The Hello World Podcast
Episode 47: Steve Smith

Steve is an entrepreneur and software developer with a passion for building quality software as effectively as possible. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Falafel Software. Steve has published several courses on Pluralsight, covering DDD, SOLID, design patterns, and software architecture. He's a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP, a frequent speaker at developer conferences, an author, and a trainer. Along with his wife and business partner, Michelle Smith, Steve was also the founder of Lake Quincy Media (acquired by The Code Project) and NimblePros (acquired by Telerik). Steve's an ex-Army Engineer officer and Iraq veteran who enjoys playing games and spending time outdoors.

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Episode 46: Rockford Lhotka

Rockford Lhotka is the CTO of Magenic, and is the creator of the widely used CSLA .NET development framework. He is the author of numerous books, and regularly speaks at major conferences around the world. Rockford is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP. Magenic (www.magenic.com) is a company that specializes in planning, designing, building and maintaining your enterprise’s most mission critical systems. For more information go to www.lhotka.net.

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Episode 45: Deborah Kurata

Deborah Kurata is an independent software consultant/developer specializing in Web and .NET development using AngularJS, VB.NET, and C#. She has also published several Pluralsight courses.  Deborah has authored several programming books including the popular "Doing Objects" series and is a speaker at conferences such as VSLive! and TechEd. She is also the co-chair of the EastBay.NET user group in the San Francisco Bay/Silicon Valley area.

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Episode 44: Steve Evans

Steve Evans has been doing DevOps since before the term DevOps was invented. He is a Pluralsight Author, five time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and technical Speaker at various industry events. In his spare time he manages a DevOps team at a Silicon Valley Biotech focused on improving the lives of cancer patients. For over 15 years Steve has focused on making technology better for businesses by bridging the gap between IT and Development teams.

You can follow his technical blog at http://www.LoudSteve.com or find him on twitter at@TheLoudSteve.

 

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Episode 43: Walt Ritscher

Walt's enthusiasm for crafting software interfaces blossomed early.  Just a few days after discovering how to make pixels move around the screen of a borrowed computer he was devouring books on the topic of computer graphics and UI design.  Now he travels the world speaking at software conferences and teaching a diverse portfolio of programming topics for corporate clients. On the consulting side he continues to work with customers like Microsoft, HP, Intel, and Intuit and enjoys being part of the Wintellect consultant group.He has over fifty hours of video training courses available in the WintellectNow, Lynda and Udemy catalogs.  He writes for several publications including Code Magazine and has a new "HLSL and Pixel Shaders for XAML Developer" book available from O'Reilly Media. His current UI obsession revolves around the Windows 8 Metro, Mobile, ASP.NET MVC and WPF APIs.  This year he is learning as much as he can about Xamarin. You can find his blog at xamlwonderland.com. Walt is also a Microsoft MVP and author of the free Shazzam Shader Editor (shazzam-tool.com).

He is also deeply involved in the local developer community — founding the .NET Developers Association in Redmond, WA and continues to help organize the Seattle Code Camp, developer hackathons and other local events.

 

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Episode 42: Kate Gregory

Kate Gregory has been using C++ since before Microsoft had a C++ compiler, and has been paid to program since 1979. She loves C++ and believes that software should make our lives easier. That includes making the lives of developers easier! She'll stay up late arguing about deterministic destruction or how C++ 11 is not the C++ you remember.

Kate runs a small consulting firm in rural Ontario and provides mentoring and management consultant services, as well as writing code every week. She has spoken all over the world, written over a dozen books, and helped thousands of developers to be better at what they do. Kate is a Microsoft Regional Director, and a Visual C++ MVP, an Imagine Cup judge and mentor, and an active contributor to StackOverflow and other StackExchange sites. She develops courses for Pluralsight, primarily on C++ and Visual Studio. In 2014 she was Open Content Chair for CppCon, the largest C++ conference ever held, where she also delivered sessions.

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Episode 41: Carl Franklin

Carl Franklin is Executive Vice President of App vNext, a software development firm helping to bring about the Internet of Things revolution. Carl is a 20+ year veteran of the software industry, co-host and founder of .NET Rocks!, the first and most widely listened to podcast for .NET developers, a Microsoft MVP for Kinect for Windows, a Microsoft Regional Director, and Senior Executive of Pwop Studios, a full-service audio and video production/post production studio located in Southeastern Connecticut. Carl has been a leader in the .NET community since 2002, and in the Visual Basic (VB) community before that. In the very early days he wrote for Visual Basic Programmer’s Journal, authoring the Q&A column of that magazine as well as many feature articles for VBPJ and other magazines. He has authored two books for John Wiley & Sons on sockets programming in VB, and in 1994 he helped create the very first web site for VB developers, Carl & Gary's VB Home Page.

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Episode 40: Kathleen Dollard

Kathleen Dollard wants to teach you to code better. There’s more to learn about the tools you use every day and the tools you aren’t yet using.  Coding is our passion and debugging is our challenge - you’ll be happier if you do both better. Kathleen’s written dozens of articles, spoken at conferences and user groups around the world, and pushes Microsoft to respond to your real world needs as a long time MVP. Her Open Source project RoslynDom offers alterative access to information in the .NET Compiler Platform, Roslyn with a load/interrogate/mutate/build SyntaxTree model. She has courses in the Pluralsight library and a series of C# 6 webcasts now available for free on WintellectNOW.

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Episode 39: Tim Heuer

Tim Heuer is a program manager for Microsoft working on the client UI developer platforms working on XAML in Windows and previously Silverlight. Before joining the XAML engineering teams, Tim worked with technical communities across the country helping to foster and build user communities focused on software developer technologies. Tim has worked with Microsoft developer tools and technologies since the early 1990s. Prior to joining Microsoft, he worked as a consultant for 14 years helping to implement technology solutions to enable success in businesses across various industries such as health care, construction, real estate, and electronic commerce to name a few. He's inflicted with the unfortunate disease that his work is also his hobby and he loves technology. You can usually find him behind the keyboard trying to learn something new. You can find him online sharing his thoughts on technology at http://timheuer.com/blog/.

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Episode 38: Stephen Forte

Stephen Forte is the Chief Strategy Officer of the venture backed company, Telerik, a leading vendor of developer and team productivity tools. He is the founder and executive director of Mach5, a Silicon Valley based startup accelerator and co-founder of AcceleratorHK, Hong Kong’s first startup accelerator. As well as the founder or co-founder if severl a successful companies. Stephen is also a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Professional, PMP, and also speaks regularly at industry conferences around the world. He has written several books on application and database development. Stephen has an MBA from the City University of New York. Stephen is also a board member of the Scrum Alliance. An avid mountain climber, Stephen leads a trek in the Mt. Everest region every fall to raise money for charity. After several years as an ex-pat in Hong Kong, Stephen now lives in Silicon Valley with his wife.

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Episode 37: Clemens Vasters

Clemens Vasters is a Software Architect and currently works for Microsoft where he helps shape the technical strategy for the Windows Azure Service Bus. Before joining Microsoft, Clemens has worked on financial software solutions and in consulting, has spoken at hundreds of events in over 40 countries, and has contributed to a number of open source efforts including starting the dasBlog blog engine. Clemens has a long history educating developers, having taught some of the first available .NET training courses for developers in Europe in early 2002.

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Episode 36: Troy Hunt

Troy lives in the two worlds of building software and breaking software, predominantly software running on the web. From the very early days of HTML, Troy has been a web-centric guy all the way through to today’s modern devices either talking over HTTP or pushing angle brackets around. Having drifted towards security, he now focusses on helping developers understand how to break their own apps and build up offensive skills that are complemented by teaching secure coding patterns – if you don’t know how to break it, you don’t know how to protect it! Troy is an Aussie Microsoft MVP for Developer Security living in Sydney and writing at troyhunt.com as well as speaking around the world, training and creating Pluralsight courses.

When not building or breaking, Troy’s into snowboarding, lots of tennis and fast cars.

 

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Episode 35: Mike Woodring

Mike Woodring Mike Woodring's LinkedIn pageMike Woodring's Twitter page Mike is the VP of Developer Content - Enterprise Software at Pluralsight. A former Microsoft C# MVP and multiple U.S. patent holder, Mike has over 20 years of experience developing high performance software systems and training developers around the world. Mike is co-author of Win32 Multithreaded Programming and Debugging Windows Programs: Strategies, Tools, and Techniques for Visual C++ Programmers.

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Episode 34: Dan Wahlin

Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting which provides consulting and training services on Web technologies such as JavaScript, AngularJS, HTML5, Node.js, C#, ASP.NET MVC, Web API, and SharePoint. He’s also a course author on Pluralsight.com and has published several courses covering a range of technologies including the new AngularJS JumpStart course on Udemy.com. Dan speaks at conferences and user groups around the world and has written several books on Web technologies. Dan blogs at http://weblogs.asp.net/dwahlin, runs the Web Weekly newsletter (a great way to stay up on the latest technologies), and writes columns for various technical magazines. Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin.

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Episode 33: Ian Griffiths

Ian is an independent consultant, developer, speaker, and author. He has written books on Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Forms, and Visual Studio. He lives in London but can often be found on various developer mailing lists and newsgroups, where a popular sport is to see who can get him to write the longest email in reply to the shortest possible question.

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Episode 32: Lino Tadros

Alain "Lino" Tadros is President & CEO of Falafel Software, a Silicon Valley based company, with presence in Colorado,Texas, Michigan, Florida and North Carolina, dedicated to providing world-class consulting, training, and software development for small, medium, and enterprise level businesses. Prior to founding Falafel, Lino was a member of the development team at Borland for Delphi and C++Builder. Lino has been awarded Microsoft MVP status twelve years in a row for his numerous contributions to the C# community and is an expert in .NET, LINQ, ASP.NET, MVC, XAML, Windows Phone and Web Services. Lino is an industry renowned speaker and has given numerous presentations on 5 different continents since 1994. He also currently sits on the Board of Directors of 4 Silicon Valley corporations.

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Episode 31: Joe Eames

Joe began his love of programming on an Apple III in BASIC. Although his preferred language is JavaScript, he has worked professionally with many other languages and just about every major Microsoft language. He is currently a consultant and freelance author for Pluralsight.com. Joe has always had a strong interest in education, and has worked both full- and part-time positions as a technical teacher for over fifteen years. He is a frequent blogger and speaker, organizer of the AngularJS conference known as ng-conf (www.ng-conf.org), organizer of the UtahJS user group, and a panelist on the JavaScript Jabber podcast (http:// javascriptjabber.com

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Episode 30: Ted Neward

Ted is currently the CTO of iTrellis, a team of experienced technology professionals who promote the Continuous Delivery of high quality new services. He is an authority in Java and .NET technologies, particularly in the areas of Java/.NET integration (both in-process and via integration tools like Web services), back-end enterprise software systems, and virtual machine/execution engine plumbing.

He is the author or co-author of several books, including Effective Enterprise Java, C# In a Nutshell, SSCLI Essentials, Server-Based Java Programming, and a contributor to several technology journals. Ted is also a Microsoft MVP Architect, BEA Technical Director, INETA speaker, former DevelopMentor instructor, frequent worldwide conference speaker, and a member of various Java JSRs. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, two sons, and eight PCs.

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Episode 29: Rob Windsor

Rob Windsor is a Lead SharePoint Consultant with Portal Solutions - a Microsoft Gold Partner based in DC and Boston. He has twenty years experience developing rich-client and web applications with various languages and is currently spending a majority of his time working with SharePoint. Rob is a regular speaker at conferences and community events and he authors content for the Pluralsight On-Demand library. Rob is the founder and past-president of the North Toronto .NET User Group and has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his involvement in the developer community.

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Episode 28: Rachel Appel

Rachel is a 20+ year consultant, author, mentor, and former Microsoft employee in the IT industry who speaks at top industry conferences such as VSLive!, DevConnections, MIX, and more. During her career, Rachel has worked on projects of all sizes from the smallest of apps to the largest enterprise systems at some of the world’s leading companies.

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Episode 27: John Robbins

John is a co-founder of Wintellect (http://www.wintellect) and a course author at WintellectNOW (http://www.wintellectnow.com). In our business it’s good to specialize in something so John specializes in pain: debugging and performance tuning. He’s debugged and tuned applications for companies such as eBay, Microsoft, AutoDesk, and everyone in between. As a 10 year MVP, John’s written countless articles and three books on debugging. Prior to starting Wintellect 14 years ago John was one of the earliest developers at the legendary debugging tools company, NuMega. He got a late start as a software developer after having spent five years as a paratrooper and Green Beret in the US Army.

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Episode 26: Laurent Bugnion

Laurent works as Senior Director for IdentityMine, one of the leading companies (and Gold Partner) for Microsoft technologies such as Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight, Pixelsense, Windows 8, Windows Phone, XBOX and generally User Experience. He is based in Zurich Switzerland, where he lives with his wife Chi Meei and his two daughters Alise and Laeticia.

 

In October 2010, the book 'Silverlight 4 Unleashed' that he wrote was published at Sams, an advanced sequel to 'Silverlight 2 Unleashed' (published Oct 2008). He writes for MSDN magazine and other publications, codes in Windows Phone, Windows 8, WPF, Silverlight, ASP.NET and his blog is on http://blog.galasoft.ch. 2014 is his 8th year as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (Client Dev) and his second year as a Microsoft Regional Director. He is also the author of the well-known open source framework MVVM Light for Windows Phone, Windows 8, WPF, Silverlight.

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Episode 25: Jon Flanders

Jon is most at home spelunking, trying to figure out how things work from the inside out. Jon is the author of RESTful.NET from O'Reilly, as well as Essential ASP for Addison-Wesley, and was a co-author of Mastering Visual Studio.NET for O'Reilly. Jon is currently helping companies build applications for the iPhone and iPad using iOS.

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Episode 24: Fritz Onion

Fritz is a co-founder of Pluralsight where he serves as the Chief Content Officer. 

Fritz is the author of the book 'Essential ASP.NET' published by Addison Wesley, available in both C# and Visual Basic .NET editions, and 'Essential ASP.NET 2.0'. He is a past columnist for MSDN Magazine, and and has spoken at many industry conferences including the PDC, TechEd, and VSLive!. Prior to .NET, Fritz's work focused on Windows development with C++ and COM, and has written several courses and many articles on C++, MFC, COM, and ATL. Microsoft recognized Fritz as an MVP for over 5 years for his contributions to the ASP.NET community. 

Fritz lives in central Maine.

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Episode 23: Phil Haack

Phil Haack (yes, it's pronounced "hack") works at GitHub finding ways to make it better for .NET and Windows developers everywhere. Prior to GitHub, he was a senior Program Manager at Microsoft responsible for shipping ASP.NET MVC, NuGet, among other projects. These projects were released under open source licenses and helped served as examples of the open source model for shipping software to other teams at Microsoft.

Phil is a co-author of the popular Professional ASP.NET MVC series and regularly speaks at conferences around the world. He's also made several appearances on technology podcasts such as .NET Rocks, Hanselminutes, Herding Code, and The Official jQuery Podcast.

 

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Episode 22: Brad Wilson

Brad Wilson has been a software professional for more than 20 years, working as a consultant, developer, team lead, architect, and CTO. He is probably best known for his work on ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Web API during his 7 1/2 year tenure at Microsoft. Today, he calls CenturyLink Cloud his home, where he is a Technical Director working on their worldwide Infrastructure-as-a-Service and cloud management platform. He also is an active open source contributor to xUnit.net and ElasticLINQ.

 

In his off hours, he's an avid musician, poker player, and photographer.

 

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Episode 21: Richard Campbell

Richard Campbell has more than 30 years of high-tech experience and is both a Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). He has consulted with a number of leading North American organizations; Barnes&Noble.com, Dow Chemical, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Services, Reuters, Subaru/Isuzu and the U.S. Air Force.

In addition to speaking at conferences around the world, Richard is co-host of '.NET Rocks!, the Internet Audio Talk Show for .NET Developers' and the host of 'RunAs Radio, the Internet Audio Talk Show for IT Professionals'.

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Episode 20: Scott Meyers

Scott Meyers is one of the world's foremost authorities on C++.  He wrote the best-selling Effective C++ series (Effective C++, More Effective C++, and Effective STL); published and maintains the annotated training materials Overview of the New C++ (C++11/14) and Effective C++ in an Embedded Environment; is Consulting Editor for Addison Wesley's Effective Software Development Series, and, with Herb Sutter and Andrei Alexandrescu, is a principal in the conference-like event, C++ and Beyond. He has a Ph.D in Computer Science from Brown University.

Scott is currently working on a new book, Effective Modern C++: 40 Specific Ways to Improve Your Use of C++11 and C++14, which he desperately hopes to finish by summer.

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Episode 19: William Vaughn

William R. Vaughn is the former principal of Beta V Corporation and Microsoft MVP who worked at Microsoft for fourteen years. His previous books include seven editions of the popular Hitchhiker's Guides (Microsoft Press, Addison Wesley), ADO Examples and Best Practices, and the bestseller ADO.NET Examples and Best Practices and a separate edition for C# Programmers (APress). Bill is a top-rated speaker at conferences worldwide, including VBits, Developer Connections and TechEd, and is the author of numerous articles for SQL Server Magazine, MSDN Online, and others. He’s currently lecturing for Progressive Business Technology doing online webinars on SQL Server Reporting Services.

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Episode 18: Lynn Langit

Lynn is the Founder of Lynn Langit Consulting.  There she has been designing and helping teams to implement Big Data solutions.  These solutions have included SQL Server 2012, Hadoop, MongoDB, AWS, Windows Azure and Google Cloud technologies.

In 2013 she was awarded the MVP for SQL Server from Microsoft.  In 2012, 2013 and again in 2014 she was recognized by Google for her community education work around their commercial cloud and received the Google Developer Expert award for the Google Cloud. She is the author of 3 books on SQL Server Business Intelligence (OLAP) the most recent of which is 'Smart Business Intelligence with SQL Server 2008'/MSPress. Lynn is also the author of many articles on BigData Technologies.

 

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Episode 17: Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson is president of JW Hedgehog, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in solutions for the Android, iOS, and Microsoft platforms. Jim has nearly 30 years of software engineering experience with the past 12 years heavily focused on creating mobile device and location-based solutions. After nearly a decade as a Microsoft Device Application Development MVP, Jim now focuses on developing Android and iOS device applications. Jim has authored over 30 articles on device application development, and has developed mobility and smart client curriculums for several organizations. Although based in New Hampshire, Jim and his wife spend as much time as possible at their place in Celebration, Florida (just 3 miles from Walt Disney World). Checkout Jim’s blog where he talks about a variety of mobile development issues as well as the fun of life just 3 miles from the Home of The Mouse.

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Episode 16: Lars Klint

Lars Klint suffers from split personality, as some would say. On the one hand he is a passionate programmer using the Microsoft Stack through .Net and C#. On the other hand he is a mad car guy. Lars loves to get his hands dirty and maintain his fleet of classic and off-road cars. When he is not in front of a phone, laptop, desktop or other gadget, he is out in the bush getting muddy or on a car club cruise. Lars has so far published two courses with Pluralsight: Building Windows Phone Apps that Stand Out and Windows Phone Testing and Error Management. As a frequent blogger, Lars has contributed articles to the Kiandra IT Blog, Nokia’s DVLUP portal and his own blog at klint.co, often presenting arguments that are not quite main stream, but with a dash of humour and a smidgen of cheekiness. If you want to ask Lars questions, suggest blog ideas, sell a car etc., shoot him an email or follow@larsklint on twitter.

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John Papa is a well-known technology expert and is a former Evangelist for Microsoft on the Silverlight, Windows Phone and Windows 8 client teams. John is a Microsoft Regional Director and author of 100+ articles and 10 books, specializes in professional application development with technologies including HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, Angular, Durandal, Silverlight, WPF, C#, and .NET. He can often be found speaking around the world at keynotes and sessions for conferences such as Build, MIX, PDC, TechEd, VSLive and AngleBrackets. John was the host of the popular show Silverlight TV on Channel 9 and hosted many events including the MIXer and Open Source Fest at major conferences. He currently enjoys authoring courses for Pluralsight. You can always find John at johnpapa.net or on twitter at @john_papa.

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Episode 14: Julie Lerman

Julie Lerman is a Microsoft MVP, .NET mentor and consultant who lives in the hills of Vermont. You can find Julie presenting on Entity Framework and other Microsoft .NET topics at user groups and conferences around the world. Julie blogs at thedatafarm.com/blog, is the author of the highly acclaimed “Programming Entity Framework” books, the MSDN Magazine Data Points column and popular videos on Pluralsight.com. Follow Julie on twitter at julielerman.

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Episode 13: K. Scott Allen

Scott is a founder and Principal Consultant with OdeToCode LLC and the CTO at Medisolv Inc. He has 20+ years of commercial software development experience across a wide range of technologies. He’s successfully delivered software products for embedded, Windows, and web platforms. He’s also developed web services for Fortune 50 companies and firmware for startups.

Scott is also a Pluralsight author, a host on the podcast Herding Code, written a few books, and spoken at conferences around the world.

 

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Scott is a web developer who has been blogging at http://hanselman.com for over a decade. He works in Open Source on ASP.NET and the Azure Cloud for Microsoft out of his home office in Portland, Oregon. Scott has three podcasts, http://hanselminutes.com for tech talk, http://thisdeveloperslife.com on developers' lives and loves, and http://ratchetandthegeek.com for pop culture and tech media. He's written a number of books and spoken in person to almost a half million developers worldwide.

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Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). Her primary blog is at allaboutmicrosoft.com on ZDNet. She also is the cohost of the Windows Weekly podcast on TWiT

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Michele is a Managing Partner at Solliance, a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP.

With 20 years of experience designing and implementing enterprise systems, Michele has held senior executive positions at several corporations, has assembled software development teams and implemented processes for all aspects of the software development lifecycle, and facilitated many successful large-scale enterprise application deployments. Michele specializes in scalable and secure web application and services architecture, cloud-enabled applications and operations, and identity & access management. Michele is a frequent conference presenter and keynote speaker, has chaired many conferences and events, and has been published regularly in several technology journals. Michele’s books include her best-selling book Learning WCF (O’Reilly, 2007/2009).

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Glenn is a product manager for Splunk's developer experience. In his spare time he is also the author and a maintainer of scriptcs, an OSS tool for C# scripting. A hardcore coder professionally for almost 20 years, he cares deeply about making developers' lives easier.  Previously Glenn worked at Microsoft where he kickstarted ASP.NET Web API and spearheaded Microsoft's node.js story on Azure. Glenn is an active contributor to  Node.js and .NET OSS projects, a supporter of the community, and a frequent speaker internationally on software development. He is also a bit of a Web API fanatic and author of a new OReilly book on the subject. He lives with his wife and daughter in Seattle where rain and caffeine are a plenty.

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Charles Petzold has been writing about Windows programming for over a quarter century, and his most recent book, Programming Windows, 6th Edition (Microsoft Press, 2012) takes on Windows 8. He is currently writing the DirectX Factor column for MSDN Magazine.

Petzold is also the author of two unique books that explore the foundations of digital computing: Code: The Hidden Language of Hardware and Software (Microsoft Press, 1999) and The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour through Alan Turing’s Historic Paper on Computability and the Turing Machine (Wiley, 2008).

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Hadi a Software Developer, who currently works at JetBrains. His passions include Web Development and Software Architecture. He’s written a few books and has been speaking at conferences for over a decade, on things he’s passionate about.

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