Speakers

Jarred Capellman

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I've spent the last 6 years developing in .NET in virtually every facet (WebForms, WinForms, WCF, WPF, Windows Phone, MonoDroid, MonoTouch, Windows Workflow, backend Windows Services) and recently MVC4.

Prior to that I spent 4 years creating and maintain a custom content management system written from scratch utilizing PHP and MySQL in my free time while in college.

I am currently the Software Architect at NextLOGiK, a subsidiary of COLA Inc.

In my free I develop Windows Phone 8 apps and games with 9 currently in the Marketplace and several in development.

Ray Barley

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Ray is a Principal Architect at RDA Corporation focused on SQL Server and Business Intelligence. He is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) in Business Intelligence and a MSSQLTips.com BI Expert.

G. Andrew Duthie

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G. Andrew Duthie, aka devhammer, is a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft's Mid-Atlantic States district, where he provides support and education for developers working with the Microsoft development platform. In addition to his work with Microsoft, Andrew is the author of several books on ASP.NET and web development, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences from VSLive! and ASP.NET Connections, to Microsoft's Professional Developer Conference (PDC) and Tech-Ed. Andrew has been participating in the user group community since way back in 1997, when one of his co-workers dragged him out to the Internet Developers User Group in Tyson's Corner, VA, and he's been hooked ever since.

Andrew can be reached through his blog at http://devhammer.net/. You can also follow Andrew on twitter.

Roberto Hernandez

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Currently a Managing Consultant for Excella in Arlington, VA. I have been architecting and building software solutions using Microsoft technology for the past 14 years. I was awarded as a Microsoft MVP in C# in 2007,2008 and 2010. I am originally from the Dominican Republic, and the proud father of two beautiful daughters that make my life special. You can track me down on twitter (@hernandezrobert) and on this blog http://overridethis.com.

Nikkia T. Carter

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Nikkia has 12+ years of experience in software, web (intranet), InfoPath, and SharePoint development. She has experience working with DOD Navy as a Federal employee, contractor, and consultant. Her SharePoint experience includes Office 365, SharePoint 2007, 2010, and Online, InfoPath 2007 and 2010 development, dashboard development, CorasWorks, Dundas Charts, Excel Services, workflow development, SharePoint Designer, Nintex Workflows, site collection administration, custom content types, custom list and libraries, user and admin training, training material development, and documentation of processes.

Steve Michelotti

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Steve Michelotti is a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP and a contributing author for Pluralsight training. In addition, 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 is an avid blogger (http:/geekswithblogs.net/michelotti), has contributed articles to Visual Studio Magazine, and his work on high performance web solutions was featured on Channel 9. Currently he is serving as an Architect/Developer for Applied Information Sciences (AIS) where he is leading a multi-year effort to modernize the business systems of a major insurance carrier. Previously he was the Chief Technologist at e.magination where he consulted with clients including Advertising.com/AOL where he was the Tech Lead for one of the highest volume .NET applications in the world.

Wyn Van Devanter

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Wyn has served as a software developer/consultant in a number of different sectors, including banking, law, energy, transportation, federal government and non-profit. He has been developing web-based applications for over ten years on the .NET stack. Wyn enjoys outdoor and cultural activities, and finding out what makes people tick. He appreciates using only what you need and is committed to life-long learning and growth.

Viktor Dolezel

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Microsoft Technology Expert with over 12 years of professional experience in the area of software development.

Involved with architecture, analysis, design, and development of integrated business solutions and systems utilizing Microsoft technologies and platforms. Recently focused on Business Intelligence and Collaboration solutions (MOSS 2007/SharePoint 2010).

Chris Love

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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 focusing on solving the problems many enterprises are having adopting a winning mobility strategy. He has authored 2 books, working a new Mobile Web App book and is a 5 time ASP.NET MVP. Chris regularly speaks at user groups, code camps and other developer events.

Stan Bice

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Stan is a Senior Software Engineer with Applied Information Sciences (AIS). He has been delivering software solutions for over 20 years in a variety of industries. Currently, he focuses on designing and developing database solutions, mainly with Microsoft SQL Server. Stan has experience using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Integration Services (SSIS) and Analysis Services (SSAS), including using the MDX query language. He is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional in Business Intelligence Developer 2008 and is a Microsoft Specialist in Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3. Stan is also a technical reviewer for Manning Press and has reviewed several very successful and popular programming books. Stan is a Christian, a family man and is active in his church. Stan and his wife have 2 children (4 year old son and 3 month old daughter) and lives in the beautiful Annapolis, MD area.

Jim Tomney

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Jim is a lead web developer at Transamerica Life & Protection where he is currently engaged in reworking the career agent website into a mobile friendly design.

John Berndt

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John Berndt was a first generation web entrepreneur (1993) and is a well known figure in the mid-atlantic digital scene. He is CEO and Chief Strategist of The Berndt Group, a nationally recognized web development agency located in Baltimore that focuses on web strategy, user experience, CMS technology, and content personalization. He has personally been involved with hundreds of significant web site projects, and his company builds large web sites and web applications for the likes of Valspar, Stanley Black and Decker, Medicare, Johns Hopkins, UPMC and Penn Medicine. Despite (or perhaps because of ) being a CEO, he has a keen interest in efficient coding, programming aesthetics, and good engineering.

He will be joined by Ed Kapuscinski, a senior engineer who works with him on large Sitecore builds.

Benjamin Davis

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I am a Computer Science Student at Morgan State University. I am just starting on the road of a professional developer and I am loving it.

Mark Lindell

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Mark Lindell is a Software Architect for Philips Healthcare. Mark has been practicing his craft with software since 1979 when he fell in love with a TRS-80 at a local Radio Shack. During the day, Mark spends his time evangelizing best practices, patterns, and beautiful code to multiple teams. He hates the term Architect and prefers to be called a 'Coding Architect'

Mohammad Eslami

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Mohammad is a senior software engineer with a primary concentration on the Microsoft .Net / C# platform including Asp.net, jQuery, WPF and WCF. He is currently an independent consultant at OCC where he acts as a senior .Net engineer / team lead. In addition to the .Net platform which is his main focus area, Mohammad has also developed few phone applications for Android and the Palm WebOS.

Ed Mullin

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Ed Mullin is Vice President of Consulting Services at LCG Technologies Corp. (LCG) a Microsoft Software Development partner in Towson, Maryland. Ed works with forward thinking businesses that realize the importance of strategic software applications to keep them ahead of competitors.

Ed is also President of BaltoMSDN, a user group for top level software developers.

Teaching kids to code is one of Ed's passions and he regularly conducts experiments on techniques on the budding software engineers that live in his house.

Kevin Mullin, age 13 is one of those budding software engineers. He is also an accomplished competitive robotics expert, having been part of the Middle Atlantic Championship team in 2011 that competed in the World Championships in Disney World.

Katie Hirsch

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Katie has developed software and technologies for companies including Day 1 Studios, Firaxis Games and Breakaway Ltd. She has both a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelors of Arts in Visual Arts concentrating in Animation from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) where she graduated magna cum laude in 2004. Over the course of her career she has shipped such titles as F.E.A.R.3, Civilization V, Command & Conquer 3 Expansion: Kane’s Wrath, and The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II – The Rise of the Witch-King and worked with platforms including the Xbox360, PS3 and PC. Katie also returns regularly to her alma mater to teach courses on Game Development, guest speak, and mentor. She also serves on the Professional Advisory Board to the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department (CSEE) at UMBC.

Thang Duong

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I am a senior software engineer and architect focusing on Microsoft technologies. I am enthusiastic in coding, designing and playing sports.

Terrance Brown

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Terrance Brown is the CEO and President of TVCOFA Corporation. He is a electrical and computer science engineer with over a decade of experience in informatics, translational science, and product and software development. Under Mr. Brown's leadership, TVCOFA Corporation became a highly sought after company for health informatics, a certified vendor for federal and state government, and a preferred vendor for Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Brown frequently lectures at universities, and corporations helping clients and students to think critically about the relationship between technology and health, and to develop innovative technologies to address health needs across population.

Mathew Ridge

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Mathew Ridge is a former Towson High School Student and is currently enrolled at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He is deeply interested in robotics and the technology that goes into it. While at Towson High School, Matthew was a member Robotics Club for 3 years and now is the Vice President of Administration for Venture Crew 314.