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.
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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. He's currently the CTO at Skills Matter in London, where he juggles his time between working on their software platform, supporting their conference and community teams, and speaking at various conferences and events they organise in London. From 2003 to 2018, he worked as webmaster, then IT Manager, and then systems architect at Spotlight, where his first-hand experience of watching an organisation and their codebase evolve over more than a decade provided him with a unique insight into how everything from web standards and API design to Conway's Law and recruitment ends up influencing a company’s code and culture.Dylan is actively involved in the international software development community. As well as his work with Skills Matter, he runs the London .NET User Group, he's on the programme committee for NDC Conferences, and he's a frequent speaker at conferences and technical events around the world.Dylan grew up in southern Africa, moving to the UK with his family when he was ten. He's a Microsoft MVP and holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Southampton. He’s a guitar player and songwriter, known for performing musical parodies about software development. He's into 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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Robin is a software developer/technical architect working for a supply chain management software company in the UK.
He has been writing software since the 1980s, professionally from the mid-90s. Highlights of his work include websites, APIs, mobile applications, distributed systems and infrastructure. Low points include WebForms and VB6.
His fascination with security allows him to create apps and systems that resist the bad guys. He’s big on DevOps, Continuous Deployment and Continuous Improvement.
When not at a computer, he tries to be a bit more active. He’d love to ski and snowboard all year round but so far he’s restricted that to winter in the northern hemisphere. He also cycles around the roads and in the hills. That is, when his fantastic family aren't keeping him busy.
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I was a C# MVP for 9 years before coming to work for Microsoft as a Data Solution Architect on the Azure platform. As such I am responsible for advising Microsoft clients on all aspects of data ingestion, storage and advanced analytics, including machine learning. I have an indepth knowledge of all storage and analytics tooling on the Azure platform, but my speciality is machine learning and predictive analytics. I also have an interest in computational linquistics and social network analysis.
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Galiya WarrierGaliya Warrier is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft, where she helps enterprise customers adopt Microsoft Azure Data technologies. She specialises in workloads covering Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence on Azure platform, those are usually spanning from big data workloads to machine learning and chatbots.
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Dong Xie worked as a programmer/research assistant at Oxford University for 12 years. During the time he has worked on various projects covering microarray/gene expression databases, genotyping databases, phenotype informatics, and high speed sequencing. He designed a Cloud based batching solution on Microsoft Azure for processing large datasets long before Azure Batch. He then moved to the industry and worked on migrating legacy finance systems onto Cloud. Later working as consultant he designed a Container-as-a-Service product for one of the European Cloud providers.
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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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Ian RussellIan Russell is an experienced software developer with a keen interest in agile, software craftsmanship, Domain-Driven Design and F#. He is the founder of Warwickshire.Net, a principles-focussed user group for the Warwickshire/West Midlands .Net community.
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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.
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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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Andrew is an experienced engineer who has worked in .NET eco-system for more than 10 years. He's been in a variety of industries ranging from banks, fin-tech startups and job boards. Since the last year he has been working extensively with AWS in production at Just Eat.
Andrew has diverse interests and likes crossing over to different fields. He wanted to be a amateur psychologist and is now delving into cryptocurrency trading with quantitative analysis.
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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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A Software Development Engineer in Test by trade with experience at a range of companies including Microsoft, DataSift and Just Eat. My focus has always been on testing software as intelligently and lazily as possible by blending automated testing, bespoke and off the shelf tooling and occasionally having to actually do some manual testing!
I occasionally document some of my encounters when testing on www.mrshipley.com.
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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Benjamin Howarth is a freelance ASP.NET architect & senior developer, specialising in open-source content management systems. His experience in high-scale high-performance websites has been a strength over the past 5 years, working for Tesco, FIA Formula E, Universal Music Group, and Manchester Airport Group. He can be found at @benjaminhowarth on Twitter.
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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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Marco De SanctisMarco De Sanctis is a freelance consultant in IT, with 15 years of experience in the .NET Platform. His interests range from a very strong tech background in C#, ASP.NET and the whole Microsoft stack, to Solution Architecture, especially for Cloud based applications. He's totally passionate of Microsoft Azure and his current focus is about running containerised applications on the cloud.
Thanks to his contributions to the .NET community as content manager for ASPItalia.com, he's been awarded as Microsoft MVP for the last 8 years in a row.
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Andy is the CIO at Black Marble, a Gold partner in the north of England.
Andy's roles include providing SharePoint consultancy, delivering robust solutions for customers, along with internal IT provision for Black Marble. Andy has been working with SharePoint since the 2007 version.
James WorldJames World is an independent contractor with 25 years of professional software development experience. He worked at Microsoft as a software consultant for a decade, ran the Microsoft UK ADC Performance & Scalability Labs for a time and has worked in the City of London on a range of trading systems. Over the last few years, he has worked as a consultant improving software development at companies by leading the adoption of agile and software-development best-practices. He has also founded two successful tech start-ups. Always a coder, he makes sure never stray too far away from his latest programming project.
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Stuart AshworthI’m a software consultant, trainer and entrepreneur. I specialise in helping software teams deliver projects for the web and mobile, through consultancy, development and training.
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Tiago Pascoal is a DevOps Architect in the Microsoft's DevOps Customer Advisory team and has been an ALM | DevOps Ranger since 2008.
With over 18 years' experience in the software development field, started his career on an ISV developing a web application server on multi-platform systems, enabling people to write software that worked on both Un*x and Windows platforms.
Before joining Microsoft, Tiago was awarded the Microsoft MVP Award in Visual Studio and Development Technologies category for ten consecutive years and worked both as a consultant and as managing partner in several companies.
Most of his career was spent in the financial, telecommunications industries and public sector.
I'm an Application Developer and Software Architect for a wide variety of software solutions including websites and desktop applications. Most recently focussed on a bespoke web-based warehouse management system using .NET and browser tech.
While I love experimenting with new tech, my current focus is less on specific new technologies and more on good principles and techniques.
When not at work I'm a family man, biker, amateur photographer, guitarist and of course, software developer.
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Anita RamananAnita (@whywontitbuild) graduated from University College London with an MSci in Natural Sciences: Atomic and Particle Physics and Physical Chemistry (TL;DR: Quantum Mechanics).
Since then, she has been working at Microsoft and is now a Software Engineer focusing on the Internet of Things (particularly as it relates to healthcare), Xamarin, Power BI and Quantum Computing.
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Robert StiffYears of tapping away on computers. Hopefully I know what I'm doing by now.
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Callum WhyteCallum is a senior .NET developer for The Cogworks in London. He is currently leading the team building an app to monitor blood pressure in pregnancy for the NHS utilising some of the latest tech: Xamarin, microservices with Azure Functions and .NET Core
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Abid QuereshiAbid Quereshi has been helping companies realise business goals through software for 20 years. His consulting experiences have taken him from Canada, to the U.S., the Caribbean, throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. As an active developer, Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), he helps galvanise Lean and Agile transformations at all levels of organisations.
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