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INETA Community Achievement Award Winners

  • Michael3
    Blumenthal, Michael: 2013 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Michael Blumenthal is a SharePoint Architect and Senior Solution Architect with PSC Group. Michael has well-rounded SharePoint expertise, with SharePoint development, infrastructure, and administration experience. He's designed, implemented, and supported SharePoint intranets, extranets, and Internet sites for clients in markets as diverse as Banking, Energy, Government, and Transportation, among others. Michael holds numerous Microsoft certifications (most recently, the MCITP:SharePoint 2010) and the Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) from the Project Management Institute. He blogs about SharePoint at http://blog.BlumenthalIT.com/, tweets about SharePoint as @MichaelBL and has contributed three SharePoint projects to CodePlex. Michael helps run the Chicago Sharepoint User Group, CSPUG (http://cspug.org). Michael has spoken nationally and locally about SharePoint at community events including Microsoft Virtual Tech Days, SharePoint Connections, and SharePoint Saturday Chicago, among others.

     

  • JeffFritz
    Fritz, Jeffrey: 2013 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Jeffrey T. Fritz is an ASPInsider and Developer Evangelist for Telerik with over 15 years of experience building large-scale multi-tenant Web applications in the software-as-a-service model.  He is an INETA speaker and maintains a blog at www.csharpfritz.com. You can find him on Twitter at @csharpfritz and can reach him at jeff.fritz@telerik.com.

  • Sam
    Nasr, Sam: 2013 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Sam Nasr has been a software developer since 1995, focusing mostly on Microsoft technologies.  Having achieved multiple certifications from Microsoft (MCAD, MCTS(MOSS), and MCT), Sam develops, teaches, and tours the country to present various topics in .Net.  He is also actively involved with the Cleveland C#/VB.Net User Group, where he has been the group leader since 2003.  In addition, he also started the Cleveland WPF Users Group in June 2009, and the Cleveland .Net Study Group in August 2009.  When not coding, Sam loves spending time with his family and friends or volunteering at his local church.

  • Ganesan
    Muthiah, Ganesan: 2013 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Versatile Technology Specialist with 16+ years of experience in Information Technology eager to contribute technical proficiency as well as dynamic project management. Spearhead teams in the design, re-design, and launch of leading-edge solutions to produce cost-effective, quality software that meets customer needs, timelines and budget.  Enjoy working with latest technologies to consistently build better softwares. Also formed and leads DCDNUG which is the DC’s first dot net user group.

  • chadit
    England, Chad: 2013 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award

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  • Sam2
    Abraham, Sam: 2013 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Sam Abraham is a Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS ASP.Net 3.5, 4.0 and Silverlight 4), Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) striving to leverage proven technology solutions to produce cost-effective, quality software that meets customer needs, timelines and budgets. Sam is currently a member of the Software Engineering Team at SISCO Corp., the leader in maritime security solutions with customers including Princess, Carnival, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as well as the US Coast Guard.

  • Stuart
    Leitch, Stuart: 2012 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Stuart Leitch is an architect/developer with Dominion Digital in Charlottesville Virginia.  He runs the Charlottesville Microsoft Developer Group as well as the Charlottesville Software Craftsmanship Group.  Stuart is an enthusiastic supporter of the developer community at large and works actively to connect developers with passion for their craft.

  • SujataDevraj
    Devraj, Sujata: 2012 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Sujata Devraj is a software architect/technical lead currently working in the public safety software arena. With over a decade of experience in various environments/languages such as C, C++ (MFC/COM), VB 6.0, C#, ASP/ASP.NET/AJAX, mobile applications, XML, SQL etc. currently heavily focused on .NET 3.5 framework technologies such as WPF(XAML), Silverlight, WCF, LINQ, and BizTalk Server 2006.

    Sujata is the current chairman of the .NET Users Group in Huntsville, AL and the group's liaison to INETA. She is actively involved in finding ways to get the user community more engaged and connected, by organizing events such as the first ever .NET code camp. As a testament to these efforts the membership of the user group has grown several fold in the last few years, and a bridge established with neighboring community leaders and groups.

  • Jim
    Wooley, Jim: 2012 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    By day, Jim Wooley is a consultant for Slalom Consulting, In his free time, Jim is a frequent speaker, INETA Regional Speaker, MVP, and author of "LINQ in Action". He is always striving to stay at the forefront of technology and enjoys the thrill of a new challenge. He has been active evangelizing LINQ since it's announcement in 2005. In addition, he attempts to pass on the insights he has gained by being active in the community, including organizing and speaking at code camps and regional events, including DevLink, DevWeek, CodeMash, CodeStock, VS Live, and MIX.

  • csdhall2
    Dhall, Chander: 2012 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Chander Dhall is a Microsoft MVP, Telerik Insider, professional software architect/lead developer, trainer, INETA speaker, open source contributor, community leader and organizer with  years of experience in enterprise Software Development. He works in a goal oriented, technologically driven, fast paced AGILE (SCRUM) environment. He is the founder of Dallas day of dot net. He has a Master’s Degree in computer science with specialization in algorithms, principles and patterns and is focused on building high performing modular software. Chander leads the .net user group at UTDallas. Chander recently got recognized as "One of the top organizers by Eventbrite.

    Chander has been a featured speaker in numerous conferences and code camps all over the world. He is a principal consultant with Ria Consulting, LLC.

  • vkokaevgmailcom
    Kokaev, Slava: 2012 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Business Intelligence Architect, Mentor, INETA Regional Speaker and Boston Business Intelligence User Group Leader specializing in Business Intelligence Systems, Custom Mobile BI Web Applications and BA

  • paraswadehra
    Wadehra, Paras: 2012 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Paras is a veteran developer architect with over 11 years of experience in the industry. He is also an experienced public speaker and a vocal developer advocate.

    He is also a Nokia Developer Ambassador, and an organizer of the Silicon Valley Windows Phone User Group.

  • kent
    Fehribach, Kent: 2012 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Kent Fehribach is a .NET Developer with over 15 years of experience. Currently employed as a Software Architect with New World Systems in Troy, MI, he has been an involved member of the development community in SE Michigan and has served on the board of the Great Lakes .NET User Group for four years recently completing his term as President. During this term, the group averaged about 80 people per meeting and featured many outstanding technical speakers. In a unique move, Kent expanded the reach of the user group this year by encouraging out-of-town speakers to deliver presentations at local companies.Kent graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a MS in Information Systems. Kent is married and the proud father of two wonderful girls.

  • ChrisHammond
    Hammond, Chris: 2012 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Chris Hammond has spent a number of years as a DotNetNuke Core Team member, and recently became the Director of Training with DotNetNuke Corporation. Solidifying his role within the DNN community as a leading expert and evangelist on the platform Chris is a published author and has been a frequent presenter at conferences, user groups and companies around the world. Chris provides tips and tricks through his blogs at DotNetNuke.com and DNNDaily.com. He is also an active DNN Community member, providing support in the DNN Forums. You can read more about Chris on his personal blog at www.chrishammond.com.

  • Samidip
    Basu, Samidip: 2012 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Samidip Basu (@samidip <http://www.twitter.com/samidip> ) is a technologist & gadget-lover working as a Manager & Solutions Lead for Sogeti out of the Columbus Unit. Having worked on WP7 since CTP days, he now spends much of his time in spreading the word to discover the full potential of the Windows Phone platform & cloud-based mobile solutions in general. He passionately runs the Central Ohio Windows Phone User Group (http://cowpug.org <http://cowpug.org/> ) and can be found with atleast a couple of hobbyist projects at any time. His spare times call for world travel and culinary adventures with the wife. Find out more athttp://samidipbasu.com <http://samidipbasu.com/> .

  • JasonFollas
    Follas, Jason: 2012 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Jason Follas is an Architect for Perficient, working primarily with clients located in the greater Detroit region (including Toledo, where he lives and helps to lead the Northwest Ohio .NET User Group). For the past two decades, he has created a variety of interesting solutions using Microsoft technologies, including an aircraft load planning system that was used by an international air freight company, geospatial web applications, and material blend optimization software.

  • PerryNeal
    Neal, Perry: 2012 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    I've been developing software, on the Microsoft platform, since 1998.  I started with Visual Basic 5/6 using Oracle and SQL Server back-end databases.  And, yes, I'll admit to having done some Microsoft Access programming too! Around 2004 I moved to .NET.  Visual Basic.NET at first and then C#.  Since then I've fallen in love with C# and that's my language of choice now. I've done some ASP.NET programming along with some Windows Phone 7 development. My current position has me doing a lot of WPF work using MySQL as a back-end database. I'm active on the leadership of the Hampton Roads .NET User Group and have spoken at code camps and user groups.

  • latish
    Sehgal, Latish: 2012 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    I am a developer, hacker, geek, gadget lover, speaker and work with C#/.Net. I work for Improving Enterprises in Dallas, Tx and also co-organize the Dallas C# SIG. 

  • craigjahnke
    Jahnke, Craig: 2012 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    SharePoint Developer with Master’s degree in information systems and solid skills in systems development. Lately I have been doing all thing Intranet and Internet. SharePoint administrator, SQL 2008 R2 administrator, PowerShell scripting, IIS trouble shooting, develop custom web parts, and currently working on SharePoint system architecture and migration from 2007 to 2010. In my spare time I do web development and social media consulting for local small businesses.

    I also founded and lead the Elgin SharePoint Users group which will be moving to Addison and be the Chicago Suburbs SharePoint Users group.

    I helped to organize and host the 2013 SharePoint Saturday Chicago Suburbs and just begun planning the 2014 event.

    I was one of the first members of the Chicago DotNetNuke Users group and I try to attend the Chicago SharePoint Users group as often as possible.

  • ggoodart
    Goodart, Grant: 2012 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Grant Goodart is a Sr. Software Developer at Continental Utility Solution, Inc. and President of the Northeast Arkansas .Net User Group. He has been working in the software industry for 8 years.  Grant enjoys using Microsoft technologies to solve a variety of business problems. Grant recently took over development for his company’s SharePoint portal. When he isn’t developing software he enjoys spending time with his wife and son.     

  • shellynoll
    Noll, Shelly: 2012 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Shelly Noll is a .NET Developer and recovering DBA with over 14 years of IT experience. Currently employed as a Senior Developer with SRT Solutions in Ann Arbor, MI, she helped organize SQLSaturday #84 and #160 in Kalamazoo, MI and serves as Treasurer for the Great Lakes Area .NET Users Group. Her education includes a BS in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago and a MS in Information Systems from Lawrence Technological University. 

  • Michael3
    Blumenthal, Michael: 2012 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Michael Blumenthal is a SharePoint Architect and Senior Solution Architect with PSC Group. Michael has well-rounded SharePoint expertise, with SharePoint development, infrastructure, and administration experience. He's designed, implemented, and supported SharePoint intranets, extranets, and Internet sites for clients in markets as diverse as Banking, Energy, Government, and Transportation, among others. Michael holds numerous Microsoft certifications (most recently, the MCITP:SharePoint 2010) and the Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) from the Project Management Institute. He blogs about SharePoint at http://blog.BlumenthalIT.com/, tweets about SharePoint as @MichaelBL and has contributed three SharePoint projects to CodePlex. Michael helps run the Chicago Sharepoint User Group, CSPUG (http://cspug.org). Michael has spoken nationally and locally about SharePoint at community events including Microsoft Virtual Tech Days, SharePoint Connections, and SharePoint Saturday Chicago, among others.

     

  • gaines
    Kergosien, Gaines: 2012 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Gaines Kergosien is a senior solutions architect with Vanick Digital and serves as a board member for the Nashville .NET User Group, the INETA Mentor for TN and speaks at software development conferences throughout the United States. With over 12 years in solutions development using Microsoft technologies, his work includes consulting for such companies as Deloitte, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), American General (AIG), Lexis Nexis, Gibson Guitars, and Cardinal Healthcare.

  • Ivan2
    Sanders, Ivan: 2012 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award
  • mattruma
    Ruma, Matt: 2012 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Matt Ruma is the Vice President of the Great Lakes Area .NET User Group.

  • Joe2
    Waldin, Joe: 2012 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Joe is a big supporter of the local user group community. He is the co-founder and active president (since 2006) of the Roanoke Valley SharePoint Users Group (RVSPUG).  Joe is also the treasurer (since 2006) of the Roanoke Valley .Net Users Group and occasionally conducts treasurer duties for the Roanoke Valley SQL Users Group (RVSQLUG).  Joe has been involved with every Roanoke Valley Code Camp since its inception in 2007. He has created and hosted the Roanoke Valley Code Camp website every year and has performed many support duties including speaker. Employed at Breakell Inc. as a construction project manager, Joe occasional writes code to develop utilities and energy dashboards.

  • chadit
    England, Chad: 2012 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award

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  • Sam2
    Abraham, Sam: 2012 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Sam Abraham is a Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS ASP.Net 3.5, 4.0 and Silverlight 4), Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) striving to leverage proven technology solutions to produce cost-effective, quality software that meets customer needs, timelines and budgets. Sam is currently a member of the Software Engineering Team at SISCO Corp., the leader in maritime security solutions with customers including Princess, Carnival, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as well as the US Coast Guard.

  • mbcrump29gmailcom
    Crump, Michael: 2011 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    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 including: CodeStock, DevLink, and TechDays. Michael has also written dozens of articles on .NET development including CodeProject, SilverlightShow, DZone, Developer Fusion and CodeZone. He currently works at Telerik as a XAML Evangelist spreading all the wonderful news of XAML. You can follow Michael on Twitter at mbcrump or keep up with his blog by visiting michaelcrump.net.

     

  • SujataDevraj
    Devraj, Sujata: 2011 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Sujata Devraj is a software architect/technical lead currently working in the public safety software arena. With over a decade of experience in various environments/languages such as C, C++ (MFC/COM), VB 6.0, C#, ASP/ASP.NET/AJAX, mobile applications, XML, SQL etc. currently heavily focused on .NET 3.5 framework technologies such as WPF(XAML), Silverlight, WCF, LINQ, and BizTalk Server 2006.

    Sujata is the current chairman of the .NET Users Group in Huntsville, AL and the group's liaison to INETA. She is actively involved in finding ways to get the user community more engaged and connected, by organizing events such as the first ever .NET code camp. As a testament to these efforts the membership of the user group has grown several fold in the last few years, and a bridge established with neighboring community leaders and groups.

  • Todd
    Stone, Todd: 2011 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Todd Stone is a software developer at HBS Systems in Dallas, TX.  He works with communicating and converting data from a variety of different platforms including Windows, UNIX, LINUX, and the IBM iSeries (AS/400).

    He's active in the local .NET community as President of the DFW Connected Systems User Group, member of the South Central District Developer Guidance Council, and as a speaker at local user groups.  He volunteered as a Business Analyst and Developer for the We Are Microsoft - Charity Challenge Weekend 2009 held back in January in Dallas.

    He lives in Wylie, TX with his wife.  Other activities involve restoring antique tractors and trucks with his Dad and assembling his own computers.

  • mikehuguet
    Huguet, Mike: 2011 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Mike Huguet is an Evangelist for Sparkhound, a Microsoft Managed Gold Partner providing IT services to customers with offices in Baton Rouge and Houston. He is an active member of the IT community as the leader of the Baton Rouge .NET User Group, a founding member of the Baton Rouge SQL Saturday & Tech Day event, and an avid speaker at all day conferences and user groups. He has a software development background and has been delivering solutions with .NET since Beta 1 and SharePoint since 2006.

  • TeresaHennig
    Hennig, Teresa: 2011 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Teresa Hennig is a business consultant, author and community leader, who loves project management and helping others. Her company, Data Dynamics Northwest, offers consulting and database solutions. Teresa’s acumen for quickly grasping a client’s industry, processes and needs, permits her rapid partnering in creating cost effective custom solutions. To match expertise and resources to needs, Teresa forges liaisons with developers and clients across the country, and she uses a similar approach with international projects and partnerships.

    Motivated by new challenges, Teresa has enjoyed several “once-in-a-lifetime” triumphs; including creating and deploying a paperless patient tracking system for a teen clinic in Uganda, climbing Mt. Rainier, and raising money to cure paralysis. Teresa is also the president of two developer groups, a sponsor and mentor for user groups in three other states, a key player in several INETA initiatives, and a participant in several Microsoft projects. Her two monthly newsletters have an international audience. As the lead author of several technical books, Teresa is privileged to help her colleagues to become published authors; and as one stated, it was “a dream come true.” She has earned Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award annually since 2006. Whether working with clients, partners, fellow developers or charitable causes, Teresa energizes and empowers people

  • Rob Wilson2
    Wilson, Rob: 2011 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Rob Wilson is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, SharePoint MCTS and leader/frequent presenter at the Evansville SharePoint User Group that he co-founded in October 2007.  Rob also speaks at other regional user groups and events.  He is a senior consultant (18+ years) and Business Unit Director of Microsoft Applications at Keller Schroeder (http://www.kellerschroeder.com) – a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner serving Southwest Indiana and Western Kentucky.   Rob began working with SharePoint in 2005 and has focused on the platform since.  Rob also shares his enthusiasm for Microsoft technologies with his students and peers at Vincennes University where he is adjunct faculty and serves on the Information Technology Advisory Board. 

    See http://www.therobman.com/blog/index.php/bio/

  • Michael3
    Blumenthal, Michael: 2011 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Michael Blumenthal is a SharePoint Architect and Senior Solution Architect with PSC Group. Michael has well-rounded SharePoint expertise, with SharePoint development, infrastructure, and administration experience. He's designed, implemented, and supported SharePoint intranets, extranets, and Internet sites for clients in markets as diverse as Banking, Energy, Government, and Transportation, among others. Michael holds numerous Microsoft certifications (most recently, the MCITP:SharePoint 2010) and the Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) from the Project Management Institute. He blogs about SharePoint at http://blog.BlumenthalIT.com/, tweets about SharePoint as @MichaelBL and has contributed three SharePoint projects to CodePlex. Michael helps run the Chicago Sharepoint User Group, CSPUG (http://cspug.org). Michael has spoken nationally and locally about SharePoint at community events including Microsoft Virtual Tech Days, SharePoint Connections, and SharePoint Saturday Chicago, among others.

     

  • skimedic
    Japikse, Philip: 2011 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award
    An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, 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 Patterns and Practices Evangelist for Telerik (www.telerik.com), serves as the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .Net User’s Group and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, as well as founder and president of Agile Conferences, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to advancing agile in all aspects of software development. In his spare time, Phil works part-time as a Firefighter/Paramedic, serves as Cub Master for his son’s Cub Scout Pack, and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. You can follow Phil on twitter via www.twitter.com/skimedic and read his blog at www.skimedic.com/blog.
  • vkokaevgmailcom
    Kokaev, Slava: 2011 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Business Intelligence Architect, Mentor, INETA Regional Speaker and Boston Business Intelligence User Group Leader specializing in Business Intelligence Systems, Custom Mobile BI Web Applications and BA

  • aluthra
    Luthra, Anita: 2010 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Anita Luthra currently Chairs the Triad Developers Guild (TDG - www.triaddev.org) in North Carolina. She holds an M.S. degree in Information Technology and Management from University of North Carolina, and a B.A. degree in Communications.

    She has been involved in Information Technology for over 10 years across multiple industries. She began her career as an Associate Professor and later, Director of Training.
    Her career evolved into consulting and development of desktop and enterprise web applications.
    She has extensive experience in systems architecture, n-tier web & database architecture, design and development and migrations across varied technologies and multiple industries.

    She has functioned in multiple architect roles and roles such as Technical Lead, Infromation Architect & Systems Architect, Technical Project Manager, developer/systems analyst. She has spoken multiple times at various Microsoft events within the community. Aside from always learning something new, she enjoys traveling, hiking and photography.

  • michaelneel
    Neel, Michael: 2010 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Software developer, currently .Net focused. Board member of ETNUG and organizes CodeStock, East Tennessee's annual developers conference. Previous Microsoft ASP.NET MVP and current ASPInsider. Co-Founder of FuncWorks, LLC and current projects include building and running GameMarx.com and XboxIndies.com.

    Proud father of three amazing daughters, Rachel, Hannah, and Jasmine.  Loving husband to Cicelie who inflates and pops his ego as necessary.  You can reach Michael at his blog, ViNull.com or on twitter as @ViNull.

  • darrellnorton
    Norton, Darrell: 2010 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Darrell Norton is the Director of the Microsoft Practice at CapTech, an IT Consulting firm based in Richmond, VA.  Darrell is a Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET.  He has been working with Microsoft .NET since the first Beta and worked on one of the first Microsoft case studies for the success of ASP.NET. 

     

    Darrell is President of the Richmond .NET User Group which has over 350 members registered.  He is also one of the Directors of the Richmond Code Camp which has put on Code Camps twice a year for over 5 years.

     

  • Sergey
    Barskiy, Sergey: 2010 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

      Sergey Barskiy is a principal consultant with Magenic Technologies, Microsoft centric software consultancy.  He lives in Atlanta, GA.  He is a Microsoft MVP in Data Platform category.  He also has the following certifications: MCTS, MCSD for .NET, MCAD for .NET, MCDBA, MCP.  He has been working with Microsoft products for 12+ years. He has worked with .NET framework, SQL Server, and VS.NET and for many years. He frequently speaks at various events around Atlanta.  He is involved in a number of user groups in Atlanta.  He wrote articles for CoDe magazine and maintains his blog at www.DotNetSpeak.com.  His programing interests vary and include Data Platform, SQL Server, .NET and XAML technologies among others.  He holds Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

  • JulieYack
    Yack, Julie: 2010 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Julie Yack is one of the founding partners of Colorado Technology Consultants, Inc and currently serves as Chief Operations Officer. Julie has been named a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for her efforts in the CRM professional community. Julie is a Microsoft CRM Certified Professional, Microsoft Small Business Specialist and a Certified Scrum Master. She was named one of 101 Women Bloggers to Watch in 2009 by WEmagazine.

    Julie has been a vital part of three large scale publications in 2008 and is deep in progress on 2009’s Building Silverlight RIAs. She was a contributing Author for Voices for Change: Women's Words to Politicians. Julie was the Technical Editor for Wiley's The IT Girls Guide to Becoming an Excel Diva. She served as Editor and Publisher for (X)CRM as a Rapid Development Platform. All of these titles are available direct from their publishers or at www.amazon.com.

    Julie's newest user group, XRMVirtual, is off to a great start and has several hundred members after its first meeting. Julie is also one of the founders of SouthColorado.NET, a user group focused on improving the knowledge base of .NET developers SouthColorado.NET is a member of INETA (www.ineta.org). Julie serves as the INETA membership mentor for a 4-state region as well as virtual groups globally and strives to help the developer community wherever possible. She was the Conference Chair for the inaugural .NET Developer vConference, reaching out globally to the .NET Developer community

  • KeithElder
    Elder, Keith: 2010 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Keith Elder is the co-host of the popular online technology podcast Deep Fried Bytes. He is also a Director of Software Engineering at Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online mortgage lender based in Livonia, MI and is the founder of the Hattiesburg, MS .Net User Group called Hub City NUG. Keith is an experienced technologist, systems administrator, software engineer, speaker, trainer and all around geek.

     

    As an experienced educator, trainer and speaker he has logged thousands of hours in front of the classroom teaching students of varying ages from the 6th grade to the college level. He has trained countless developers from various business sectors ranging from top auto manufactures, fortune 500 companies and Universities.

    As a Microsoft MVP he speaks throughout the United States at major technical conferences, Code Camps, and .Net User Groups. Keith’s ability to explain complex topics with a friendly common sense southern attitude make him a highly regarded speaker at technical conferences. You can read more about Keith’s interests, hobbies, rants and raves on his blog at http://keithelder.net/.

  • sbohlen
    Bohlen, Stephen: 2010 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Currently a Senior Software Engineer for SpringSource where he is the Technical Lead and Community Evangelist for the Spring.NET Framework, Stephen brings his varied 18-year-plus experience as a former practicing Architect, CAD Manager, IT Technologist, Software Engineer, CTO, and consultant to the design and delivery of Software Engineering Solutions and Frameworks for other Software Engineers.

    Stephen is an active contributor to several Open-Source Software projects including NHibernate, NDbUnit, and others as well having developed a number of Visual Studio productivity add-ins.

    Active in the local NYC software development community, Stephen speaks publicly, blogs (semi-)regularly, and is the author of several popular screencast series focused on Agile and ALT.NET concepts and technologies including the widely-praised 15-part Summer of NHibernate video series introducing viewers to the popular open-source O/RM tool and the Autumn of Agile series that takes viewers through the design, planning, and construction of an entire .NET project in an Agile context.  He is also a contributor of a number of shorter screencasts available on Dimecasts.NET and elsewhere.

    Stephen is also a founding/organizing member of the NYC ALT.NET user group which meets monthly to discuss Agile-focused techniques and technologies in the world of Microsoft software development and beyond.

    Prior to joining SpringSource, Stephen was a Senior Software Engineer for Skiff, LLC focused on developing an e-Reading platform for digital content publishers which was ultimately acquired by NewsCorp.  Before that, Stephen spent many years as a Senior Solutions Architect and Project Manager for Microdesk’s software consulting practice where he oversaw the development and delivery of numerous software solutions for Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Real Estate firms.  Before becoming completely immersed in software development, Stephen spent years as a both a practicing architect and CAD Manager for architecture and engineering companies developing custom CAD software extensions, implementing CAD Standards, and supervising network design and implementations.

    Stephen holds a BS in Architecture from The Ohio State University and is a proudly uncertified SCRUM Master.

  • RodPaddock
    Paddock, Rod: 2010 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Rod Paddock founded Dash Point Software, Inc. in 2001 to develop high quality custom software solutions.

    With over 20+ Rod's current and past clients include: Six Flags, First Premier Bank, Microsoft, Calamos Investments, The US Coast Guard and US Navy.

    Along with developing software Rod is a well know author and conference speaker. Beginning in 1995 Rod has given talks, training sessions and keynotes in The United States, Canada and Europe.

    Rod was made an MSDN Canada speaker in 2004 and is currently a Microsoft VB.NET MVP. Rod is has been Editor in Chief of Code Magazine since 2001.

  • shawn
    Weisfeld, Shawn: 2010 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Shawn is a Staff Developer at a fortune 20 company. There he specializes in intranet & smart client development for internal line of business applications. Besides his day job Shawn also is an Adjunct Professor at The Florida Institute of Technology. He also does freelance software development work for local small businesses and training. In his free time he volunteers with INETA NorAm (http://www.ineta.org/). Shawn started his career at his family business in Port St. Lucie FL while working on his undergraduate degree in Business Administration at the University of Central Florida and after a year off Shawn moved back to Orlando to pursue a Masters degree in Management Information Systems at The University of Central Florida and has since earned a second Masters degree in Computer Information Systems from Florida Institute of Technology. Shawn was awarded the Microsoft C# Most Valuable Professional award for 2007 & 2008. Shawn is an avid technology presenter and since July of 2005 Shawn has presented at over 25 user group events, and even got to speak for Microsoft at the launch of Visual Studio.

  • lancewlarsen
    Larsen, Lance: 2010 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Lance is the President of MADdotNET, the Madison WI .NET User Group. (www.MADdotNET.com)

    Senior .NET technology architect / developer / independent consultant focusing on the latest Microsoft .NET technologies.

    Lance had the pleasure to attend the Microsoft MIX 2010 conference and sees the huge potential that Windows Phone 7 Series development offers to the development community --and-- is very much looking to replace his evil tainted iPhone as soon as possible with a nice shiny Windows Phone. :)

    Lance balances his career, hobbies and his family life, including raising his two beautiful and way too smart for his own good, 6 and 9 year old daughters.

  • latish
    Sehgal, Latish: 2010 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    I am a developer, hacker, geek, gadget lover, speaker and work with C#/.Net. I work for Improving Enterprises in Dallas, Tx and also co-organize the Dallas C# SIG. 

  • jamesreggers
    Eggers, James: 2010 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award
  • jhopkins
    Hopkins, John: 2010 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award
  • skimedic
    Japikse, Philip: 2010 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award
    An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, 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 Patterns and Practices Evangelist for Telerik (www.telerik.com), serves as the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .Net User’s Group and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, as well as founder and president of Agile Conferences, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to advancing agile in all aspects of software development. In his spare time, Phil works part-time as a Firefighter/Paramedic, serves as Cub Master for his son’s Cub Scout Pack, and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. You can follow Phil on twitter via www.twitter.com/skimedic and read his blog at www.skimedic.com/blog.
  • Michael3
    Blumenthal, Michael: 2010 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Michael Blumenthal is a SharePoint Architect and Senior Solution Architect with PSC Group. Michael has well-rounded SharePoint expertise, with SharePoint development, infrastructure, and administration experience. He's designed, implemented, and supported SharePoint intranets, extranets, and Internet sites for clients in markets as diverse as Banking, Energy, Government, and Transportation, among others. Michael holds numerous Microsoft certifications (most recently, the MCITP:SharePoint 2010) and the Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) from the Project Management Institute. He blogs about SharePoint at http://blog.BlumenthalIT.com/, tweets about SharePoint as @MichaelBL and has contributed three SharePoint projects to CodePlex. Michael helps run the Chicago Sharepoint User Group, CSPUG (http://cspug.org). Michael has spoken nationally and locally about SharePoint at community events including Microsoft Virtual Tech Days, SharePoint Connections, and SharePoint Saturday Chicago, among others.

     

  • vkokaevgmailcom
    Kokaev, Slava: 2010 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Business Intelligence Architect, Mentor, INETA Regional Speaker and Boston Business Intelligence User Group Leader specializing in Business Intelligence Systems, Custom Mobile BI Web Applications and BA

  • brianeyespikecom
    Boatright, Brian: 2010 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

     

    Brian is the Co-Founder and Lead Developer at Eyespike Design an award winning graphic design and marketing company started in 2001. He has been programming since 1990 and sold his first customized app using the DOS based Alpha Four database program to keep track of limousine rentals and expenses.

     

    Brian is also the founder of the North Florida .NET User Group. NFDotNet's goal is to help organize and build a community for local developers and programmers in Lake City, Fl area.

    http://www.nfdotnet.org/About

  • Sam
    Nasr, Sam: 2010 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Sam Nasr has been a software developer since 1995, focusing mostly on Microsoft technologies.  Having achieved multiple certifications from Microsoft (MCAD, MCTS(MOSS), and MCT), Sam develops, teaches, and tours the country to present various topics in .Net.  He is also actively involved with the Cleveland C#/VB.Net User Group, where he has been the group leader since 2003.  In addition, he also started the Cleveland WPF Users Group in June 2009, and the Cleveland .Net Study Group in August 2009.  When not coding, Sam loves spending time with his family and friends or volunteering at his local church.

  • DennisBottjer
    Bottjer, Dennis: 2010 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Dennis J. Bottjer is a solutions architect, consultant, teacher, blogger and speaker.  As a three time Microsoft ASP/ASP.NET MVP, he specializes in SharePoint and Web Development.  Dennis has over 12 years of industry experience with an emphasis on Financial Services.  As an associate for a Fortune 100 Financial Services Company, Dennis was a key contributor during the development of an underwriting system and fulfillment system.  Dennis builds community by regularly participating in user groups and community events.  He has twice been a user group president and is currently an INETA.org membership mentor.  Dennis lives in Tulsa, OK with his wife Carrie, daughter Kate, son Will and cats.

  • SujataDevraj
    Devraj, Sujata: 2010 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Sujata Devraj is a software architect/technical lead currently working in the public safety software arena. With over a decade of experience in various environments/languages such as C, C++ (MFC/COM), VB 6.0, C#, ASP/ASP.NET/AJAX, mobile applications, XML, SQL etc. currently heavily focused on .NET 3.5 framework technologies such as WPF(XAML), Silverlight, WCF, LINQ, and BizTalk Server 2006.

    Sujata is the current chairman of the .NET Users Group in Huntsville, AL and the group's liaison to INETA. She is actively involved in finding ways to get the user community more engaged and connected, by organizing events such as the first ever .NET code camp. As a testament to these efforts the membership of the user group has grown several fold in the last few years, and a bridge established with neighboring community leaders and groups.

  • ChrisHammond
    Hammond, Chris: 2010 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Chris Hammond has spent a number of years as a DotNetNuke Core Team member, and recently became the Director of Training with DotNetNuke Corporation. Solidifying his role within the DNN community as a leading expert and evangelist on the platform Chris is a published author and has been a frequent presenter at conferences, user groups and companies around the world. Chris provides tips and tricks through his blogs at DotNetNuke.com and DNNDaily.com. He is also an active DNN Community member, providing support in the DNN Forums. You can read more about Chris on his personal blog at www.chrishammond.com.

  • Rob Wilson2
    Wilson, Rob: 2010 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Rob Wilson is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, SharePoint MCTS and leader/frequent presenter at the Evansville SharePoint User Group that he co-founded in October 2007.  Rob also speaks at other regional user groups and events.  He is a senior consultant (18+ years) and Business Unit Director of Microsoft Applications at Keller Schroeder (http://www.kellerschroeder.com) – a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner serving Southwest Indiana and Western Kentucky.   Rob began working with SharePoint in 2005 and has focused on the platform since.  Rob also shares his enthusiasm for Microsoft technologies with his students and peers at Vincennes University where he is adjunct faculty and serves on the Information Technology Advisory Board. 

    See http://www.therobman.com/blog/index.php/bio/

  • Chris
    Coneybeer, Chris: 2010 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award


    Chris Coneybeer is a C#/SQL developer with over 10 years of development experience working with Microsoft stack. Currently Chris works as an independent developer for small business and working in the banking industry as a contractor. Since his move the Phoenix area Chris has discovered the value and rich experience that community provides by sharing ideas and having open discussions. Chris enjoys working on connected systems and finding ways to leverage data for technology workers.


    During the years he has worked with VB6, VB.NET, C#.NET, ASP/ASP.NET, AJAX, XML, WCF, SSRS, SSIS,  T-SQL,  and other assorted technologies.  His current interests include WCF, EF and WF improvements in the 4.0 framework along with SQL2008R2.


    Chris helps with the local .NET user group Southeast Valley .NET User Group (SEVDNUG) by organizing events and helping spread the word about the group. Recently he also gotten more involved with the Phoenix Connected Systems User Group(PCSUG) to help drive membership in the group.
     

  • erichexter
    Hexter, Eric: 2010 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    I have been developing software professionally for 15+ years in consulting, product development, corporate IT, premium Brand web sites and e-commerce.  I until recently worked for a well known golf equipment company as the Director of eCommerce Technology.  In this role I have worked on a number of ecommerce sites and have learned a great deal about online retail for both new and used products.  I have learned a lot about online marketing and order fulfillment.  It has been a great experience and has really added to my previous experiences working for manufacturing companies.

    I primarily use Microsoft .Net technologies and the Microsoft application stack (IIS, ASP.Net, Sql server, jQuery).

    I am a huge advocate of agile project management and software engineering practices.  I have learned the hard way that writing un-testable tightly coupled code gets you no where fast.  In fact, that type of code usually keeps one in the same spot unable to change and adapt software to the ever changing needs of the business that uses said software.

    I am very active in the Austin .Net Users group.  I ran the 2007 code camp, which was a great success.  I am acting as an advisor and leading a hand in the 2008 code camp.  Many thanks to John Teague for taking on the 2008 code camp.  I have some new family commitments that just made running this camp unrealistic for me.  So I am glad to help pass the torch.  I have spent many phone calls and emails with user group leaders across the South Central district helping them understand how to run Code Camps and events, using what I learned from my experience.  I have spoken to User Groups and at the Code Camp as well.  My primary focus is around web site operations, deployment, and web farm management. 

    I am a huge supporter of Open Source Software; I am a commiter on a number of projects and a co-founder of MvcContrib, A Codeplex Foundation project.

     

  • freedmanmark
    Freedman, Mark: 2010 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Mark has been in the IT business for over 25 years, with over 20 years spent in senior-level IT management, development, consulting, and mentoring experience, including 10+ years as President and founding partner of a successful software consulting firm.

    As a technical community leader, Mark has also served as co-chair and Director of the Fairfield / Westchester .NET User Group, and the Fairfield / Westchester SQL Server User Group, helping to foster the quick growth of these groups, and running their code camp events in Fairfield, CT. The .NET group meets on the first Thursday of each month, and the SQL Server group meets on the second Thursday of each month, both at UCONN in Stamford, CT.  He has also been a key contributor to the NYC .NET Developer's code camp events since 2009, and has been tapped to be on the advisory board of the New England F# User Group.

    Mark is planning his next 100 years for using technology to break down the barriers of complexity to the masses.

     

  • tburger
    Burger, Teresa: 2010 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Teresa Burger is passionate about building great user experiences for business applications, and believes that relationship starts at the UI. This has led to a strong foundation in Business ERP Development where she has focused the last 10 years of her career. Prior to that, her work with blind and visually impaired users sparked her passion for true usability.  When she and her husband are not writing code, they can be found at any number of local user groups.  Teresa graduated from Southern Oregon University with a degree in Computer Programming and Software Engineering and is currently a Senior Developer with woot.com.  twitter: @t_burger blog: geekswithblogs.net/tburger

    woot.com | shirt.woot.com | kids.woot.com |wine.woot.com | sellout.woot.com | deals.woot.com

  • drusellers
    Sellers, Dru: 2010 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Dru Sellers is currently the Solutions Architect the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka, a $59 billion wholesale lender. For the past eight years, Dru has been building enterprise applications using the Microsoft .Net platform in various industries. Dru is currently focused on architecting enterprise integration platforms using messaging and metadata driven solutions. Having over seven years of open source software development, Dru has been exposed to a variety of project styles and interesting attempts to solve various problems. Dru has an in-depth appreciation for the alignment of business and technology with a degree in International Business and passion for technology.

  • scott
    Seely, Scott: 2010 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Scott Seely is a Microsoft Regional Director, the author of several books on Web Services, and an instructor for Pluralsight. Right now, he is working on Essential Windows Communication Foundation, 2nd Edition for Addison Wesley. He helped found the Chicago Code Camp with several other local developers. He helps run the Lake County .NET Users' Group with Tim Stall. Throughout the year, Scott can be found speaking at the user groups throughout northern Illinois and Wisconsin.

     

    Scott is one of the founders of Tech in the Middle (www.techinthemiddle.com). Tech in the Middle 2010 is a conference dedicated to preparing the local technology community for the mobile application and cloud computing revolutions that are taking place before our very eyes. It's a one day event that will take place in Chicago, IL on Saturday September 11, 2010 at IIT's Hermann Hall.

     

    Scott is also founder of Friseton, LLC. Friseton specializes in creating highly scalable parallelized systems, solving application performance problems, and building distributed applications that utilize REST and WS-*.

  • joelcochran
    Cochran, Joel: 2010 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Joel Cochran is an Expression Blend MVP, a Blend fanatic and a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (WinForms, WPF). He has been developing in C# since 2003 and is a self-proclaimed "Blend Evangelist". A frequent speaker at User Groups and Code Camps, he enjoys teaching and writing about .NET and other topics. You can find him online at http://www.developingfor.net. Joel has served as the Director of Operations for Stonewall Technologies, Inc., an ISV, in Staunton, VA, since 2000.

  • robvettor
    Vettor, Rob: 2010 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Rob Vettor is a C# MVP, INETA Regional Speaker and Microsoft .NET Application Architect for SOLARC, Inc., a global provider of Commodity trading systems. Rob has built systems for a number of corporations, including Jack Henry and Associates, Avanade, Raytheon and American Express. Rob lives in Dallas, TX, with his wife, twin sons, three dogs and rooms full of NET computer books. You can contact Rob at robvettor@hotmail.com, and check out Rob’s blog at www.robvettor.com.

  • bblanchard
    Blanchard, Brian: 2010 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award

     

    Brian is a hands-on IT leader with experience as a CIO, CTO, & Chief Architect. As a geek by nature, he is never too far from source code. He continues to create innovative new apps & teach developers about next generation technology, while leading dynamic it teams throughout the world.

    Brian’s passions are innovation, agility, architecture, and the transformation of industries through dynamic applications. These passions have driven him to maintain expertise in Azure (Cloud), Silverlight, WPF, Mobile Development, Agile Software Development, Scrum, & Application Architecture.

    In early 2010, Brian was appointed to the Chief Architect & Chief Innovator roles with HyperVize (www.hypervize.com), an innovation management, and application development consulting firm that serves VCs, Startups, SMBs, and government entities.

    Brian is also the founder and chairman of MATA Tech (www.matatech.org), a non-profit aimed at growing entrepreneurship and training technicians throughout the Saint Louis area. As a part of his commitment to MATA tech, he founded and runs the STL Innovation Camp (www.stlinnovationcamp.com) and the soon to be released bio-tech innovation camp both exist to help teach members of the Saint Louis community to be more innovative and help them drive their businesses to higher profits. As well as the Innovator’s Cup program which leverages the vision of entrepreneurs to give developers an opportunity to gain hands on experience in valuable new technologies. In his spare time, Brian is a serial entrepreneur having started more than a dozen companies with a successful exit from 70% of them.

     

  • Karla
    Landrum, Karla: 2010 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Karla Landrum has spent the past 10 years working for HealthWare Corporation, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner that specializes in IT solutions for the healthcare industry. Her role started out in software sales, and over the years has evolved into heading up the support department, to include overseeing implementations, tier 2 support, and is the lead trainer on the software. Karla's current passion is focusing on community efforts surrounding IT, and in doing so, working to expand her own SQL knowledge.

  • markwilson
    Wilson, Mark: 2010 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Consultant, .NET Developer/Architect, VP & Webmaster of Charlotte Enterprise Developers Guild. Seeking what it takes to enable software dev. Mark's focus is on building software applications that help -- not hinder -- people. After all, computers are overly complicated and generally unfriendly enough. We don't want to make things worse. Mark specializes in software development using the Microsoft .NET Framework, C#, ASP.NET MVC, and SQL Server. He is experienced in all phases of software development -- process, class abstraction, data structures, work flow, user interface and reporting. Mark is a self-motivated, energetic team player and leader with demonstrated problem analysis and resolution skills. He shows exceptional focus on customer service and satisfaction by delivering specialized products and services that support clients' custom needs in Business Process Management/Automation and Business Intelligence. Mark lives just outside of Charlotte with his wife and several foster dogs, and his hobbies include helping his wife with fostering dogs, promoting the development community, and everything that's Disney. Read Mark's blog at http://geekswithblogs.net/mwilson or follow him on Twitter @DeveloperInfra.

  • BrianHenderson
    Hendrson, Brian: 2010 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Brian Hendrson is a UX (User eXperience) Architect based in Seattle. He is passionate about developing practical designs that inspire great user experience. The RIA (Rich Interaction Application) space is a favorite playground for Brian. You can find him involved in both the .NET and Agile developer communities as a contributor and speaker. He has been twice awarded the INETA Community Champions Award. Brian's development expertise covers design, patterns and crafting software for the desktop, the web, and mobile clients. When not touching a nui, or evangelizing Silverlight you can find Brian in the sky (flying), in the mountains (hiking), or on the water (kayaking).

  • RyanDuclos
    Duclos, Ryan: 2010 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Ryan Duclos is a Senior Technical Consultant for Perficient, Inc. (www.perficient.com), where he is passionate about Microsoft development utilizing the .Net Framework and SQL Server technologies. He lives and works in LA (Lower Alabama!) and loves spending time with his family, as well as being a Community Influencer for Microsoft. Ryan can often be found at regional events as both a speaker and an attendee. He has been working with Microsoft Technologies since 2000, and is well known in the Microsoft community as a skilled presenter, as well as being highly involved in building technical communities around Microsoft Technologies. Ryan is the President of the Lower Alabama .NET User Group and is also involved with the Pensacola SQL Server User Group. In addition Ryan is a frequesnt speaker at numerous Code Camps, SQL Saturday & User Group events.

  • bill
    Wolff, Bill: 2010 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award
  • joewilson
    Wilson, Joe: 2010 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Joe is President of Volare Systems, Inc., a software development firm in Denver, Colorado.  Joe has managed successful projects for several large organizations, including Jeffco Public Schools, 3M, Dell, TXU, JC Penny, and the State of Texas.  His latest project tools are C#, ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, Entity Framework Code First, Ninject, SpecFlow, NUnit, and Moq.

    Joe spends his free time with his wife, Darien and children, Zoe, Clark, and Rose. He also enjoys spending time outside hiking and biking.  Joe's blog is at http://volaresystems.com/blog/, or on Twitter @joe_in_denver.

  • GregMulert
    Mulert, Greg: 2010 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award
  • gaines
    Kergosien, Gaines: 2009 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Gaines Kergosien is a senior solutions architect with Vanick Digital and serves as a board member for the Nashville .NET User Group, the INETA Mentor for TN and speaks at software development conferences throughout the United States. With over 12 years in solutions development using Microsoft technologies, his work includes consulting for such companies as Deloitte, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), American General (AIG), Lexis Nexis, Gibson Guitars, and Cardinal Healthcare.

  • John2
    Dunagan, John : 2009 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    John Dunagan has run the SW Florida .Net Developers Group since March of 2006, and currently works in Software Development from his home in Naples for ESI International, a great company out of Arlington, VA. A frequent volunteer and presenter at user groups and code camps, his passions include participation in the .Net community, broadening and improving his technical skills, tuning up his time management and productivity, geography, and golf.

    Each fall, SW Florida .Net Developers Group is proud to host the SW Florida .Net Code Camp while y'all are freezing. You should come down for that.

  • pkellner99
    Kellner, Peter: 2009 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Peter Kellner, a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP since 2007, is founder and president of 73rd Street Associates and a seasoned software professional specializing in high quality, scalable and extensible .Net web applications. His experience includes building and leading engineering teams both on and off shore. When not working, Peter spends most his free time biking. He has ridden his bike across the globe. Most recently he and his wife, Tammy, rode across the U.S., from California to Georgia, in just 27 days.  He is also an MVP since 2007.

  • ChrisEargle
    Eargle, Chris: 2009 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Chris Eargle began coding shareware in his teens for the Legend of the Red Dragon by Seth Able Robinson. From there, he developed a career unintentionally following the products of Anders Hejlsberg: from Turbo Pascal to Delphi to C#. Currently, he is an enterprise architect at South Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance in Columbia, SC.

    Chris is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – Visual C# and an INETA Community Champion. He is the president of the Columbia Enterprise Developers Guild and enjoys speaking at code camps, conferences, and user group meetings

  • mikewo
    Wood, Michael: 2009 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Michael Wood is a Microsoft Practice Director for Strategic Data Systems in Centerville, OH, but lives across the river in Kentucky. He describes himself as a problem solving, outdoorsy, user group leading, dog-loving, blog writing, solution creating, event planning, married, technology speaking, father of one kind of guy. When he's not living up to that title he's an avid reader, (horrible) violinist and gamer. Michael is a Founding Director of the Cincinnati .NET User Group as well as the founder of the Cincinnati Software Architecture Special Interest Group.  He is also a founding member of the software architecture web resource nPlus1 (http://nplus1.org), instigator of the informal code pairing Bitslinger events in Cincinnati and a Microsoft MVP in Client App Dev. You can catch up with Mike on his blog at http://mvwood.com/blog and on twitter under the handle @mikewo.

  • Joe Walling
    Walling, Joe: 2009 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Joe Walling has been developing software for more than 20 years. He currently works as a Product Development Architect for Computer Software Innovations where he has worked for the past 5 years. Prior to that, he ran his own company for over 10 years where he wrote software, developed dynamic web sites, and provided consulting services. In his spare time, you will find him reading up on the latest software development topics, writing software, and running the Greenville Spartanburg Developers' Guild. He has been President of the GSP Developers' Guild for over 7 years.

  • skimedic
    Japikse, Philip: 2009 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award
    An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, 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 Patterns and Practices Evangelist for Telerik (www.telerik.com), serves as the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .Net User’s Group and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, as well as founder and president of Agile Conferences, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to advancing agile in all aspects of software development. In his spare time, Phil works part-time as a Firefighter/Paramedic, serves as Cub Master for his son’s Cub Scout Pack, and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. You can follow Phil on twitter via www.twitter.com/skimedic and read his blog at www.skimedic.com/blog.
  • jolsen
    Olsen, Joe: 2009 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Joe Olsen is the co-founder and CEO of Phenomblue, an internationally renown digital design and technology company based in Omaha, NE, USA.   Phenomblue provides cutting edge interaction design, software development, and  interactive branding strategies to some of the largest advertising agencies and corporate brands in the world.  Phenomblue’s client list reads like a who’s who in the global market place across several industries including; health care, pharmaceutical, financial services, consumer package goods, communications, and technology.  Phenomblue is widely regarded within the advertising industry as one of the top digital minds in the United States and since its inception in 2003, the company has won numerous industry awards for its work and business successes.  In addition to driving the overall vision, growth strategy, and company culture, Joe’s day to day work touches all aspects of the business including technology, operations, marketing, strategy, financing, sales, etc..  In addition to Phenomblue, Joe founded and runs the Heartland Developer Conference, an annual pilgrimage to Omaha for 500 software designers/developers from across the United States to learn cutting edge techniques and best practices from industry leaders.

  • marc
    Ziss, Marc: 2009 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Marc Ziss is an independent consultant specializing in the development of data driven business applications with a focus on Microsoft Technologies. Marc’s company Z Consulting is centered in the Philadelphia area and has been providing solid business solutions to clients spanning many industries for over 20 years. Being an early adopter of .NET Marc has gained extensive experience in both C# and VB.Net as well as Sql Server. Marc has been active in Philly.Net for many years and currently serves as a board member. Additionally he holds the office of Philly.Net “Pub Master”.

  • Andy
    Schwam, Andy: 2009 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Andy Schwam is an Independent Software Consultant. Working with a variety of Microsoft Technologies focused on web based, data driven applications. He has experience with a variety of web platforms including ASP.Net MVC, Silverlight as well as traditional ASP.Net Web Forms.
    Andy is a Board Member of Philly.Net (the Philadelphia .Net Users Group).  With the role/nickname of "Swag Man", Andy builds and maintains relationships with corporate partners for Philly.Net's very successful semi annual Code Camp program.  Andy is a regular presenter at Philly.Net and has spoken at various other groups in the Greater Philadelphia area.

  • DavidHockenberry
    Hockenberry, David: 2009 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    David Hockenberry is a Senior Programmer at AIX Group in Buffalo, NY. He is a graduate of Binghamton University with a degree in Computer Science. David has been working professionally with .NET since 2003 when he was a junior in college. In January 2008, he started to lead the Western New York .NET Users Group (WNY DNUG). The WNY DNUG has been very successful in the last year and a half, having between 40-75 developers at each monthly meeting, giving away a ton of swag, and bringing in speakers from all over the United States and Canada. Outside of work David is married to his beautiful fiancée Katie and is a volunteer varsity assistant wrestling coach at his graduating high school. On the weekends you may find him coaching his wrestlers, working on the UG, or watching his beloved Buffalo Bills.

  • Will
    Strohl, Will: 2009 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Will Strohl is an ASP.Net architect and developer based in the Orlando Area. Having been in the web development field for over 10 years, he began professionally in 2000.  Currently, Will is the Technology Director for an exciting new online travel company called RezHub.com (www.RezHub.com).  He is also an active member and President of the Orlando DotNetNuke® Users Group or ODUG (orlando.dotnetnukeug.net), and a member of the reformed DotNetNuke® Media Module Project Team.  He was also just appointed the Vice President of the Orlando .Net User Group, or ONETUG (www.onetug.org).

    Will regularly speaks at user groups and other community events about DotNetNuke® and the various ways it can be used and managed, including organizing the Day of DotNetNuke®.  He also won the INETA Community Champions award for 2008 Q3 and 2009 Q3.  Will publishes DNN videos on JumptStartTV, and is a Technical Editor for Professional DotNetNuke 5 and DotNetNuke 5 User's Guide by Wrox, as well as Wrox Blox, including DotNetNuke and Web Standards, and Building a Custom DotNetNuke Membership Provider.  Most recently, Will has become a guest blogger at Applied Innovations, a popular web host.

  • kevingrossnicklaus
    Grossnicklaus, Kevin: 2009 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Kevin Grossnicklaus is the president of a St. Louis, MO based consulting firm called ArchitectNow (www.architectnow.net) where he trains and mentors development teams in software architecture and best practices using leading-edge technologies and methodologies.  Kevin previously spent 10 years as the .NET Practice Lead and Chief Architect at SSE (www.SSEinc.com), another St. Louis-based technology firm, where he oversaw the design, implementation, and delivery of mission critical software applications to dozens of local and national firms. In 2000, while at SSE, Kevin became involved as an early adopter of the Microsoft .NET platform (then called the Next Generation of Web Services or NGWS) and became active in the local development community to help share his knowledge and experience with these tools and technologies with any developers willing to learn. Since then, Kevin has worked with developers throughout the world on many projects around the newest .NET technologies. In 2004, Kevin became an instructor at Washington University’s Center for the Application of Information Technology (CAIT) program where he continues to teach all of the .NET related topics in both C# and VB.NET.  During his time at CAIT, Kevin has helped to expand the Microsoft related curriculum through the development courses on new technologies such as LINQ, Threading, Enterprise Architecture, WPF, and WCF to name a few. Today, through ArchitectNow, Kevin is working to share his passion for and knowledge of these technologies with teams around the world.

  • Todd
    Stone, Todd: 2009 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Todd Stone is a software developer at HBS Systems in Dallas, TX.  He works with communicating and converting data from a variety of different platforms including Windows, UNIX, LINUX, and the IBM iSeries (AS/400).

    He's active in the local .NET community as President of the DFW Connected Systems User Group, member of the South Central District Developer Guidance Council, and as a speaker at local user groups.  He volunteered as a Business Analyst and Developer for the We Are Microsoft - Charity Challenge Weekend 2009 held back in January in Dallas.

    He lives in Wylie, TX with his wife.  Other activities involve restoring antique tractors and trucks with his Dad and assembling his own computers.

  • drmohundro
    Mohundro, David: 2009 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    David Mohundro is a software developer at Data-Tronics, Corp. in Fort Smith, AR and is a co-founder/leader of the Fort Smith, AR .NET User Group. He has over 6 years of experience developing software using technologies ranging from classic ASP and JavaScript to Windows Forms and WPF. David is enthusiastic about building decoupled and maintainable applications using practices such as Test Driven Development and he strives to be a lifelong learner. You can contact David through his blog.

  • ZachYoung
    Young, Zachariah: 2009 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Zach Young is a FileNet Solution Architect at JB Hunt Transportation in Lowell, Arkansas. His job includes researching existing technologies, assisting development teams with architecture designs, and integrating current enterprise systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Sam M. Walton College of Business Administration at The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Zach is the President of the Northwest Arkansas .Net User Group and co-founder of the Virtual Alt.Net (VAN) user group.  In addition to working with these groups, Zach volunteers his time to assist his church with lighting and the sound board during services.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, reading technical books, and being outdoors.  Zach regularly blogs at www.zachariahyoung.com.

  • RachelAppel
    Appel, Rachel: 2009 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Rachel has been working as a mentor, instructor, software developer, architect and DBA for nearly 20 years. During her career, Rachel has worked with a variety of languages, technologies and systems and has contributed to projects of all sizes including large scale enterprise applications at some of the world’s leading companies.

    Rachel is the Vice President of the .Net Valley user group, as well as a leader and regular speaker in the Philly.NET and Central Penn.NET user groups of Pennsylvania. She can also be found speaking at code camps, user groups, community events and conferences.

    Rachel’s expertise lies within developing solutions that align business and technology using the Microsoft .NET family of products, particularly ASP.NET & SQL Server. She is also an ASP.NET MVP, ASPInsider and holds the Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCAD & MCSD certifications.

    She is also a member of the INETA speakers bureau.

     

  • Andrew
    Karcher, Andrew: 2009 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    As a consultant with Clarity Consulting (http://www.claritycon.com), for over 9 years, Andrew's duties include architecting and developing solutions, both client\server and web applications, for a variety of clients in diverse fields such as transportation, financial services, and hospitality. Andrew is a 2-Time Microsoft MVP for SQL Server and serves as the President of the San Diego .Net User Group, a Board Member of the San Diego SQL Server Users Group and is the INETA Membership Mentor for Southern California. He has presented to multiple user groups and Code Camps across the U.S. on topics such as SQL Server 2005, .Net Development, and SharePoint Server 2007. You can catch up with Andrew on his Blog (http://blogs.claritycon.com/blogs/andrew_karcher/default.aspx).

  • Michael
    Steinberg, Michael: 2009 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Michael has been a software developer, Project leader and DBA for over 20 years.

    He is the Director and founder of the Houston TechFest. He is also past president and one of the founders of the Houston .Net users group.

    He is part of a team implimenting development methodology based on EssUP on a global basis.at Sigma Aldrich and doing development in  VB.net and Java.

  • JulieYack
    Yack, Julie: 2009 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Julie Yack is one of the founding partners of Colorado Technology Consultants, Inc and currently serves as Chief Operations Officer. Julie has been named a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for her efforts in the CRM professional community. Julie is a Microsoft CRM Certified Professional, Microsoft Small Business Specialist and a Certified Scrum Master. She was named one of 101 Women Bloggers to Watch in 2009 by WEmagazine.

    Julie has been a vital part of three large scale publications in 2008 and is deep in progress on 2009’s Building Silverlight RIAs. She was a contributing Author for Voices for Change: Women's Words to Politicians. Julie was the Technical Editor for Wiley's The IT Girls Guide to Becoming an Excel Diva. She served as Editor and Publisher for (X)CRM as a Rapid Development Platform. All of these titles are available direct from their publishers or at www.amazon.com.

    Julie's newest user group, XRMVirtual, is off to a great start and has several hundred members after its first meeting. Julie is also one of the founders of SouthColorado.NET, a user group focused on improving the knowledge base of .NET developers SouthColorado.NET is a member of INETA (www.ineta.org). Julie serves as the INETA membership mentor for a 4-state region as well as virtual groups globally and strives to help the developer community wherever possible. She was the Conference Chair for the inaugural .NET Developer vConference, reaching out globally to the .NET Developer community

  • TimothyTyrrell
    Tyrrell, Tim: 2009 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Tim Tyrrell is a Senior Programmer Analyst in the Information Systems Division at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. He works on the Sustainability and Reputation Management team building C# web applications for Wal-Mart's recycling, packaging reduction, and sustainable supplier/product efforts. He is a co-founder of the Wal-Mart .NET User Group and a Northwest Arkansas .NET User Group officer.

    Tim is a Chicago native that now lives in Bentonville, Arkansas with his wife, Courtney, and 4 year old twins, Gavin and Ella. He has a Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) degree from DeVry University Keller Graduate School of Management (Oakbrook Terrace, IL) and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL

  • BeckyIsserman
    Isserman, Becky: 2009 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Becky Isserman has been a SharePoint Developer, since 2005 when she attended the Portal University with Levi, Ray, and Shoup in Springfield, IL. She runs the Kansas City Office Geeks in Leawood, KS. She organized the SharePoint Saturday Kansas City event. She is an active member of the Kansas City Development Community. She is a presenter at various SharePoint events and conferences throughout the United States. She is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and a Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD). She has been a web designer/developer since she was fifteen hand coding HTML 3.0 websites in NotePad. She enjoys working with SharePoint 2007, because she can perform the roles of administrator, developer, designer, and architect. She has presented at seven code camps, two conferences, and three user groups in the past two years. She currently lives in Olathe, Kansas where she works remotely for B&R Solutions. She lives with her cat, Gambit, and her boyfriend, Johnny. If you would like to contact her you can e-mail her at rebecca.isserman@gmail.com or fill out the contact form at her blog http://www.mosslover.com

  • BenHoelting
    Hoelting, Ben: 2009 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Ben Hoelting (http://www.benhblog.com) Senior Software Developer, Colorado Technology Consultants, Inc. Graduated from Colorado State University in 1997 with a BS in Computer Information Systems and a Minor in Computer Science. Ben joined the IT industry in 1996 as an intern and has worked with .NET since its inception back in 2002. Worked for the Gates Corporation (formally the Gates Rubber Company) from 2000 – 2005. He left Gates to pursue a consulting career. Currently he works for Colorado Technology Consultants, Inc. in Colorado Springs. His most recent projects include a Silverlight line of business application that uses the ADO.NET Entity Framework to access the backend data store. He also still supports and adds features to a Windows forms Smart Client that requires offline support, an ASP.NET tracking system for the floral industry and a Microsoft CRM customization using ASP.NET. Ben is also a MCP, certified in both CRM Customizations and .NET Framework Application Development. Finally, Ben is very involved in the local .NET community and is the leader of the South Colorado .NET User Group

  • BenScherman
    Scheirman, Ben: 2009 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Ben Scheirman is an agile software developer from Houston, TX. He is a Microsoft MVP, Microsoft ASP Insider, Certified ScrumMaster, and all-around nice-guy. Ben enjoys speaking at various user groups and conferences to connect with the developer community. He also enjoys writing on his blog at http://flux88.com. Ben is writing his first book, ASP.NET MVC in Action from Manning Press. Ben is a Principal Consultant with Sogeti

  • RyanDuclos
    Duclos, Ryan: 2009 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Ryan Duclos is a Senior Technical Consultant for Perficient, Inc. (www.perficient.com), where he is passionate about Microsoft development utilizing the .Net Framework and SQL Server technologies. He lives and works in LA (Lower Alabama!) and loves spending time with his family, as well as being a Community Influencer for Microsoft. Ryan can often be found at regional events as both a speaker and an attendee. He has been working with Microsoft Technologies since 2000, and is well known in the Microsoft community as a skilled presenter, as well as being highly involved in building technical communities around Microsoft Technologies. Ryan is the President of the Lower Alabama .NET User Group and is also involved with the Pensacola SQL Server User Group. In addition Ryan is a frequesnt speaker at numerous Code Camps, SQL Saturday & User Group events.

  • BrandonKing
    King, Brandon: 2009 Q1 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Brandon King is the owner of Peleta Software, an Independent Software Vendor that builds custom software for its clients. Brandon has over 13 years experience in both software development and database administration. His specialties are C#, SQL Server and ASP.NET with a special interest in composite applications and smart clients. Brandon helped found the Ozarks .NET User Group in Harrison, Arkansas, and enjoys mentoring new developers and promoting technology in his local community

  • SBChatterjee
    Chatterjee, Supriyo: 2008 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Supriyo "SB" Chatterjee is an Architect/Tech-Lead based in Hartford CT. He has over 20 years experience in IT and has worked at various companies like Aetna, IBM, UNICEF and State of Connecticut. He was twice awarded the Microsoft MVP Award for Groove:Architecture - http://tinyurl.com/sbcmvp and is also an Acting Director of the Connecticut .NET Developers Group http://www.ctdotnet.org He moderates Microsoft Groove workspaces - http://ctdotnet.org/Groove.aspx He is active within Facebook & Twitter and blogs when he can at http://weblogs.asp.net/sbchatterjee When he is not computing, he is flyi

  • ToiWright
    Wright, Toi: 2008 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Toi B. Wright is an independent consultant who has been working as a software developer for over 25 years. She has a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. She has been a Microsoft MVP in ASP/ASP.NET since 2005.

    Ms Wright was the organizer of the original We Are Microsoft - Charity Challenge Weekend, www.wearemicrosoft.com. She is the Founder and President of the Dallas ASP.NET User Group, www.dallasasp.net. She has been involved with various user groups around Dallas since 1994 and has been running one or more user groups since 2000. She most recently helped organize the new Presenter Mentor User Group, www.presentermentor.org. This group is dedicated to developing local technical speakers. Toi B. Wright is an independent consultant who has been working as a software developer for over 25 years. She has a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. She has been a Microsoft MVP in ASP/ASP.NET since 2005.

    Ms Wright was the organizer of the original We Are Microsoft - Charity Challenge Weekend, www.wearemicrosoft.com. She is the Founder and President of the Dallas ASP.NET User Group, www.dallasasp.net. She has been involved with various user groups around Dallas since 1994 and has been running one or more user groups since 2000. She most recently helped organize the new Presenter Mentor User Group, www.presentermentor.org. This group is dedicated to developing local technical speakers

  • ScottCate
    Cate, Scott: 2008 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Scott Cate is the President of myKB.com, Inc., in Scottsdale, Arizona. myKB.com is a technology company specializing in commercial ASP.NET applications. His product line includes CloudDB.com, myKB.com, KBAlertz.com, and a few others. Scott also runs the Arizona .NET User group, an Arizona based INETA User Group. Scott created AZGroups.com which is a simple calendar that is shared between many Arizona based user groups, to act as a single calendar to post and share local community events. Scott also works with INETA as a User Group Mentor for User Groups in the Desert region (AZ, NM, NV). INETA is also proud to include Scott Cate as an INETA Speaker to travel around North America and deliver .NET related content to other NorAm user groups.

    Scott was a founding board member, and now a current member of ASPInsiders.com, a group devoted to giving early feedback to the Microsoft ASP.NET Team. Scott has also been awarded the ASP.NET MVP every year, since 2004. In the authoring category, Scott has co-authored an AJAX book titled "Beginning AJAX with ASP.NET", authored two full length ASP.NET AJAX (C# and Visual Basic) Video Training Courses for AppDev, as well as the non-fiction novel titled "Surveillance" ( http://surveillance-the-novel.com ).

    Outside of community and work efforts, Scott enjoys the perfect family. It sounds to good to be true, but really it's true. Scott and Jamie have two perfect children, that are perfect in every way. Jamie, Cameron, and Courtney are what make all the hard work worth while. Finally, Scott has set a 2009 New Years Community Resolution, to repost Sara Ford's very famous ""Visual Studio Tip of the Day"" in video format. His goal is to create all 382 posts in video format before the end of 2009. The videos are posted in blog format on http://ScottCate.com/Tricks

  • RandyWalker
    Walker, Randy: 2008 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Randy Walker has been instrumental in helping the developer community as an INETA Mentor and Microsoft MVP. He is the founder of Harvest I.T., a small business ISV (Independant Software Vendor) that services Vendorville, the Walmart Consumer Package Goods Industry. In Randy’s blog, http://www.mysoftwarestartup.com, he tries to help other small technology startups. Randy has been an avid VB programmer for the past 12 years and encourages the use of Microsoft’s .Net platform for enterprise business use

  • GregPugh
    Pugh, Greg: 2008 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Greg Pugh is a .NET developer / consultant in Durham, NC.

    I started my technical career in the IT infrastructure world and switched from chips to salsa 5 years ago and never looked back - coding is a blast. Learning and teaching about design patterns and modular architectures is my constant interest and my current passion is exploring OO best practices and applying them using the ASP.NET MVC framework sprinkled with Ajax and jQuery for flavor.

    I started hosting VB/Access user group meetings in the early 90's and switched to .NET as soon as it came out (www.TRINUG.org). We host a monthly meeting with big name presenters and a couple of code camps a year, and what I really enjoy is our ~6 per month Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings where local developers present and we can get our hands on the code and have some lively in depth discussions. I help keep the group alive with my weekly newsletter backed up with a Google calendar. We use a wiki (trinug.pbwiki.com) to make sharing content easy and Google groups to keep things interactive

  • ChrisHammond
    Hammond, Chris: 2008 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Chris Hammond has spent a number of years as a DotNetNuke Core Team member, and recently became the Director of Training with DotNetNuke Corporation. Solidifying his role within the DNN community as a leading expert and evangelist on the platform Chris is a published author and has been a frequent presenter at conferences, user groups and companies around the world. Chris provides tips and tricks through his blogs at DotNetNuke.com and DNNDaily.com. He is also an active DNN Community member, providing support in the DNN Forums. You can read more about Chris on his personal blog at www.chrishammond.com.

  • JaySmith
    Smith, Jay: 2008 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Jay Smith is PMO Architect and Evangelist for Tyson Foods, Inc. where he works with teams to improve the development process and to learn new concepts and designs. Jay has help to develop several internal user groups that creates an environment where IT professionals can share best practices.

    Jay is a founding member of the President for the Northwest Arkansas .Net User’s Group and has served on the NWA Dnug board 4 year, two years as president.

    Jay currently serves on the INETA Technology Team and Speakers Committee where he continues to work to improve the community we all enjoy.

    You can read more about Jay on his blog http://www.jaysmith.us or follow his tweets at http://twitter.com/jaysmith.

    You can also check out Jay's community focused podcast User Group Radio at http://usergroupradio.com.

  • TeresaHennig
    Hennig, Teresa: 2008 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Teresa Hennig is a business consultant, author and community leader, who loves project management and helping others. Her company, Data Dynamics Northwest, offers consulting and database solutions. Teresa’s acumen for quickly grasping a client’s industry, processes and needs, permits her rapid partnering in creating cost effective custom solutions. To match expertise and resources to needs, Teresa forges liaisons with developers and clients across the country, and she uses a similar approach with international projects and partnerships.

    Motivated by new challenges, Teresa has enjoyed several “once-in-a-lifetime” triumphs; including creating and deploying a paperless patient tracking system for a teen clinic in Uganda, climbing Mt. Rainier, and raising money to cure paralysis. Teresa is also the president of two developer groups, a sponsor and mentor for user groups in three other states, a key player in several INETA initiatives, and a participant in several Microsoft projects. Her two monthly newsletters have an international audience. As the lead author of several technical books, Teresa is privileged to help her colleagues to become published authors; and as one stated, it was “a dream come true.” She has earned Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award annually since 2006. Whether working with clients, partners, fellow developers or charitable causes, Teresa energizes and empowers people

  • AdamMachanic
    Machanic, Adam: 2008 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Adam Machanic is a Boston-based independent database consultant, writer, and speaker. He has been involved in dozens of SQL Server implementations for both high-availability OLTP and large-scale data warehouse applications, and has optimized data access layer performance for several data-intensive applications. Adam has written for numerous web sites and magazines, including SQLblog, Simple Talk, Search SQL Server, SQL Server Professional, CoDe, and VSJ. He has also contributed to several books on SQL Server, including "Expert SQL Server 2005 Development" (Apress, 2007) and "Inside SQL Server 2005: Query Tuning and Optimization" (Microsoft Press, 2007). Adam regularly speaks at user groups, community events, and conferences on a variety of SQL Server and .NET-related topics. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server, a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), and a member of the INETA North American Speakers Bureau.

  • ArtVilla
    Villa, Arthur: 2008 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Arthur P. Villa has been providing technical solutions for over twenty years to business clients in both the private and public sectors.  Since October of 2000 Art’s main focus has been business development, project team build-out, high-level project conceptualization, and project management as President of Breakthrough Business Solutions, Inc. (www.breakthroughbiz.com).  Art has been actively involved with the developer community through his entire development career.  Highlights include organizing/running the LA C# Developer Group (2001-present) and the SoCal .NET Developer Group (2005-present), board member of LA Fox (2000 – 2008), and co-organizing the 2008 LA Code Camp event at USC

  • ChrisEargle
    Eargle, Chris: 2008 Q4 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Chris Eargle began coding shareware in his teens for the Legend of the Red Dragon by Seth Able Robinson. From there, he developed a career unintentionally following the products of Anders Hejlsberg: from Turbo Pascal to Delphi to C#. Currently, he is an enterprise architect at South Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance in Columbia, SC.

    Chris is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – Visual C# and an INETA Community Champion. He is the president of the Columbia Enterprise Developers Guild and enjoys speaking at code camps, conferences, and user group meetings

  • VishalShukla
    Shukla, Vishal: 2008 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Vishal has been behind the keyboards for over 18 years and mainly exploring Microsoft technologies from GWBasics to .net 4.0. Vishal works as a System Architect for the Palm Beach County. He has been actively involved with local user group communities. He has given various presentaions at code camps, Teched Tweener and various user group events.
    Winner of INETA Community Champions award for 2008 Q3.
    Microsoft VB .Net MVP

  • ChrisGWilliams
    Williams, Chris: 2008 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Chris Williams, is a Technology Evangelist for Magenic. He is the founder of several .NET User Groups on the east coast, and most recently the Twin Cities XNA User Group and Twin Cities Developers Guild, both in Minneapolis, MN. He is a rabid blogger at BlogusMaximus.net, author of the very popular NINE Questions series and owner of the VB Community site www.ILoveVB.net. His most recent project is the Charity Fragathon, a fundraiser event for Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. He's also a Visual Basic .NET MVP, MCT, MCSD (.NET) Early Adopter, MCAD, freelance game developer, occasional author, tech editor, conference speaker, vintage arcade game collector and most recently received the INETA Community Champion award. He also plays a pretty mean guitar in Rock Band. Lastly, yes, the rumors are true, he loves Visual Basic so much he even named his dog VB.

  • MichaelPaladino
    Paladino, Michael: 2008 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Michael Paladino is a software developer for EagleOne in Fort Smith, AR. He has over 6 years of experience developing web and desktop applications based on mostly Microsoft technologies. He started his career using classic ASP and moved into Windows Forms and ASP.NET within the last 4 years. He has also been increasingly involved with creating and maintaining SQL Server databases and has experience with a number of open source toolsets and frameworks such as SubSonic, DotNetNuke, and Umbraco. Michael is passionate about building the .NET community and is one of the co-founders and current president of the Fort Smith .NET User Group. You can contact Michael through his blog at http://www.mpaladino.com, via email at paladinomichael@gmail.com or via Twitter at twitter.com/mpaladino.

  • Lori
    McKinney, Lori: 2008 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Lori McKinney, is a Software Consultant for Intergraph Corporation's Process, Power & Marine division where she works developing web applications. She has 22 years experience developing software. Before joining Intergraph, she worked as a research engineer at Amoco Research Center in Tulsa, OK, modeling cuttings distribution for various drilling fluid/bit/geology combinations for a engineering simulator for drilling. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa.

    Lori is a member of HUNTUG, Huntsville VS.NET User Group, and Rocket City Sharepoint as well as INETA and GITCA. She served three years on the Board of Directors for HUNTUG and currently volunteers on the INETA technology team and as Director of Technology. She was named a Microsoft MVP in 2007 for Windows Server Customer Experience.

    Lori lives with her husband and son near Huntsville, AL.

  • JohnBaird
    Baird, John: 2008 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    John Baird began his computer programming career while in the US Navy. In 1982, he helped form and direct the first PC-based computer processing department for training and manpower in the Department of Defense. After leaving the military in 1988, John began a varied career as a consultant developing business applications ranging from computer-based training to vertical market software for resellers. Today, John is working for the industry leader in financial software for fund administration. In response to a Microsoft proposal, John started the Northern Delaware .Net User Group (www.nodenug.org) in September 2007. For his community service and dedication to mobile technologies, John was recently awarded MVP status for device application development.

  • JasonTownsend
    Townsend, Jason: 2008 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Jason Townsend has been developing professionally for over 10 years. He has a B.S. in Computer Science and a M.B.A with Specialty in Information Technology Management from the University of Tulsa. He currently works for ConocoPhillips as a Sr. Analyst in Global Web Application Services where he helps in mentoring junior developers as well as developing applications using the latest Microsoft software stack. Before joining ConocoPhillips, Jason led a team of developers in developing natural language speech applications using proprietary platforms and the Microsoft software stack. Jason is also the President of the Bartlesville .NET User Group (http://www.bdnug.com) and routinely accepts speaking engagements ranging from Windows Communication Foundation to Microsoft Speech Server 2007. When he isn’t busy mentoring budding developers, or learning the newest technology Jason is spending time with his wife and four kids. Jason routinely blogs at http://www.okcodemonkey.com and can be reached via email at okcodemonkey@gmail.com.

  • DanRigsby
    Rigsby, Dan: 2008 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Dan Rigsby is a Lead Software Engineer for Interactive Intelligence in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dan has been an avid .Net developer since late 2001 starting with ASP.Net, but today concentrates on SOA, WCF, Smart Client applications, and a host of other areas. Dan is very active in the community as a developer, speaker, blogger, officer at IndyNDA, and moderator on the MSDN forums. He is always eager to help out others when he can and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP award for his work with Connected Systems in Wcf. As a certified ScrumMaster, Dan has been involved in agile techniques and project management. Read more about Dan and development adventures at http://www.danrigsby.com/ or connect with him on Twitter or Facebook.

  • Will
    Strohl, Will: 2008 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Will Strohl is an ASP.Net architect and developer based in the Orlando Area. Having been in the web development field for over 10 years, he began professionally in 2000.  Currently, Will is the Technology Director for an exciting new online travel company called RezHub.com (www.RezHub.com).  He is also an active member and President of the Orlando DotNetNuke® Users Group or ODUG (orlando.dotnetnukeug.net), and a member of the reformed DotNetNuke® Media Module Project Team.  He was also just appointed the Vice President of the Orlando .Net User Group, or ONETUG (www.onetug.org).

    Will regularly speaks at user groups and other community events about DotNetNuke® and the various ways it can be used and managed, including organizing the Day of DotNetNuke®.  He also won the INETA Community Champions award for 2008 Q3 and 2009 Q3.  Will publishes DNN videos on JumptStartTV, and is a Technical Editor for Professional DotNetNuke 5 and DotNetNuke 5 User's Guide by Wrox, as well as Wrox Blox, including DotNetNuke and Web Standards, and Building a Custom DotNetNuke Membership Provider.  Most recently, Will has become a guest blogger at Applied Innovations, a popular web host.

  • DavidHockenberry
    Hockenberry, David: 2008 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    David Hockenberry is a Senior Programmer at AIX Group in Buffalo, NY. He is a graduate of Binghamton University with a degree in Computer Science. David has been working professionally with .NET since 2003 when he was a junior in college. In January 2008, he started to lead the Western New York .NET Users Group (WNY DNUG). The WNY DNUG has been very successful in the last year and a half, having between 40-75 developers at each monthly meeting, giving away a ton of swag, and bringing in speakers from all over the United States and Canada. Outside of work David is married to his beautiful fiancée Katie and is a volunteer varsity assistant wrestling coach at his graduating high school. On the weekends you may find him coaching his wrestlers, working on the UG, or watching his beloved Buffalo Bills.

  • AntonioChagoury
    Chagoury, Antonio: 2008 Q3 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Antonio Chagoury is the CEO and Chief Software Architect of Inspector IT Inc (www.inspectorit.com), a .net and DotNetNuke solutions provider based in the Washington DC Metro Area. As a member of the DotNetNuke Core team and project lead of the Blog module as well as the Installer utility, he is an active contributor and supporter DotNetNuke and Open Source. Antonio Chagoury is the Co-Founder and President of the Capital DotNetNuke User Group (www.capitaldug.org) an effort intended to get DotNetNuke Enthusiasts in one room once a month to discuss a wide range of topics as well share ideas knowledge and experience on the platform. Antonio’s technical specialties range from Enterprise Software Architecture and Engineering, Business Systems Integrations, SOA, and of course all development based on the .net framework. He considers DotNetNuke Software Development and Consulting, Web 2.0, Office 2.0, and Enterprise 2.0 his hobbies. Antonio has lived and travelled extensively in Europe, Africa and the Middle-East and settled in the Washington DC area in 1999. He speaks English, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic. He blogs (in English) regularly at www.cto20.com.

  • JesseChadwick
    Chadwick, Jess: 2008 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Jess Chadwick is the Lead Code Monkey on the Infragistics Website Team, responsible for keeping all their various web properties up and running. He has over 7 years experience with .NET technologies ranging from embedded devices in startups to enterprise-scale web farms at Fortune 500s. He is actively involved with the community, acting as Leader of the NJDOTNET Central New Jersey .NET user group, , founder of the “NJDOTNET Agile” and “NJDOTNET Dojo” spin-off groups, and actively contributing to various open source projects.

  • JudyCalla
    Calla, Judy: 2008 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Judy Calla assumed leadership of Central Penn .NET Users Group in December, 2003. Since her first meeting in January, 2004, the membership list has grown to over 400. From the beginning, it was her intent to share leadership of the group and form a Board of Directors. The Board has grown to nine members, all of who take an active part in the essential tasks of guiding and managing the group.

    Judy has been a full-time programmer since 1989, and a Visual Studio developer since 2001. Besides leading Central Penn, she is a speaker at user group meetings and Philadelphia Code Camps, focusing on beginner topics in Visual Studio and SQL Server. She developed the Central Penn Boot Camp, a 4-week, 1-night-a-week series for programmers new to client server development, object oriented programming, Visual Studio, and SQL Server.

  • AdnanMasood
    Masood, Adnan: 2008 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    Adnan Masood works as a Sr. Software Engineer / Tech. Lead in a Monrovia-based financial institution where he builds SOA-based enterprise applications using Microsoft .NET Framework. He is a regular speaker to technical conferences and code camps, is attributed and published in print media and on the web, and holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science. Adnan is actively pursuing his doctoral degree in Machine Learning and is highly involved in the .NET community as co-founder of the San Gabriel Valley .NET Developers group. He holds various technical certifications including MCPD.NET, MCSD.NET, and SCJP-II and is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). His blog can be found at www.AdnanMasood.com and he can be reached via email at adnanmasood at gmail.com.

  • DavidMcCarter
    McCarter, David: 2008 Q2 INETA Community Achievement Award

    David McCarter is a Microsoft MVP and a principal software engineer in San Diego. He is the editor-in-chief of dotNetTips.com... a web site dedicated to helping programmers in all aspects of programming. David has written for magazines like the Visual Basic Programmers Journal and has published three books (the latest is David McCarter's .NET Coding Standards available at: www.cafepress.com/geekmusicart.165478704). He is one of the founders and directors of the 14 year old San Diego .NET Developers Group (www.sddotnetdg.org, formerly the San Diego Visual Basic User Group).

    David gives lectures on programming at colleges, high schools, conferences such as Code Camp, VSLive, Microsoft DevDays and he teaches at the University of California San Diego. He also runs his own software/consulting company called NicheWare.

    Competencies: VB.NET (since that is what I am an MVP in) and C# and pretty much all areas of .NET programming from ASP.NET, Windows & Mobile apps and back end services.

    Speaking Engagements: I speak often at my user group and at the following Code Camps: Fullerton Ca, San Diego Ca, San Luis Obispo CA, Los Angeles Ca and Phoenix Az. I also teach the following classes throughout the year at the University of California San Diego: Building Rich & Interactive Web Applications with ASP.NET AJAX, Fundamentals of the .NET Framework. I'm proud to say that I got UCSD to teach .NET one year before it was official released! I developed one of the first classes and continue to develop course ware for our .NET classes at UCSD. I am also a member of the .NET Professional Certificate Review Board at UCSD.

    Published Content: I have published three books under my own name and have written chapters for other publishers like MS Press. My latest book is "David McCarter's .NET Coding Standards". I am working on the third edition of that book currently. Also publish hundreds of tips, tricks and articles on my web site that has been around in one form or another since 1994, http://dotNetTips.com.

    Web Discussion Boards: I mainly participate in the MSDN newsgroups on a regular basis. My display name in these newsgroups is: dotNetDave

    User Group: Over 14 years ago I co-founded the San Diego Visual Basic Users Group and we are now called the San Diego .NET Developers Group (http://sddotnetdg.org). I am the only founder left and have been president of the group for the majority of the 14 years and still do about 80-90% of the work to keep the group going. We also participate in local southern California events. We provide job placement to our members via our web site and by having recruiting firms sponsor our meetings. I know that not only have I gotten jobs being part of this group but other members have too. We do mentor or members at the meeting, via the web site and emails. We also help new speakers by giving them helpful tips before or after their talk. We average 50-80 people each meeting and have 900+ people signed up on our web site.

    You can also find out more about what I'm up to by going to my MVP profile at: https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=FA3C6870-ADBC-404D-B826-9A4185B3F0E6

    Quick Facts:

    • Microsoft MVP
    • Started the San Diego .NET Developers Group in 1994
    • Editor in Chief, dotNetTips.com
    • Speaker at colleges, high schools, Code Camps, VSLive! and Microsoft DevDays
    • Leader of San Diego .NET Developers Group User Group, sddotnetdg.org
    • Blog: DavidMcCarter.net

     

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