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(October 18, 2008)

1 Paul Kimmel Blog:
Company: EDS
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Bio: Paul Kimmel is an EDS Architect with twenty years experience and almost two decades publishing books on object oriented languages and UML he is informed, enlightened, and a little nuts.

2 Michael Eaton Blog:
Twitter Id: mjeaton
Bio: Michael Eaton is an independent consultant living in southern Michigan. Since 1994, Mike has been designing and implementing high quality, robust solutions using Microsoft technologies including .NET and SQL Server. When not working on projects or spending time with his family, he enjoys blogging, twittering and hanging out in IRC with his tribe.

3 Willis Logwood Blog:
Company: Moraxis Enterprise
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Bio: Position: Enterprise Applications Director at Moraxis Enterprise LLC which specializes in .NET development. Education: BBA from EMU Major – Computer Information Systems and Business Japanese Language. Minor – Business. Developer Experience: 8 years in .NET Development (C# and VB.NET)

4 Jennifer Marsman Blog:
Company: Microsoft
Twitter Id: jennifermarsman
Bio: Jennifer Marsman is a Developer Evangelist in Microsoft’s Developer and Platform Evangelism group, where she educates developers on Microsoft’s new technologies. Prior to becoming a Developer Evangelist, Jennifer was a software developer in Microsoft’s Natural Interactive Services division. In this role, she filed two patents for her work in search and data mining algorithms. Jennifer has also held positions with Ford Motor Company, National Instruments, and Soar Technology. Jennifer earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering and Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Her graduate work specialized in artificial intelligence and computational theory.

5 Jeff McWherter Blog:
Company: Web Ascender
Twitter Id: jmcw
Bio: Jeff McWherter is the Director of Simplicity at Web Ascender in Okemos, MI. Jeff graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Telecommunications, and has thirteen years of professional experience in software development. He is a founding member and current Program Director for the Greater Lansing Users for .NET ( He enjoys profiling code, applying design patterns, finding obscure namespaces, and long walks in the park. His lifelong interest in programming began with a Home Computing Magazine in 1983, which included an article about writing a game called Boa Alley in BASIC. Jeff currently lives in a farming community near Lansing, MI. When he is not in front of the computer he enjoys rock and ice climbing with his smart and beautiful wife; which leads to his favorite activity of all. road trips.

6 Joe Kuemerle Blog:
Company: PreEmptive Solutions
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Bio: Joe Kuemerle is a Sr. .NET Developer at PreEmptive Solutions, LLC ( ) and has over 14 years of experience in development.

7 Carey Payette Blog:
Company: American Electric Power
Twitter Id: careypayette
Bio: Carey Payette is a Senior Software Developer at American Electric Power. She is a graduate of Laurentian University in Computer Science. She has been a developer on the Microsoft .NET Platform since 2002 and is president of the Central Ohio .Net Developers Group ( Her skillsets include the .NET framework (mainly C#), Java (JEE), PHP and more recently has been dabbling in Dynamic languages like (Iron)Ruby. While not reading twitter messages, Carey enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 young boys.

8 Leonard Smith Blog:
Twitter Id: ignu
Bio: Len Smith is a Senior Architect for Beyond Interactive, Michigan, and has been developing software on top of Microsoft technologies for the past nine years.

9 Jay R. Wren Blog:
Twitter Id: sillyevar
Bio: I have been writing custom software solutions for integrating Windows and Unix since 1998. My blend of traditional system administration and custom software solutions has allowed numerous enterprises to transcend platform dependence. Some of my software is still in use at a state university in Michigan. In 2004, I started learning .NET via C# when trying to learn J2EE proved too difficult. In 2008 I was awarded the MVP award from Microsoft.

10 Michael Letterle Blog:
Twitter Id: TheProkrammer
Bio: An active contributor to IronRuby, Michael Letterle is an avid technologist and passionate about programming. When not hacking on Ruby, he is a developer at PreEmptive Solutions, and gets paid to work on the Dotfuscator and Runtime Intelligence Platforms. He has been an active member of the .NET community for the past 2.5 years, and most recently was on the planning committee of Cleveland Day of .NET. Michael also likes to try and play the guitar and his Xbox when he’s not enjoying time with his wife and two year old daughter

11 David Truxall Blog:
Company: RCM Technologies
Twitter Id: davetrux
Bio: David Truxall is a Principal Consultant with RCM Technologies, a nationwide consulting firm. A frequent speaker and online contributor, Dr. Truxall has over ten years of development experience with Microsoft tools and software. He creates software for both client and server applications ranging from Microsoft Office and Smart Clients to web applications, web services and Windows services.

12 Jeff Blankenburg Blog:
Company: Microsoft
Twitter Id: jblankenburg
Bio: Jeff Blankenburg is a Developer Evangelist for the Microsoft Corporation. Over the past 10 years, Jeff has successfully implemented his technology expertise in numerous industries including retail, education, and healthcare. Jeff has exceptional proficiency in user-interface design, Web Standards, and web application development. He is a contributor to the O’Reilly title Windows Developer Power Tools on the subject of code validation services. Jeff is also an organizer of the CodeMash conference. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

13 Joe Wirtley Blog:
Twitter Id: JoeWirtley
Bio: Joe Wirtley is an independent consultant with over twenty years software development experience. He works as a .NET architect and developer on both smart client (WPF, WCF) and web (ASP.NET) applications. He is an active member of several user groups in the Cincinnati-Dayton, OH area and has presented at user group meetings, code camps, Days of .NET, CodeMash, and DevLink. You can read his blog at and see his personal site at

14 Brian Genisio Blog:
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Bio: Brian Genisio currently works as a Software Developer for Siemens Medical Solutions in Ann Arbor, MI. For almost 10 years, Brian has worked both in Linux and in Windows, covering many languages and technologies along the way. He has been developing with C# in .NET for over 2 years and he strongly believes in TDD and CI practices. Brian loves to learn new ideas and talk about them with others.

16 Dan Rigsby Blog:
Company: Interactive Intelligence
Twitter Id: danrigsby
Bio: Dan Rigsby is a Lead Software Engineer for Interactive Intelligence in Indianapolis, Indiana where he has been since March of 2000. Dan has been an avid .Net developer since late 2001 starting with ASP.Net, but today concentrates on sever side plumbing (Wcf), application architecture, and windows smart client applications. He has also been known to dabble heavily in xml, xslt, databases (his Master Degree focus), and other “buzzword” technologies. Dan is very involved on the MSDN forums for Wcf and has reached the level of a 5 star moderator. He is also an officer at IndyNDA and is always eager to help out in the community. As a certified ScrumMaster, Dan has been involved in agile techniques and project management. Read more about Dan and development adventures at or connect with him on Twitter or Facebook.

17 David Giard Blog:
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Bio: David Giard has been developing solutions using Microsoft technologies since 1993. In the past, he has spoken at Day of .Net, Microsoft DevCares and many user groups around the Midwest. He is a recovering certification addict and holds an MCTS, MCSD, MCSE, MCDBA, a BS, an MBA, and numerous other letters of the alphabet. You can read his latest thoughts at He lives in Michigan with his two teenage sons.

18 Chris Roland Blog:
Twitter Id: ChrisRoland
Bio: Chris Roland is a database and network administrator for a health benefits administration company in Southern Michigan. He has worked with SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for over 10 years. When Chris’s two kids are asleep, his interests include robotics, personal investing, and .NET software development.

19 Jason Follas Blog:
Company: Perficient
Twitter Id: jfollas
Bio: Jason Follas, President of the Northwest Ohio .NET User Group, has over 13 years of professional experience developing for the Microsoft platform using Visual Basic and C#. He is a Technical Architect for Perficient, Inc. proudly serving the Toledo and Detroit markets, and is a Microsoft MVP (SQL Server) and a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCAD, MCSD.NET). Over the course of his career, Jason has worked on a wide assortment of projects for various industries, including an Aircraft Weight and Balance system, several e-Commerce websites, Risk Management systems, and blend optimization software. Hobbies and interests include Coin-Op Video Game restoration, prime numbers and factoring, astronomy, and annihilating songs by attempting to play them on his guitar.

20 Jamie Wright Blog:
Company: Innovativ Studios, LLC.
Twitter Id: jwright
Bio: Jamie Wright is president of Innovativ Studios, a software development consulting service provider and ISV for software management applications. He has over ten years software development experience in Microsoft technologies and has developing in .NET since the first beta release. He specializes in application architecture, design patterns, object-oriented design, and business objects using the .NET framework. He loves spending time with his newly growing family, blogging at, and he is currently getting therapy for his gadget addiction.

21 Sarah Dutkiewicz Blog:
Twitter Id: sadukie
Bio: Sarah Dutkiewicz has worn many hats in the past decade – including technical support tech, technical support manager, database administrator, system administrator, programmer, report writer, editor, and now developer. She graduated in 2002 with her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering Technology from the University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. When she isn’t working on database-driven websites, she’s reading up on the latest technologies and networking with other developers.

22 Brian Prince Blog:
Company: Microsoft
Twitter Id: brianhprince
Bio: Brian H. Prince is an Architect Evangelist with Microsoft focused on building and educating the architect community in his district. Prior to joining Microsoft in March 2008, he was a Senior Director, Technology Strategy for a major mid-west partner. Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Physics from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. He is also an avid gamer.

23 Jim Holmes Blog:
Company: Quick Solutions
Twitter Id: JimHolmes
Bio: Father. Husband. Geek. Veteran. Co-author of “Windows Developer Power Tools.” Coffee Roaster. MVP for C#. Chief Cat Herder of the CodeMash Conference. One-time setter, middle blocker, and weakside hitter. Blogger ( Practice Lead of the Information Worker Studio at Quick Solutions in Columbus, Ohio. Big fan of naps.

24 Nino Benvenuti Blog:
Company: Avanade
Twitter Id: ninob
Bio: Nino Benvenuti is a Principal Solution Developer for Avanade who is focused on creating enterprise mobility solutions on the Microsoft platform. Throughout his career he has created a variety of desktop, server, and device solutions for a diverse set of clients. Nino is active in the Cincinnati .NET community as well as in the Pocket PC, Smartphone and .NET Compact Framework newsgroups and MSDN Smart Device forums. He is also a Microsoft MVP in the area of Device Application Development. Catch up with Nino at

25 Martin Shoemaker Blog:
Twitter Id: UMLGuy
Bio: Martin L. Shoemaker is a software developer with 23 years experience in the industry, and a Microsoft MVP for Visual C#. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups and anywhere else they’re foolish enough to give him a platform. His most popular presentations are his UML training classes, which he has presented both in public settings and for individual clients including Microsoft and the University of Michigan. He offers UML training as well as modeling, design, and development services through

26 Dave Redding Blog:
Company: Stout Systems
Twitter Id: dredding
Bio: Dave Redding is the current VP for the Ann Arbor .Net Developers Group and a software engineer who works for money out of Ann Arbor, Michigan. In his free time he maintains a blog at where he attempts to both amuse and offend with a rowdy series called Tech in 5 min. When he’s not blogging you can typically find him working with power tools in his garage or drinking beer. Sometimes, at the same time.