Consultant, author, and coach John Alexander is a recognized Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) and has served as the Microsoft regional director for the Kansas City region for the last nine years. Experienced in the delivery of scalable, stable, and open enterprise-level .NET Web applications, John is an industry-recognized trainer, consultant, speaker, and writer on the Microsoft .NET vision and implementation at both the technical and business decision-maker level. He has also coached several teams of developers, including one that was directly responsible for placing their organization on CIO magazine’s Agile 100 list. You can reach John at firstname.lastname@example.org. John is a principal with Alexander & Julian Inc, a Microsoft Partner specializing in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 and custom .NET development. Known for excellence in software delivery, Alexander & Julian prides itself on solving business challenges with innovative solutions. Aside from being very passionate and somewhat obsessed with the latest and greatest Microsoft technologies that regularly come out of Redmond, J. Dan Attis has been heavily involved in the local Atlanta user group community since 2003, where he landed after completing his degree in applied mathematics at the University of Western Ontario, a hardcore technology program at The Information Technology Institute (ITI), and a short contract in North Carolina. In addition to being an occasional speaker at both the VB.NET and the C#.NET user groups, he helped create the Free Training 1,2,3! series (www.freetraining123.com) to help developers learn Microsoft technologies. Dan created and presented material at the first SharePoint 1,2,3! event (www.sharepoint123.com) along with the other leaders of the Atlanta Microsoft Professionals user group. Dan is also on the team responsible for the highly successful Atlanta Code Camps that run every year, as well as being a speaker. Today, Dan works as a senior consultant for Intellinet, working primarily with cutting-edge SharePoint and .NET technologies, creating innovative technology solutions that achieve measurable business improvements for their clients. He resides in Roswell, Georgia, with his wonderful wife, Jody, and their beautiful daughter, Lily. Adam Buenz, MVP, CCSP, MCP, is an enterprise software architect for ARB Security Solutions specializing in knowledge management, collaboration strategies, and business process automation. In 2006, Adam was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) citation for Windows SharePoint Services for his contributions to the SharePoint community. Adam is currently completing his Masters degree in mathematics. Adam blogs at www.sharepointsecurity.com/blog and can be contacted at
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Harvard College and a J.D. from the University of Michigan, John developed a specialized computing language for constructing legal expert systems. His expertise includes all aspects of distributed systems development, with a special emphasis on document automation, collaboration, and enterprise content management.
In addition to his professional career, John is actively engaged in humanitarian activities through Works of Wonder International, a nonprofit organization he cofounded with his wife, Alice, and the Art of Living Foundation, an international service organization devoted to uplifting human values throughout the world. Jeff Julian is a principal consultant with Alexander & Julian Inc, a Kansas City–based Microsoft partner and software consulting firm. His ability to resolve business challenges and passion for the software community was evident when Microsoft awarded him the Most Valuable Professional award in the area of XML for four years in a row. Jeff is also the founder of the largest blogging site of Microsoft professionals, named Geekswithblogs.net. You can contact Jeff by email at email@example.com. Matt Ranlett, a SQL Server MVP, has been a fixture of the Atlanta .NET developer community for many years. A founding member of the Atlanta Dot Net Regular Guys (www.devcow.com), Matt has formed and leads several area user groups. Despite spending dozens of hours after work on local and national community activities such as the SharePoint 1, 2, 3! series (www.sharepoint123.com), organizing three Atlanta Code Camps, working on the INETA board of directors as the vice president of technology, and appearing in several podcasts such as .Net Rocks and the ASP.NET Podcast, Matt recently found the time to get married to a wonderful woman named Kim, whom he helps to raise three monstrous dogs. Matt currently works as a senior consultant with Intellinet and is part of the team committed to helping people succeed by delivering innovative solutions that create business value. Eli Robillard is a frequent speaker at user groups and conferences, a technical editor, a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MVP, the founder of the Toronto SharePoint Users Group, a member of the Microsoft Canada Speakers Bureau, and a founding member and past chair of a group of high-profile industry influencers and early adopters known as the ASPInsiders. As the principal architect in the Technology Architecture Group at Infusion Development Corporation, Eli designs SharePoint solutions for Wall Street, Bay Street, and large organizations worldwide. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he plays music and goes on adventures with his 10-year old daughter. Brendon Schwartz actively participates in the Atlanta area user groups and is known as one of the Atlanta .NET Regular Guys (www.devcow.com), of which he is also one of the cofounders. He is currently on the INETA board of directors as the vice president of technology, working to solve the technology problems of a large nonprofit organization using SharePoint and ASP.NET. Brendon currently works for Wintellect, solving real-world business problems through the use of Microsoft technologies such as SharePoint, .NET, Office, and VSTS. In addition to presenting at local user groups, he created the Free Training 1,2,3! series to help developers learn Microsoft technologies. As a .NET community leader in Atlanta, Brendon coauthored and presented the training material for SharePoint 1,2,3! (www.sharepoint123.com). He also writes technical articles for Microsoft, as well as other magazine publications on the topics of SharePoint and business intelligence. Brendon has worked on the leadership teams of five different user groups and has been interviewed for his community efforts on podcasts, including the ASP.NET Podcast, .NET Rocks!, and The SharePoint Show podcast. Brendon serves as the co-chairman of the Atlanta Code Camps (www.atlantacodecamp.com), at which he also regularly presents.