Steve Smith (@ardalis) is an entrepreneur and software developer with a passion for building quality software as effectively as possible. He provides mentoring and training workshops for teams with the desire to improve. Steve has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for over 10 consecutive years, and is a frequent speaker at software developer conferences and events. He is the top contributor to the official documentation on ASP.NET Core and enjoys helpings others write maintainable, testable app... morelications using Microsoft's developer tools. Connect with Steve at ardalis.com.
Patrick has over 20 years experience implementing SOA solutions that utilize both web and desktop clients primarily using Microsoft's development technology stack. Currently, he utilizes C# and JScript along with T-SQL/LINQ and has previously worked extensively with other technologies such as VB.NET and WCF. In addition to implementing client specified solutions, Patrick implements Agile process based solutions utilizing Team Foundation Server (TFS). Over time he has taken on various technical ... moreroles across Financial Services, Insurance, and Non-Profit Management industries. Patrick holds a Master of Software Engineering from Penn State. He has presented at DonorPerfect Community Network Conference(DPCN) and National Women in Computer Technology(NWCT). Patrick is an active participant with Philly.Net. He has a passion for collaborating and sharing information with colleagues. In Patrick's spare time, he can be found volunteering for his local township youth soccer program as a coach, referee, technical resource, and board member.
Matt Honeycutt is a software architect specializing in ASP.NET web applications, particularly ASP.NET MVC. He has over a decade of experience in building (and testing!) web applications. He’s an avid practitioner of Test-Driven Development, creating both the SpecsFor and SpecsFor.Mvc frameworks. He has served as the lead developer on numerous multi-million dollar software projects and enjoys finding elegant solutions to difficult problems.
As life-long learner, Matt remains dedicated to expan... moreding his knowledge of all things related to development. He holds a Masters of Science in Computer Science, and he’s published papers in research journals and conferences on topics ranging from data mining and machine learning to human-computer interaction.
Matt lives with his wife and two children in beautiful Tennessee, where he spends his days as a Director of IT and senior engineer for a small software company.
When he's not busy cranking out code or chasing down his kids, Matt enjoys helping others hone their development skills. He blogs at http://trycatchfail.com, and he is a frequent speaker at software conferences in Tennessee.
Sahil Malik, the founder and principal of Winsmarts.com, has been a Microsoft MVP and INETA Speaker for the past 8 years, author and reviewer of many books and numerous articles in both the .NET and SharePoint space, consultant and trainer who delivers training and talks at conferences internationally. Sahil has trained for the best names in the Microsoft technology space, and has architected and delivered SharePoint based solutions for extremely high profile clients. Sahil has been deeply invol... moreved in SharePoint 2010, and is the author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Building Solutions for SharePoint 2010 published by Apress.
With over a decade of experience in IT, Nikola brings his passion for technology, innovation, quality, and software design. Nikola kicked off his profession as a software developer and kept being involved in the latest tech trends throughout his career, while also having management and business focus over time. Having been exposed to both technology and business, Nikola has gained invaluable insight into all aspects of creating high-quality solutions which solve actual customer challenges. Withi... moren Devtech, he has led different technical departments where he contributed to the efforts of establishing Devtech as a cloud enablement leader. As a CTO, his focus is on continuous improvement in areas of security, software quality, and knowledge.
Matt Kruczek is the Chief Technical Officer at Tallan. Matt has extensive experience in the software industry and is responsible for creating and maintaining any and all architectures and strategies pertaining to the mobile, web and AI disciplines. He has architected and developed several end-to-end Line of Business applications using a variety of Microsoft Technologies including WCF, WPF, ASP.NET , C#, VB, MVC, SQL Server, Microsoft Bot Framework and Entity Framework.
Shawn has more than twenty-five years of experience as an architect and developer. Since 2011, Shawn has focused on business intelligence and machine learning. He has experience in Java, C#, R, Python, Hadoop, Mongo, Kafka, and Storm. He is a presenter at technology conferences and blogs as "The Legal BI Guy."