Jennifer Marsman
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.
Nick Kwiatkowski
Company:Michigan State University
Bio: Nick Kwiatkowski is a Telecom Manager at Michigan State University, where he manages the telephony and cable television networks. Nick also runs the Michigan Flex Users Group, and partners with the Mid-Michigan ColdFusion Users Group.
Philip Japikse
Company:Pinnacle Solutions Group
Bio: Phil has been working with .Net since the first betas, and developing software for over 20 years. Phil is a Microsoft MVP and holds MCSD, MCDBA, and CSM certifications. Phil’s experience includes Smart Client/WPF, ASP.NET/MVC, and eCommerce as well as mentoring teams in .Net, SQL Server, and Agile. Phil is a contributing author to www.nPlus1.org, teaches custom classes, speaks at national and regional events, and is a passionate member of the developer community (serving as a director for the Cincinnati .Net User’s Group and Software Architecture SIG). Phil works as a Principal Consultant with Pinnacle Solutions Group, Inc. (www.pinnsg.com), is a Firefighter/Paramedic, and volunteers for the Ski Patrol.
Len Smith
Company:MediaCom Interaction
Bio: Len Smith is a Senior Software Engineer for Mediacom Interaction in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has been developing software with Microsoft products for the past eleven years.
Jeff Blankenburg
Bio: Jeff Blankenburg is an ultra-passionate web developer who works for Microsoft. As a Developer Evangelist, he has the unique responsibility to consult and advise software developers about the new tools, technologies, and practices available to them. Jeff's previous roles as a software developer allowed him to build industry-changing websites and marketing efforts for Victoria's Secret, Abercrombie and Fitch, Ford Motor Company, Sony, and several major pharmaceutical companies. Through many major speaking engagements and an active, technically-focused blog, Jeff has established himself as a valuable resource to anyone writing software or looking for advice on their next software endeavor.
Jody A Morgan
Company:EIS, Inc.
Bio: Jody Morgan is a Solutions Architect for Exodus Integrity Services, Inc. in Willoughby, Ohio. Since 1999, Jody has developed a distinctive approach to solving business needs with Microsoft Technologies. Jody has worked in the Manufacturing, Retail, Transportation/Logistics, Healthcare, Staffing firms as well as for the Federal Government. Jody is strong in the Windows Application and back office architecture. He has help write coding standards along with patterns and practices for specific clients to fit their needs and unique conditions. Proficient in C# and VB as well as SQL Script. Jody is passionate about sharing knowledge and educating the masses.
Jamie Wright
Company:Brilliant Fantastic
Bio: Jamie Wright is president of Brilliant Fantastic, 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 http://wrightin.gs, and he is currently getting therapy for his gadget addiction.
Steve Andrews
Bio: Speaker Bio: Steve Andrews is a Team System MVP and INETA speaker, and has been working as a developer for more than 9 years. During this time, he has designed and developed applications in such widely varying areas as trust accounting, medical information management, supply chain management, and retail systems. Steve is also a MCTS, ICSOO, and community fanatic.
David Giard
Bio: David Giard has been developing solutions using Microsoft technologies since 1993. In the past, he has spoken at Day of .Net, .Net University, 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 www.DavidGiard.com. He lives in Michigan with his two teenage sons.
Mike Woelmer, Jay Wren
Company:SRT Solutions
Bio: Jay Wren has been writing custom software solutions for integrating Windows and Unix since 1998. His blend of traditional system administration and custom software solutions has allowed numerous enterprises to transcend platform dependence. Some of Jay's software is still in use at a state university in Michigan. In 2004, Jay started learning .NET via C# when trying to learn J2EE proved too difficult. In 2008 he was awarded the MVP award from Microsoft.                                       Mike Woelmer is a senior software consultant for SRT Solutions, Ann Arbor. His perspective on version control systems stems from more than a decade in the field working for both small companies (video game development) and global businesses (ultrasound image analysis applications). He is the current program chair for the Ann Arbor .NET Developers group. His current career focus is in developing .Net desktop applications and improving the user experience. Mike holds degrees from both Michigan State University and the University of Michigan.
Jay Harris
Bio: Jay Harris is a .NET web developer with over 6 years of experience in the .Net Framework, and is a senior developer and independent software consultant in South-East Michigan. With a career focus on end-user experience, he is a strong advocate of practices and processes that improve quality through code, such as automated testing, continuous integration, performance analysis, and writing applications from the user's perspective, rather than the database's perspective. Jay is also active in the developer community, serving as President of Ann Arbor .Net Developers (http://www.aadnd.org) and an organizer for this years Lansing Give Camp. When not coding, he is usually blogging to http://www.cptloadtest.com or playing games on his Xbox 360.
Sam Nasr
Company:Nasr Information Systems
Bio: Sam Nasr has been a software developer since 1995, focusing mostly on Microsoft technologies. Having achieved multiple certifications from Microsoft (MCAD, MCTS(MOSS), and MCT), Sam develops, teaches, and tours the country to present various topics in .Net. He is also actively involved with the Cleveland C#/VB.Net User Group, where he has been the group leader since 2003. In addition, he also started the Cleveland WPF Users Group in June 2009. When not coding, Sam loves spending time with his family and friends or volunteering at his local church.
Brian Genisio
Company:House Of Bilz
Bio: Brian Genisio currently is employed as a Senior 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 3 years and he strongly believes in TDD and CI practices. Brian loves to learn new ideas and talk about them with others.
James Bender
Company:The Sophic Group
Bio: James has been involved in software development and architecture for 13 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, SOA, WCF, WF, cloud computing, and agile development methodologies. He is an experienced mentor and author.
Matt Hester
Bio: Being an IT Pro means working with computers right where the magic begins, says Matt. He loves reaching out to users and customers in the local community and gets a thrill from installing a server that can send email or provide other valuable services. Matt is a seasoned TechNet presenter, an Exchange Server insider and he worked as an MCT for over eight years before joining Microsoft. A movie buff with a massive DVD collection, he also runs marathons and dreams of being a pro football player or joining the PGA tour. Matt cites his father as his role model: "The older I get, the smarter he gets." Funny how that works.
Joe Kunk
Company:A. J. Boggs & Company
Bio: Joe Kunk is President of the Greater Lansing User Group for .Net (GLUGnet) in central Michigan. Joe is a Senior Consultant with A. J. Boggs & Company and a Microsoft VB MVP.
Matt Hall
Company:Web Ascender
Bio: Matt is currently working full time at Web Ascender, where he focuses on using HTML and CSS to improve the look and feel of the applications that are developed. He has worked on dozen of apps and hundreds of websites, ensuring that the look and feel for the end user is perfect. When he isn’t working at Web Ascender, he enjoys playing guitar and learning about the next great thing in technology. He is currently a senior at Michigan State University where he is majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Computer Science and a teaching certificate. He is an expert in HTML and CSS and is proficient in several other types of code.
Wally McClure
Company:Scalable Development, Inc.
Bio: Wallace B. (Wally) McClure INETA Speaker's Bureau Microsoft MVP ASPInsider Co-author of "Beginning AJAX with ASP.NET" Co-author of "Professional ADO.NET Programming" Co-author of "Building Highly Scalable Database Applications with .NET" Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech
Darrell Hawley
Company:SRT Solutions
Bio: Darrell Hawley, a Microsoft C# MVP, is a Senior Consultant with SRT Solutions where he develops engineering software while researching Python and agile development techniques. He has streamlined business processes as well as administered company networks and SQL Server installations. He also has proficiencies in code generation, web services, ASP.NET , Smart Clients, VB.NET , Visual Basic, VBA, VBScript and ASP. He is a member of the board of the Ann Arbor .NET Developers Group and frequently speaks at user groups and conferences around Ohio and Michigan.
Patrick Steele
Company:SRT Solutions
Bio: Patrick Steele is a senior software consultant with SRT Solutions in Ann Arbor Michigan. His rich experience includes positions ranging from senior software developer and lead software architect to network and user support. A recognized expert in Microsoft's .NET framework, Patrick is a Microsoft .NET MVP award winner and is a frequent presenter on .Net at various conferences and user group meetings. He is currently the President of the Great Lakes Area .NET Users Group (http://www.migang.org) and is helping organize the next Ann Arbor Give Camp (http://annarborgivecamp.org).
Michael Eaton
Company:Validus Solutions
Bio: Michael Eaton is an independent consultant who lives 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 speaking at events, he can be found spending time with his family, blogging, playing his XBox 360 and hanging out with friends.
Jason Beres
Bio: Jason Beres is the Director of Product Management for Infragistics, the world leader in user interface development tools and experts in the User Experience (UX) market. Jason is one of the founders of Florida .NET User Groups, he is the founder of the Central New Jersey .NET User Group, he is a Visual Basic .NET MVP, and he is on the INETA Speakers Bureau. Jason is the author of several books on .NET development, including the recently published Silverlight 3 Programmers Reference from Wrox Press. Jason is a national and international conference speaker; he is a frequent columnist for several .NET publications, and keeps very active in the .NET community.
Brian Prince
Bio: Brian is an Architect Evangelist with Microsoft. He loves to talk about technology, especially cloud computing, patterns, practices. Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Physics from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. He is also an zealous gamer.
Rachel Appel
Company:Appel Consulting
Bio: Rachel has been working as a mentor, instructor, software developer, architect and DBA for nearly 20 years. During her career, Rachel has worked with a variety of languages, technologies and systems and has contributed to projects of all sizes including large scale enterprise applications at some of the world’s leading companies. Rachel is the Vice President of the .Net Valley user group, as well as a leader and regular speaker in the Philly.NET and Central Penn.NET user groups of Pennsylvania. She can also be found speaking at code camps, user groups, community events and conferences. Rachel's expertise lies within developing solutions that align business and technology using the Microsoft .NET family of products, particularly ASP.NET and SQL Server. She is also an ASP.NET MVP, ASPInsider and holds the Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCAD and MCSD certifications. She is also a member of the INETA speakers bureau. In 2008 Rachel has joined the team at Wintellect as a hired gun.