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James Bender

James is the Vice President of Technology at Improving Enterprises in Columbus, OH. James has been involved in software development and architecture for 16 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, WF, cloud computing, and agile developmen t methodologies. He is an experienced mentor and author. James is a Microsoft MVP. James book "Professional Test Driven Development with C#: Developing Real World Applications with TDD" was released in May of 2011

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Dennis Burton

Dennis Burton is a web developer with SRT Solutions whose diverse portfolio includes online learning management systems, precision measurement using high speed data acquisition applications, as well as automotive diagnostic software. Since the beginning of his career, he has been working with systems that require processing large amounts of data quickly.

Dennis has been around long enough to be old to some and young to others, but firmly believes that what you do with your time is more important than how long you have been spending it. As an active member of the development community, Dennis serves on the board of the Lansing .NET User Group, the Ann Arbor .NET User Group and as an organizer for the Lansing Day of .NET.

You can find him rambling on as @dburton on Twitter and on his blog at http://developusing.net

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Sarah Dutkiewicz

Sarah Dutkiewicz is a seasoned technology professional and has been working in a variety of technologies for more than eight years. Sarah’s well-rounded background includes roles in technical support, desktop support, database administrator, system administrator, and professional developer. Sarah’s true passion comes from developing and writing code. She is a Microsoft MVP in Visual C# and is deeply passionate about the technical community. Sarah’s many community activities include blogging, running a technical community website, planning events, book writing, and speaking at regional and national conferences. Sarah is the owner of Cleveland Tech Consulting, LLC and the owner and administrator of Cleveland Tech Events (http://www.clevelandtechevents.com).

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Michael Eaton

Michael Eaton has been developing awesome solutions using Microsoft tools and technologies since 1994, but in 2001 he broke free from the confines of the cube farm to go out on his own. While he lives in the middle-of-nowhere Michigan, he serves clients throughout the mid-west. Well known for his dislike of web development and box lunches, his focus over the past few years has been on XAML-based technologies like WPF and Silverlight. He speaks at regional events and user groups, runs the Kalamazoo X Conference and helps with the Ann Arbor Give Camp. He is also a C# MVP. When not working on projects or spending time with his family, he treats his World of Warcraft addiction with ample doses of time on his XBox 360.

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Jeff Fansler

Jeff Fansler is the Founder and President of Fanzoo Technology, Inc. He is also a father, hockey player, home brewer, major geek, and enjoys long walks in his office with a picture of the beach on the monitor. Jeff’s career has been focused on bringing the benefits of software and the internet to a wide range of business needs. Jeff started Fanzoo Technology, Inc. in 2006 and has helped several clients design, develop, and support products and custom line of business applications. Throughout his career he has learned a lot about the business of software but more than anything, he has learned that there is always more to learn and that everyone has something to contribute.

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David Giard

David Giard has been developing solutions using Microsoft technologies since 1993. He is a Microsoft MVP and an INETA mentor and the President of the Great Lakes Area .Net User Group. David has presented at many of the conferences and user groups around the Midwest. He is a recovering certification addict and holds an MCTS, MCSD, MCSE, and MCDBA, as well as a BS and an MBA. He is the host and producer of the mildly popular online TV show Technology and Friends. You can read his latest thoughts at www.DavidGiard.com. David lives in Michigan with his two teenage sons.

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Charles Stacy Harris III

Charles Stacy Harris III is a Technology Architect withthe Microsoft Technology Center in Southfield, MI. Stacy has been part of Microsoft's field services organization since 1992. In that time he has developed a wide range of software including device drivers for custom hardware, customer service applications, e-commerce web sites, prototypes for advanced aircraft instrumentation and was even on loan to the Microsoft Cluster Server development team for a short time. Stacy has a degree in theoretical mathematics and is entirely self-taught in software development. His first programming was at the age of 12 when his father bought him a book on 8080 and Z-80 assembly language, but because his family couldn't afford a computer, he wrote all of his code on paper and ran it in his imagination. Shortly after that he moved to a 6502 CPU on a KIM-1 microcomputer kit that belonged to his best friend's dad. Here he learned to key in hex op-codes directly into memory and had his first true introduction to debugging. To wind down from long days of software design and development, Stacy enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family. He also enjoys photography, bicycling, studying French and Italian, and of course writing more code!

David Hoerster

David Hoerster, a 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 co-founder of BrainCredits (www.braincredits.com), a recent start-up that is hoping to change the way people learn on the web. David is the co-chair of the Pittsburgh .NET User's Group (PGHDOTNET), organizer of several recent Pittsburgh Code Camps and is also an occasional speaker at Pittsburgh and regional user group and code camp events. David can be found rarely blogging at http://geekswithblogs.net/DavidHoerster and also is an occasional Tweeter (@DavidHoerster).

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Brian Korzynski

My name is Brian Korzynski, I started programming back in high school which led me to study programming in college. During college my favorite hobby was to take mathematical concepts and replicate them in programming. Rather it was calculating the first 200 lines of Pascal’s triangle, or the first 10,000 Fibonacci numbers, I was always looking to challenge myself. I graduated in 2008 from Central Michigan University with a Bachelors of Science in the following fields: Computer Science, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Mathematics. From there I started programming in Visual Basic for Windows Forms, with my new job as Software Apprentice at The Epitec Group, I am learning how to create world class websites. I am always looking to learn new things.

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Jeff McWherter

Jeff McWherter is the Director of Development at Gravity Works Design and Development (www.GravityWorksDesign.com). 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 Vice President for the Greater Lansing Users for .NET (GLUG.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.

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Steve Mushkat

Steve is the Tech Leader for HP’s SharePoint practice. He’s been developing, architecting, administering, consulting, training, deploying, and pretty much everything else with SharePoint since its 2001 release. Steve’s delivered proof of concepts of SharePoint on up to full on enterprise implementations. Steve holds MCIPT & MCTS certifications for SharePoint 2010 and 2007. When not SharePointing, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, trying to get that perfect pizza crust at home, and watching his daughter play softball.


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Michael "Doc" Norton

Michael “Doc” Norton is an Agile Coach and a partner with LeanDog living in Wadsworth, OH. Docʼs experience covers a wide range of development topics. He declares expertise in no single language or methodology and is immediately suspicious of anyone who declares such expertise. A frequent speaker, Doc is passionate about helping others become better developers, working with teams to improve delivery, and Software Craftsmanship.

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Matt Ruma

Matt Ruma serves as Master Technology Guide for the Epitec Group, where he leads an awesome team of developers and practices software craftsmanship each and every day. Prior to that, Matt owned and operated his own software development company, Creative Logic. Matt has over 20 years of software development experience covering Windows, web and mobile. Matt is a big believer in the developer community and regular attends local user groups and conferences. When he's not crafting software, he likes to spend time with his wife Sheila and their 5 children. Matt is also active in his church, enjoys playing advanced boards games, video games and collecting old computers.

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Adam Ryder

Adam Ryder is a developer at Gravity Works Design & Development. He graduated from Lake Superior State University in 2003, and has worked in established Fortune 500 companies as well as cutting-edge start ups. Adam has built multiple mobile applications using PhoneGap that are in the Android Market, awaiting iPhone App Store approval, and UAT.


Mike Wood

Michael Wood is a Solution Architect for Cumulux, Inc. He describes himself as a problem solving, outdoorsy, user group leading, dog-loving, blog writing, solution creating, event planning, married, technology speaking, father of one kind of guy. When he's not living up to that title he's an avid reader, (horrible) violinist and gamer. Michael is one of the Founding Directors of the Cincinnati .NET User Group as well as the founder of the Cincinnati Software Architecture Special Interest Group. He is also instigator of the informal code pairing Bitslinger events in Cincinnati and a Microsoft MVP in Windows Azure. You can catch up with Mike on his blog at http://mvwood.com/blog and on twitter under the handle @mikewo.

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Jay R. Wren

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.

Recently I have written software to manage specific applications deployed across hundreds of Unix servers and thousands of Windows servers remotely via a Web Management Interface. The system works without an agent utilizing standard Unix remote management protocols such as SSH.

Currently I am an independent contractor working on WPF and Windows Forms applications. I spend my free time writing more software, baking, playing StarCraft and watching far too much television.

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Susan Anspaugh-Yount

Susan Anspaugh-Yount is a Senior Developer at Sogeti. She servers on Sogeti’s National Mobile Solution Leadership Committee, Regional WP7 Steering Committee, and has been the driving force behind starting Mobility interest at Sogeti Detroit. She has a strong vision for what’s coming around the bend, and is strong participant in technical communities, such as MIGang, CodeMash, and CocoaConf.

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