Colin Mackay was C# MVP for 4 years (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), and Code Project MVP (for 5 years) and, as of writing, is in the top 3% of StackOverflow users. He also used to run Scottish Developers and the first 5 DDD Scotland conferences. These days he mostly blogs.
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Dylan Beattie is a systems architect and software developer, who has built everything from tiny standalone websites to large-scale distributed systems. By day, he’s the systems architect at Spotlight (www.spotlight.com), where he works on HTTP APIs, distributed systems, and the architectural challenges of delivering cutting-edge online services in a company with nearly ninety years of legacy. He’s been working with Spotlight since 2000, and his first-hand experience of watching an organisation - and their code - evolving over more than a decade has given him a unique insight into how API design, distributed systems, Conway's Law, working with legacy systems, and recruitment can all influence a company’s products and culture. Alongside his work at Spotlight, Dylan is actively involved in the software development community. He’s involved in running the FullStack and Progressive.NET conferences, and is one of the organisers of the the London .NET User Group. Over the last year he’s spoken at Progressive.NET in London, at NDC in Oslo and in London, and at BuildStuff in Lithuania and Ukraine.
Dylan grew up in southern Africa, moving to the UK with his family when he was ten. He wrote his first web page in 1992, and went on to study Computer Science at the University of Southampton. He’s a guitar player, musician and aspiring songwriter; his other interests include skiing, scuba diving, Lego, cats, travel and photography, and he's normally found hanging around user groups, pubs and rock bars in London wearing a big black hat.
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Joel works as a Technical Lead for Landmark Valuation Services, and is currently bringing his 20+ years of experience of software development and a passion for both technology and elegance to designing world-class applications for the property information and risk management sectors.
Outside of work he referees life with his wife and three young children in a home with more computers than is probably wise, but is really looking forward to teaching his boys Python now they've mastered Scratch on their Raspberry Pi.
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Adam RalphAdam is a software developer and an open source advocate with a keen interest in distributed systems design, DDD, CQRS and event sourcing.
He maintains FakeItEasy and xBehave.net and contributes to many more open source projects. In 2014 he had his 15 minutes of fame when he became the first community member to have a pull request accepted for the .NET Core Framework.
Adam currently enjoys working remotely for Particular Software, the makers of NServiceBus. He started writing software for fun and friends in 1983 after his Dad bought him his first computer, an Acorn Electron, and he's been delivering commerical software since the mid-'90s.
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Richard WildeRichard started programming during the home computing era with a ZX81. He has been running his own software company called wildesoft.net since 2004 and has a lot of experience delivering Microsoft based solutions for all aspects of businesses. He is also the co-founder of Smart Devs a user group based in Hereford. He also hangs out on twitter @rippo
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Independent software consultant and agile coach, Nathan is passionate about development and a firm believer in agile principles. In his day job he is contractor helping clients to build & deliver working software.
Nathan has successfully boot strapped agile teams in various companies and has given presentations on technology & agile at a number of events.
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Matteo Emili is a Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies since 2010. 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), his experience spreads from Universities, going through small businesses to the largest worldwide enterprises.
His focus on software engineering tied with business processes led him to have a deep knowledge of different topics and technologies, from development to virtualization, and 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 Application Lifecycle Management and DevOps.
He currently works for Quest Software as an Application Lifecycle Management and DevOps advisor.
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Steve SpencerSteve is an experienced .NET Developer, Microsoft Azure MVP and a Senior Solution Architect at Liberis. Steve has spoken at previous DDD events covering Microsoft Azure, Gadgeteer, Service Bus and Azure Web jobs
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Eldert GrootenboerEldert is an Azure MVP and Cloud Solution Architect from the Netherlands, mainly focused on IoT, Azure integration and BizTalk Server. He comes from a .NET background, and has been in IT since 2006. He has been working with BizTalk since 2010 and since then has expanded into Azure and surrounding technologies. Eldert loves working in integration projects, as each project brings new challenges and there is always something new to learn. In his spare time Eldert likes to be active in the integration community and get his hands dirty on new technologies. He can be found on Twitter at @egrootenboer and has a blog at http://blog.eldert.net/.
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Jon P Smith
Jon is interested in software architecture, patterns and libraries that speed up development and performance tuning. He has created a number of open-source libraries to speed up development of .NET applications and help with database migrations.
Jon P's Blog
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Dan ClarkeDan is an independent software developer - developing commercial software for 20 years. The first half of his career was in the games industry working on game-engine technology (3d, graphics, audio, networking, tooling, etc.) - primarily in C/C++. The latter half of his career has been more focussed on .NET and surrounding technologies - covering web, desktop, and cloud.
Dan runs an Oxford-based .NET user group - imaginatively called .NET Oxford! He's very passionate about software development, and also writes a blog which includes write-ups of every .NET Oxford event we've had, as well as various other development related posts.
Founder and owner of Everstack Ltd - providing contracting and consultation services. This is currently just Dan, to put his contracting and various projects through. Everstack is also a sponsor of .NET Oxford.
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Viv RichardsViv Richards is a test automation engineer at Vizolution, a blogger and a community bumble bee. In his spare time he enjoys teaching children to code as a CodeClub volunteer at a local junior school as well as bringing communities together to share skills and knowledge by organising local meet-up's as well as co-organising DDD Wales & Organising SwanseaCon..
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Shahid IqbalShahid is an independent consultant working with companies to help migrate their existing applications to the cloud and to build natively for the cloud using technologies such as Kubernetes. A .NET developer/architect with nearly a decade of experience he is usually happiest working with the latest technologies and playing around with gadgets or talking about cars. In his spare time he pretends to be a photographer usually picking stunning locations and pressing the shutter button at the right time.
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Gosia BorzeckaGosia Borzecka is a development consultant for at CPS (Corporate Projects Solution). She is a full stack .NET developer with over 6-year experience. The last two years she focuses more on SharePoint and Office 365. She spends her spare time to share knowledge, teaching kids programming and co-organizing monthly workshops: NottsDevWorkshop.co.uk
Tweets at @GosiaBorzecka and blog on www.gosiaborzecka.net
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Cliff is a senior first officer with a Major UK Airline on one of its newest jets the 787 Dreamliner.
He has a passion for flying from an early age, although his earlier career was spent as an apprentice at the Ford Motor Company and then a Project Engineer covering Electrical/Software/Robot engineering in major automotive brands. However his drive, focus and determination was always to become a pilot.
After self funding his pilots license and passing all necessary exams his first commercial flight was with Aer Arran (Irish regional airline), where he flew ATRs from Dublin and Galway to Ireland regions and into the UK. After this the jets got bigger, the cattle slightly less and eventually he applied and was selected to join a Major UK Airline.
After initially flying the Airbus A320 Cliff has continued his personal development and now fly’s the fleet of 787’s across the world, including the recently arrived B787-900 with the new First Class.
Although the current jets are technologically advanced its Cliff’s every decision and calculation on a minute-by-minute basis that carries over 215 people safely back and forth over the Atlantic or Siberia, therefore every decision is a critical one. He therefore has acute awareness of people’s decision-making processes and the consequences of these.
Its these decisions that impact on people’s lives, from lost luggage to engine issues to landing in fog, every decision is critical and everyone has an impact on how the airline remain competitive minute by minute, if not second by second. When not flying the plastic jet he spends his time huddled over his laptop thrashing the keyboard and working on some project from embedded systems to .Net.
Personal challenges are always part of Cliff’s spare time and as well as continuing to design computer software he is busy with family life of 3 Boys and 2 dogs and is also a keen cyclist, with the Alps Passporte’s challenge as next year’s goal.
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Marco Dal PinoMarco Dal Pino has been working in the IT for more than 20 years as a Freelance Consultant working on .NET platform.
He develops Mobile and Embedded Application for retail and enterprise Sector. He is also involved in developing Windows Phone and Windows 10 application for 3rd party company.
He is a Trainer and a Speaker in the main technical conference.
He is part of the staff of DotNetToscana a community focused on Microsoft technologies.
Since 2013 he has been a Nokia Developer Champion for Windows Phone.
In 2013 Microsoft recognize him the title of Microsoft MVP Windows Development
Since the end of 2013 Intel has recognized him as Green Belt in the program Intel Developer Zone for the activity of developer support and evangelization about Perceptual and Realsense technology.
Since May 2014 he has been an Intel Software Innovator for Realsense and IoT technologies.
In 2015 Intel has recognized him the title of Intel Black Belt Software Developer.
In 2017 he joined Projest SPA as Senior Program Manager
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Steve GordonSteve Gordon is a Microsoft MVP, senior developer and community lead based in Brighton, UK. He works for Madgex (www.madgex.com) developing and supporting their new product portfolio built on ASP.NET Core technologies. Steve is passionate about community and all things .NET related, having worked with ASP.NET on and off for over 15 years. Steve is currently developing microservice based products and services, using ASP.NET Core and Docker. He enjoys sharing his knowledge through his blog, in videos and at by presenting talks at user groups and conferences. Steve is excited to be a part of the .NET community and has recently founded .NET South East, a .NET Meetup group based in Brighton. He enjoys contributing to and maintaining OSS projects, most actively helping save lives with open source software and the Humanitarian Toolbox (www.htbox.org). You can find Steve online at his blog www.stevejgordon.co.uk and on Twitter as @stevejgordon.
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Sam CoganI’m a Cloud Architect and Microsoft Azure
MVP,focused on providing architecture and technical solutions for cloud-based SaaS projects using Azure.
I’m particularly focused on areas around cloud automation and deployment,
devops, configuration management, along with high performance and grid computing in the cloud.
I blog about Azure and cloud-related topics at samcogan.com
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Steven PearsSteven has been enjoying .NET since the beta landed on his desk next to his folder full of MSDN CDs. Somehow maintaining gainful employment while at the same time loving regular expressions, he now works as a developer for Experian by day. By night his open source alter ego tries to improve the experience of those working with Alexa and .NET by maintaining a set of open source packages.
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Barry DorransBarry is the security curmudgeon for .NET which means he gets to look at the framework, tools and template code, searching for potential insecurities and sometimes even fixing them. He also performs triage on publicly and privately reported vulnerabilities before getting someone else to fix them which means he gets all of the fun and none of the responsibility, albeit with phone calls during his honeymoon.
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Jan de Vries
Jan has been developing software for well over a decade. Currently he is working at 4DotNet as a Cloud Solution Architect/Developer. His main focus is developing highly performant and scalable solutions using the awesome services provided by the Microsoft Azure platform.
Because of his expertise he has been able to help out multiple customers to bring their on-premise solution to the cloud and guide them towards a better software development ecosystem.
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