Speakers


Ned Ames   @nedames

Software Developer and Speaker. Currently with YellowBook USA.


Steve Andrews   @steveandrews

Steve is a former four time Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio ALM, and I have been working in technology for over twelve years focusing on custom application development and Application Lifecycle Management. I am Microsoft and IBM certified and a community fanatic having led sessions at over 120 community events across North America.

steve@steveandrews.me

http://steveandrews.me


Rachel Appel   @rachelappel

Developer Evangelist at Microsoft

rachel@rachelappel.com

http://rachelappel.com


Alvin Ashcraft   @alvinashcraft

.NET Developer at Genzeon Corporation in Exton, PA; Microsoft Visual Studio and Tools MVP; Co-Founder at TechBash Foundation.

Alvin is a Microsoft Visual Studio and Tools MVP and .NET developer in the Philadelphia area. He has over 20 years of software development experience in the Healthcare, Financial and Manufacturing industries, primarily using Microsoft tools. Alvin currently builds enterprise clinical health care software for Genzeon Corporation in Exton, PA and is the Marketing Chairperson for the TechBash developer conference in Pocono Manor, PA.

alvin@techbash.com

http://www.alvinashcraft.com


John Baird  

Co-founder of the Northern Delaware .Net User Group.

jbaird2685@gmail.com


Nick Berardi   @nberardi

Senior Consultant at RDA Corporation

Nick is a Senior Consultant at RDA Corp (rdacorp.com), Nick specializes in the fields web, usability engineering, cloud computing, and mobile application development. He co-authored the Wrox title “ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Website Programming: Problem – Design – Solution”, maintains an active blog (coderjournal.com), and does a lot of public speaking. Nick also contributes to the open source project ELMAH, developed URL Rewriter (urlrewriter.codeplex.com), and developed Fluent Cassandra (fluentcassandra.com), a .NET library for interacting with the high scalable open source NoSQL database Cassandra. He is a co-host of the podcast Seriously Open (seriouslyopen.com).

http://coderjournal.com


John Blumenauer   @JohnBlumenauer

Senior Software Engineer at Applied Information Sciences. Co-founder of the Frederick .NET User Group.

http://geekswithblogs.net/jblumenauer


Kevin Buckley   @kbucktothemax

Arquitecto de Software at Chatham Financial

Kevin Buckley codes for Chatham Financial, the largest Derivatives Consultancy in the country, and has been doing ASP.NET development for 9 years. He's currently spending most of his time obsessing over NodeJS, CouchDB, Redis, ServiceStack, and performance profiling.

kbuckley@chathamfinancial.com


Jess Chadwick   @jchadwick

Developer, speaker, author, ASPInsider, NJDOTNET co-lead

Jess Chadwick is a software developer and technologist with over fifteen years of development experience ranging from embedded devices in start-ups to enterprise-scale solutions in Fortune 25s. He is an ASPInsider and a magazine, book, and online course author, including O’Reilly’s Programming ASP.NET MVC 4 and several courses on Lynda.com. Jess is actively involved in the development community, regularly speaking at user groups and conferences as well as helping to lead the NJDOTNET Central New Jersey .NET user group.

http://jesschadwick.blogspot.com/


James Chambers   @CanadianJames

James Chambers was weaned onto a Commodore VIC-20 and has been programming pretty much every day since. Today, he spends his spare time at user groups, local schools and community events helping as he can. While he codes in several languages on both the server and client, don't let the glasses fool you; he's no hipster. You can catch up with his latest musings on Twitter @CanadianJames, at his blog jameschambers.com, or twice weekly on the ASP.NET Monsters on Channel 9.

http://jameschambers.com/


Don Demsak   @donxml

Advisory Solutions Architect at EMC Consulting

A former Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, with many years of experience architecting multi-tiered and service oriented .Net and SQL Server applications. Experienced with designing and coding REST based mobile applications and reusable application block frameworks utilizing Test Driven Development and Domain Driven Design. As a recognized Microsoft influencer, Don has worked work with the following teams within Microsoft: Web API, Data Programmability, SQL Server, Patterns & Practices, WCF, LINQ, C#.

http://donxml.com


Ben Dewey   @bendewey

ben@bendewey.com

http://www.bendewey.com/blog/


Dani Diaz   @danidiaz

Dani Diaz is a Technology Architect in the Microsoft Technology Center, focusing on Windows 8, Windows Phone, Surface and Azure; really XAML and the cloud.

ddiaz@live.com

http://smallandmighty.net


Brian Donahue   @briandonahue

MVP C#, founder of Vitreo Solutions

Brian Donahue is a software developer with 15 years experience in a variety of web application platforms, most recently working with C#, ASP.NET, Node.js, and Javascript. He has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) in the C# language, and founded and led the Philly Alt.NET user group for 5 years. His consulting company, Vitreo Solutions provides custom business software and systems integration for its clients.

http://vitreosolutions.com


Eric Downey  

Senior Consultant at Diamond Technologies

http://www.chesapeakebaywebsites.com


Rich Dudley   @rj_dudley

For an entire decade, Rich inhabited cubicles at several companies in the same office park, eventually leading a team of developers building data warehouses, web-based BI applications and integrating mission critical systems. Today, as a Technical Evangelist for ComponentOne, Rich travels the country sharing new technologies with an eye toward the usefulness of these technologies to the poor souls still in their cubicles. Rich has been working with Azure since the early beta days, with Windows Phone 7 since before you could leave one in a bar, and is co-author of "Microsoft Azure: Enterprise Application Development" from Packt Publishing (http://bit.ly/msazurebook).

http://rjdudley.com


Steve Fabian   @SteveFabian

8-time Microsoft MVP; DotNetNuke trustee, development team member, and project lead; Northern New Jersey .NET user group lead.

Steve Fabian has been developing software for over 25 years in dozens of programming languages. From small utility applications to large scale core enterprise applications used by hundreds of thousands of users. Steve is a member of the DotNetNuke Core Development Team and Project Trustee, the leading Web Content Management Platform for Microsoft ASP.NET, as well as the Project Lead for the DotNetNuke Repository Module and the Module Release Tracker Process. Steve is also an 8-time Microsoft MVP in the ASP.NET category.

steve.fabian@gooddogs.com

http://www.gooddogs.com


Jeffrey Fritz   @csharpfritz

Microsoft Program Manager, ASP.NET and Azure Developer Experience teams

Jeffrey T. Fritz – or simply “Fritz” – is a Program Manager for Microsoft in the ASP.NET and Azure Developer Experience teams. Currently, he leads the NuGet team and manages the MSDN Web Developer Tools blog. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, INETA Community Champion and Developer Advocate for Telerik. He is the author of several e-books about ASP.NET development practices, and he has over 15 years of experience building large-scale multi-tenant web applications in the software-as-a-service model. He is a Penn State graduate with a degree in Management Sciences and Information Systems, and speaks regularly at developer events.

http://www.csharpfritz.com


Jason Gaylord   @jgaylord

Jason N. Gaylord is an application developer and is the Director of IT at United One Resources in Wilkes-Barre, PA. In addition to his daily duties, Jason, who is a Microsoft MVP and ASPInsider, is the group leader of a technology user group called .NET Valley.

http://jasongaylord.com


Sam Gentile   @SamGentile

Connected Systems Practice Lead East at Neudesic - Service-Oriented Architecture, Connected Systems, Enterprise Architecture, and Software Architecture from an experienced INETA Speaker and Solutions Architect MVP - Software Architecture

http://samgentile.com/Web


Kevin Goff  

Kevin has been an developer/architect since 1987 and has built custom applications for many different industries. He has been a Microsoft MVP since 2005 and is a SQL Server/.NET Developer-Trainer-Author-Speaker.

kgoff@kevinsgoff.net

http://www.kevinsgoff.net


Chris Gomez   @SpaceShot

Chris has been writing Windows software professionally for 20 years. His day jobs have included developing kiosks for theme parks and retail stores and building web based portfolio analytics for commercial lending. His hobby for game development started much earlier by making games using ASCII characters in text mode using BASICA.

chris@chrisgomez.com

http://www.chrisgomez.com


Georgian Grigore   @ggvicentiu

Georgian is a tenured full stack developer and architect, using primarily Microsoft technologies by day, but also dabbing into open source by night. He has more than a decade of experience building business applications, mainly in the healthcare and e-commerce areas. In his free time he’s interested in mobile, cloud and web development, working on several apps and sites, backed up by azure web services. He can be contacted at http://about.georgiangrigore.com.

georgian@georgiangrigore.com

http://georgiangrigore.com/


Adit Gupta  

President, Dragon Hackers and Philly Codefest student organizer

My name is Adit Gupta and I am studying Software Engineering and Mathematics at Drexel University. I am originally from Voorhees, NJ. I started “coding” my freshman year and I have completely fallen in love with it! Since then, I have been going to hackathons across the country trying to build cool projects and learning as much about technology as I can. I am currently a Software Engineer Intern at Susquehanna International Group, LLP and a consultant working with multiple companies to find software solutions.

guptaadit25@gmail.com

http://www.aditgupta.net


David Isbitski   @thedavedev

Dave is a Principal Technical Evangelist for Microsoft focused on Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Azure and the Web. Based out of the Greater Philadelphia Area.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/davedev/


Stachu Korick   @StachuDotNet

Software developer at AcademyOne, located outside Philadelphia.

Stachu Korick is a .NET hipster. He works at TheCubicle.us and is likely the only person in the world currently being paid full-time to write software for people who solve Rubik's Cubes.

StachuKorick@gmail.com


Amanda Lange   @second_truth

Technical Evangelist with Microsoft specializing in app development, game development, and cloud computing

Amanda Lange is a Technical Evangelist with Microsoft specializing in app development, game development, and cloud computing. She lives in the Downingtown PA area and has worked for Microsoft since 2014 after working in independent game development and teaching at the university level.

http://secondtruth.com/


Chris Love   @chrislove

Independent web developer, blogger, and author

Chris has around 20 years, yes that's right, of web development experience. He has built a wide variety of web sites and applications in those years. In the past couple of years he has begun to immerse himself in the mobile web application space. This is giving him some amazing experiences using cloud technologies, HTML5 and all the major mobile platforms. Currently he is obsessed with modern web and mobility to help solve the problems many enterprises are having adapting to the rapidly changing technology landscape. He has authored 3 books, including his latest, High Performance Single Page Web Applications (http://amzn.to/1b0twcm). He is a 7 time ASP.NET MVP, ASP Insider and Internet Explorer User Agent. Chris regularly speaks at user groups, code camps and other developer events. He Blogs at http://love2dev.com.

http://love2dev.com/


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Kendall Miller   @kendallmiller

Partner at Gibraltar Software, home of tools that help developers create awesome stuff.

Kendall Miller is one of the founding partners of Gibraltar Software, an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) that develops & markets commercial applications for .NET developers. Introduced commercially in 2009, Loupe is an application logging & monitoring platform that is currently used by customers around the world from individual consultants through Fortune 100 companies and governments. Before starting Gibraltar Software, Kendall worked for multiple startups leading their technology development from beginning through profitability. In each case he's focused on translating enterprise-level performance and capabilities down to smaller companies. Kendall has a B.S in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

http://rocksolid.gibraltarsoftware.com/


Nik Molnar   @nikmd23

Co-founder and a development lead of the open source project Glimpse.

Nik Molnar is a New Yorker, ASP Insider and co-founder of Glimpse, an open source ASP.NET diagnostics and debugging tool. Originally from Florida, Nik specializes in web development, building scalable, client-centric solutions. In his spare time, Nik can be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen, hanging with his wife, speaking at conferences, and working on other open source projects.

http://nikcodes.com


Dane Morgridge   @danemorgridge

http://danemorgridge.com/


John Petersen   @johnvpetersen

Practice Director - Custom Application Development Neudesic, and author at Pluralsight

http://codebetter.com/johnvpetersen/


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Mitch Ruebush   @mruebush

Mitch Ruebush is the Home Loans Development Team Leader at Capital One. He has written a number of books and articles on .NET and enjoys spending his time as a father of two great kids, a hobbyist film maker, playing piano and saxophone and trying to write a video game.

mruebush@gmail.com

http://mitchs-musings.blogspot.com


Justin Rusbatch   @jrusbatch

Senior Application Developer at Ritter Insurance Marketing

Justin is an open source developer with a passion for simplicity. He is the creator of Compilify.net and coordinator for scriptcs. He also co–hosts Seriously Open a podcast focusing on the .NET open source community, with Nick Berardi, Phil Haack, and Dale Ragan. An aspiring beer aficionado with a caffeine addiction, Justin can often be found drinking a fresh cup of coffee or acquainting himself with a new beer.

http://jrusbatch.com


Andy Schwam   @schwammy

.NET developer, Microsoft MVP - C#

Andy Schwam is a Microsoft C# MVP and a Technical Architect at Global Indemnity where he builds web applications with ASP.Net MVC and of course, C#. For several years he’s been designing and delivering testable systems with patterns like Dependency Injection, Single Responsibility and more. He has delivered many web based, data driven applications throughout his professional career. Andy is an experienced speaker and trainer and has spoken at a variety of user groups and events, presenting a variety of topics. He has been creating software applications since 1999.


Nate Sharp  

Technology Contracts Consultant for State & Local Governments at Delaware Valley Group. Co-founder of the Northern Delaware .NET User Group.

nsharp@live.com


Vivek Siruvuri  

Lead Consultant for the Delaware Department of Education

Vivek Siruvuri is a Javascript/.Net developer with over 13 years of experience. He's currently a Lead Consultant for the Delaware Department of Education. He dabbles in all things Javascript and Front End, is an avid reader, and a Raspberry PI enthusiast.


Todd Snyder   @ToddSnyder

Services - Principal Consultant, Infragistics

Todd Snyder has been a software developer/architect for over 18 years. During that time, he has spent several years as a consultant providing technical guidance and leadership for the development of enterprise class systems on the Microsoft platform. At Infragistics, he is a principal consultant that focuses on the design and construction of RIA, mobile and n-tier based applications. Todd is the co-leader for the New Jersey .NET User Group, http://www.njdotnet.net/, and is a frequent speaker at trade shows, code camps, and Firestarters.

TSnyder@infragistics.com

http://t.co/b6UnWsEV0N


David Solivan   @DavidSolivan

Enterprise Architect at Dollar Financial Group

http://daviddsolivan.blogspot.com


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Adam Tuliper   @AdamTuliper

http://completedevelopment.blogspot.com/


Dave Voyles   @DaveVoyles

Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft

Dave is a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, working out of Philadelphia. He was previously a Senior Software Engineer on the Product Dev team at Comcast in Philadelphia, where he was working on Xbox One, 360, Windows 8, SmartGlass, and various web solutions.

http://davevoyles.azurewebsites.net/


Bill Wolff   @billjwolff

Director, SharePoint Practice at Capax Global

Bill Wolff is the SharePoint Practice Director at Capax Global. He previously worked as an independent consultant, trainer, and architect specializing in Microsoft development technologies under the name Agility Systems. He served as a Solutions Architect in the Microsoft Practice at Unisys Corporation and ran the Microsoft Alliance at LiquidHub. He ran the consulting firm Wolff Data Systems for 15 years and directed armies of consultants in the dot com world. Bill is founder and President of the philly.net user group, a previous INETA board member where he served as Vice President, Speaker Bureau, and involved in several other user communities. Bill was a contributing author on several books. His certifications include trainer, systems engineer, developer, and Microsoft MVP.


Rob York  

Senior Web Developer/Designer at InfoCures

Rob's strong technology background paired with his experience in the visual arts, allows him to contribute to virtually all aspects of any web technology project. His 10+ year technology career started at the peak of the Dot-com Boom and has focused almost entirely on web technologies.


Miguel Zakharia   @miguelzakharia

Software engineer, entrepreneur, soccer fan, family man. Co-Founder of Mytinerary (http://MytineraryApp.com ) & Co-Lead of DE .NET Group (http://FirstStatedot.net )

http://miguel.zakharia.me/