2013 Speakers

Meet the DevReach 2013 speakers. 

  • Image of Rey Bango
    Rey focuses on building awareness to client-side, standards-based development and helping Microsoft meet the needs of the web development community. He's an open-source advocate, former member of the jQuery JavaScript project team, and a frequent writer.






    Sessions

    Day 2, 10:30 - 11:45
    Theater 1

    Thinking Cross-browser: Techniques and Tools for Cross-browser Development and Testing

  • Image of Michele L. Bustamante
    Michele Leroux Bustamante is Managing Partner at Solliance (solliance.net), and founder of Snapboard (snapboard.com) a tool for professionals to organize and share content without distractions. She is also Microsoft Regional Director and a Microsoft MVP. Michele has over 20 years speclializing in scalable and secure end-to-end system design, identity and access management, and cloud computing technologies - for companies of all sizes. Michele shares her experiences through presentations and keynotes all over the world, and has been publishing regularly in technology journals her entire career. Michele wrote the best-selling book "Learning WCF" (O'Reilly 2007).

    Sessions

    Day 2, 14:30 - 15:45
    Theater 5

    Windows Azure Essentials

  • Image of Dan Wahlin
    Dan Wahlin founded The Wahlin Group (http://www.TheWahlinGroup.com) which provides consulting and training services on Web technologies such as JavaScript, jQuery, AngularJS, SPAs, HTML5, ASP.NET and SharePoint. He’s also one of the top authors at Pluralsight.com and has published several courses covering a range of technologies. Dan is a Microsoft Regional Director and has been awarded Microsoft's MVP award multiple times for ASP.NET, Connected Systems and Silverlight. Dan is on the INETA Speaker's Bureau, speaks at conferences and user groups around the world and has written several books on Web technologies.  

    Dan blogs at http://weblogs.asp.net/dwahlin and writes regular columns for various technical magazines. Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin.

    Sessions

    Day 1, 11:15 - 12:30
    Theater 1

    Building an End-to-End HTML5 App with ASP.NET MVC 4, Entity Framework and jQuery

    Day 2, 12:00 - 13:15
    Theater 1

    AngularJS SPA JumpStart

    Day 1, 15:15 - 16:30
    Theater 1

    JavaScript Patterns to Clean Up your Client-Side Code

    Day 1, 16:45 - 18:00
    Theater 3

    .NET Rocks Live!: JavaScript Libraries Panel

  • Image of Kathleen Dollard
    Kathleen Dollard is .NET Coach for Crystal MEF Lab. She has been a Microsoft MVP since 1998 and has given hundreds of speeches around the world. She has worked extensively with compositional architectures in relation to specific development platforms. She’s interested in making core .NET technologies available to all coders to enable them to write better software faster. Kathleen is also a long-time advocate of generative techniques and is the author of Code Generation in Microsoft .NET (from Apress). She has published numerous articles on a range of .NET technologies. Kathleen is active in the Northern Colorado .NET SIG, the Denver Visual Studio User Group, and the Northern Colorado Architect's Group.


    Sessions

    Day 2, 09:00 - 10:15
    Theater 4

    Modern Tracing

    Day 2, 12:00 - 13:15
    Theater 2

    From Procedural to Functional Programming without Side Effects

  • Image of Derik Whittaker
    Derik Whittaker is a Software Architect who specializes in all things .Net. Derik has been building enterprise systems on top of the .Net technology stack for over 14 years and along the way has picked up a thing or two about how to create killer systems. During his 14 year career Derik has worked in many different industries ranging from Marking, Healthcare, Retail, Insurance, Automotive and Online Entertainment. Currently Derik is working for a Technology startup (Orgspan.com) in Cary North Carolina building Windows Phone and Windows 8 clients.
     
    Derik believes that the job of a developer is more than just turning syntax into working 1’s and 0’s. He believes that our job is to produce a system which gets out of the users way and allows them to do their job better.  
     
    Derik has been awarded the Microsoft MVP in C# for the past 5 years. Along with being an MVP he is also a member of the ASPInsiders group. Derik is a community leader, helping to organize events such as Chicago Codeapalooza, Chicago Code Camp and the Raleigh Code Camp. Outside of his day job you can find Derik hanging out with his beautiful wife Tiffany and his 2 awesome boys Brendan and Ryan.

    Sessions

    Day 2, 16:00 - 17:15
    Theater 5

    What is Web API? How to use it in the real world?

    Day 2, 09:00 - 10:15
    Theater 1

    Typescript, The Gateway Drug to JavaScript

    Day 1, 15:15 - 16:30
    Theater 2

    KnockoutJS for the XAML Developer

  • Image of Kate Gregory
    Kate Gregory has been using C++ since before Microsoft had a C++ compiler. She writes, mentors, codes, and leads projects, in both .NET and Visual C++, especially for Windows 7 and 8. Kate is a Microsoft Regional Director, a Visual C++ MVP, has written over a dozen books (the most recent on C++ AMP for Microsoft Press) and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world. Kate develops courses on C++, Visual Studio, and Windows programming for Pluralsight, founded the East of Toronto .NET Users group, and is a member of adjunct faculty at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. 

    She blogs at www.gregcons.com/kateblog and is on Twitter as @gregcons.

    Sessions

    Day 1, 15:15 - 16:30
    Theater 6

    C++ in 2013 - Why on Earth?

    Day 2, 10:30 - 11:45
    Theater 6

    Use All of Visual Studio to Become a Better Developer

  • Image of Lyuben Belov

    Lyuben Belov

    Share Managing Partner at LAUNCHub
    Lyuben Belov is a successful entrepreneur and one of the pioneers of the Internet sector in Bulgaria. After co-founding Net Info in 1998, he served as the company's CEO until 2007. He is credited with successfully founding and growing Net Info (organically and through acquisitions) into the top digital brand in Bulgaria - in terms of reach (80%) and revenue market share (50%). Net Info's portfolio includes brands such as abv.bg, vesti.bg, vbox7.com, gbg.bg, sinoptik.bg, and others. Net Info was ultimately acquired in 2008 by "Sanoma Magazines International" - a transaction that represents the highest valuation achieved in this sector in Bulgaria. After exiting, Net Info, Lyuben has focused on investing and developing digital businesses within the SEE region. His experience, know-how, connections and enthusiasm, have helped a number of young bright teams to successfully grow their digital businesses and turn them into market leaders within their respective areas. In addition, he recently co-founded LAUNCHub, €9 million fund, which starting in Q3 2012, would invest, develop and grow startup companies in the ICT sector in the SEE region.

    Sessions

    Day 2, 16:00 - 17:15
    Theater 3

    Entrepreneurship / Startups Panel Discussion: Develop Local, Sell Global, Disrupt the World

  • Image of Brandon Satrom

    Brandon Satrom

    Share Founder of HTML5.tx; Product Manager, Kendo UI at Telerik
    Brandon Satrom is Product Manager for Kendo UI (http://kendoui.com) and is based in Austin, Texas. He has eleven years of industry experience, splitting his time evenly between consulting/service organizations and internal IT shops.

    A Software and Enterprise Architect, Brandon has worked on projects of all shapes for companies large and small, most recently using technologies such as WCF, WF, ASP.NET MVC with a healthy dose of OSS. He is active in the Austin technology community, both as a participant in local user groups and as President of the IASA Austin chapter.

    Brandon lives in Austin with his wife and son and blogs about software architecture and development.

    Sessions

    Day 2, 12:00 - 13:15
    Theater 5

    Polyfilling the Web Platform With Web Components

  • Image of Brian H. Prince
    Brian H. Prince is a Principal Cloud Evangelist for Microsoft, based in the US. He gets super excited whenever he talks about technology, especially cloud computing, patterns, and practices. His job is to help customers strategically leverage technology, and help them bring their architecture to a super level. 

    Further, he is a co-founder of the non-profit organization CodeMash. He speaks at various international technology conferences. He only wishes his job didn’t require him to say ‘super’ so much. Brian is the co-author of “Azure in Action”, published by Manning Press. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Physics from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. He is also a zealous gamer. For example, he is a huge fan of Fallout 3, Portal, and pretty much every other game he plays.

    Sessions

    Day 1, 16:45 - 18:00
    Theater 5

    Gamification of our World

    Day 2, 16:00 - 17:15
    Theater 1

    Using the Cloud for Dev/Test

  • Image of Brian Rinaldi
    Brian Rinaldi is a Content and Community Manager for the Adobe Developer Center team, where he helps drive content strategy for HTML5 and JavaScript developer content. Brian blogs regularly and is a unreformed twitter addict. He is an author and regular speaker and also the founder of RIA Unleashed Conference in Boston.





    Sessions

    Day 1, 15:15 - 16:30
    Theater 3

    Getting Started with Responsive Web Design and Edge Reflow

  • Image of Bruno Klauser

    Bruno Klauser

    Share Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems
    Bruno Klauser works at Cisco as a Consulting Engineer for Network Automation, Programmability, Management and Operations in the EMEAR Borderless Networking Team, based out of Zurich, Switzerland. Within this field he's focussing on the adoption of programmability, autonomic concepts and Network Automation based on Device Manageability Instrumentation (DMI) and Embedded Automation Systems (EASy). Bruno's secondary focus is on Operations of MPLS Core and MPLS-based services. Key Deliverables include white paper and book chapter contributions, proof of concept demonstrations, open-source tutorials, transfer of information seminars and supporting development and architectural groups within Cisco and the industry.

    Bruno is a member of the IEEE and co-organizer of workshops related to his focus areas. Prior to joining Cisco in 2000, Bruno has worked as Software Engineer, Software Architect and Project Manager in SP network management projects and network management software development teams. He holds a diploma in Software Engineering from University of Applied Sciences Brugg/Windisch, Switzerland as well as a Master of Advanced Studies diploma in Human Computer Interaction Design from University of Basel, Switzerland. Bruno is married and father of a boy born in 2001 and a girl born in 2004.

    Sessions

    Day 2, 10:30 - 11:45
    Theater 3

    Network Programming in a Cisco Open Network Environment - ONE step beyond the SDN Hype

  • Image of Burke Holland
    Burke Holland is a web developer who hangs out in Nashville, TN even though he doesn't really care for country music. He is a recovering Adobe Flex developer and current JavaScript / HTML5 fanatic working as a Developer Evangelist For Kendo UI.

    You can find him blogging for Kendo UI and on his personal blog A Shiny New Me. He hangs out on twitter as @burkeholland and avoids Facebook altogether. He has an obsession with Instagram and once updated everyone's last name in the corporate ERP database to "Holland". He is not a fan of SQL.

    Sessions

    Day 2, 16:00 - 17:15
    Theater 6

    Hands-on Responsive Design with Twitter Bootstrap

  • Image of Carey  Payette
    Carey Payette is a Developer Evangelist for Telerik with over 14 years professional IT experience in industries ranging from government, to private sector and utilities holding multiple titles throughout this time including support developer/technician, data architect, software developer, software architect and enterprise architect. Carey's an ASPInsider and was a recipient of the Microsoft MVP award in Client App Dev from 2009-2011.

    She also serves as the Treasurer for the US National GiveCamp organization and is a member of the StirTrek organizing committee. Carey is a mom to 3 fabulous boys, a black belt in TaeKwonDo and enjoys coding for fun!

    Sessions

    Day 2, 10:30 - 11:45
    Theater 2

    Advanced Topics in Windows 8 Programming with XAML and C#

  • Image of Carl Franklin

    Carl Franklin

    Share Microsoft Regional Director & MVP; Host of .NET Rocks!, dnrTV, and Mondays podcasts
    Carl Franklin is the host of the podcasts .NET Rocks! and dnrTV, and the producer of the podcasts Hanselminutes and RunAs Radio. Carl has been a .NET developer since the first beta, and was a VB and ASP developer before that. He is Co-Chair of the Visual Studio Connections Conference and has been a figurehead in the VB community since the very early days when he wrote for BasicPro Magazine, which then became Visual Basic Programmers Journal. He authored the Q&A column of that magazine. He authored many feature articles for VBPJ and other magazines on topics such as graphics, serial communications, and sockets programming. He has authored two books for John Wiley & Sons on sockets programming in VB, and in 1994 he helped create the very first Web site for VB developers, Carl & Gary’s VB Home Page.

    Carl now teaches hands-on VB .NET classes for his company, Franklins.Net. Carl is Microsoft MVIP and Regional Director for Connecticut, and has a close relationship with the New England Microsoft Office. His students rave about his teaching abilities and vast knowledge of .NET.

    Carl is also an accomplished musician and audio/video producer. He started Pwop Studios in 1999 as a record label for his first album, a collaboration with his brother Jay: Strange Communication. Carl's other band, Solvo, is a funk/jazz/blues/rock band. Solvo is Latin for "to set free or unbind."

    Sessions

    Day 1, 16:45 - 18:00
    Theater 3

    .NET Rocks Live!: JavaScript Libraries Panel

    Day 2, 12:00 - 13:15
    Theater 3

    .NET Rocks Live!: State of Mobile Development Panel

  • Image of Eric Lawrence

    Eric Lawrence

    Share Senior .NET Developer, develops Fiddler at Telerik
    Eric Lawrence is passionate about building tools to help developers and testers build better web applications. He built the Fiddler Web Debugger and spent a dozen years at Microsoft working on the Office Online and Internet Explorer engineering teams.








    Sessions

    Day 1, 13:45 - 15:00
    Theater 4

    Debugging with Fiddler

  • Image of Gill Cleeren

    Gill Cleeren is Microsoft Regional Director, Silverlight MVP, Pluralsight trainer and Telerik MVP. He lives in Belgium where he works as .NET architect at Ordina. Gill has given many sessions, webcasts and trainings on new as well as existing technologies, such as Silverlight, ASP.NET and WPF at conferences including TechEd, TechDays, DevDays, NDC Oslo, SQL Server Saturday Switserland, Silverlight Roadshow in Sweden, Telerik RoadShow UK… Gill has written 2 books: “Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook” and Silverlight 5 Data and Services Cookbook and is author of many articles for magazines and websites.

    You can find his blog at www.snowball.be.

    Sessions

    Day 2, 09:00 - 10:15
    Theater 2

    One Speaker. One App. 75 minutes.

    Day 1, 13:45 - 15:00
    Theater 2

    What's new in Win8.1

    Day 2, 12:00 - 13:15
    Theater 3

    .NET Rocks Live!: State of Mobile Development Panel

  • Image of Goran Savic

    Goran Savic

    Share Software Engineer at Execom

    Goran Savic is a Software Engineer at Execom with more than 8 years of experience. He has worked on several software development projects which resulted in products that are intensively used in production, helping people in different business areas.

    Goran is a Master of Computer Science and a Professional Scrum Master. Showing good organizational and technical skills, mostly in Microsoft technologies, he is engaged most of the time as Tech Lead on a couple of telecom projects for the world-leading satellite communication provider.

    His professional fields of interest include business process improvements, enterprise architecture, applied psychology used for building productive team dynamics and IT security.

    Sessions

    Day 1, 16:45 - 18:00
    Theater 4

    Feedback potential - Make the best of it

  • Image of Jason Follas
    Jason Follas is an Architect for Perficient, helping clients located in the greater Detroit region (including Toledo, where he lives and leads the Northwest Ohio .NET User Group).

    For nearly two decades now, he has created interesting solutions using Microsoft technologies, including an aircraft load planning system used by an air freight company, geospatial web applications, and material blend optimization software. On the side, Jason enjoys writing apps and games for the Windows Store.

    Sessions

    Day 2, 10:30 - 11:45
    Theater 5

    Custom Graphics for Your Web Application: The HTML5 Canvas and Kinetic.js

    Day 1, 16:45 - 18:00
    Theater 2

    Knave Blackjack: The Story of Writing a Window Store App for Sale

  • Image of Justin Searls
    Justin Searls has two professional passions: writing great software and sharing what he’s learned in order to help others write even greater software.

    He has a software studio in Columbus called Test Double, where he’s currently helping clients build well-crafted user experiences for the web.







    Sessions

    PreCons, 14:00 - 18:00

    Half Day Pre-Conf WORKSHOP on 30 Sep: Happier front-end development with Lineman

    Day 2, 14:30 - 15:45
    Theater 1

    JavaScript Testing Tactics

    Day 1, 16:45 - 18:00
    Theater 3

    .NET Rocks Live!: JavaScript Libraries Panel

  • Image of Jim Cowart

    Jim Cowart

    Share Icenium Developer Advocate at Telerik
    Jim Cowart is a web developer, tragically geeky about JavaScript, HTML5, open source, hybrid mobile development...but he's not a fan of lists, so we'll stop there. Having journeyed through Cold Fusion, an obscure proprietary JavaScript BI implementation, C#, a smidgeon of Erlang (<3 <3 <3) and even spent some time as a data warehouse architect and developer (apparently he lied to us about not liking lists), he's most passionate about connecting with other developers – learning, sharing and promoting patterns and ideas that will make development more productive, enjoyable and empowering.

    Jim lives in Chattanooga, TN (USA) with his wife and two sons, and works for Telerik as a Developer Advocate for Icenium. You can follow him on twitter - @ifandelse.

    Sessions

    Day 2, 12:00 - 13:15
    Theater 4

    Taming Complexity in JavaScript with machina.js

  • Image of Jim Holmes
    Jim Holmes is Director of Engineering, Test Studio at Telerik and has more than 25 years in the IT field – as a PC technician, WAN manager, customer relations manager, developer, and, yes, tester. Jim has previously held jobs in the DoD, software consulting domain, and commercial software product sectors. He has been a long-time advocate of test automation and has delivered software on a wide range of platforms.

    Jim co-authored the book Windows Developer Power Tools, blogs frequently and is the president of the Board of Directors for the CodeMash conference, held at an indoor waterpark in Sandusky, Ohio, in the middle of winter. He is also founder of the Dayton .NET Developers Group, a volunteer-led community organization for improving the software development skills of Dayton-area IT professionals.

    Sessions

    Day 2, 16:00 - 17:15
    Theater 4

    Ten Practical Tips for Automated Testing of Web Applications

  • Image of Jonathan "J." Tower
    Jonathan--or J. as he is known--is a senior software consultant with Falafel Software, a consulting and training company based in Silicon Valley, California. J. loves the creative and problem-solving aspects of software development and has fourteen years of software development experience in industries including e-commerce, procurement, marketing, logistics, quality assurance, and manufacturing. His current technology interests include ASP.NET MVC, JavaScript, and several types of mobile development.

    J. lives in Michigan with his wife and children, where he organizes the .NET User Group, the DevDay and DevNight conferences, and Grand Rapids GiveCamp. For fun he enjoys photography and outdoor activities like biking and hiking. Jonathan received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Systems Sciences from Taylor University.

    Sessions

    Day 1, 13:45 - 15:00
    Theater 3

    Crafting Cross-Platform Mobile Apps with HTML, CSS, and JS in Icenium

  • Image of Keith Burnell

    Keith Burnell

    Share Microsoft MVP, Senior Software Engineer at Skyline Technologies
    Keith Burnell is a Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET/IIS and Senior Software Engineer with Skyline Technologies.  He has been developing software for over 10 years specializing in large scale ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC web site development and architecture as well as teaching and mentoring clients on the benefits of test-driven development. 
    Keith is an active member of the .NET community who speaks regularly at local and regional user groups and developer events as well as at national conferences. He is an avid blogger and author who been featured multiple times in MSDN magazine and has authored courses for Pluralsight. 

    Keith has two wonderful daughters and is married to his high school sweetheart who is still way out of his league! When not slinging code, Keith enjoys spending time with his family, karate, golf, and woodworking. 
    Keith can be found on his Blog, Twitter, and GitHub.

    Sessions

    Day 1, 16:45 - 18:00
    Theater 1

    Get Native with Just HTML5 and JavaScript

  • Image of Laurent Bugnion

    Laurent Bugnion

    Share Senior Director, IdentityMine

    Laurent works as Senior Director for IdentityMine, one of the leading companies (and Gold Partner) for Microsoft technologies such as Windows 8, Windows Phone, Kinect, Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight, Pixelsense, XBOX and generally User Experience. He is based in Zurich Switzerland.

    In October 2010, the book "Silverlight 4 Unleashed" that he wrote was published at Sams, an advanced sequel to "Silverlight 2 Unleashed" (published Oct 2008). He codes for Windows Phone, Windows 8, Silverlight, WPF, ASP.NET and his blog is on http://blog.galasoft.ch. 2013 is his first year as a Microsoft Regional Director and his 7th year as a Microsoft MVP. He is also the author of the well-known open source framework MVVM Light for Windows Phone, Windows 8, WPF, Silverlight.

    Sessions

    Day 2, 14:30 - 15:45
    Theater 2

    Sharing Code and Best Practices in Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 with MVVM Light

    Day 1, 11:15 - 12:30
    Theater 2

    Putting the Microsoft Design Language to Work

    Day 2, 12:00 - 13:15
    Theater 3

    .NET Rocks Live!: State of Mobile Development Panel

  • Image of Lino Tadros
    Alain "Lino" Tadros is President & CEO of Falafel Software, a Silicon Valley based company, with presence in Colorado,Texas, Michigan, Florida and North Carolina, dedicated to providing world-class consulting, training, and software development for small, medium, and enterprise level businesses.

    Prior to founding Falafel, Lino was a member of the development team at Borland for Delphi and C++Builder. Lino has been awarded Microsoft MVP status eleven years in a row for his numerous contributions to the C# community and is an expert in .NET, LINQ, ASP.NET, MVC, XAML, Windows Phone and Web Services.

    Lino is an industry renowned speaker and has given numerous presentations on 5 different continents since 1994. He also currently sits on the Board of Directors of 4 Silicon Valley corporations.

    Sessions

    Day 2, 09:00 - 10:15
    Theater 3

    Mobile Development in the Cloud

    Day 2, 12:00 - 13:15
    Theater 3

    .NET Rocks Live!: State of Mobile Development Panel

    Day 1, 11:15 - 12:30
    Theater 3

    Mobile Development Craziness!

  • Image of Margarita Naumova

    Margarita Naumova

    Share Microsoft Certified Master SQL Server and MVP; Founder of SQL Master Academy; CEO at Inspirit; Mentor at SolidQ
    Margarita Naumova is a very well-known Bulgarian SQL Expert. Magi holds the highest possible SQL Server Technical Certification in the field - Microsoft Certified Master, making her one of the best SQL Server Experts Worldwide. She has more than 15 years of SQL Server and BI technologies consulting and training experience gained in Bulgaria and abroad and is a trusted advisor for major Bulgarian customers in the SQL Server Platform Area.

    Margarita is a leader and founder of Bulgarian SQL & BI User Group "Let's SQL Together" and is a regular presenter of the largest IT events in Bulgaria. She has been awarded as a Top Presenter of Microsoft Days 2010 Conference and as a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. Her unique SQL Master Academy training program has helped hundreds of specialists to feel knowledgeable in their daily work or to find an inspirational career path in the world of SQL Server.

    Sessions

    Day 2, 12:00 - 13:15
    Theater 6

    Does the optimistic concurrency resolve your blocking problems?

  • Image of Martin Kulov

    Martin Kulov enjoys optimizing software development and operations. He loves picking up on various performance and quality issues that brings tremendous value to business. Being developer for the last 15 years himself he learned how software gets developed in good and not so good ways.

    For his dedication to community and passion to help he is annually awarded with Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in Visual Studio ALM since 2006. Starting from 2010 Martin is also member of the Microsoft Regional Director program to provide technical guidance and expertise to communities and businesses worldwide.

    Martin often speaks at international developer conferences including DevReach which he founded back in 2006. Find more about Martin at www.kulov.net.

    Sessions

    Day 2, 14:30 - 15:45
    Theater 3

    .NET Memory Primer

  • Image of Matteo Emili

    Matteo Emili

    Share Systems Engineering Advisor, Dell

    Matteo Emili is a Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio ALM since 2010 and a Professional Scrum Master 1.

    Former Microsoft Student Partner (youngest ever in Italy and the first ever in being both MSP and MVP, in 2010 at the age of 19), he has a passion for Agile Methodologies, Processes and all the techie stuff around the code, which leads him to always searching for something new to share with the worldwide community around the Application Lifecycle Management field.

     

    He currently works for Dell Software UK as an Application Lifecycle Management advisor.

    Sessions

    Day 2, 10:30 - 11:45
    Theater 4

    Developer Operations with Visual Studio ALM 2013

  • Image of Michael Crump

    Michael Crump

    Share Microsoft MVP, Author and INETA Community Champion; XAML Solutions at Telerik
    Michael Crump is a Microsoft MVP, INETA Community Champion, and an author of several .NET books. He has been seen speaking at a variety of conferences around the world.

    Michael has also written dozens of articles on .NET development including Visual Studio Magazine, DevProConnections and Silverlight Show. He currently works at Telerik with a focus on our XAML control suite.

    Sessions

    Day 2, 10:30 - 11:45
    Theater 2

    Advanced Topics in Windows 8 Programming with XAML and C#

    PreCons, 09:00 - 13:00

    Half-Day Pre-Conf WORKSHOP on 30 Sep: iOS 7 Application Development for .NET Developers

  • Image of Miguel Castro

    Miguel Castro

    Share Microsoft MVP, INETA Speaker and ASP Insider; Architect at IDesign
    Miguel Castro is an architect with IDesign with over 28 years of experience in the software industry. He’s a Microsoft MVP, member of the INETA Speakers Bureau, and an ASP Insider. With a Microsoft background that goes all the way back to VB 1.0 (and QuickBasic in fact), Miguel jumped on .NET as soon as the first public Beta was released and has provided .NET solutions for clients in a variety of industries. He considers himself to be a .NET Developer and Architect and has equal love for both Visual Basic and C#, with no tolerance for language bigotry.

    Miguel is an active and recognized member of the Microsoft community and speaks regularly at numerous user groups, code camps, and conferences in the US and abroad. He has also been featured on several technology talk shows on numerous occasions. He specializes in architecture and development consulting and training using Microsoft technologies. Miguel is also a regular author with CoDe Magazine and the proud father of a very computer savvy 8-year-old girl.

    Sessions

    Day 1, 15:15 - 16:30
    Theater 4

    Understanding Dependency Injection & Writing Testable Software

    Day 2, 16:00 - 17:15
    Theater 2

    Extending XAML To Overcome Pretty Much Any Limitation

  • Image of Mehfuz Hossain

    Mehfuz Hossain

    Share Technical Advisor in the DevTools Division at Telerik
    Mehfuz works as the Technical Advisor in the DevTools Division. He is currently responsible in getting out the next generation of IOS productivity components for making app building experience a pure joy. He is passionate playing with the latest bits.

    He has been a Microsoft MVP, author of OS projects like LinqExtender, LINQ to flickr and most recently lighter (nodejs + mongo) blog engine. Prior to working at Telerik , Mehfuz worked as a core member in many high volume web applications including Pageflakes that is acquired by Live Universe in 2008. He is a frequent blogger and was also a contributor and site developer at dotnetslackers.com. @mehfuzh

    Sessions

    PreCons, 09:00 - 13:00

    Half-Day Pre-Conf WORKSHOP on 30 Sep: iOS 7 Application Development for .NET Developers

  • Image of Milena Pajic
    Milena Pajic is a Project Manager at Execom, a software engineering house working for EU customers. With more than 6 years of experience in the IT business, she is currently managing several projects for the world-leading satellite communication provider. Milena is a Master of Computer Science and a Professional Scrum Master.

    After working as a Software Developer and perfecting her technical background mostly in Microsoft technologies, Milena has shown great organizational and communication skills. That brought her to the Project Management position in just three years. Her professional fields of interest are project management methodologies and business process improvements.

    Sessions

    Day 1, 16:45 - 18:00
    Theater 4

    Feedback potential - Make the best of it

  • Image of Phil Japikse

    Phil Japikse

    Share Microsoft MVP; Evangelism Lead for Telerik's DevTools Division
    An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, MCSD, CSM, and CSP, and a passionate member of the developer community, Phil Japikse has been working with .Net since the first betas, developing software for over 20 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since 2005.

    Phil works as the Evangelism Lead for Telerik's DevTools Division, working with the RadControls for Windows 8 as well as the Just family of products (JustCode, JustMock, JustTrace, and JustDecompile), and serves as the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .Net User’s Group and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, co-hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast (www.hallwayconversations.com), and founded Agile Conferences, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to advancing agile in all aspects of software development.

    Phil also serves as Cub Scout Committee Chair for his sons’ Cub Scout Pack, volunteers for the National Ski Patrol, and is a recently retired Firefighter/Paramedic. You can follow Phil on twitter via www.twitter.com/skimedic and read his blog at www.skimedic.com/blog.

    Sessions

    PreCons, 09:00 - 17:00

    Full Day Pre-Conf WORKSHOP on Sep 30: Build a Windows Application in a Day

    Day 1, 11:15 - 12:30
    Theater 5

    Testing Code From The Pit of Despair

    Day 1, 13:45 - 15:00
    Theater 1

    JavaScript for C# Programmers

    Day 1, 16:45 - 18:00
    Theater 3

    .NET Rocks Live!: JavaScript Libraries Panel

  • Image of Pinal Dave
    Pinal Dave is a Developer Evangelist for Pluralsight. He has authored 9 SQL Server database books and have written over 2500 articles on the database technology on his blog at a http://blog.sqlauthority.com. Along with 9+ years of hands on experience he holds a Masters of Science degree and a number of certifications, including MCTS, MCDBA and MCAD (.NET). His past work experiences include Technology Evangelist at Microsoft and Sr. Consultant at SolidQ. Prior to joining Microsoft he was awarded the Microsoft MVP award for three continuous years for his contribution to the community.

    Pinal has talked at many conferences worldwide. He has been the top most rated speakers at TechEd India 2011-2013 across all the tracks. He has presented earlier at SharePoint Conference, Singapore and has been awarded as a top rated speaker there as well.

    Sessions

    Day 1, 13:45 - 15:00
    Theater 6

    Secrets of SQL Server: Database Worst Practices

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    Richard Campbell started playing with microcomputers in 1977 at the age of 10. He's really never done anything else since. In that time he's been involved in every level of the PC industry, from manufacturing, to sales, to development, even into large scale infrastructure implementation. He has been a witness and participant to the Bill Gates vision of "A PC on every desktop." For years he's served as a consultant to companies in many countries, including Barnes&Noble.com, Dow Chemical, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Services, Reuters, Subaru/Isuzu and the U.S. Air Force, providing advice on architecture, scaling systems and mentoring development teams.

    His long experience in working with large scale systems made him a sought-after consultant during the halycon years of the DotCom boom. He worked closely with venture capital and private equity firms providing architectural direction and due diligence. Richard has also been part of the founding groups of a number of different businesses including Strangeloop Networks, which in 2006 raised the largest Series A round financing (11.5 million) in Canadian history. In later years he has helped organize software consulting firms in a number of developing countries. His involvement in training developers resulted in training materials and videos sold through Applications Developers Training Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has been the author of over 400 articles in a variety of magazines, including writing the question-and-answer column for Access-SQL-VB Advisor for ten years.

    Richard has also been deeply involved in conference planning and speaking, organizing conferences all over the US, Canada and Europe. He has spoken at conferences on every continent except Antarctica. In 2004 he first met Carl Franklin, creator of .NET Rocks, a podcast targeted at .NET developers. Richard was a guest on show 69, but his friendship with Carl quickly evolved into a partnership and by show 100 in early 2005 he came onboard as co-host. The partnership bore fruit in the form of more shows - in 2006, under the parent company PWOP Productions, Richard and Carl launched dnrTV and Hanselminutes. In 2007 demand was so great for shows that .NET Rocks grew to two shows per week and Richard launched another show called RunAs Radio, aimed at the IT Professional using Microsoft technology. By the end of 2011, .NET Rocks published its 700th episode reaching 200,000 listeners in 120 countries twice a week as well as launching a new podcast focused on tablet and mobile development called The Tablet Show.

    Today Richard is on the board of directors for Telerik, a leading vendor of development, team productivity, automated testing tools, UI components and content management solutions in the Microsoft space. He is a Microsoft Regional Director and is recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in the area of ASP.NET development. He splits his time between his various business ventures, consulting, producing podcasts as well as speaking at conferences including Tech Ed US, Tech Ed Europe, Tech Ed Asia, DevConnections and numerous regional shows in Canada, US and Europe.

    Sessions

    Day 1, 16:45 - 18:00
    Theater 3

    .NET Rocks Live!: JavaScript Libraries Panel

    Day 2, 12:00 - 13:15
    Theater 3

    .NET Rocks Live!: State of Mobile Development Panel

  • Image of Shay Friedman
    Shay Friedman is a Visual C# MVP and the author of IronRuby Unleashed.
    With more than 10 years of experience in the software industry, Friedman now works in CodeValue, a company he has co-founded, where he creates products for developers, consults and conducts courses around the world about web development and cloud computing.

    During the last 3 years, Shay presented more 40 sessions at international conferences including TechEd, NDC, SDC, CodeMash, DevWeek, DevLink, GOTO, RubyKaigi and more.

    Sessions

    Day 1, 11:15 - 12:30
    Theater 6

    What?!? C# Could Do That?!?

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    Stephen Forte

    Share Microsoft Regional Director & MVP, INETA Speaker; Chief Strategy Officer at Telerik
    Stephen Forte is the Chief Strategy Officer of Telerik and also a board member of the Scrum Alliance. Involved in several startups, he was the co-founder of Triton Works, which was acquired by UBM (London: UBM.L) in 2010 and was the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Corzen, Inc., which was acquired by Wanted Technologies (TXV: WAN) in 2007.

    Stephen also speaks regularly at industry conferences around the world. He has written several books on application and database development including Programming SQL Server 2008 (MS Press). Prior to Corzen, Stephen served as the CTO of Zagat Survey in New York City (acquired by Google in 2011) and also was co-founder of the New York-based software consulting firm The Aurora Development Group.

    He currently is a Microsoft MVP award recipient, Microsoft Regional Director, INETA speaker, and is the co-moderator and founder of the NYC .NET Developer User Group. Stephen is also a Certified Scrum Professional and PMP and holds an MBA from the City University of New York. An avid mountain climber, Stephen leads a trek in the Mt. Everest region every fall to raise money for charity. Stephen lives in Hong Kong with his wife.

    Sessions

    Day 1, 09:00 - 11:00
    N / A

    DevReach 2013 Opening and Keynote

    Day 2, 14:30 - 15:45
    Theater 6

    An Agile Talk

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    Steve Smith

    Share Microsoft Regional Director and MVP; Executive VP Enterprise Services at Telerik

    Steve is a software developer with a passion for building quality software as effectively as possible. He is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP, a frequent speaker at developer conferences since 2001, an author and a trainer. Steve has written or contributed to several books on software development, including 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know. Steve founded and coordinates a software craftsmanship user group in northeast Ohio (HudsonSC.com).  Steve has also published training courses on object-oriented design, design patterns, kanban, and performance testing at Pluralsight.com.

    Steve co-founded and later sold Lake Quincy Media and NimblePros (now part of Telerik). Currently he is an Executive VP, Services at Telerik. He is passionate about software craftsmanship, design patterns, and effective software development practices. He enjoys helping fellow programmers achieve their own "ah-ha" moments through speaking, his blog, videos, and other opportunities.

     

    Steve's an ex-Army Engineer officer and Iraq veteran who enjoys playing games and spending time outdoors. He lives in Kent, Ohio with his wife Michelle, daughter Ilyana, and son Nikita. He enjoys biking, swimming, karate, and all manner of games when he is not immersed in the latest developments in software.

    Sessions

    PreCons, 09:00 - 17:00

    Full Day Pre-Conf WORKSHOP on 30 Sep: Software Engineering Fundamentals Workshop

    Day 2, 14:30 - 15:45
    Theater 4

    Improving the Quality of Existing Software

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    Tiberiu 'Tibi' Covaci

    Share Founder at Many-core

    Before moving back to Romania in 2012, Tiberiu 'Tibi' Covaci lived with his family in Sweden and Bermuda for 16 years. He founded Many-core, a company that trained and mentored developers and architects around the world to understand the .NET Framework and the technologies built on top of .NET. He works closely with Microsoft as member of the Developer Guidance Council, course Author, and Technology Reviewer for the Microsoft .NET Official Curriculum courses.

    He is a member of the ASP Insider and Telerik Insider groups, IASA Speaker & Trainer, INETA Speaker and Country Lead, founding member of IASA Sweden and IASA Romania, and former member of the MCT Advisory Council. He is interested in technologies like ASP.NET, multi-core and asynchronous programming, new programming languages and trends.

    For his passion and contribution Microsoft and Telerik awarded Tibi the MVP title.

    Sessions

    PreCons, 09:00 - 17:00

    Full Day Pre-Conf WORKSHOP on Sep 30: Mastering Single Page Applications in just one day

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    Tim Huckaby

    Share Microsoft Regional Director & MVP; Chairman at InterKnowlogy; Chairman at Actus Interactive Software
    Tim Huckaby is focused on the Natural User Interface (NUI) - Touch, Gesture, and Neural in Rich Client Technologies like HTML5, Silverlight, WPF, WinRT & IOS on a broad spectrum of devices that include computers, tablets, the Surface, the Kinect, and mobile devices. He has been called a “Pioneer of the Smart Client Revolution” by the press.

    Tim has been awarded many times for the highest rated technical presentations and keynotes for Microsoft and many other technology conferences around the world. He is consistently rated in the top 10% of all speakers at these events. Having worked for or with Microsoft for over 20 years, Tim has been on stage with, and done numerous keynote demos for many Microsoft executives including Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.

    Tim founded InterKnowlogy, experts in .NET and Microsoft Platforms in 1999 and Actus Interactive Software in 2011 serving both companies as it’s Chairman. Tim has over 30 years of experience including serving on a Microsoft product team as a development lead on an architecture team on a Server Product. Tim is a Microsoft Regional Director, a Microsoft MVP and serves on many Microsoft councils and boards like the Microsoft Application Development Partner Advisory Council.

    Sessions

    Day 2, 09:00 - 10:15
    Theater 6

    Kinect for Windows - Designing Software for Gesture & Voice Controlled User Interfaces

    Day 1, 16:45 - 18:00
    Theater 6

    Lessons Learned from the trenches of NUI: User Experience and User Interaction Design

  • Image of Todd Anglin

    Todd joined Telerik in 2007 and is now responsible for Telerik's growing line of HTML5 tools for web and mobile apps, including Kendo UI Web, DataViz, and Mobile. He helps organize a global team of engineers, evangelists, marketing specialists, and business analysts to design, create, sell, and support industry leading HTML and JavaScript tools. Todd is a well-respected HTML5 industry leader and frequent speaker at some of the world's largest developer conferences. Prior to serving as VP HTML5 Web & Mobile Tools, Todd was Telerik's Chief Evangelist for five-years, building and coordinating Telerik's global evangelism efforts.

    Todd is an active member of the .NET and HTML5 developer communities, a Microsoft MVP, founder and president of the North Houston .NET Users Group, and O'Reilly author. Prior to Telerik, Todd worked in Fortune 200 financial services enterprise IT, and had experience independently building and selling SaaS.

    Sessions

    Day 1, 09:00 - 11:00
    N / A

    DevReach 2013 Opening and Keynote

    Day 1, 15:15 - 16:30
    Theater 5

    Making HTML5 Work Everywhere

    Day 2, 12:00 - 13:15
    Theater 3

    .NET Rocks Live!: State of Mobile Development Panel

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    TJ VanToll

    Share Developer Advocate at Telerik
    TJ VanToll is web developer, speaker, and writer living in Lansing, MI and working as a developer advocate for Telerik.

    He is a proud contributor to the jQuery family of projects and is a jQuery UI team member. He writes about his experiences with jQuery, HTML 5, CSS, and other things that strike his fancy on his blog. He is the proud father of twin sons and when not on the internet he is generally found chasing them in circles.

    Sessions

    Day 2, 09:00 - 10:15
    Theater 5

    jQuery UI Widgets vs. HTML5

  • Image of Yaniv Rodenski
    Yaniv Rodenski is a Senior Architect at SELA Group. Yaniv has over 16 years of industry experience as a developer, team leader, R&D manager and architect in various environments. Yaniv is experienced in developing large scale, distributed and data-centric systems.

    Yaniv is the founder and co-manager of the Windows Azure User Group in Israel, the co-author of the “Developing Windows Azure and Web Services” Microsoft official course (20487), and has contributed to official Microsoft training materials on Windows Azure, HPC and Hadoop over the years.

    Sessions

    Day 1, 13:45 - 15:00
    Theater 5

    Things Every Developer Should Know About HTTP

    PreCons, 09:00 - 17:00

    Full Day Pre-Conf WORKSHOP on 30 Sep: Integrating Clients, Server, and Cloud. End-to-End Technologies overview day

  • Image of Yuval Mazor

    Yuval Mazor

    Share Senior Architect at Sela Group
    Yuval Mazor is a Senior Architect at Sela Group. Yuval specializes in Agile development techniques such as TDD/BDD, Domain-Driven Design and Pair Programming. He has over 14 years of industry experience in both C++ and managed code, including being on one of the first teams in Israel to use the .NET 1.0 Release Candidate 2 for production systems. During his time at HP, Yuval was a core member and technical lead for teams that were selected for participation in the prestigious annual HP TechCon innovation conference, 2 years running.
    Yuval is a highly experienced developer and architect, with a passion for scalable designs and adaptable systems. He enjoys teaching and mentoring other developers and helping others to increase their software-development effectiveness.

    Sessions

    Day 1, 11:15 - 12:30
    Theater 4

    Writing and Using Custom Developer Testing Frameworks – A Practical Approach

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