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Joe. is a full stack software developer from Kansas City. He has professional experience training hundreds of software developers about how to take advantage of Node.js through his organization called NodeLabs. He is continuously seeking to learn and find ways to share his experiences.
Emma Armstrong is a test engineer and all-round do-gooder at Red Gate, and has been baking quality into software for over 14 years. In that time she’s gotten her hands dirty with both manual and automated testing and had the opportunity to dig into everything from compilers to web applications. ...
Jason Awbrey is a developer based in Spring, Texas. He runs PostDotNet Consulting, a one-man shop that focuses on Xamarin development. He is a Xamarin MVP, a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer, and a Xamarin Consulting Partner. He is a frequent speaker, author, and member of the Houston community, ...
Jonathan Baker is currently a Consulting Software Engineer at OCLC, inc. Jonathan has been a Java developer for over 13 years, including stints at Nationwide Financial Services and the Amazon Merchant Services team. He has previously presented at the Central Ohio Java User’s Group (COJUG) ...
Lance Ball is a Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat and the creator of Nodyn (http://nodyn.io). He works in the JBoss division as a member of Project Odd, a team of developers working on polyglot OSS research and prototyping. He is a core contributor to DynJS and TorqueBox, a JRuby application ...
Adam Barney is a nerd. After buying a Commodore 64 with money from his paper route in the 4th grade, he’s never stopped learning about computers and how to make these stupid machines do cool things. Adam is now a Microsoft MVP (C#) and ASPInsider, and runs his own independent consulting company, ...
Vice President of Product Development at Deque Systems and inventor of the Amaze and FireEyes products. 20+ years of enterprise software development as a developer, product manager and founder. 6 years of intensive focus on accessibility with a passion for making the accessible development ...
Software architect on the .NET stack, Nerdy Beardo has been programming since the age of 13, professionally since 15. A lover of the C# programming language since .NET 1.0, Classic ASP and PHP before that. Always loved creating applications and am a security and cryptography aficionado specifically ...
Branden Bellanca is a new face in the IT crowd. After graduating from West Virginia University in December, he jumped into the industry in the heart of Ohio. While in school, he worked as a Project Manager, helping guide the design and construction of a fully functioning, solar powered Smart ...
James has been involved in software development and architecture for almost 20 years. He has worked as a developer and architect on everything from small, single-user applications to Enterprise-scale, multi-user systems. His specialties are .NET development and architecture, TDD, SOA, WCF, ...
Anthony Bennett is a Software Engineer at Dynamit. He has been writing JavaScript since before jQuery was a thing. He has lived in Panama (the country); Florida; Vancouver, BC; California; and Ohio, where he has gone native. When not developing, Anthony enjoys spending time with his beautiful ...
Nino Benvenuti has been getting paid for making 0s and 1s do his bidding since 1996. He succumbed to the spell of mobile and embedded devices right before the turn of the century and has been challenging himself with them ever since. He has spent his entire professional career in consulting, ...
Kevin Berridge is passionate about techniques and principles for building great software regardless of language or platform. For the past 10 years, he has been working on products that make a difference at Pointe Blank Solutions where he is in charge of Software Engineering.  He ran the Burning ...
As a passionate – yet pragmatic – enthusiast of multi-paradigm and ployglot engineering, Paul has spent the past 16 years blending a disparate horde of languages, technologies, and methodologies in the develop of compelling solutions to a wide range of business problems. He especially enjoys ...
Jimmy has delivered solutions ranging from shrink–wrapped products to enterprise e–commerce applications for Fortune 100 customers. Jimmy is a member of the ASPInsiders group, the C# Insiders group, and received the “Microsoft Most Valuable Professional” (MVP) award for ASP.NET ...
Danielle is a Senior Software Engineer at Renaissance Learning Inc. She has nearly 20 years of software development expertise that ranges from design and programming through to quality assurance and deployment. Over the course of the last year, Danielle has focused on all things automation ...
Mathias Brandewinder has been developing software on .NET for about 10 years, and loving every minute of it, except maybe for a few release days. His language of choice was C#, until he discovered F# and fell in love with it. He enjoys arguing about code and how to make it better, and gets ...
Zach Briggs has farmed, sorted mail 2nd shift, maintained industrial equipment, and created predictive models. Now he’s a developer and instructor for Test Double where he uses JavaScript, Ruby, Node, and Clojure to solve hard problems. He speaks and writes about learning more quickly, scalable ...
A designer working in NE Ohio, I’ve worked on many game projects, client work at agencies, and several startups. Solving hard problems through efficient and usable design is my passion, and I’ve been fortunate enough to work closely with coders/developers my whole career, allowing ...
Software Artisan at Neo Innovation
Dusty has been developing software professionally for 10 years. He wrangles HTTP in multiple languages trying to make the web fast for Groupon in Chicago. He spent his past lives building software in .Net on Windows to help doctor’s save people. More than anything he likes to write, speak, ...
Ben has more than 18 years’ experience in both technology and information architecture. Prior to creating Falls Digital, Ben led a team of designers, developers, and technology professionals at a Cleveland-based interactive marketing agency. With roots in Ohio, Ben was classically trained ...
Julie Cameron is a frontend developer for Articulate working remotely in the metro-Detroit area. She is co-founder of the Ann Arbor chapter of Girl Develop It and instructor at Girl Develop It Detroit. Julie is a fan of Sassy CSS and modular architecture, responsive web design, and is a student ...
Dustin Campbell is a principal program manager on the Visual Studio team, where he works on the Visual Basic and C# language service experiences. Currently, he is focused on the future of Visual Basic and C# in the .NET Compiler Platform (“Roslyn”). Before joining Microsoft, he ...
Jon Canady is a Senior Developer at CoverMyMeds, where he’s helped grow and lead the software development department since the company’s beginning, growing from a five-person PHP shop to a large polyglot team of talented developers.
Chad Carter has over 18 years of experience in professional software development. He started his own company, GlobalCove Technologies, which specializes in helping companies reach their goals and become more profitable by analyzing business processes to determine if a process change, a technology ...
David Carver has over 20 years in software development, ranging from the big old Mainframe to mobile applications. His primary expertise are in E-Commerce and business to business development and deployment. He is a co-creator of the XSL Tools project at eclipse, and has been a committer on ...
Adam Caudill is a software developer with over 15 years of experience, and independent security researcher with a focus on application security, secure communications, and cryptography. Currently working on initiatives to improve the security and privacy of email and similar messaging systems. ...
Jim loves to build things and take things apart. He has an MA in Cognitive Psychology and gained 20 years of professional experience developing complex software projects in highly regulated industries, including education, gaming, finance, and defense. His professional drive is designing software, ...
Kaitlan (@KaitlanChu) is a Senior Usability Analyst at Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest Fortune 500 company dedicated to industrial automation and information solutions. Prior to Rockwell, she was UX thought leader for a team in charge of the most-visited website among ...
Stephen Cleary is a Christian, husband, and father who programs software in his spare time. He is a Microsoft MVP and the author of “Concurrency in C# Cookbook” (O’Reilly) as well as several MSDN articles on async (including “Best Practices in Asynchronous Programming” ...
A software generalist with a passion for problem solving. John is always searching for a better way to solve a problem and a way to improve the software development platform. He has over a decade of experience working across the full stack of software including Java/.NET backends, .NET Windows ...
Brad Colbow is an independent UX/UI designer from Cleveland Ohio. Brad has built a reputation designing user interfaces and experiences for brands like Smucker’s, Rubbermaid, Starbucks, The Cleveland Clinic and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Design is fun, but Brad is probably best known ...
Michael Collier serves as a Principal Cloud Architect for Aditi, a Microsoft NSI partner that focuses on cloud computing. He is a four-time Azure MVP and was the 2012 Azure MVP of the Year for his extraordinary community contributions. Michael has had a successful 13-year career at various ...
Amber Conville is a developer at Test Double, and has been a software developer for 6 years. She loves code in lots of languages, tdd, craftsmanship, and the software community, and can be found helping out with user groups, conferences, and nerd gatherings whenever possible.
Ryan Cromwell is a coder by trade with nearly 15 years of experience delivering solutions ranging from real-time customer loyalty systems and elegant user experiences to streamlined statistical process control software. Having worked with passionate, high-performing Agile teams, Ryan ventured ...
Michael Crump is a Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight and MSDN author as well as an international speaker. He works at Telerik with a focus on everything mobile. You can reach him on Twitter @mbcrump or keep up with his blog by visiting michaelcrump.net.
Yan works as a server side developer at Gamesys where he develops scalable backend services for Gamesys’s social games on mobile and Facebook. He’s a co-author of the upcoming book F# Deep Dives for Manning Publishing. He’s also a regular speaker on topics such as Aspect-Oriented ...
Mike Danko has held both Senior Rails Engineer and Senior Automation Engineer titles all in the same year, often at the same time. Born in the highlands of Scotland four hundred years ago, he is not alone. He never sleeps in a bed, only a chair, and only for seven minutes at a time, one […]
DJ has been using state models and asynchronous processing for many years to solve business problems for companies of all sizes. As small as a logistics software company responsible for the routing of trucks, a web hosting company responsible for the handling of website malware detection, to ...
Bryan Davis is currently a Consulting Software Engineer at OCLC, inc. Bryan has been a Java developer for over 10 years, including stints at OpenText and Information Dimensions. Bryan has previously been a speaker at Codemash, COJUG and IndyJUG.
Dr. Kevin P. Davis, or “kpd” as he’s known in wider circles, came to technology from the field of high-energy physics, having completed his dissertation in bottom quark production at Fermilab in the late 90’s. But he found deep passion in technology and now works as ...
Daniel Davis is a Business Improvement Consultant, Agile Practitioner/Developer, Innovator, Hacker, and Maker. He’s been working in Agile and Software Development for the last decade and is currently a Senior Executive Consultant with Pillar. He has spent the last few years focused on ...
I have been an active developer in the Ann Arbor area since 1987. I have developed on a wide variety of platforms ranging from VMS, early Mac OS, nearly every flavor of Unix (including OS/X), Windows, and most recently iOS. I have also been active in the development community, being a past ...
Mike Doel is VP of Engineering for Neo, providing leadership and guidance for the engineering work done by the company. At Neo, Mike has worked on projects including ones that bridged hardware and software, improved how patient care is provided by making it possible for teams of physicians ...
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, ...
Attila Domokos is leading the engineering side of Hireology, a Chicago-based growing startup. He has 5 years of Ruby/Rails/Cucumber experience. He is active in the open source community and is currently expanding his views in programming by learning functional languages.
Matt Dopkiss is a trained physicist, engineer and co-founder of Dynamit, one of the fastest-growing digital agencies in the United States. As CEO of Dynamit, Matt is responsible for the growth of the organization and its service offerings.
Cori Drew is a consultant with Improving Enterprises in Addison, TX. She started her programming career as a web developer before cutting her OOP teeth (& falling in love with C#) in 2003 in .NET Framework 1.1. Cori was a programmer for 8.5 years before discovering there was a developer ...
Jim has been a professional programmer for 20+ years. This has included working on embedded systems, industrial process controls, user facing applications, OS kernels, 2-way radio communications, data warehousing and distributed systems. He’s used a wide range of languages from assembly ...
Andrew, a front-end developer at Harvest, is in his ninth year of being amazed that his JavaScript functions. This is his third year at Codemash and his third hometown: he’s a former resident of Chicagoland and Kansas City, but now works from his home in Washington, DC. In his free time, ...
Sarah Dutkiewicz is a seasoned technology professional and has been working in a variety of technologies for over a decade. Her well-rounded background includes roles as technical support, desktop support, database administrator, system administrator, professional developer, and business owner. ...
Michael Eaton has been a software developer since the early 90’s, but left the so-called security of a “real job” for the freedom and flexibility of independence in 2001. Since then, he has focused on client-based technologies and has worked with clients throughout the mid-west. ...
Coraline Ada Ehmke is a speaker, author, teacher, open source advocate and technologist with 20 years of experience in developing apps for the web. As a co-founder of LGBTech.org and founder of OpenSourceForWomen.org, she works diligently to promote diversity and inclusivity in the tech industry. ...
Hany Elemary is a senior software engineer at OCLC in Columbus Ohio, currently working on the next generation of mobile/web apps for WorldCat.org and WorldCat for local institutions. Hany has been blessed by a diverse experience from working in multiple companies (small software shops to large ...
Brendan Enrick is a Principal Software Engineer with Clear Measure, focusing a great deal of his time on agile and software craftsmanship methodologies. Brendan is a proponent of strong development communities. Along with two other community members, Brendan helped found the Hudson Software ...
Cassandra Faris is the Talent Manager at Improving Enterprises, a software development consulting and training company in Columbus, Ohio. She is highly involved in the regional technical community, is the president of Dog Food Conference (http://dogfoodcon.com), and the marketing lead for CloudDevelop ...
Chris Farrell is a Senior Consultant with Quick Solutions in Columbus, OH and he has been a .Net developer since 2002. Over the years he has been a lead contributor on an open source project with 150,000+ users, a mentor and teacher to countless developers and an active member of the developer ...
William is a Technical Evangelist with Microsoft and is passionate about software development and helping others build amazing things. William is from the St. Louis area and enjoys traveling across the USA talking with people about programming apps and for the web. William’s enjoys writing ...
Matt is a problem solving oriented developer who values quality code over just about anything else. Although he’s worked with many technologies over the course of his education and career, he doesn’t claim to be an expert in anything, and prefers to approach everything with an open ...
Brian Friesen has been pretending to be a developer for the last 8 years and lives in constant fear of being found out. He still can’t believe he received a C# MVP in 2014. As an occasional public speaker, he prefers to talk about things that are slightly out in left field. He lives near ...
Jeffrey T. Fritz is a long time web developer, systems architect, and survivor of the .COM bust. He’s an international speaker with keynote experience at major conferences around the world including Microsoft Tech Ed, DevIntersection, and VSLive. He is a senior program manager on the ...
Todd H Gardner is the President and Co-Founder of TrackJS (trackjs.com), a freelance web developer, and an agile team coach. With over a decade of experience building information systems Todd has built large enterprise systems, complex software products, and launched startups. Todd is a veteran ...
Mike Geig is both an experienced teacher and game developer, with a foot firmly in both camps. Mike is a Trainer for Unity Technologies and is a well known International Man of Mystery. He also occasionally loiters around Stark State College and the Cleveland Institute of Art under the guise ...
Chris has been writing code professionally for 12 years in the healthcare and education industries using C#, Ruby, and JavaScript. He currently works at Think Through Math where he builds a product that helps more than 3,000,000 kids get better at math. At home, he tries to fend off his four ...
Brian Genisio is a passionate software developer in Ann Arbor, MI and an active member of the Michigan software community. For almost 15 years, Brian has worked with many languages and technologies. Currently, he is focusing on front-end development stacks, mostly JavaScript-based while he ...
David Giard is a former accountant and a former biochemist, who has been developing solutions using Microsoft technologies for over 2 decades. Currently, David helps people build solutions in his role as a Microsoft Technical Evangelist. David has been very active in the developer community, ...
W. Jason Gilmore is a Columbus, Ohio-based software developer, writer and consultant. He has spent much of the past 15 years helping companies of all sizes build amazing solutions. Recent projects include a Rails-driven e-commerce analytics application for a globally recognized publisher, a ...
Lead Developer at BringShare. But he used to be a sysadmin elsewhere. Life-long Columbus, OH resident. But he has traveled. Computer Science degree from OSU. But he also studied other stuff. Nerd. But people don’t frighten him (much). He manages and develops the entire stack at BringShare. ...
Jackie started off his career as a .NET consultant working with IBM document management products. Next he moved on to Java where he was lucky enough to work for a variety of companies on projects including Security, Business Orchestration, eCommerce, and Hardware integration. Recently, More ...
J Wolfgang Goerlich supports information security initiatives for clients in the healthcare, education, financial services, and energy verticals. As Vice President of Consulting Services for VioPoint, Wolfgang leads an information security team specializing in managed security services, regulatory ...
Always keeping an eye on what’s next, Geoffrey is familiar with how companies adopt new technologies. The latest trends in technology have been heading towards an era where people are becoming personally dependent on multiple computer chips simultaneously. This is know as the ubiquitous era ...
Nathalie Goh-Livorness grew up living around the world, and culminated her circumnavigation with graduating from USC with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. She has worked with many game developers, most notably credited on “World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria” while she was ...
Alexei Govorine works at Microsoft in a Premier Support for Developers SLGE practice. He ensures that customer’s development teams know how to leverage Microsoft tools and technologies. He has been a Scrum.org trainer since 2010. Outside of work Alexei loves science fiction, hockey, nature, ...
David is a software architect/developer with 15 years of experience developing web and desktop applications with Microsoft tools and technologies. By day he develops within the Microsoft .NET stack and by night he loves to play around with non-traditional data stores (MongoDB, RavenDB, Elasticsearch, ...
As a lone developer, Mark Greenway is often free to try out new tools and techniques on the cutting edge of development. He once deployed code to production, while on a plane, using dropbox and his cellphone. This has given him a great perspective on how various tools interact and enables him ...
Kevin Griffin has been working as a professional developer since 2006, where his first job was working on components for the Symantec security suites. Kevin is an independent consultant that specializes in helping businesses push their technology stack into the 21st century. He is the CTO of ...
Kevin is the President of a St. Louis-based consulting firm called ArchitectNow. He and his team spend their days developing great software and brainstorming the next great app ideas. Kevin has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for the past five years and has just been recognized as an ASPInsider. ...
Matthew D. Groves is the author of AOP in .NET (published by Manning), and is also a Microsoft MVP. He is a guy who loves to code. It doesn’t matter if it’s C#, jQuery, PHP, or submitting pull requests. He has been coding ever since he wrote a QuickBASIC point-of-sale app for his ...
I am a software designer, programmer, tester, and hobbyist. Currently I use JavaScript, Java, Scala, and Elixir (current interest). I am active with the Detroit area user groups and meetups. I co-organize the “Detroit Erlang and Elixir Meetup”. I am also on the organizing committees ...
Jay is a code wrangler, software consultant, and president of Arana Software. He has been developing on the web since 1995, when the Blink tag lured him away from Visual Basic 3. With a career focus on user experience, Jay has a passion for practices that improve quality and user experience, ...
Kevin Hazzard owns and manages Developer Journey LLC, a training and consulting firm specializing in software architecture and development. He’s also a Partner at Linchpin People LLC where he runs the software development practice. He’s a long-time C# MVP and the author of a book ...
Jeanette Head is a software developer for Atomic Object in Ann Arbor, MI. As a youngster, she was fascinated with the workings of computers, and she hasn’t stopped learning about them since. Since starting in software consulting in 2012, she has worked with many clients and projects on numerous ...
The Managing Consultant at Excelon Development, Matt Heusser is probably best known for the writing he does on nights and weekends. Currently the editor for Stickyminds.com and a cio.com contributing author, Matt has been a track chair at the Agile Conference for the past two years, and served ...
David Hoerster, a 4-time C# MVP, is a recovering corporate financial analyst and has been working with the Microsoft.NET Framework since the early 1.0 betas. He is the Sr. Director of Web Solutions for Resources Global Professionals (RGP), an international financial services firm. David is ...
VP of ALM and Testing at Falafel Software. Father. Husband. Geek. Veteran. Around 25 years IT experience. Co-author of “Windows Developer Power Tools.” Coffee Roaster. MVP for C#. Past President of CodeMash Conference. Diabetic. Runner. Liked 5th grade so much he did it twice. One-time ...
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Paul is a managing partner for Centric Consulting’s St. Louis office (http://centricconsulting.com/team/paul-holway/). In the past year, he has been delivering solutions using iBeacons, docker.io, angularJS, as well as traditional web application solutions in the healthcare space. Prior ...
Cory is founder of Bitnative LLC, an agile software development and training consultancy, and creator of OutlierDeveloper.com, a community for software developers who aspire to be exceptional. He is a Pluralsight author, Microsoft MVP in C#, INETA speaker, independent consultant, and blogger ...
Derek Hubbard is a passionate developer, trainer, and mentor with more than 12 years of experience building custom software applications. Committed to the principles of Agile development, Derek enjoys helping teams deliver high quality applications while focusing on simplicity and continuous ...
Nic is an independent software developer building high-performance websites, apps and open-source tools, and is a Microsoft MVP for IE.
Philip is a Senior Software Developer with Cardinal Solutions in Columbus, Ohio. He has given several talks on SOLID principles and Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) and is passionate about applying these to any platform he works in. He has worked with a variety of technologies/languages ...
Seth Juarez holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science where his field of research was Artificial Intelligence, specifically in the realm of Machine Learning. Seth is the Analytics Program Manager for DevExpress where he specializes in products dealing with data analysis, shaping, and presentation. ...
Christopher Judd is the CTO and a partner at Manifest Solutions (http://www.manifestcorp.com/), an international speaker, an open source evangelist, the Central Ohio Java Users Group (http://www.cojug.org) and Columbus iPhone Developer User Group leader, and the co-author of Beginning Groovy ...
A software engineer for over 20 yrs. Experiences include teaching software development courses at the University level, developing software for automated systems, corporate banking systems, and medical content publishing. I have a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and spend ...
Shortly after it arrived at his home in 1993, Jordan began disassembling his first computer – his mother was not happy. She breathed more easily when he moved from hardware into programming, starting with BASIC. Jordan’s experience includes startups, companies large and small, and ...
Todd is agent 001 at Test Double, a small but happy software studio based out of Columbus, Ohio. Todd splits his time between finding awesome people to work with and delivering high quality solutions to clients. Some of the languages and tools he’s used to deliver nice code to his clients ...
Rob Keefer, PhD, is Co-founder and Innovation Director of POMIET. He has 20+ years of experience delivering innovative software solutions, leading teams, and implementing approaches for better human/computer interaction. Rob is passionate about creating optimized experiences for software developers ...
Gaines Kergosien is a senior solutions architect with Vanick Digital and serves as a board member for the Nashville .NET User Group, the INETA Mentor for TN and speaks at software development conferences throughout the United States. With over 12 years in solutions development using Microsoft ...
Developer + DBA + sysadmin == DevOps evangelist. Long-time OSS developer in Perl and now Ruby.
Prolific Open Source contributor, hypermedia enthusiast, and Rust documentor. Author of “Rails 4 in Action,” “Designing Hypermedia APIs,” and “Rust for Rubyists.”
William Klos is a Senior Architect and Centric’s National Cloud Services Lead. Bill’s career has spanned many aspects of computing and at times has architected solutions from the perspective of data, networking, enterprise, and security – but is primarily an application architect. ...
Jonathan Knapp is a digital consultant out of Akron, OH at Coffee and Code (coffeeandcode.com) where he’s worked on PHP, Ruby/Rails, Django, and JavaScript projects for companies ranging from startups to enterprise digital media organizations. He is also a community web advocate who runs ...
Dave Koziol has been building Cocoa Apps since long before it was cool. He’s worked on large and small projects for both iOS and Mac OS X. Dave is President of Arbormoon Software, Inc., a company which specializes in helping build mobile solutions for their clients. He also runs CocoaHeads ...
Hi, I’m Jon Kruger and I am an independent consultant in Columbus, OH. I specialize in software solutions, project leadership, and Agile coaching and training and I have experience in a wide range of industries and environments. I use my experience as a leader and software developer to ...
Joe Kuemerle is a developer and speaker in the greater New York City area specializing in .NET development, security, database and application lifecycle topics. Joe is active in the technical community as well as a speaker at local, regional and national events. Joe blogs at www.kuemerle.com ...
Joe is the lead JVM Languages developer at Heroku, a cloud application platform supporting Java, Scala, Clojure, Groovy and JRuby. He’s worked with the JVM for over a decade as both an application architect and a consultant specializing in deployment. Joe maintains Warbler, a tool for packaging ...
Zeeshan became a programmer by way of film and music recording/technology. Moving from science center to startup to labs to working on distributed systems at Basho, he has accrued tons of necessary and needless information, and is a polyglot who will dive into anything related to programming ...
Seth is an experienced Application Security Professional with over 12 years of experience in the computer security industry. During this time, Seth has been worked within multiplie disciplines in the security field, from software development to network protection, both as a manager and individual ...
Eric Lawrence builds Fiddler for Telerik. Before that, he spent 11 years at Microsoft building Internet Explorer and Office Online. A Microsoft MVP and Internet Explorer UserAgent, he’s passionate about helping developers build applications on web technologies. He most recently spoke ...
David has been in the IT industry for over 25 years with experience in the military and Fortune 500 companies like Nationwide Insurance, Chase/BankOne, Huntington Bank, Checkfree, American Electric Power and Longaberger. He has a diverse software engineering background covering satellite communications, ...
Jim Manico is an author and educator of developer security awareness trainings and has a 17 year history building software as a developer and architect. He is a frequent speaker on secure software practices and is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker community. Jim is also a Global Board ...
Jesse Liberty is a Master Consultant for Falafel Software, where he provides consulting in numerous web and .Net technologies. He is also a Microsoft MVP, a Telerik MVP, a Xamarin Certified Developer, an author, and he creates courses for Pluralsight. Liberty hosts the popular Yet Another Podcast ...
Jennifer Marsman is a Principal Developer Evangelist in Microsoft’s Developer and Platform Evangelism group, where she educates developers on Microsoft’s new technologies. In this role, Jennifer is a frequent speaker at software development conferences across the United States. In 2009, ...
Nick Martin is a senior consultant at Cardinal Solutions, with 10 years of experience developing and architecting enterprise applications. Nick is passionate about helping clients get the most out of their development efforts through following best practices and Agile processes. He also helps ...
A data scientist at PYA Analytics, Amber specializes in natural language and text analytics. She came to her Ph.D. computer science in a roundabout way, through a Bachelor’s in Spanish and then a Master’s in Linguistics (all from the University of South Carolina), during which she ...
Russ McMahon has been teaching IT related subject matter for more than 30 years. He has been teaching full-time at the University of Cincinnati for 15 years and helped create the Information Technology Bachelor of Science degree which started in 2004. He teaches computer programming, database ...
Michael is a professional programmer, architect, and hacker. He has served as architect on multiple large-scale, cloud-based Line-of-Business implementation projects. Additionally, Michael has extensive experience building high volume, processor intensive business logic applications. He is ...
Ole Michaelis is the co-founder of SoCoded, a hackfest and web development conference in Hamburg. He’s a Software Engineer at Jimdo, a DIY website creator, where he focuses on backend development. In his free time, he’s building slidr.io, a hazzle-free slide sharing platform. Ole is passionate ...
Darrel has been building distributed business applications for more than 20 years. He is an active member of the .NET community and OSS contributor. When he’s not reading IETF specifications in order to answer Stack Overflow questions, or writing tooling to help people build hypermedia driven ...
BJ Miller currently works as an iOS developer for DXY Solutions, a mobile and web design consultancy in Cleveland, OH. BJ has been writing software on the iOS platform for just over 5 years, and been in enterprise domain administration, development, and solution hacking for over 15 as a contractor ...
Kerri Miller is a Sr Software Developer and Team Lead based in the Pacific Northwest. She has worked at enterprise companies, international ad agencies, boutique consultancies, start-ups, mentors and teaches students, and finds time to work on Open Source projects. Having an insatiable curiosity, ...
Don Miller is the Principal Consultant of GroundSpeed™. He has over 20 years of professional experience in addition to the sale of his first program (spaghetti code) at the age of 14. His broad range of experience makes him very relatable to programmers and system engineers. He is a crazed ...
Jeremy is the Director of Software Architecture at Extend Health. Jeremy began his software career writing “Shadow IT” applications to automate his engineering documentation, then wandered into software development because it looked like more fun. Jeremy is the author of StructureMap ...
Ernie’s been writing code since he was 6 years old, but only getting paid to do so for the past 16 years or so. Sometimes he still can’t believe people actually *pay us* to have this much fun.
Nik Molnar is a New Yorker, Microsoft MVP, ASP & Azure Insider and co-founder of Glimpse, an open source diagnostics and debugging tool. Originally from Homestead Florida, Nik specializes in web development, web performance, web API’s and community management. He is a frequent speaker ...
James Montemagno is a Developer Evangelist at Xamarin. He has been a .NET developer for over a decade working in a wide range of industries including game development, printer software, and web services. Prior to becoming a Developer Evangelist, James was a professional mobile developer on ...
JavaScripter. Guitarist. Empathizer.
Chris Nelson is a software developer who hails from the fair city of Cincinnati, Ohio. Though originally a violin performance major, he has been developing web applications for about 15 years and is passionate about finding better ways to do so. He’s spoken at most of the major ruby and ...
Godfrey Nolan is Founder and President of RIIS, an IT services firm specializing in mobile development in the Detroit Metro area. He is also author of Bulletproof Android (Pearson, 2014), Android Best Practices (Apress, 2013), Decompiling Android (Apress, 2012) and Decompiling Java (Apress, ...
Sean O’Connor is the Lead Application Engineer at Bitly. Day to day he builds systems, reviews code, and works with the awesome crew at Bitly to create powerful new tools to help people understand the social web. Outside of Bitly Sean spends most of his time biking around NYC, brewing ...
R.J. Osborne has been addicted to programming since sixth grade. After 18 years of professional software development, he’s made a dizzying number of fantastic development mistakes. He has worked in both public and private sectors with everything from embedded C++ to AngularJS and CoffeeScript. ...
With nearly two decades of career experience in Information Technology and Certified Project Management consulting, Columbus, Ohio-based Joseph Ours offers expertise as a leader in Software Quality Assurance and Testing. He believes in finding ways to harmoniously work with all core IT competencies, ...
A rootbeer drinking, cupcake eating, Spanish speaking, piano playing, handlebar mustache wearing designer/developer hybrid living in the glorious city of Charlotte, NC Bermon is the organizer of various community groups for user experience designers and front-end developers, and the organizer ...
Carey Payette is a Senior Software Engineer with Falafel Software and has over 14 years professional IT experience in industries ranging from government, to private sector and utilities holding multiple titles throughout this time including support developer/technician, data architect, software ...
Kevin has worked on the C# team at Microsoft for more than 12 years, and is currently the development lead for the team responsible for IDE features like IntelliSense, Refactoring and Formatting. Outside of work, he is a marathon runner, hockey player, and beer drinker. You can find Kevin on ...
Mike Pirnat has been wrangling Pythons at social expressions leader American Greetings since 2000, where the siren song of Python 1.5 wooed him away from his former life as a Perl zealot. Since then he’s guided major technology improvements, battled the forces of darkness (okay, mostly ...
Matthew Podwysocki is a Software Developer and Open Sourcerer at Microsoft. He currently works on the Reactive Extensions for all languages at Microsoft including .NET, JavaScript, Python and Ruby. He is a popular speaker at conferences and helps organize conferences such as CSSConf, JSConf ...
I am a Software Architect for Aptera Software in Fort Wayne Indiana, working primarily in the .Net platform. I have been developing high quality custom software solutions since 2001. I am also an adjunct professor of computer science at Indiana Tech. I love to dabble in new and exciting technologies. ...
Scott Preston is a software craftsman and roboticist from Columbus, Ohio. Over the past decade he has worked for some of the largest companies in the world and built & programmed lots of web sites and robots. When he’s not working on a new robot or web project, he consults and solves ...
Reza Rahman is a long time former independent consultant and now officially a Java EE/GlassFish evangelist at Oracle. He is the author of the popular book EJB 3 in Action. Reza is a frequent speaker at Java User Groups and conferences worldwide including JavaOne and NFJS. He is an avid contributor ...
Priya Rajagopal has been professionally developing software solutions for over 15 years. She is currently leading the mobile development efforts at a startup in Ann Arbor, Michigan and in her spare time, does freelance mobile app development, consulting and mentoring. She is an active member ...
Rachel Reese is a long-time software engineer and math geek who can often be found talking to random strangers about the joys of functional programming and F#. She currently helps run the Nashville F# User group, @NashFSharp, and previously ran the Burlington, VT functional programming user ...
Michael Richman is a system architect on the Bitly engineering team. There, he builds backend systems, API layers, Enterprise products, streaming services, Hadoop jobs, queue readers, and anything else the company needs. He got his start in technology in 1998 writing automated publishing tools ...
Ryan Riley builds web applications for Tachyus, an oil and gas startup based in San Mateo, CA. He has been awarded the Microsoft MVP award for Visual F# for four years and serves as the organizer for the Community for F# and as a management committee member for Open Web Interface for .NET (OWIN). ...
Chris Risner is a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft Azure. There he is focused on connecting Microsoft Azure with mobile apps and building scalable backends. He has been working with iOS and Android development for the past several years. Before working in mobile development, Chris ...
Peter Ritchie is a software development consultant. Peter is president of Peter Ritchie Inc. Software Consulting Co., a software consulting company in Canada’s National Capital Region specializing in Windows-based software development management, process, and implementation consulting. ...
Andrew is an Ann Arbor-based software engineer, spending most of his time working on Nutshell, a modern cloud-based CRM. He enjoys design, math, ruminating about software with his podcasting friends at codeoptional.com, and spending time with his wife and their resident bunny.
Guy works for Pillar Technology in Columbus, Ohio as an instructor, a consultant, and a software engineer. He has programmed in numerous languages — many of them semi-colon delimited — but has more recently been working with Ruby and JavaScript. He is also the chief organizer for ...
Scott Seighman is a Systems Engineer with Oracle where his primary focus is architecting open solutions that span the computing landscape. Prior to joining Oracle, Scott spent 12 years with Sun Microsystems as a systems engineer, promoting Java technologies (ME, SE, EE) throughout the Midwest. ...
Bill Sempf is a software security architect. His breadth of experience includes business and technical analysis, software design, development, testing, server management and maintenance, and security. In his 20 years of professional experience he has participated in the creation of well over ...
Dave Shah is just a dude trying to make the world a better place with every push to production. He’s been writing Android apps for a number of years now and has served in several technical and leadership roles. He gravitates towards test driven development, continuous improvement, and has ...
Brian Sherwin is a Technical Evangelist with Microsoft from Columbus, Ohio. He has been a consultant and trainer for over 15 years. One of his core passions is helping companies make decisions based on value and not a particular technology. When he’s not trying to figure out some new ...
Stephen has been working with electronics since he was nine. Starting with a kit of “Snap Circuits”, he has learned the basics of electronics and applied them to robots, remote controlled cars and other odds and ends projects. Stephen has co-presented at CodeMash the last two years and ...
Gary Short is a freelance data science practitioner and trainer, based in Dundee, Scotland. He has a deep understanding of the full Hadoop and HDInsight environment, as well as an interest in Social Network Analysis, (UCINet and Pajek) and computational linguistics (NLTK).
Jon Skeet is best known for his permanent presence on Stack Overflow, but rumor has it that he also has a day job working for Google in London. Jon’s hobbies include obsessing about date and time APIs, reading the C# language specification, and giving presentations with bad artwork and ...
Steve Sneed is a maker, programmer, musician, brewer, and Halloween enthusiast. During the day, he runs Sneed.Net Consulting, LLC, a technology consulting firm. During the night, Sneed enjoys creating phat grooves and delicious brews. It is during the Halloween season where he gets to let his ...
Magnus Stahre is a software craftsman doing application development for almost two decades. He is currently an Agile craftsman at Pillar Technology where he solves difficult problems while coaching others on techniques and tools that help developers work better. He is also a dedicated Unix ...
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. ...
David Stanek has been developing software professionally for over 17 years. He is currently a Software Engineer at Rackspace. Python has been his language of choice for over 12 years both on and off of the job. David spends much of his free work time working on open source projects and sharpening ...
Douglas Starnes is a polyglot ninja in the Memphis, TN area. In the past 7 years as a software engineer he has written applications for business, academia and government in the United States and abroad. His community involvement includes speaking at conferences such as DevLink, St. Louis Days ...
Jeff Strauss is a developer, analyst, and an attorney — but first and foremost, he is a consultant. After coming of age in the golden years of MS-DOS and BBSes, Jeff chose to pursue a legal education and private law practice for several years. Yet his lifelong passion for technology just ...
In a career that has lasted more than 20 years, Brent has touched on everything from mobile to the mainframe. He’s programmed AS/400’s, was part owner of an internet company during the dotcom era, worked on fraud protection systems for the financial industry, and spent time as an enterprise ...
Craig Stuntz is am a software engineer and a lifelong student of computer science with specific interests in programming languages, type theory, compilers, and math. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, works for Improving Enterprises, and cofounded the Columbus branch of Papers We Love, a reading group ...
Tony Surma is the CTO of Microsoft’s Disaster Response program which is responsible for the deployment of Microsoft and their partners’ technologies and technology expertise to enable response organizations’ critical relief efforts and connect communities affected by natural disasters ...
Gail Swanson uses her UX powers for good, extending empathy to users and clients alike. As a died-in-the-wool UXer, she is passionate about linking businesses to the value of exploration and connecting with customers. Based in Chicago, Gail believes in reading everything, spontaneous workplace ...
I’ve been in IT for over 18 years, filling a variety of roles (often many at the same time) including product support, software development, and Enterprise Architecture. The arc started with building PCs for retail sale, when the 486 was state of the art. It continued from there to 1-800-BE-A-GEEK ...
Kevin has spent over a decade participating in software projects for enterprises and the community, sporting classy titles such as Sr. Software Engineer and Enterprise Architect. He has a strong focus on creating strategies that spark innovation and facilitate growth within organizations. Kevin ...
Microsoft ASP.NET MVP, and a search technologies, distributed systems and architecture expert. Apache Lucene.NET committer, Elasticsearch savant, and the author of RavenDB in Action. I’m a frequent speaker at international conferences and provide on-site training and consultancy services ...
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 ...
I’m a developer at Sparkbox in Dayton, Ohio. I spend my days writing JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Ruby, PHP and building tools that help to make the Internet a better place for everyone. When I’m not at work I can usually be found building LEGOs with my kids, hanging out with my wife, ...
Don Taylor is an enterprise architect and developer having over 20 years experience building solutions ranging from intelligent systems monitoring and manufacturing control to distributing ladies underwear. He’s currently working on making the electrical grid smarter. He’s a lifelong ...
Chandu stumbled out of the jungles of manufacturing and ERP consulting, and landed in the zen garden of software development at Neo. He has been contemplating the nature of the Object Model ever since. When not developing, Chandu enjoys family time, hiking, drinking tea, birdwatching and solving ...
Ben Thorp is a Principal Consultant, TFS/ALM Specialist, Scrum.org Trainer (PST), Software Developer, and Agile Solution Lead with Cardinal Solutions. He has over 13 years of IT experience in various roles including TFS Specialist, SharePoint Administrator, C# Developer, Agile Coach, and Scrum ...
A long time resident of metro Detroit, Dr. Truxall has been slinging code for a living since 1995, working with enterprise web technologies, modeling business processes, and building public web sites and mobile apps for some of the largest companies in North America. Always an enthusiast for ...
Dustin Updyke is an Innovation Engineer at a major pharmaceutical company and has been involved in many different roles within software development since 1997. Working in early stage startups for the majority of his career, he’s had experience in a wide variety of technologies and industries. ...
Brad Urani builds software for start-ups. He’s an application architect specializing in Agile test-driven development. He’s Director of Engineering at Upside, a financial software start-up in St. Louis that’s changing the way the world invests. He’s a frequent speaker ...
John is a low-level software developer. He’s worked on a range of devices: anything from airplanes to oil pipeline inspection robots. He’s also a huge functional programming nerd, but don’t tell the other hardware hackers.
Bill’s technical time is spent between curly braces, primarily with C#. His technical areas of focus are C#, .NET, TypeScript. His non-coding passion is to help organizations build effective, high-functioning developer teams. Bill is the author of the best selling “Effective C#”, ...
During the daylight hours, George works as an application developer for Northwoods Consulting Partners. With more than 10 years experience in application development, he has become an advocate for building clean, concise code without sacrificing the user experience. He builds applications in ...
Long time front-end developer. Who has worked for marketing, audiobook, and lolcat companies. Passionate about all things web and tech. Father. Husband. Tea drinker. Metal Head.
Keith Wedinger is a Solutions Architect with Leading EDJE. He has over 25 years experience designing, developing and delivering high quality software solutions for several companies including Lexmark, Diebold, Limited Brands, Sterling Commerce and IBM. Recently, he completed a Phonegap / web ...
Bobby Whitman is a technologist and the co-founder of Dynamit, one of the fastest-growing digital agencies in the United States. As COO of Dynamit, Bobby is responsible for the delivery of quality business and consumer software solutions for the organization’s clients.
Matt is a Principal Lead Program Manager for Big Data at Microsoft, where he spends most of his time making the cloud a beautiful place for elephants to roam by building HDInsight. Originally from St. Louis, he’s been at Microsoft for 9 years working on developer platforms, tools and ...
Gina Winkler is the Managing Director of Neo’s Columbus office, and a long time product leader whose mission is to blanket the world with products people will use. Entering the industry at its roots, Gina led teams for CompuServe, AOL and Netscape. Before taking time off for family, she ...
Visionary, Analyzer, Action Taker: A long-time developer with an eclectic skill set, Johnny Winn is a Software Craftsman with a passion for building quality solutions. However the journey leading toward software craftsmanship has diverged down many paths. From musician to electrical engineer, ...
Joe Wirtley is an independent consultant who has been creating software for over twenty-five years. He works with .NET development teams on both desktop (WPF) and web (ASP.NET, JavaScript, Web API) applications. He is an active member of the developer community in southwest Ohio and helps lead ...
Mike Wood is a Technical Evangelist for Red Gate Software on the Cerebrata Team. He describes himself as a problem solving, outdoorsy, user group founding, dog-loving, blog writing, solution creating, event planning, married, technology speaking, father of one kind of guy. When he’s not ...
Chris Woodruff (or Woody as he is commonly known as) has a degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University’s College of Engineering. Woody has been developing and architecting software solutions for almost 15 years and has worked in many different platforms and tools. He is a community ...
James York is a musician-turned-software-developer who is like a knowledge TARDIS. A relative newcomer to the software industry, James packs a disproportionate amount of experience into his few years on the job. He currently builds AngularJS apps for cars (lolwut?) on OnStar’s connected ...
Full time iOS/Mac developer for Dynamit, LLC. Founder of @BuckeyeCocoa Central Ohio’s iOS/Mac Developer Meetup group (Cocoaheads/NSCoder). Grew up in Cleveland. Go BUCKS!