information technology budgets get greater returns for their organizations. Before joining Neudesic he worked at Microsoft in Southern California doing several Evangelism jobs where he got to work with all kinds of people who are interested in Microsoft development technologies.
Mark Miller is a C# MVP with strong expertise in decoupled design, plug-in architectures, and great UI. Mark is Chief Architect of the IDE Tools division at Developer Express, and is the visionary force behind productivity tools like CodeRush and Refactor!, as well as the DXCore extensibility layer for Visual Studio. Mark is a member of INETA and a popular speaker at conferences around the world and has been writing software for over two decades.
Mark Rosenberg has been writing software with Microsoft technologies for the last 10 years. He has been speaking to user groups and at code camps for the last 2 years and been a certified trainer for the last year.
Mark likes to talk to developers and has been talking to anyone who will listen. He is very active in the community, both speaking at user groups and running 2 user groups in Southern California. As if that was not enough he also is the INETA User Group liaison in Southern California and is on the INETA Speakers Bureau Committee.
Paul D Sheriff
Paul D. Sheriff is the President of PDSA, Inc. (www.pdsa.com), a Microsoft Partner in Southern California. Paul acts as the Microsoft Regional Director for Southern California assisting the local Microsoft offices with several of their events each year and being an evangelist for them. Paul has authored several books, webcasts, videos and articles on .NET, SQL Server and SharePoint. Paul can be reached via email at PSheriff@pdsa.com or at Paul Sheriff’s Inner Circle (www.PaulSheriffInnerCircle.com).
Volkan is currently working at California State University as an Information Technology Consultant. He has a passion for creating accessible and secure applications and loves to share his knowledge with the developer community. He was the instructor for the IEDOTNETUG ASP.NET Web Forms class in 2008 and this year he taught teaching ASP.NET MVC. Volkan is holding a MS degree in Computer Science from California State University.
He has been developing softtware since 1999; former companies he worked for include Wincor-Nixdorf and Denizbank; where he was involved in systems engineering and programming. He is certified as MCTS on SQL Server 2005 and MCTS on ASP.NET Web development.
Read Volkan’s blog at http://www.msnetprogrammer.net/blog.
Mike Vincent is a solutions architect based in Orange County, California providing clients with software architecture, application lifecycle management and development services, primarily focusing on Microsoft .NET technology. He has been in the software business for over 20 years in addition to engineering and marketing management positions. He founded both the IASA SoCal Chapter and the Orange County C# Developers group and is Treasurer of INETA NorAm. His blog can be found at http://mvasoftware.com/blogs/
Gerald Walsh is an independent consultant and instructor focused on software application development and training using Microsoft technologies. He has over 13 years experience in developing solutions with Microsoft tools, holds the MCSD, MCAD, and MCT certifications, and has worked for Microsoft in the role of Developer Evangelist. Gerald is also a Microsoft MVP for his past work in support of the developer community and for expertise in developing client software applications on the Microsoft platform.
David Yack is the CTO of Colorado Technology Consultants, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner based in Colorado. As a senior hands’ on technology and business consultant with over 18 years of industry experience, David enjoys developing applications for the Microsoft platforms, specializing in large system architecture , design and integration. David embraced .NET during the final beta days of version 1.0 and has been helping clients migrate and build new applications on the technology, as well as helping to mentor and train their staffs.
David is a Microsoft Regional Director and is also a Microsoft MVP for ASP.NET. David is a frequent speaker at user group and industry events and is co-author of two NET 2.0 related books. David founded and is on the leadership team for the South Colorado .NET User Group and lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and two kids. You can always track David down via his blog at http://blog.davidyack.com where he writes about his .NET adventures.
Woody Zuill is currently working as a Senior Software Engineer and team lead, as well as a ScrumMaster, doing ongoing development for a large application that is used all over the world to provide highly customizable customer care and billing to pay media operators. Woody has been programming computers for about 25 years, but has only taken it seriously for the last month or so although he holds an MCSD and is a Certified ScrumMaster (whatever that is). He has years of experience in the custom manufacturing of graphics and signage for televised sporting events where deadlines actually have meaning, and spends his spare time writing about himself in the third person. His blog address: http://zuill.us/WoodyZuill/