|Speaker ||Biography |
|Antonio Chagoury || |
Antonio Chagoury is the CEO and Chief Software Architect of Inspector IT (www.inspectorit.com), a Microsoft solutions provider based in the Washington DC Metro Area. Antonio is a Microsoft MVP, INETA Community Champion and the Co-Founder of the Capital DotNetNuke User Group (www.capitaldug.org) an effort intended to get DotNetNuke enthusiasts in one room once a month to discuss a wide range of topics as well share ideas knowledge and experience on the platform. Antonio is a member of the DotNetNuke Core team of developers and leads the development of the popular and widely adopted Blog module.
|Ned Ames || |
Edwin "Ned" Ames has worked in software development for over a decade, producing applications for clients in multiple industries ranging in size from startups to multinationals. His primary language is C#, before that he worked in Visual Basic and Visual FoxPro among others.
He entered software by tinkering. You can still occasionally find him following his nose into uncharted waters. Recent exposure to the Java world in particular, has led to some interesting cross-pollination.
By day, Ned develops software for his employer, Yellow Book USA. After hours he tinkers with software and works on articles and presentations for the community. He also offers custom software development and training through his PA company, Purposeful Solutions, Inc.
Over the last few years, he has discovered the joys of the speaking lifestyle: the art of crafting a presentation’s mix of narrative and imagery to open new possibilities for his audience, the challenge of adjusting to his audience in real time, and the occasional tedium of long trips to speak in distant venues, above all the sheer enjoyment of giving back. Beginning with forays at a local users' group, he's steadily expanded his range to include Code Camps from Boston, MA to Raleigh, N.C. Along the way, he's been privileged to share the company of a uniquely dedicated and talented group of fellow speakers. He was recently awarded Microsoft MVP for C#.
When not geeking out, he lives with his wife in their Philadelphia area apartment. A serious sushi hound, he enjoys getting together with friends for a good sushi dinner. His non-technical interests include writing, philosophy and cooking.
|John Blumenauer || |
John Blumenauer is a Senior Software Engineer for Applied Information Sciences (AIS). Prior to joining AIS, he designed and developed applications of all sizes in a variety of industries including telecommunications, aerospace/defense, point-of-sale, engineering and financial. During John’s 14-year career in software development, he has worked with a variety of languages and has contributed to projects of all sizes, including large scale enterprise applications. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and valuable experience with the development community as a frequent presenter at code camps and user groups throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. John is the President and co-founder of the Frederick (MD) .NET User Group (www.frednug.org). His blog can be found at http://geekswithblogs.net/jblumenauer.
|Chris Busse || |
Chris Busse is a Partner at Fahrenheit Emerging Media where he manages application and software development, working with the leadership team and staff to ensure clients make the most of their online presence. From interactive design, dashboards, mobile or custom Facebook apps, Chris is constantly surveying the online landscape and how it directly affects the way companies speak to customers. Chris has nearly 15 years of professional software development experience and has worked as a Web and database consultant for various non-profits and businesses. He is personally very interested in the effect of technology of individuals and society and can be found online at http://www.twitter.com/busse and http://www.chrisbusse.com
|Joel Cochran || |
Joel Cochran is an Expression Blend fanatic and a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (WPF). He has been developing in C# since 2003 and is a self-proclaimed "Blend Evangelist". A frequent speaker at User Groups and Code Camps, he enjoys teaching and writing about .NET and other topics. You can find him online at http://www.developingfor.net. Joel has served as the Director of Operations for Stonewall Technologies, Inc., an ISV, in Staunton, VA, since 2000.
|Paolo del Mundo || |
Paolo del Mundo has 7 years of software development experience in .NET, and is a Senior Software Consultant with Excella Consulting. His current interests are Phone programming, Silverlight, and Ruby.
|Mostafa Elzoghbi || |
Mostafa Elzoghbi working as a Senior software Engineer at Metrostar Systems, Reston VA. He holds several MS professional titles such as: MCAD,MCSD,MCTS and he is a C# MVP. His expertise on: C#, SharePoint, ASP.NET, MS Dynamics, WCF, Integration and software design best practices. Mostafa likes to share his knowledge with communities and he has been involved on several online and offline communities in/outside USA.
|Kevin Griffin || |
Kevin Griffin is a .NET Developer for Antech Systems, located in Chesapeake, VA. He’s an ASPInsider and the leader of the Hampton Roads .NET Users Group. Additional, he serves as an INETA mentor for the state of Virginia. Often, he can be found speaking at or attending other local user group meetings or code camps. He enjoys working with new technology, and consistently works on being a better developer and building the best software he can.
|Kevin Hazzard || |
Kevin Hazzard is a consultant with CapTech Ventures in Richmond, Virginia. He travels throughout the mid-Atlantic region speaking at user groups and code camps just for fun and he leads the code camp planners group in Richmond. He's served multiple terms on Virginia's Joint Commission on Technology and Science as an advisor to governors and legislatures. He holds patents for peer-to-peer networking technology and served as one of Intel Corporation's representatives to the Internet Engineering Task Force when he worked in the Intel Architecture Labs. Nowadays, Kevin loves writing and speaking about our industry and getting to know as many friends throughout the developer community as he can.
Kevin is also a Microsoft C# MVP and blogs regularly at http://devjourney.com. If you attend Kevin's session, please be sure to rate it at http://speakerrate.com/wkhazzard.
|David Hoerster || |
David Hoerster, who has been working with the Microsoft .NET Framework since the early 1.0 betas, is the owner of AgileWays, a technology services firm specializing in providing software architecture, design and development solutions based upon Microsoft technologies. David is the Pennsylvania INETA Membership Mentor, the co-chair of the Pittsburgh .NET User's Group (PGHDOTNET), organizer of several recent Pittsburgh Code Camps and is also an occasional speaker at Pittsburgh and regional user group and code camp events.
|Vishwas Lele || |
Vishwas Lele is an AIS Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for the company vision and execution of creating business solutions using .NET technologies. Vishwas brings over 20 years of experience and thought leadership to his position, and has been at AIS for 15 years. A noted industry speaker and author, Vishwas is the Microsoft Regional Director for the Washington, D.C. area.
|David Makogon || |
David Makogon is a Senior Consultant at RDA (www.rdacorp.com), and the technical lead on RDA's Architectural Guidance Practice Group (blog at http://rdaarchitecture.blogspot.com). He's also a Microsoft Solutions Advocate and an Azure Virtual Technical Specialist. You can follow him on twitter (@dmakogon) and visit his blog (www.DavidMakogon.com).
|Steve Michelotti || |
Steve Michelotti is a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP and an Architect/Developer for Applied Information Sciences (AIS). He has consulted at Advertising.com/AOL where he was the Tech Lead for one of the highest volume .NET applications in the world. He previously was the Chief Technologist at e.magination. Steve is a frequent presenter at developer user groups and Code Camps along the East Coast and holds the MCSD, MCPD, and MCT certifications. Steve has been on Microsoft Channel9 and his published articles include Visual Studio Magazine and his blog: www.geekswithblogs.net/michelotti.
|John Miller || |
John Miller is a technology consultant with experience in website design, custom development, security consulting, infrastructure optimization, and project management across diverse industries including manufacturing, healthcare, and public policy. In addition to speaking at user groups and code camps, John maintains a blog at www.mobiusdevelopment.com and ongoing conversations on twitter (@jwmiller5).
|Tuan Nguyen || |
Tony Nguyen is an experienced .NET developer from Reston, VA. Currently, Tony works at INPUT on projects that use ASP.NET MVC, Web Services, and anything that looks shiny and interesting. At INPUT, Tony practices BDD with SpecFlow to write the tests that the business needs verified.
|Brian Noyes || |
Brian Noyes is Chief Architect of IDesign, a Microsoft Regional Director, and Connected System MVP. He is a frequent top rated speaker at conferences worldwide including Microsoft TechEd, DevConnections, DevTeach, and others. He is the author of Developing Applications with Windows Workflow Foundation, Smart Client Deployment with ClickOnce, and Data Binding in Windows Forms 2.0. Brian got started programming as a hobby while flying F-14 Tomcats in the U.S. Navy, later turning his passion for code into his current career. You can contact Brian through his blog at http://briannoyes.net.
|Habeeb Rushdan || |
Habeeb Rushdan is a Senior Software Engineer and Technical Trainer with over 10 years of professional software development experience. He holds a B.S in C.S from the University of Maryland and is certified as a: Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCAD, MCPD, MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5 ASP.NET Apps, Certified Flash MX Developer, Adobe Certified Expert - Flash CS3, and an Adobe Certified Instructor. Habeeb has worked for several software product and technology consulting firms, and he now offers his expert software development and coaching talents to various organizations across the US through LowerHead Consulting, LLC, where he is a Managing Partner and co-founder. Teaching and leading software engineering teams are passions of Habeeb. From small startups with less than 10 employees, to multi-national organizations with over 10,000 employees, Habeeb and his clients, and peers find joy in his work. Over the last several years, Habeeb earned the privilege to offer technical instruction on several classes for prestigious organizations like the Computer Career Institute at Johns Hopkins University, SetFocus, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
|Jeff Schoolcraft || |
Jeff Schoolcraft is an entrepreneur and software consultant specializing in web applications built using ruby. He blogs at http://blog.thequeue.net/. He tweets at http://twitter.com/jschoolcraft.
|John Sizemore || |
John Sizemore is currently leading a team of web developers at Salem Web Network in downtown Richmond. He is also in charge of continuing education for his staff of about fifty developers, and has found that source control is an area where many of his employees need quite a bit of help. His company uses Subversion, but is looking at Git for the future as their source control scenarios continue to increase in complexity. John has often presented this topic at his company. He has previously presented at Richmond Code Camp.
|Geoff Snowman || |
Geoff Snowman is a mentor with Solid Quality Mentors, where he teaches cloud computing, .NET development, and service-oriented architecture. His role includes helping to create SolidQ's line of Azure and cloud computing courseware. Before joining SolidQ, Geoff worked for Microsoft Corporation in a variety of roles, including presenting MSDN events as a developer evangelist, and working extensively with BizTalk Server as both a process platform technology specialist and a senior consultant. Geoff has been part of the Mid-Atlantic user group scene for many years as both a frequent speaker and former user group organizer.
|Van Lowe || |
Van Lowe is a Senior Web Developer for Innervisions Software, Inc. since 1996, started programming Mainframes using COBOL, JCL for AT&T in 1979. While at AT&T, Van was part of many development teams that produced enterprise level applications and systems using CICS, IMS and other mainframe technologies. Van first started working with Microsoft technologies using Access 1.0 and Visual Basic 3.0. In 2003 he wrote his first professional ASP.Net app. Since 2004 Van has been subcontracting on an IRS project using ASP.Net, VB.Net, and SQL Server. Van is currently an officer in the Cap Area .Net Silverlight Special Interest Group. He spends his spare time working on a Silverlight app for Prince William Special Olympics to manage their volunteers. Van has a BA in Mathematics from Lehman College in New York City and a MS in Computer Science from George Washington University. Van holds MCP certifications in Visual Basic, Access, ASP.Net and SQL Server.