Mon, 25 August 2014
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.
Mon, 18 August 2014
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.
Mon, 11 August 2014
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.
Mon, 4 August 2014
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.