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.
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Bill is an acclaimed author and speaker on ASP.NET and XML Web Services. He has written or co-written more than 13 titles, including Professional ASP.NET Special Edition, Professional XML, Professional C# 2005 with .NET 3.0, and more. In addition to writing, Bill is a speaker at numerous conferences, including DevConnections, VSLive, and TechEd.
Bill is the technical architect of Lipper (www.lipperweb.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Reuters, the international news and financial services company. You can reach Bill at email@example.com and he presently keeps his weblog at www.geekswithblogs.net/evjen.
Billy Hollis is an author and software consultant based in Nashville, Tennessee. Billy was co-author of the first book ever published on Visual Basic .NET, as well as many other books on software development. He is a member of the Microsoft Regional Director program and a Microsoft MVP. In 2002, Billy was selected as one of the original .NET “Software Legends.” He is heavily involved with consulting, training, and development on the .NET platform, focusing on architecture, smart-client development, commercial packages, and user-interface technologies. He regularly speaks on software development at major conferences all over the world, including Microsoft’s PDC and TechEd events, DevConnections, VSLive, and architecture events such as the Patterns and Practices Architect Summit.
Tim McCarthy is a principal engineer at InterKnowlogy,
where he architects and builds applications utilizing the latest
Microsoft technologies. He is a Microsoft Certified Application
Developer, Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, Microsoft
Certified Trainer, and Microsoft Certified Database Administrator.
Tim is also an IEEE Certified Software Development
Kent Sharkey is an independent consultant who lives and codes in the midst of the wilds of Vancouver Island. Before going solo, Kent worked at Microsoft as a Technical Evangelist and Content Strategist, promoting the use of .NET technologies. When not coding or writing, he’s hiking, biking, or canoeing (or exploring the wilds of Azeroth). He shares his house with his wife, Margaret, and two “children,” Squirrel and Cica.
Bill Sheldon is a software architect and engineer,
originally from Baltimore, Maryland. Holding a degree in computer
science from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Bill has
been actively employed as a software engineer since resigning his
commission with the United States Navy. He is employed as a
principal engineer with InterKnowlogy in Carlsbad, California, and
works as an instructor for Visual Basic and Team
System–related courses at the University of California San