Chris Love has more than 14 years of experience in software design, development and architecture. He has been the principal developer for more than 250 small and medium ASP and ASP.NET web sites over the last 7 years. These projects have exposed Chris to a wide range of Microsoft-related technologies to solve real business problems for his clients. He has learned to look objectively at his client's business and offer pragmatic suggestions to make them more efficient and profitable.
He has focused primarily on ASP.NET and VB.NET to produce the majority of his web sites. SQL Server is his database of choice, but he has valuable experience with Microsoft Access and interfacing to 3270 Main Frames as well. Other responsibilities have included managing and maintaining production Windows servers for web, database and e-mail. He manages performance, security, and spam safeguards to keep his customers operating 24/7.
Chris' clients have also relied on his experience and expertise to help develop online marketing strategies, including search engine optimization and pay-per-click campaigns. Chris has begun to leverage this experience along with his ASP.NET expertise to build his own web properties and practice his technical and marketing theories first-hand.
Chris has been active in a leadership role in a local user's group, TRINUG for more than 5 years. He served as the vice president for the first 3 years and is currently on the advisory board. He has also led monthly a Special Interest Group (SIG) where he covered practical ASP.NET programming techniques, including how to use httpHandlers, httpModules, extending the .NET framework, and using third-party tools. He frequently presents and organizes Code Camps around the country. He has recently completed his first book, ASP.NET 2.0: Your Visual Blueprint for Developing Web Applications.