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Scott is a web developer who has been blogging for over a decade. He works in Open Source on ASP.NET and the Azure Cloud for Microsoft out of his home office in Portland, Oregon. Scott has three podcasts: for tech talk, on developers' lives and loves, and for pop culture and tech media. He's written a number of books and spoken in person to almost a half million developers worldwide.
Vagif is a Russian/Norwegian developer working for a Norwegian company Miles. He has about three decades of programming experience, currently focusing on building systems in F# and C#. Vagif is a frequent speaker on software conferences, contributor to some open source projects and maintainer of Simple.OData.Client.
Alex has been involved in application development since the late nineties and worked as a lead developer and architect at large enterprises and small companies. He spends his time teaching other developers the details of the Microsoft development platform and frameworks, and coaches architects to design and build modern distributed applications at cloud scale. He has received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for Visual Studio and Development Technologies 13 times. In his spare time Alex likes to participate in all kinds of sport, and loves playing and programming new and retro video games.
Andrey's favorite topics are performance and micro-optimizations, and he is the maintainer of BenchmarkDotNet (a powerful .NET library for benchmarking supported by the .NET Foundation). Andrey is a frequent speaker at various events for developers, and he is the program director of the DotNext conference. Andrey is also a PhD in computer science, a Microsoft .NET MVP, a silver medalist of ACM ICPC. In his free time, he likes to study science (his primary research interests are mathematical biology and bifurcation theory). Previously, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Weizmann Institute of Science and as a research scientist in the Sobolev Institute of Mathematics SB RAS.
Migrates Rider on .NET Core. Previously engaged in shared infrastructure at Kontur, a cloud-based application hosting platform. He is interested in the inner structure of .NET and Windows and uses this knowledge in practice.
Michael is an experienced full-stack developer with background in development of applications and distributed systems. By day, as member of RavenDB Core Team he works mostly on the server side of things, currently participates in development of a new, cross-platform version of RavenDB. By night he becomes a tinkerer with passion for new technologies, new ideas and coding in general, creating lots of different pet projects along the way.
Dmitry is a technology evangelist of Microsoft company, promotes modern software development technologies among beginner developers: pupils, students, startups. Specializes in the Internet of things, Windows universal applications development, functional programming, and platform .NET (F#, Roslyn). Has personally done dozens of hackathons all around Russia, helped many students' startups to start their projects in various fields. Associate Professor, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, teaches at MIPT and MAI, member of Russian Association for Artificial Intelligence, during summer time — lead of the department of computer technologies of the children camp JUNIO-R. In his spare time is into technological magic, does Chinese tea ceremony, Gong Fu Cha.
Adam is a software engineer focused on performance and reliability. He has spent much of his professional life working on systems for energy producers and distributors. It included projects such: energy trading, production optimization, balance settlement and critical events detection. So far no blackouts! He’s an Open Source Contributor to BenchmarkDotNet and corefxlab. He is also an ex-MMA practitioner, AFOL, rabbit owner and a huge star wars fan.
Jon has been a Microsoft MVP for more than 13 years, and is currently a software engineer at Google, London. He's the top contributor on Stack Overflow, the main contributor on the Noda Time library, and the author of C# in Depth.
Ivan is interested in open source projects and cross-platform solutions and using different architectural approaches in different applications of various loads and complexity.
A software developer at SourceGear. Eric has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also founded the AbiWord project and was responsible for much of the original design and implementation. Prior to founding SourceGear, he was at Spyglass for around five years. Eric served there as Project Lead for the browser team. They built the original versions of the browser you now know as "Internet Explorer".
Jane is a developer of the product with 1.5 million active users in company Kontur. She pays attention to code quality and performance. Right now she rewrites the product's infrastructure to .NET Core. She is the founder of meetup EkbDotNet in Yekaterinburg. Jane teaches other developers not afraid to move to other products to find their dream team.
An Akka.NET (one of the core team members) and F# consultant. An advocate of OSS and remote work culture. Interested in distributed systems, functional programming and deep understanding of the goals, means and proposed solutions.
Raffaele Rialdi is a senior Software Architect working as a consultant, speaker and trainer. Since 2003, he is a Microsoft MVP in the Developer Security category. His passion for the community brought him to be a member of the board of UGIdotNET, president of DotNetLiguria and co-founder of the Italian C++ user group. He is currently working as an architect and developer on the backend of an enterprise project with a specific focus on code generation and working on cross-platform mobile and IoT development in both C# and C++ languages.
Dylan Beattie is a consultant, software developer and international keynote speaker. He’s the director of Ursatile, an independent consultancy based in London that specialises in helping organisations bridge the knowledge gap between software development and business strategy. Dylan has been building data-driven web applications since the 1990s; he’s managed teams, taught workshops, and worked on everything from tiny standalone websites to complex distributed systems. He’s a Microsoft MVP, and he regularly speaks at conferences and user groups all over the world.
Dylan is the creator of the Rockstar programming language, and he’s performed his software-themed parodies of classic rock songs all over the world as Dylan Beattie and the Linebreakers. He’s online at dylanbeattie.net and on Twitter as @dylanbeattie.
A developer with experience in refactoring an ancient legacy, introducing useful templates, technologies and practices in a bloody enterprise. Now he works for a small but ambitious company Intelcon. Kirill considers the savings on the quality of execution unprofitable. Believes that optimizing the correct code is easier than correcting the optimized one.
Developer of the bioinformatics software with .NET, chemical with Java, financial with Haskell and some other interesting stuff. Roman likes to dive into new areas and languages and then talk about them at conferences and use them in production, if necessary.
Dmitri is a quantitative analyst. He has authored multiple books and courses on development and design patterns. His interests include computation, quanitative finance and algorithmic trading. He works with C# and C++ as well as HPC technologies such as CUDA and FPGAs.
Got acquainted with .NET in 2002 at the beta stage. He has been working on it for most of his career. Currently, he is a Senior Technical Architect at Broadridge and still writing code. For the past five years, he has been developing a bitemporal document database for storing and processing information about security papers. Actively playing with rocksdb and socket transport to go beyond the performance limitations of Asp.Net Core + PostgreSQL.
Jeff is co-founder and CTO of Wintellect, a developer consulting and education firm that serves companies all over the world. He has written nine books and hundreds of articles on software development, and today spends most of his time working with Azure and AI. In his spare time, Jeff builds and flies large radio-control jets. He loves the smell of jet fuel in the morning.
Microsoft software engineer working on .NET data access and perf, member of the Entity Framework team. Lead dev of Npgsql, the PostgreSQL provider.
Stephen Cleary is a Christian, husband, and father who programs software in his spare time. :)
He is a Microsoft MVP and the author of "Concurrency in C# Cookbook" (O'Reilly) as well as several MSDN articles. He's also the top answerer for async/await questions on Stack Overflow.
His work usually deals with asynchronous and multithreaded programming, but he finds any challenging subject interesting. These days he uses C#/TypeScript, but remains interested in many different languages.
René Schulte is Director of Global Innovation at Valorem Reply working with teams across the globe on emerging technologies like the revolutionary 3D volumetric video telepresence solution HoloBeam and the AR Cloud enabling large, cross-platform user experiences with persistence. He is a creative thought leader with passion for UX and deep technical knowledge from more than 10 years in VR/AR/MR/XR technology and 3D programming, developing for the Microsoft HoloLens since 2015, was featured on Forbes and is listed as VR/AR/MR dev influencer. He also coded AI deep learning neural networks before it was cool and is leveraging modern AI to empower humans. He is a frequent (keynote) speaker and panelist at conferences like //build, Unite, Vision VR/AR Summit, VRDC (GDC), AWE, ESA and more. Blogs about many topics. He also created popular open source libraries like WriteableBitmapEx and the AR library SLARToolKit. He was honored several times for his dev community work with the Microsoft MVP award and recognized as Microsoft Regional Director.