Jon Skeet is a software engineer working in Google's London office, making Google Cloud Platform a wonderful experience for C# developers.
He is best known as the top contributor to Stack Overflow, particularly on C# and Java questions, and also for his book "C# in Depth". C# is his favourite language, and he is the convenor of the ECMA technical group standardizing the language. Beyond language nerdery, Jon loves the crazy world of dates and times, and is the primary contributor on the Noda Time project, an alternative date and time API for .NET.
Jon lives in Reading (UK) with his amazing wife and three kids.
A long-time trainer, speaker and top-notch consultant, Dino is the author of many popular books for Microsoft Press that helped the professional growth of thousands of .NET developers and architects. CTO of Crionet--a fast-growing company providing software and mobile services to professional sports--at the moment Dino is also technical evangelist for Jetbrains and a former member of the team that created WURFL—the database of mobile devices used by most social networks. Dino is on Twitter as @despos and on Facebook at <a href="http://facebook.com/naa4e">facebook.com/naa4e</a>
Ted Neward is an independent consultant specializing in high-scale enterprise systems, working with clients ranging in size from Fortune 500 corporations to small 10-person shops. He is an authority in Java and .NET technologies, particularly in the areas of Java/.NET integration (both in-process and via integration tools like Web services), programming languages of all forms, back-end enterprise software systems, and virtual machine/execution engine plumbing.
He is the author or co-author of several books, including Professional F# 2.0, Effective Enterprise Java, C# In a Nutshell, SSCLI Essentials, Server-Based Java Programming, and a contributor to several technology journals. All told, he has written close to a hundred articles in both print and online form. Ted is also a Microsoft F# MVP (having also been an Architect and C# MVP in prior years), an F# Insider, C# Insider, and VB Insider, INETA speaker, former DevelopMentor instructor, current PluralSight course author, frequent worldwide conference speaker, and a member of various Java JSRs. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, two sons, dog, four cats, eight laptops, seven tablets, nine phones and a rather large utility bill. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Ted's blog at http://blogs.tedneward.com."
Adam Granicz is a 6x F# MVP and the co-author of five F# books, key F# community member and evangelist, and a regular speaker at developer conferences and workshops. Next to heading IntelliFactory, the F# company specializing in functional web and cloud applications and developer tools, he promotes the use of functional programming in industry at various events and venues. You can follow him on Twitter @granicz, or find him on FPish, the largest online functional programming community.
Alex Mang is a regular speaker at community driven events focusing mostly on cloud-computing topics, thus aiming to help developers better understand the implications of cloud-computing as a whole. As an Azure Advisor, he regularly offers feedback on upcoming Azure features and services and gets to test them out in early development stages.
Alex dedicates most of his time developing his BizSpark Plus start-up, KeyTicket Solutions, an event management and ticketing solution developer company, where he gets to work with some of the biggest event organizers in Romania. He also invests lots of time teaching software architectural patterns and cloud computing development at user groups and forums. Whenever he doesn’t write articles in the monthly TechWiki magazine, he develops and publishes open-source Azure-related libraries (e.g. Azure Search Client) on CodePlex or in Git repositories.
During his 10 year career as a software developer he got the chance to work on both hardware and software projects using Microsoft and Microsoft-related technologies on all platforms imaginable: embedded, robotics, desktop, mobile and web.
Passionate developer. A "goto guy" for anything related to programming.
Pragmatic trainer on a mission to deliver extraordinary workshops that change the way people do their daily job and think about programming.
Also, a very active member of polish dev-community. Author of one of the most popular polish dev-blogs: <a href="http://devstyle.pl">devstyle.pl</a>. Creator and host of DevTalk - a podcast for programmers. Speaker invited to biggest polish conferences and meetups in all major polish cities. One of the leaders of Białystok .NET User Group and co-organizer of Programistok conference.
One of the 3 polish Microsoft MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals) in .NET category. Since 2005: Microsoft Certified Professional.
Personally: husband nbd father. Enjoys good music of all kinds. Loves driving cars and motorcycles.
Don Wibier has been programming for more years than he can count. At the age of 15, he built a ticketing and reservation system in Clipper for his father's cinema, for which he and his friend were compensated with a brand new 386 PC!
After studying electronics and IT, Don embarked on a career in development, working with some of the biggest companies in The Netherlands and developing multi-tier enterprise solutions. Seeing an exciting future with the internet, he started building Delphi-based ISAPI DLLs in combination with application servers and databases. Working with an internet startup, he architected one of the fastest online services for finding and booking airfares. Don then built one of the most user-friendly Content Management Systems available, which is even now powering hundreds of web and mobile implementations across the world.
As Technical Evangelist at DevExpress and Microsoft MVP, Don is eager to share his knowledge and experience with you!
Full-stack web developer. .NET enthusiast. Front-end ninja. Perfectionist.
Working full-time as Technical Advisor at Future Processing in Gliwice, Poland.
Always eager to learn something new and to share knowledge.
Microsoft & EPiServer MVP, software architect, lead technologist and technical fellow, Visual Studio ALM & TFS evangelist, focused on technical solution research, analysis of new technologies. Planning implementation and design, code review, system performance design and measurement, system audit, system feature improvements. Worked on from start-up/ small / medium-sized solutions to some of the larger enterprise level systems.
Almost 14 years in IT industry. One of the Latvian Microsoft .Net User Group drivers in Latvia and evangelist of new and excited Microsoft technologies.
Principal Technical Architect (Evangelist), Microsoft.
Tomasz Kopacz works with IT architects and developers and discusses with them how to build a good applications and how to select appropriate software artifacts in order to address a specific problem. An expert in cloud computing and .NET Enterprise programming. Also, he helps in team &amp; project organization (correct tools, methodology etc.). Deals with “technology and the user” in a software project, with strong focus on UI organization and correct communication with backend services.
Frequent speaker on many conferences – from architectural to highly technical topics. A judge in the ImagineCup contest (since the second edition of the competition). Graduated from Warsaw University of Technology (FTiMS). Currently he works for Microsoft, as Principal Technical Architect (Evangelist). Prior to joining Microsoft he had conducted a number of projects based on different technologies (as an independent consultant).
Tomas is Microsoft ASP.NET MVP (since 2009) and Microsoft Regional Director. He writes .NET applications for more than 10 years and he has experience with desktop, web, mobile and cloud development. He owns a small consulting company in Czech Republic.
"Sean Farmar holds the world record for answering the most NServiceBus questions - even more than Udi :-).
With over 20 years of experience, he specializes in providing simple solutions for complex business requirements using NServiceBus and applying SOA principles inspired by Udi Dahan.
As a solution architect with Particular Software, the creators of NServiceBus, Sean provides support, training and consulting for customers using NServiceBus and the Particular Platform.
Blog: <a href="http://seanfarmar.com">http://seanfarmar.com</a>
Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/farmar">https://twitter.com/farmar</a>
github: <a href="https://github.com/sfarmar">https://github.com/sfarmar</a>
Having worked in a number of very different work environments (startup, small enterprise, big corporation), Kuba benefits from being able to approach programming challenges from different perspectives.
Last year Kuba joined a fantastic development team (<a href="https://happyteam.io">https://happyteam.io</a>). Since then he has been invited to a few conferences with his various talks and has delivered a number of presentations at user group meetups. Being passionate about sharing knowledge and meeting like-minded IT folks, he is also taking part in the preparations for the next edition of DevDay - one of the best programmer conferences in Poland.
When he manages to finally get away from keyboard, Kuba can often be seen riding a bike while listening to audiobooks (lately the fascinating works of Stanislaw Lem).
<strong>Azure Technology Specialist, Microsoft CEE</strong>
Technical expert in Microsoft's Cloud Application Development Global Black Belts (GBB) team. Working on the daily basis with customers and partners across Central and Eastern Europe, helping them architect, and implement high-scale, modern applications based on Azure PaaS platform.
Raimondas Tijūnaitis is a software developer currently working in Adform.
He is passionate developer who believes in agile and incremental software development and particularly values simple solutions to complex problems.
His current focus area is development of event driven software systems, scalable web applications and data distribution across vast Adform's infrastructure.
Most of his time in Adform he spends tackling big muddy system components and making them shiny again.
Piotr is a software developer and a software architect working at Volvo IT. He’s almost got 20 years of experience in the software industry. He started with C, C++ but one of his biggest love is with no doubt the .NET Platform. He was working with various types of systems and applications including web, desktop and embedded. From the beginning of his career he is dedicated to Microsoft-related technologies.
Marcin is an IT architect with a very strong technical background. He started his professional career when .NET Framework 1.1 was becoming popular and spent a few years maintaining and enhancing a few global systems utilizing a variety of Microsoft products and tools. Since 2010, he involved himself in the development of the reference architecture for Volvo's .NET applications, coaching projects to achieve quality and delivering internal trainings. He now has even more direct influence on the reference architecture as he took the Chief Architect responsibility. Marcin is also an occasional speaker on local universities and conferences.
Privately, he is a fan of motorization and especially Formula 1, loves travelling and discussing anything that is related to computer science.