Christian Nagel is software architect and developer, associate of thinktecture, who offers training and consulting on how to design and develop Microsoft .NET solutions. He looks back to more than 20 years experience as a developer and software architect. Christian started his computing career with PDP 11 and VAX/VMS platforms, covering a variety of languages and platforms. Since the year 2000 — when .NET was just a technology preview — he has been working with various .NET technologies to build distributed business solutions. With his profound knowledge of Microsoft technologies, he has written numerous .NET books; is certified as Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and Professional Developer (MCPD) for Windows, Web, and Enterprise Applications; and he is Microsoft regional director and MVP for ASP.NET. Christian is a speaker at international conferences (TechEd, TechDays), and supports .NET user groups with INETA Europe (International .NET Association). You can contact Christian via his Web sites, www.christiannagel.com and www.thinktecture.com.
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 450,000 members worldwide.
Morgan Skinner began his computing career at a tender age
on a Sinclair ZX80 at school, where he was underwhelmed by some
code a teacher had written and so began programming in assembly
language. After getting hooked on Z80 (which he believes is far
better than those paltry three registers on the 6502), he graduated
through the school’s ZX81s to his own ZX Spectrum.
Jay Glynn started writing software nearly 20 years ago,
writing applications for the PICK operating system using PICK
basic. Since then, he has created software using Paradox PAL and
Object PAL, Delphi, VBA, Visual Basic, C, C++, Java, and of course
C#. He is currently a project coordinator and architect for a large
financial services company in Nashville, Tennessee, working on
software for the TabletPC platform.
Karli Watson is a freelance author and the technical director of 3form Ltd (www.3form.net). Despite starting out by studying nanoscale physics, the lure of cold, hard cash proved too much and dragged Karli into the world of computing. He has since written numerous books on .NET and related technologies, SQL, mobile computing, and a novel that has yet to see the light of day (but that doesn’t have any computers in it). Karli is also known for his multicolored clothing, is a snowboarding enthusiast, and still wishes he had a cat.