This is the list of presenters from Code Camp LA III that was held on the weekend of 10/23/2010

We hope you enjoyed this Code Camp and will join us for the next one.


Aaron Stannard

Former Microsoftie; Startup Founder
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Working with REST APIs in .NET

Alex Bernier

Currently a front-end developer at in Pasadena, interested in jQuery, front-end performance and lean development.
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Build-Time Static Optimization and Versioning with Amazon S3

Adnan Masood

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 and he can be reached via email at adnanmasood at

Practical Web Application Security with OWASP Top 10 for 2010
Mocking 101 with MOQ - A Gentle Introduction to Mock Objects

Alice Pang

Alice grew up in Louisiana and came out to sunny California after high school to attend Stanford University, where she received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a Software concentration. She then moved across the bay to get her M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Management of Technology certificate through the Haas School of Business and College of Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. While at Stanford and Berkeley, she was heavily involved in various dance groups and enjoyed organizing networking, mentoring, and community outreach events for the Society of Women Engineers. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, discovering new places to eat, rock climbing, and sharing Louisiana and Chinese culture with people. As a Microsoft Developer Evangelist in southern California, she focuses on Visual Studio LightSwitch, WebMatrix, and Windows Azure.;
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Beginner’s Guide to Windows Azure

Alline Oliveira

Alline Oliveira Watkins is a Computer Programmer at University of California at San Diego (UCSD). She is being working hard for 2 years with Google Web Toolkit (GWT) and more than 10 years with JAVA programming. Alline is also a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) by Scrum Alliance; and an Agile Specialist at University of California, San Diego. > In the last 20 years, she has worked in various jobs including System Analyst at Tata Consultancy Services, a CMM Level 5 company from India; Alline graduated with a degree in Computer Science from the University of Brasília, Brazil. @allineo: brazilian scrummaster, agile experimenter & senior java programmer
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How to start using Google Web Toolkit (GWT)
Promoting Ubiquitous Language

Annika Hylmo

Annika Hylmö is an Organizational Strategy Consultant, Executive and Leadership Coach, and Extraordinary Speaker. Annika founded The Insight Generation to support organizations in need of strategic solutions to retain and evolve knowledge, people, and passion so that they can continue to serve their client’s needs. Her energy and passion for her client collaborators create opportunities for sustainable and actionable plans that work. In addition to consulting with major businesses and nonprofits, Annika continues her work as a leading researcher in the field of organizational communication with a special interest in the influence of film and television on young people’s expectations for work and life. She appears around the community as a frequent speaker at events such UCLA's IS Associates, the Chinese American Association of Engineers and Scientists, American Society of Trainers and Developers, California Diversity Council, and many more. She has been interviewed on National Public Radio, and she has written articles published in major international academic journals and online outlets. Annika earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Communication from Purdue University, Indiana, her M.A. in International Communication from The American University, Washington, DC, and her BA in Media and Communication Studies from Lund University, Sweden.

The Surprising Truth About How Communication Motivates Us

Aleksey Tsalolikhin

Aleksey Tsalolikhin is a DevOps consultant and trainer at Vertical Sysadmin ( He's trained staff from world-class organizations such as AT&T, VISA, Chevron, LinkedIn, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and many others. His trainings are known for being intensive and in-depth, where real learning occurs.
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DevOps with Cfengine

Art Villa

Arthur P. Villa of Breakthrough Business Solutions ( has been providing technical solutions for twenty years for companies in both the private and public sectors. Art’s most recent technology focus has been business development project team build-out. Art is currently involved with several software start-up ventures. Art plays a leadership role in the Southern California Developer Community as key organizer of the LA C# and SoCal .NET Developer Groups. Art is also a key organizer of the LA Code Camp. Art’s interest in world events increased after the birth of his two young children (2005 and 2007). Art’s world view evolution took him from confusion to common-sense advocate to frustration to seeker of truth and ultimately to the mindset that while there are control systems holding us back as a society, that an awakening is occurring that is ushering in the Next Renaissance. It was during the “common-sense advocate” phase in 2008/2009 that Art did several Code Camp sessions on The FairTax. One interesting and fun project that Art is involved with is with a friend writing a script for a political action thriller that is intended to be both highly entertaining and educational. When not working on projects, software developer events, and script-writing, Art enjoys spending time with his family, weekly beach volleyball, stand-up paddle-boarding, and traveling. You can learn more about what Art is involved with at
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Beyond the Matrix - Getting to The Next Renaissance

Ben Aminnia

Ben Aminnia is a database architect and .NET developer at Pointer Corporation with over 20 years of experience developing database systems as well as managing a team of SQL Server developers and DBAs. He's also the president of Los Angeles SQL Server Professionals Group and and the architect of Virtual Information Portal (VIP) System

Exploring Database Archival Strategies
Four Phases of Report Authoring for Executives and Upper Management

Bilal Azam

Bilal Azam is a senior .Net and Silverlight developer. He has been working on .Net technologies for over 6 years now and has experience in developing Windows and Web applications using Silverlight 4, C#, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow Foundation, ASP.NET, AJAX, ADO.NET, and MS SQL Server.
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Windows Phone 7 - Using Isolated storage and REST services

Bill Xie

Bill Xie is a .NET solution architect, hands-on developer, and software consultant based in southern California. He has extensive experience developing Web applications, Windows applications, and distributing applications in different types of industries including insurance, financial services, and IT management. Besides CoDe Magazine, he has had articles published on asp.netPRO, ASPToday, and The Code Project. You can contact him at

WordPress Development for .NET Developers

Benjamin Nevarez

Benjamin Nevarez is a database professional based in Los Angeles, California and author of “Inside the SQL Server Query Optimizer”, published by Red Gate books. He has more than 15 years of experience with relational databases, and has been working with SQL Server since version 6.5. Benjamin has also been the technical editor of the two latest books by Kalen Delaney including “SQL Server 2008 Internals”. He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and has been a speaker at several technology conferences, including the PASS Summit. Benjamin’s blog is at and can be reached by e-mail at admin at benjaminnevarez dot com.

Inside the SQL Server 2008 Data Collector
Top 10 SQL Server Query Optimizer Topics for Better Performance

Bret Stateham

I am Microsoft Developer Evangelist based in San Diego. I have been working with Microsoft technologies since 1992 and speaking about Microsoft server platforms since 1998. You can learn more about me via my blog at, or follow @BretStateham on twitter.

SQL Server Reporting Services Map Reports
Creating Custom Silverlight Controls
Silverlight Debugging

Carlton Nettleton

Carlton Nettleton, is an Agile software development consultant and thought-leader in San Diego County.  He provides advice, mentoring, coaching and training to teams and programs looking to improve software quality, team work, productivity and apply Lean thinking to software projects.  As President of Look Forward Consulting ( he has over nine years of experience with software development as a contributor, facilitator and leader from small start-ups to FDA regulated medical products. He co-founded Agile San Diego in 2002 and has been a Certified ScrumMaster since 2005. He is Certified Scrum Practitioner and trained Innovation Games® facilitator. 
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Introduction to Scrum
Selling Your Ideas With A Drawing
ScrumMaster Toolkit

David Chou

David Chou is an architect in the Developer & Platform Evangelism group at Microsoft, where he collaborates with local organizations in architecture, design, and proof-of-concept projects. Drawing on experiences from his previous jobs at Accenture and Sun Microsystems, David enjoys helping customers create value from using objective and pragmatic approaches to define IT strategies and solution architectures. David maintains a blog at, and can be reached at

Building Highly Scalable Java Applications on Windows Azure

David McCarter

David McCarter is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), and developer, architect, consultant, professional code reviewer and interviewer in San Diego, California. He is the editor-in-chief of a web site dedicated to helping software engineers in all aspects of programming since 1994. David has written for programming magazines and has published many books including "David McCarter's .NET Coding Standards" available at: He is one of the founders and directors of the San Diego .NET Developers Group ( for 20 years. In 2008 David won the INETA Community Excellence Award for his involvement in the .NET community. David is also an inventor of a software printing system that was approved by the US Patient Office in May 2008. His Microsoft MVP profile is located at:
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Building nTier Applications with Entity Framework Services (Part 2)
Building nTier Applications with Entity Framework Services (Part 1)
Back-2-Basics: .NET Coding Standards For The Real World
Back-2-Basics: Exception & Event Instrumentation in .NET

Andrew Root

I'm a Web Developer in San Diego and I'm an expert on Content Management Systems, of which Drupal is my favorite. I run the local San Diego Drupal Users Group meeting and the annual Sandcamp Drupal Event.

Introduction to Drupal

Ike Ellis

Ike Ellis is a five time SQL Server MVP, partner at Crafting Bytes, Chairman of the San Diego Tech Immersion Group, and chapter leader for the SQL Pass Book Readers. He's spoken at TechEd, SQL PASS Summit, and is a popular lecturer at various code camps and SQL Saturdays around Southern California. In March, he released a book, "Developing Azure Solutions" with Michele Lerioux Bustamante and Zoiner Tejada. He's been a guest on .NET Rocks nad Talk Python to Me. Check for more information.
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T-SQL Query Performace Tuning

Greg Rokita

Greg Rokita is Senior Architect, Director at where he designs and implements frameworks for content management, digital asset management, publishing infrastructure, ratings and review systems and most recently data mining. His interests include semi-structured data, unification of search, caching and application logic, modular software design and programming by composition. Greg holds MS degree in Computer Science from Stanford University. His graduate school research included CHAIMS – mega-programming language, and geographical distribution of web content utilizing Google search engine data when it was still a research project at Stanford.

Best Practices for Architecting High Volume, High Performance Publishing for Data Intensive Web Site

Hattan Shobokshi

Hattan Shobokshi is a software developer & technical speaker . Hattan is responsible for developing applications on a variety of platforms including web and mobile devices. He is passionate about delivering scalable applications that adhere to industry best practices. He is Vice President of the Los Angeles .NET user group as well as a member of the organizing committee for SoCal Code Camp. He regularly presents at local user groups and code camps. Hattan is also one of the founding members and organizers of JavaScript Saturday Los Angeles.
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What's New in ASP.NET MVC 3
Getting Started with ASP.NET MVC
Unit Testing with mvc
ASP.NET MVC 2 Best Practices

Ivan Sanders

Ivan Sanders a SharePoint server MVP is an independent consultant with more than 15 years of broad-based hands-on experience with the design and development of mission-critical applications and innovative information management strategies in the enterprise deployment of Microsoft products, and delivering nothing but Microsoft SharePoint solutions since 2004. Ivan is active in the SharePoint Community through the MSDN and TechNet forums, TechEd and PDC Birds of a Feather, SharePoint Saturday, DevConnections, SharePoint ShopTalk, INETA, GITCA, and Local Southern California User Groups. Ivan can be found bi-weekly on SharePoint ShopTalk or,, and his New blog MVP Profile:
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SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Scenarios and Methods
SharePoint 2010 with InfoPath Forms and Workflow

Ismail Elshareef

Ismail has been a web engineer for over fifteen years working on architecting and developing web applications and solutions for government, entertainment, media and automotive industries. While working at Ticketmaster’s Cottonblend, Ismail was the Chief Architect and Engineer behind the Bunnyfarm CMS project that currently drives and manages sites like The Troubadour, Viejas Entertainment, The Pasadena Civic and At Edmunds, where he's the Director of Front-End Engineering, he’s been working with sharp and ambitious engineers on setting and executing a vision for frontend development based in quality, performance and pushing the proverbial technology envelop. Currently he's working on Edmunds' Open Platform amongst other exciting projects.

Mitigating Advertising Impact on Page Performance

John Kuhn

John Kuhn is a Senior Software Engineer and Project Manager at PDSA, Inc., where he works with a diverse portfolio of clients to develop solutions for e-commerce, content management, data migration, business intelligence and business process automation. He has more than nineteen years experience as a developer, working in bio-technology, healthcare and consulting, with experience in project management, software design & architecture, enterprise application integration and business intelligence. John is the author of Developer’s Guide to SQL Reporting Services 2005 (ASIN # 0979374855) and has spoken at several user groups and code camp events in Southern California. He has been developing business and reporting solutions on Microsoft platforms since 1992, and started working with .NET when it was released in 2002. He has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a certificate in Information Technology Management from University of California, Irvine Extension, and is a Microsoft Certified Application Developer for .NET.
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Developing a Windows Service Framework

James Johnson

James Johnson, a Microsoft MVP, is the Founder and President of the Inland Empire .NET User’s Group, and has fondly watched it grow from a twice a month, early Saturday morning group of five in 2003, to a robust and rambunctious gathering of all types and sizes of .NET developers. In his off-time from running the user group, James is a husband and dad, works with ComponentOne as their Western Region Technical Evangelist, digs deep into cutting edge technologies (often with some spectacular disasters) and spreads the word about the latest and greatest bits, getting people excited about .NET. He tries to blog as often as he can, but usually gets distracted by LINQ, MVC, ASP, SQL, and most other types of acronyms. You can keep up with him at, or on Twitter at @latringo.

MVC and Entity Framework 4

Jeffrey Peacock

Jeffrey Peacock is the UC Irvine instructor for "Application Development for Android Devices" and "Advanced Android Application Development" He's also an independent contractor developing enterprise Android applications for a variety of clients. For over 25-years he's worked in a variety of technology spaces including 10+ years developing mobile applications for e-commerce, security, medical, and advertising/entertainment/media. Past lives include e-commerce/web development; medical applications; interactive cable TV; Hierarchical Storage Management; and even Unix System Development for Bell Labs. He's the founder of the Orange County Embedded Java Users Group (c. 2006), and an author/contributor of open source embedded and micro-edition Java libraries. He's been working with Android since it's release and was a participant in the Android Developer Challenge.

Beginning Android Application Development

Jeremy Clark

Jeremy Clark makes developers better. By drawing on over 15 years of experience in application development, he helps developers take a step up in their skillset with a focus on making complex topics approachable regardless of skill level. He is a Microsoft MVP for Visual C#, and he has authored seven courses for Pluralsight, including "C# Interfaces", a course aimed at giving developers a clear understanding of abstraction. Jeremy lives in Southern California with 2 cats and a banjo. For more information, visit
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Learn to Love Lambdas
Introduction to XAML with Silverlight 4
Learn to Love Lambdas (Repeat)
Keep Your UI Responsive with the BackgroundWorker Component (Repeat)
Learn the Lingo: Design Patterns
Introduction to XAML with Silverlight 4 (Repeat)
Keep Your UI Responsive with the BackgroundWorker Component
Learn the Lingo: Design Patterns (Repeat)

Joe Hecht

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Winning Projects for Profit and Job Security

keith conway

10 years of programming have revolved around the internet: C#, Java, Web Services, ASP, JSP, Servlets, MSMQ, Windows Services, AJAX, and SOA. Computer Science degree from SDSU MBA from AIU Certified SOA Architect Certified SOA Security Specialist Sun Certified Java Programmer

SOA - C# and Java SOAP Web Services Interoperability - UML design and debugging

Kevin Kohut

Techie, business man, Agile expert, musician, writer, speaker and all around nice guy! I help businesses and non-technical folks get the best out of technology, while helping developers and other techies excel at their craft.
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The Art of Writing User Stories
How to Use Amazon's EC2 Cloud

Li Chen

Li Chen, MCSE, MCSD, MCDBA, SCJP, SCDJWS and SCWCD, is a former 4 time Microsoft MVP. He has been a Microsoft certified developer since 1996. He is the developer of compiler and ASP Classic Compiler ( He is currently a software architect with XDimmensional Technologies, Inc., a software and cloud technology company in Orange county.
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System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations: The validation framework in .net 3.5/4.0

Lisa Feigenbaum

Lisa Feigenbaum is a Community Program Manager for Visual Studio Managed Languages. She has been a member of the Visual Studio team since 2004. Before her current role, Lisa was the Program Manager for the Visual Basic Editor and Debugger. You can find Lisa on Channel9 or read her posts on the VB team blog Before joining Microsoft, Lisa earned an M.Sc. and B.A. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.

A Lap Around Visual Studio 2010 for C# and Visual Basic Developers

Mario Hernandez

Mario works for Mediacurrent as a Front-End Developer and Drupal themer. He is also a public speaker living in Los Angeles. Before joining Mediacurrent Mario worked for the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, the largest federal court in the country, as the lead themer and front-end developer. He designed and developed the first responsive website for a federal court. Mario is a volunteer instructor and technology advisor for Teens eXploring Technology (TxT), a non-profit organization in South Los Angeles teaching inner city teens about technology and entrepreneurship. As a public speaker Mario conducts private and community-driven workshops and webinars where he continues to express his passion for design and Drupal. When he’s not theming or conducting training, you can find Mario tweeting about Drupal, CSS, HTML, RWD and more. Twitter: @imariohernandez Web:
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An introduction to the 960 Grid System

Mark Miller

Mark Miller is a C# MVP with strong expertise in decoupled design, plug-in architectures, and great UI. Mark is Chief Architect of the IDE Tools division at Developer Express, and is the visionary force behind productivity tools like CodeRush and Refactor!, as well as the DXCore extensibility layer for Visual Studio. Mark is a member of INETA, a popular speaker at conferences around the world and has been writing software for over two decades.

Science of Great UI

Mark Rosenberg

Mark Rosenberg has been writing software with Microsoft technologies for the last 10 years. He has been speaking to user groups and at code camps for the last 2 years and been a certified trainer for the last year. Mark likes to talk to developers and has been talking to anyone who will listen. He is very active in the community, both speaking at user groups and running 2 user groups in Southern California. As if that was not enough he also is the INETA User Group liaison in Southern California and is on the INETA Speakers Bureau Committee. He currently is working as an senior development instructor at QuickStart Intelligence which is a training company with offices in California

ASP .NET 101
ASP .NET 100

Michael Krasowski

Michael is Vice President of Development at PDSA, Inc. and brings over 32 years of Information Technology experience to bear at his position. Prior to joining the PDSA team, Michael was the Director of Information Technology at the Long Beach division of Boeing. He was responsible for all aspects of computing – strategic planning, architecture, application lifecycle, asset management, and outsource management – where he managed a budget of over $90 million dollars and 140+ people. Michael’s responsibilities at PDSA are to manage all projects and personnel while ensuring quality services are delivered on time and on budget to our valued clients. He has been instrumental in defining and executing a solid internal business and engineering process to ensure quality services. Michael also has been an instructor at UCLA and University of California, Irvine's extension program since 1985. He instructs or has instructed the following courses: Microsoft.NET, Advanced Visual Basic, and Relational/Distributed Database Management and Design. Michael holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and a Master's Degree in Computer Science from UCLA, and has published several articles on database management, SQL Server and Visual Basic. He has also spoken at industry conferences, such as Advisor’s DevCon and Informant Conferences on Microsoft Technologies and best practices.
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Project Management Best Practices

Michael Morozov

Michael Morozov is a Principal Consultant with Neudesic specializing in custom application development using Microsoft .NET, ASP.NET, Compact Framework, MS SQL Server. Michael is a MSCD.NET with 15 years of industry experience.

101 of Intelligent Design

Michael Luna

Michael Luna is CEO of Integrated Campaign Solutions. He has worked as Database Developer, consulting to various companies, including Amgen, Ernst & Young and Mattel, creating diverse data related computer applications in areas of Finance, Scientific & Manufacturing. After volunteering for various political campaigns, Mr. Luna, saw a great disconnect on how political campaigns are run and the common technology productivity methods used by business. In 2005 Mr. Luna founded Integrated Campaign Solutions. ICS create and sells various applications used in political campaigns and commercial businesses. Mr. Luna is a founding board member of the Latino Business Chamber of Greater Los Angeles. Membership Chair for the California Democratic Party Chicano Latino Caucus A former Board Member and President of the local chapter of National Handicapped Sports An instructor and racing coach to disabled skiers and an advocate for the participation of persons with disabilities in sports.
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How to Make more than your Hourly rate. Starting and Running Your Own Software Business.

Mike Vincent

Mike Vincent is a veteran software entrepreneur and solutions architect based in Orange County, California and Kona, Hawaii. He currently provides clients throughout North America with application lifecycle management training, consultation and Scrum coaching primarily focusing on Microsoft .NET technology. He has been in the software business for over 30 years in addition to marketing management, construction management and structural engineering positions. Actively involved in the user group community since the early 90's, Mike is a past Vice President and Treasurer of INETA Noram. He is a frequent presenter at developer events including Microsoft TechEd and PDC. He is a Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management MVP, Professional Scrum Master, Professional Scrum Product Owner, and Professional Scrum Developer Trainer.
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Herding Pigs – Managing Self-Organizing Teams
Exploring Team Build based on Workflow 4.0 in Visual Studio 2010 ALM.

Mike Strange

Mike is the Chief Technology Officer at Green Dot.

Strategic Planning - Practical Frameworks

Nuri Halperin

Nuri Halperin consults, develops, and teaches software development with passion. He designs and builds systems, websites and line of business applications. He has been getting things done for a variety clients small and large. From founding CTO of to international e-commerce multilingual websites, to social photo sharing - he's been working to meld new ideas and techniques with solid engineering know-how. He is an author for, and provides hands on training for companies and individuals. Nuri is a frequent speaker at tech events. He enjoys interacting with developers and helping people reach that "Aha!" moment. Nuri is a Mongo Master, certified MongoDB DBA and Developer, and the inaugural recipient of MongoDB's William Zola Outstanding Contributor Award.
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The power of search
Practical Basics of Multithreading: The New, More Powerful, but Easier Techniques II
Practical Basics of Multithreading: The New, More Powerful, but Easier Techniques I

Paul Sheriff

Paul D. Sheriff is the President of PDSA, Inc. ( PDSA develops custom business applications specializing in web and mobile technologies. Since 1991 PDSA has successfully delivered advanced custom application software to a wide range of customers and diverse industries. With a team of dedicated experts, PDSA delivers cost effective solutions, on-time and on-budget using innovative tools and processes to better manage today's complex and competitive environment.
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Silverlight Data Binding Basics
MVVM Made Easy
From Zero to Silverlight in 60 Minutes
Introduction to Windows Phone 7

Rajmund Rzepecki

Rajmund's brain always molds and adapts all ideas/concepts that he encounters into new inventions/approaches. Had never written same line of code twice. Worked on creating million dollar technologies instantly adopted and reused across entire company and product line. Creates his own design patterns to develop with better structured approach. Had experience with media (real time market data and trading client) as well as government and banking. Likes to explore new technologies and then apply these concepts to current development problems. Enjoys a unique capability of seeing things what others can't really see such as adopting new technologies in solving problems in current IT projects.

Validation scenarios in Silverlight 4
Yet another ORM? Reducing the impact of database changes on an application

RG Thiyagarajan

RG Thiyagarajan has around 20 years of software development experience. He has worked on technologies dated back from Unix/C to current technologies such as Silverlight and Azure.
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TFS 2010
How to create/move your applications into Azure

Bob Reselman

Bob Reselman is a results oriented executive software developer, technical lead/evangelist, project manager, teacher, author, technical writer and editor. In the past Bob held the position of Platform Architect for the computer manufacturer, Gateway, was a Principal Consultant for the transnational consulting company, Cap Gemini and worked at Now he is a Director at Casting Networks Incorporated. He writes for He builds electric guitars and basses. He lives the good life in LA with his wife Arlo and their pet, Itchy the Dog.
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The Most Important Technology @ SoCal Code Camp

Reza Madani

Reza is a principal architect with HarborObjects, a Microsoft partner in Newport Beach, CA. He is the president of .NET User Group in Orange County as well as the founder of Silverlight and SQL server User Groups. He has too many years of experience he cares to admit. He is a MCTIP in Business Intelligence and Database Development as well as MCTS in WPF. Reza has been using .NET based enterprise frameworks for web development and Silverlight with plenty of experience with SQL Server BI platform.
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Practical Silverlight WCF Data Services

Rosalva Gallardo

Rosalva E. Gallardo-Valencia is a PhD student at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at UCI under the supervision of Professor Susan Elliott Sim. She is investigating how to help developers looking for source code on the Web. Rosalva has conducted empirical studies and field observations of Agile teams to better understand how Agile Requirements and Agile Validation take place in practice. She is also interested in software processes and improvisation in software development. She has six years of experience developing applications for telecommunication and financial organizations.
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Tips and Tools to Find Source Code on the Web

Rick Martinez

Rick Martinez is a developer for a medical company. Rick is experienced with SQL SERVER and .NET Framework-Application Development.

SQL Server for Beginners
SQL Server T-SQL Recipes

Robert Altland

Based in Irvine, California, Robert Altland is a Principal Consultant with Neudesic, one of Microsoft’s leading .NET professional service firms and Gold Certified Partners. Robert’s career has spanned the spectrum from design to development, which among other things has enabled him to better bridge the gap between designers and developers. He is an active member of the southern California developer community as a frequent presenter at regional code camps and user groups, where he shares his knowledge and experience about front end development.

Building Windows Phone 7 applications with Silverlight

Roelof Roos

Roelof Roos is a very experienced developer and business owner. He is a long time veteran in the IT industry with over 25 years of development, consulting and management experience. Roelof is CEO and founder of the IT companies Dwapiva and The Dutch Republic. His experience includes consulting, instructing and coding with Microsoft, Unix and Apple technologies. His areas of focuses have Included management, information systems, medical image processing and a websites about books. Roelof was born in the Netherlands and is fluent in Dutch, he also writes for a Dutch blog called 'One More Thing' and is now based in San Diego. Also see: and/or
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Getting started with iOS development, part 1
Getting started with iOS development, part 2

Steve Bearman

Steve Bearman is an independent software developer with his company, Suzy B Studios, where he innovates, designs, and develops web and client software for all sectors from science and engineering through finance--especially the thorny, complex problems where architecture, algorithms, and performance are critical. Always available to help develop software, he often leads development teams. Along the way he taught graduate-level university computer science, successfully managed both marketing and operations as VP of a manufacturing corporation, and published technical papers dealing with data. He has a special fondness for good algorithms and appropriate technology.
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Practical Basics of Multithreading: The New, More Powerful, but Easier Techniques II
Practical Basics of Multithreading: The New, More Powerful, but Easier Techniques I

Stacey Broadwell

CEO of IT Talent Search. We represent & market Top Technology Talent to companies throughout Los Angeles on a contract, contract-to-hire & fulltime basis. I have the priviledge of working with the most sophisticated software developed by industry leaders/researchers and engage a remarkable team of recruiters. We are the resource that enables companies to stay current and competitive. I am strong believer of social media and technology to meet outstanding people and make introductions. I am an active participant in the LA Tech scene, panel driven networking events and code camps with break-out session. In addition, I am Director of Marketing for @ UCLA.
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CTO Panel - Enterprise Leaders Discuss Trends in Technology
Negotiating Salaries(W2) & Billrates(1099)

Steven Diebold or
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Software Business Model Mapping (A Knowledge Game)
The Surprising Truth About How Communication Motivates Us

Seth Juarez

My name is Seth Juarez. I currently reside in Los Angeles and work as a Technical Evangelist for DevExpress I received my Bachelors Degree in Computer Science at UNLV with a Minor in Mathematics. I recently completed my Masters Degree at the University of Utah and am continuing on to a PhD in the field of Computer Science. I currently am interested in Artificial Intelligence specifically in the realm of Machine Learning. I've been married now for 8 years to a fabulously beautiful girl and have two wonderful daughters and a son.
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Machine Learning for .NET

Sven Homan

Agile Developer, Scrum Master, Trainer, Coach, and Consultant at Dinamika Services Inc. Specializing in Scrum project mangement, mobile and ASP.NET application development, and SQL Server based business web applications. Currently lives in Redondo Beach, coding since 1985 and likes to rock n' roll.
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Estimation and Planning with Scrum

Steve Evans

Steve Evans has been doing DevOps since before the term DevOps was invented. He is a Pluralsight Author, six time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and technical Speaker at various industry events. In his spare time he manages a DevOps team at a Silicon Valley Biotech focused on improving the lives of cancer patients. For over 15 years Steve has focused on making technology better for businesses by bridging the gap between IT and Development teams. You can follow his technical blog at or find him on twitter at @TheLoudSteve.
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IIS 7.5 for Developers
Networking for Developers
Should Your Application Run in the Cloud?
IIS 7.5 Web Farms for Developers

Steve Andrews

Steve Andrews has been a successful software engineer for over sixteen years – four-time Microsoft MVP Award recipient, frequent technology conference speaker, and holder of multiple Microsoft and IBM certifications. He’s designed high-level custom software solutions for a wide range of international and U.S. companies and regularly gives his time as a technology mentor to startups in the greater Los Angeles area and beyond. In a past life, he worked for a small software company in the Pacific Northwest you probably haven’t heard of. Steve is currently the Founder and Executive Director of Platinum Bay Technologies, a social enterprise and limited-profit software technology company designed from the ground-up to successfully hire and employ people on the Autism Spectrum with software engineering career opportunities.

Getting Started with Umbraco CMS
Technically Speaking: Community Speaker Tips and Tricks
Advanced ASP.NET MVC Extensibility

Troy Gatchell

Troy Gatchell is a seasoned SQL Server database engineer with a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems and a master’s degree in business administration. He has 10 years of experience in design and administration of large scale SQL Server implementations in a range of industries including ecommerce, finance, health care, and cloud storage. Currently, Troy is the senior database administrator for ProvideCommerce responsible for the administration and development of mission critical database systems. Troy published the following articles for SQL Server Worldwide User’s Group: “Custom Scripts to Get DMV Results Fast” and “Archiving Partitioned Data to the Cloud.” Troy’s previous teaching experience with the United States Army as a non-commissioned officer includes West Point Military Academy Summer Camp and Cold Weather Survival Training. In addition, Troy taught basic soldier skills and air defense systems for five years in the Ohio National Guard. Troy has a passion for table partitioning, T-SQL code optimizations, very large database implementations, and teaching.
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Introduction to Microsoft AppFabric Caching Service

Thomas Mueller

Thomas Mueller has been working with databases for almost 15 years. He currently is the Database Administration Manager at HMS, a healthcare consulting company in Santa Ana. Thomas got his BS in Digital Media & Computer Science in 1999 and received his MS in Information Systems from Claremont Graduate University in 2004. In addition to databases, his interests include data warehousing, data mining, knowledge management and LEGO®.
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SQL Server resources

victor gaudioso

ictor, a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and Microsoft Solutions Advocate is an independent Windows Presentation Foundation / Silverlight / Windows 7 Mobile / Surface developer, instructor (classroom / video tutorials / written articles), published author (Foundation Blend 2: Building Applications in WPF and Silverlight (2008), Foundation Blend 3 with Silverlight (2009)), and public speaker. Victor has over 10 years experience in the web and software development industries and has worked with large Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Universal, Warner Bros., Disney, Mattel, and Paramount Pictures. Victor has worked on some of the most cutting edge WPF and Silverlight applications that have been developed to date; including the Microsoft Surface Winebar CES demo , Surface Air Hockey with simulated physics, and the Surface EventPhotos application which both debuted at PDC in 2008. Victor was also part of the team that launched the Microsoft Silverlight Entertainment Tonight Emmy mini-site, one of the very first Silverlight applications to market. In his spare time Victor continues to write books under the Friends of ED flagship Foundation series in hopes of presenting the powerful new Microsoft technologies of WPF and Silverlight to developers and designers around the globe. Along with development and writing books, Victor reaches out to the community by teaching WPF and Silverlight in the way of traditional classroom courses at the Rich Media Institute in Venice, California. Victor produces video tutorials on his personal blog and recently for Microsoft in the form of Expression Starter Kits. Victor holds online interactive workshops as well as public speaking engagements (most recently Flashapoolozastock IV in October 2009). Victor recently co-founded the first Los Angeles Silverlight user group (LASLUG) with Microsoft.

Using Silverlight to build Windows Phone 7

Wolf Paulus

My name is Wolf Paulus, a photographer, hiker, hacker, technologist based in Ramona, California. I'm currently working on Android projects, occasionally speak at developer conferences, and work on open source projects (Swixml, HessDroid, …). You can read much more and contact me at: Hope to meet you at CodeCamp.
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Embellishing Android Applications

Woody Zuill

Woody Zuill has been programming computers for 30+ years, and is an independent Agile Coach/Trainer/Consultant. Over the last 15+ years he has worked as an Agile Coach, Trainer, and Extreme Programmer. He believes code must be simple, clean, and maintainable to realize the Agile promise of Responding to Change. He spent many years as an artist/designer/manufacturer of graphics for televised sporting events where deadlines are for real. Loves Mob Programming.
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10 Easy Code Excellence Techinques

Woody Pewitt

Just a big geek who likes to have fun with code.
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Mobile Web Best Practices

William Salazar

William H. Salazar is an Senior ALM Architect with InCycle Sofware. As an ALM Architect working as part of the InCycle ALM Services practice, he helps development organizations improve and refine their software development practices by leveraging Microsoft Visual Studio, Azure, Team Foundation Server, Release Management, DevOps and Agile software development processes. William is a Microsoft ALM Ranger & Virtual Developer Technology Specialist and is active in the Microsoft development community. William was previously the ALM Practice Director for Neudesic, a National Systems Integrator and Microsoft Gold Partner. He focused on setting the vision and direction for Neudesic National ALM practice. Prior to Neudesic, William was part of Microsoft Developer Platform & Evangelism group serving as the Developer Technology Specialist for the Southwest Region. In this capacity, William would spend a typical day educating customers on Microsoft’s Application Life Cycle Management (ALM) solution based on Visual Studio. His goal was to facilitate the adoption and deployment of the Visual Studio ALM platform. William also spent six years with Microsoft Consulting Services. In this capacity, William enabled businesses across the country to solve complex technical challenges with the aid of Microsoft technology. William has over 23 years of experience managing and architecting large-scale enterprise solutions and implementations at strategic enterprise and fortune 500 companies.
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Introducing Visual Studio LightSwitch