Christian Nagel is a Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft MVP, an associate of thinktecture, and owner of CN innovation. He is a software architect and developer who offers training and consulting on how to develop Microsoft .NET solutions. He looks back on more than 25 years of software development experience. Christian started his computing career with PDP 11 and VAX/VMS systems, covering a variety of languages and platforms. Since 2000, when .NET was just a technology preview, he has been working with various .NET technologies to build numerous .NET solutions. With his profound knowledge of Microsoft technologies, he has written numerous .NET books, and is certified as a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Professional Developer. Christian speaks at international conferences such as TechEd and Tech Days, and started INETA Europe to support .NET user groups. You can contact Christian via his web sites, www. cninnovation.com and www.thinktecture.com and follow his tweets on www.twitter.com/christiannagel.
Bill Evjen is an active proponent of .NET technologies
and community-based learning initiatives for .NET. He has been
actively involved with .NET since the first bits were released in
2000. In the same year, Bill founded the St. Louis .NET User Group
(www.stlnet.org), one of the world’s first such groups. Bill
is also the founder and former executive director of the
International .NET Association (www.ineta.org), which represents
more than 500,000 members worldwide.
Jay Glynn is the Principle Architect at PureSafety, a leading provider of results-driven software and information solutions for workforce safety and health. Jay has been developing software for over 25 years and has worked with a variety of languages and technologies including PICK Basic, C, C++, Visual Basic, C# and Java. Jay currently lives in Franklin TN with his wife and son.
Karli Watson is consultant at Infusion Development
(www.infusion.com), a technology architect at Boost.net
(www.boost.net), and a freelance IT specialist, author, and
developer. For the most part, he immerses himself in .NET (in
particular C# and lately WPF) and has written numerous books in the
field for several publishers. He specializes in communicating
complex ideas in a way that is accessible to anyone with a passion
to learn, and spends much of his time playing with new technology
to find new things to teach people about.
Morgan Skinner began his computing career at a young age on the Sinclair ZX80 at school, where he was underwhelmed by some code a teacher had written and so began programming in assembly language. Since then he's used all sorts of languages and platforms, including VAX Macro Assembler, Pascal, Modula2, Smalltalk, X86 assembly language, PowerBuilder, C/C++, VB, and currently C# (of course). He's been programming in .NET since the PDC release in 2000, and liked it so much he joined Microsoft in 2001. He now works in premier support for developers and spends most of his time assisting customers with C#. You can reach Morgan at www.morganskinner.com.
Scott Hanselman works for Microsoft as a Principal Program Manager Lead in the Server and Tools Online Division, aiming to spread the good word about developing software, most often on the Microsoft stack. Before this he worked in eFinance for 6+ years and before that he was a Principal Consultant a Microsoft Partner for nearly 7 years. He was also involved in a few things like the MVP and RD programs and will speak about computers (and other passions) whenever someone will listen to him. He blogs at http://www.hanselman.com and podcasts at http://www.hanselminutes.com and contributes to http://www.asp.net, http://www.windowsclient.net, and http://www.silverlight.net.
Devin Rader is a Product Manager on the Infragistics Web Client team, responsible for leading the creation of Infragistics ASP.NET and Silverlight products. Devin is also an active proponent and member of the .NET developer community, being a co-founder of the St. Louis .NET User Group, an active member of the New Jersey .NET User Group, a former board member of the International .NET Association (INETA), and a regular speaker at user groups. He is also a contributing author on the Wrox titles Silverlight 3 Programmer's Reference and Silverlight 1.0 and a technical editor for several other Wrox publications and has written columns for ASP.NET Pro magazine, as well as .NET technology articles for MSDN Online. You can find more of Devin's musings at http://blogs.infragistics.com/blogs/devin_rader/.
Rod Stephens started out as a mathematician, but while
studying at MIT, discovered the joys of programming and has been
programming professionally ever since. During his career, he has
worked on an eclectic assortment of applications in such fields as
telephone switching, billing, repair dispatching, tax processing,
wastewater treatment, concert ticket sales, cartography, and
training for professional football players.