This is the list of presenters from Code Camp Los Angeles VI that was held on the weekend of 11/9/2013

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


Abhijit Gadkari

Architect,Wells Fargo - background includes M.S. in IS and CS. Programming for over 10 years in C,C++,C#,etc. My research is focused on building SaaS based IT infrastructure and distributed computing. Blog: and on codeproject at
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Javascript for C# Developer

Adam Tuliper

Adam works as a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft helping others implement their Windows/Web/Mobile solutions. Prior to that he worked as a Software Architect for many years. Adam has been developing software for over 18 years. He started his work in security and reverse engineering (x86 based - pre .NET) with the direction of going into the software protection and anti-piracy field. This gave him a foundation for learning the internals of other technologies from Win32 systems to CLR systems. Adam has performed security audits and penetration tests for large corporations and small companies alike. He has been deeply involved in .NET internals since early beta and currently works extensively in HTML/JS Windows Store apps, Unity, Azure, ASP.NET (MVC/Web Forms/Web API), SQL Server, Web Security, C#, and more. He presents nationwide conferences such as VSLive! and Tech Ed, Academic institutions throughout Southern CA, and .NET user groups across the USA. He recently completed a hack proofing video series for and look for his security articles in MSDN Magazine December 2011/January 2012. His security course can be seen at: @AdamTuliper
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An intro to Unity for creating killer 3D Games
Making money with Windows 8 (Windows Store) HTML/JS Applications
25 Tips and Tricks for the ASP.NET Developer
Hack proofing your ASP.NET MVC and Web Forms Applications

Michael Washington

Michael Washington is a website developer and an ASP.NET, C#, and Visual Basic programmer. He has been a Microsoft MVP for over nine years. He has a son, Zachary and resides in Los Angeles with his wife Valerie. Michael is the founder of The Ai Help Website ( He is the author of: * Creating HTML 5 Websites and Cloud Business Apps Using LightSwitch In Visual Studio 2013-2015 * Creating Web Pages Using the LightSwitch HTML Client: In Visual Studio 2012 * Creating Visual Studio LightSwitch Custom Controls (Beginner to Intermediate) * OData And Visual Studio LightSwitch Using ASP.NET / Windows Phone / jQuery / datajs / Knockout
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Creating HTML5 and AngularJs Websites Using Visual Studio LightSwitch

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

Web Application Security with With Web Goat.NET and OWASP Top 10
Web API Security with OWASP Top 10

Ahmed Bakir

Ahmed is the author of Apress Media's "Beginning iOS Media App Development", and the founder of the founder of devAtelier LLC, a San Diego-based app consulting firm . Having worked on over 15 apps, Ahmed is always eager to share his knowledge (sometimes too eager!) You can find him online at .
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HTML5 and the App Store: The Missing Link

Andrew Karcher

I am a Data Professional that is super passionate about the ability of data to drive change in our world, work, and personal lives. I have over 15 years of experience across multiple roles, companies and technologies. A passion for learning is core to how I approach life. Over 10+ years I have spoken at User Groups, Code Camps, SQL Saturdays and Conferences along with supporting my local community as a SQL Saturday Organizer, User Group leader, and advocate for community involvement for all technology professionals. I was also recognized by Microsoft as a four-time SQL Server MVP for my technical community contributions.
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New T-SQL Features in SQL 2012
Introduction to Graph Databases with Neo4j

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

Four Dimensions of SSRS Report Authoring for Executives and Upper Management

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.

Creating Windows 8, Windows Phone and Cross Platform Games with Construct 2

Ben Dornis

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Routing with Asp.Net
What is Parrot?
Backyard Aquaponics

CJ Wang

C.J. Wang is a senior manager and has been working in the HealthCare IT since 1999. His first healthcare system is a real-time patient tracking emergency department system running 24X7. He then starts managing a team of professionals, including a database architect, server administrators, data analysts, and application developers, and builds many healthcare solutions, such as chronic disease registry, medication reconciliation, prescription printing, clinical alerts, workflow automation, rule-based tasks, empanelment request, risk stratification, etc. In addition, he also leads the efforts on data integration and operational data store (ODS) development, to provide key healthcare data to support the healthcare organization obtaining supplemental funding through several pay-for-performance initiatives, such as Delivery System Reform Incentive Payments (DSRIP). C.J. enjoys volunteering at the local history museum, reading novels, and exploring his interests in graphic design, photography and traditional Chinese medicine. Follow him on Twitter @HealthCareEng
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Optimizing the HealthCare Industry through Technology

Chander Dhall

Chander Dhall, CEO of Cazton, is an awarded Microsoft MVP, Google Developer Expert and world-renowned technology leader in architecting and implementing solutions. He's not only rescued software development teams, but also implemented successful projects under tight deadlines and difficult business constraints. His company has a proven track record of not just saving the client millions of dollars, but also providing an expedited delivery time. Chander's team of experts are internationally-acclaimed speakers in top technical conferences in the world. As an Azure Advisor, ASP.NET Insider, Web API Advisor, Cosmos DB Advisor, and an MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies, Chander has insight into new releases on technologies used by millions of developers. His critical advice, impeccable vision, futuristic strategy backed with creating and establishing best practices in the industry are some of the reasons for his unparalleled success. At the same time, he's a voracious and highly-respected speaker. Chander is known to elucidate critical and complex concepts while making them easy to understand. He's one man who can talk to anyone from a junior developer, a senior architect all the way to an executive and knows how to speak their language. He is the author of "Scalability Patterns" and "Building Single Page Application Using ASP.NET Core & Angular". He has utilized his amazing business sense having started a company with zero funding and turned it into a multi-million-dollar company in less than two years.
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Advanced jQuery techniques
Web API best practices with cool search examples

David Carr

Computer Engineering & Computer Science sophomore at USC Viterbi. I focus on Android development and I am a Glass Explorer! Follow me @dcarr622.
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Through Glass: Building apps for Google Glass with App Engine and the Mirror API

Devin Rader

Devin Rader spends his day’s extolling the virtues of Twilio (, the amazingly simple cloud communication platform. Before that he worked at Infragistics where he focused on delivering great user experiences to developers using their controls. He's done work on all of the .NET platforms, but most recently has been focused on ASP.NET and Silverlight. As a co-founder of the St. Louis .NET User Group, a former co-organizer of the Central New Jersey .NET User Group and a former INETA board member, he's an active supporter of the .NET developer community. He's also the co-author or technical editor of numerous books on .NET including Wrox's Professional Silverlight 4 and Wrox's Professional ASP.NET 4. Follow Devin on Twitter @devinrader

REST Easy: Leverage HTTP to build simple, scalable web services

Daniel Lewis

Daniel Lewis is a senior level application developer who works for Esri. With over 15 years of experience building enterprise level applications. As a developer he has built and shipped many successful projects. His areas of technical expertise include ASP.NET, C#, Javascript, SQL, NOSQL, and other languages and stacks. He is a passionate AGILE practitioner with a strong understanding of what it takes to run an effective team in an AGILE manner. He is an active member of the local user community and is committed to sharing his enthusiasm about software developers with others.
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Get Mobbed-Up On This - Mob Programming With The Trojans #1
Introduction to building websites in NodeJs
An Introduction to KnockoutJS
Get Mobbed-Up On This - Mob Programming With The Trojans #2

Dan Yoder

I bring over thirty years of experience in all aspects of the software business, ranging from building teams to distributed architecture to business development. In past five years alone, I've been involved in building and launching: the word's first private equity exchange, one of the first voice-enabled search apps for mobile (with AT&T Labs), AT&T's Cloud Foundry team in Palo Alto, several innovative social media applications on both Web and mobile platforms, and the first PaaS for secure realtime messaging. And that's not counting the work I've done with Panda Strike that we're not able to talk about yet. :) I've created or contributed to a variety of popular open source projects and given numerous talks on everything from building hypertext APIs in Ruby to load testing with Node.js. I've also written some widely read articles on topics ranging from social media to API design, featured on Gizmodo, Business Insider, HackerNews, and elsewhere. I build innovative, high-performing engineering teams that execute and have fun doing it. Among other things, I'm proud to have encouraged and cultivated thought leadership and shared learning within the technology community. My teams have helped start no less than four highly successful LA meetups, including LA Ruby,, LA DevOps, LA HackNight, and have supported, via sponsorship or hosting, numerous others, including GirlsInTech and PyLadies. Members of my teams have gone on to leadership roles in organizations such as EdgeCast, Disney, and AT&T. I've recently launched a new consultancy, Panda Strike, focused on rich client, high-performance Web and mobile experiences and lightweight solutions for big data, focused on CoffeeScript, Node.js, and a stack of innovative open source technologies.
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An Introduction to CoffeeScript

Eugene Chuvyrov

Independent full stack software consultant with over 12 years of experience, currently focused on mobile software development with iOS, Windows Phone and Windows 8. Founder,

Fast & Furious iOS and Windows Phone development with Azure Mobile Services

George McKinney

George McKinney is a PhoneGap User Group Manager sponsored by Adobe as well as an Elite Developer and User Group Manager with BlackBerry. George enjoys creating mobile, augmented reality and social game experiences. He has worked with Total Immersion, FLAR Toolkit, and Qualcomm Vuforia to create software for Disney, Kraft, LG, and Apparel News among others. George graduated from Stanford University and received his MBA from the University of Southern California. He is co-founder of Zukini Mobile, a mobile app development company in Los Angeles.
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Augmented Reality Mobile App Development

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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Getting Started with ASP.NET MVC
Angular JS with ASP.NET MVC and WebAPI.
Getting started with TypeScript
JavaScript Simplified : Closures, Prototypes, Promises, and more

Henry Lee

Currently, Henry Lee is working for providing consulting services as a Principal Architect focusing on working closely with the executives (CEO, CIO, CTO, SVP) from the enterprise fortune 500 companies. He provides critical technical solutions that can help and improve business processes.
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Single Page Application (SPA) for Enterprise with WebApi

Ian Miller

Ian Miller is CEO of FatCloud, an enterprise software company delivering accelerated development capabilities for .NET customers, and a scalable and highly available platform for cloud, mobile and web applications. Ian has over 30 years experience in enterprise IT and in the last 15 years has been focused on companies delivering technologies that scale out through leveraging commodity compute components. Those companies are Sequent Computer (acquired by IBM), PolyServe (acquired by HP), Cray, Platform Computing (acquired by IBM) and now FatCloud.
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Scaling from here to there - How Hybrid helps

Indu Alagarsamy

Indu is most passionate about Event Driven Architecture and Messaging and currently is part of the team at Particular Software, the makers of NServiceBus, practicing her passion. Indu has over fifteen years of experience as a software consultant. She loves to solve problems and writing software that means something is exciting to her. When not programming or working on a cool problem to solve, she is either rock climbing in sunny southern california or practicing Martial arts.
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The road to Atlantis - What you need to know about Temporal Coupling

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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Serialization in .NET
Building Business Applications in ASP.NET MVC

Jim White

Jim White is a computational linguist with over 30 years of experience building computer systems. Prior to focusing on Natural Language Processing (NLP) he worked at the software, firmware, hardware, and system architecture level in development tools, embedded and portable devices, networking, and graphics. He is an Open Source Software advocate, Groovy committer, and has created the innovative OSS Groovy for OpenOffice and IFCX Wings. He is currently working on a thesis for the Master of Science in Computational Linguistics (CLMS) at the University of Washington and is the instructor for the program's fundamentals course this year.
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Text Mining of Javadoc and RPMs with Groovy

John Lindquist

John created the AngularJS homepage videos, the AngularJS video site (, and has been training developers on AngularJS since its inception. He’s picked up on many tricks and tips along the way and also seen where developers struggle with the concepts. He’ll teach the workflows and concepts that can only be learned through experience working across many different applications.

AngularJS Best Practices

Justin Weiler

Justin’s talent for designing, architecting and developing enterprise software began at a young age, building his first program when he was only 12 years old. It’s this passion that has led him to deliver some of largest scale media properties for clients, including, CBS Radio, AOL, Yahoo and Cricket Wireless. Through these fascinating but challenging projects, Justin was able to take with him the lessons he learned, becoming the CTO at FatCloud and primary contributor to the Windows platform that’s designed to accelerate large distributed and cloud computing projects for the Windows community.

SOA Sucks… Introducing the MOA

Kai Chan

Software Developer at UCLA Social Sciences Computing
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Search Engine-Building with Lucene and Solr, Part 2
Search Engine-Building with Lucene and Solr, Part 1

Katherine Harris

Your First Windows 8 App

Lance Lakey

Engineer at a Node.JS consulting company. Organizer of CoffeeScript.LA and HackNight.LA meetups in LA.
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An Introduction to CoffeeScript

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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LINQ to Objects A-Z

Llewellyn Falco

Llewellyn learned to jump horses in the 7th grade while living in France. Back in states, while studying drafting in high school, he started fire eating, sleight of hand magic, and once rode a unicycle 6 miles. After learning to juggle torches, he joined a acrobatics group in college where he specialized on the trampoline and walking a slack rope. He can calculate the cube root of any perfect cube under 1,000,000 in his head, as well as pick a standard lock. He can rollerblade down a flight of stairs, backwards. Later, he has learned to play the doumbek (a type of drum), to accompaniment a belly dancing girlfriend. Llewellyn studied Tai Chi for 2 years, can throw a knife at 20 feet, and a playing card at 50. He has taught swing dancing, and loves to salsa. He is also an accomplished speed chess player. In the last year, he has been scuba diving over 20 times, become a guitar hero, and broke his personal record of paddle balling over 200 times. Llewellyn attributes his success to the large amount of caffeine he has consumed, and enjoys computer programming in his spare time. He is also a Developmentor Instructor, Agile2010 Speaker, and guest on .Net Rocks!
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Hands-on workshop for Better Unit Testing

James Counts

I am a .NET CodeMonkey living in San Diego county. Sometimes I have a thought and write it down on my blog: Contrary to popular belief I am not actually 8 years old.
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Nuget like a pro

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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Getting Started with Responsive Web Design - Part II
Getting Started with Responsive Web Design - Part I

Christine Matheney

Hi! I'm Christine, and I'm a Technical Evangelist with Microsoft. I have a background in Electrical Engineering, and think robots are super cool. I'm pretty new to Microsoft (started in July 2013) and have lots to share, but also much to learn. You can follow me at these various locations: @matheneyc
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Your First Windows 8 App

Mehul Harry

Mehul Harry is the Web Program Manager at DevExpress where he works with and blogs about ASP.NET, HTML5, and JavaScript. He has produced more than 200 technical videos and interviews on Windows development and developer culture.
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Easy/Robust/True cross-browser web testing with TestCafé
Write once, deploy to multiple mobile platforms

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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Best Practices for Estimating Projects
Best Practices for Project Management
Best Practices for Agile Work Management

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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Moving Your Organization into the Fast Lane - Delighting Your Customers
Managing Self-Organizing Teams - An Old School Management Dilemma
One More Time: Scrum Fundamentals

Michael Ossou

Michael Ossou is a second generation software developer who has spent the last 7 years working at DiscountASP.NET, one of the largest web hosting companies in the world that cater specifically to ASP.NET developers. In addition to working on the provisioning systems that make the DiscountASP.NET platform the most feature-rich in the industry, he has spent the last several years working on, a newly announced service that uses the latest cloud-based technologies Microsoft has to offer.
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Obama, JQuery, & ASP.NET SignalR. Getting Started with the Real-Time Web

Maks Surguy

Maks is a web developer working for Branding Personality. Originally, he is from Ukraine where he was a professional breakdancer by night and a geek by day. He moved to the USA in 2004 with his parents and his brother. He graduated from a high school in Pomona and was immediately hired as an IT guy by the district. While working full time, he completed his Bachelors in Computer Science at CSUF. At Branding Personality, Maks does all kinds of little things like Bootstrapification of admin interfaces and coding mobile apps. One of his side projects called took off and made it to the best of Hacker News on the third day of its existence. His hobbies include making micro RC airplanes, robotics and beta testing new apps.
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Introduction to Laravel PHP framework
Introduction to Bootstrap HTML/CSS framework

Mike Roth

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In search for the best deal, hacking with powershell.

Neil Matatall

Security Engineer at Twitter.
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Intro to web hacking

Nicholas Mullen

Software Developer on SignalR, creator of EndGate and ShootR. Open source and game dev enthusiast.
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HTML5 Multiplayer Gaming with ASP.NET SignalR and EndGate

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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Master Code Development
MongoDB Aggregation Like A Champ!
Computing with Network/Graph Data

Nick Winters

Nick winters is a software developer hoping to learn more about web technologies, how to scale applications better, and how to do better visual design and usability.
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Introduction to 3d printing at home with RepRap

Patrick Wolf

Over 13 years of experience in software development, design and architecture. Currently working as Head of Pipeline for Visual Effects company Pixomondo. Over the last 8 years I contributed to the success of 25 movies including Hugo, Star Trek into Darkness, Oblivion, Die Hard 5, The Amazing Spiderman and 2012. Originally coming from a C#, SQL-Server background I discovered and learned to love Python in the VFX industry. . Links: .
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Getting started with Python

Jonathan Lau

Director of Engineer, Show Media. Jonathan has years of experience in building distributed highly scalable web software for early or seed stage startup companies.
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An Introduction to Codeception
The inner workings of the distributed non-relational data store

Justin Collins

Security engineer at Twitter, computer science PhD candidate at UCLA, and primary author of Brakeman (
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Finding, Fixing, and Preventing Security Issues in Ruby on Rails Applications

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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Architecting Applications for Multiple User Interfaces
Creating Collections of Entity Classes

Rob Davarnia

Rob (Sohrab) was born in Iran. He started programming when he was 9, and moved to the U.S. at the age of 16. He works with PHP, Java, and C++. He is a huge supporter of WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla!. He is currently working on his degree in Computer Engineering. In his free time, he enjoys contributing to the open-source projects, working out, watching movies, and reading... @robdvr
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Getting Started with Ruby on Rails

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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Master Code Development
Computing with Network/Graph Data

Scott Motte

Scott works at SendGrid as a developer evangelist. He travels to many events and hackathons hanging out with other developers and hacking up cool things. In his spare time, he is building a document signing API called

Deprecating the password: An alternative approach to authentication using email only

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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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 for Developers: Choose Your Own Adventure

Rob Thuleen

Rob is an independent software developer currently working on mobile and web application development. Primary areas of expertise include Windows Phone, node.js, Javascript, .Net, and Java. With over 30 years of software development experience, Rob's background includes a wide range of development environments and technologies in various application domains.
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The Power of Using Javascript/HTML5 and Native Code to Build Hybrid WP8 Apps

Tom Paulus

Tom is a 17 year old guy, who loves working with computers and other electronic devices. Tom runs his own business, called the Ramona Tech Guys. In addition Tom has been working with embedded devices since 2007. These devices include Arduino and both Lego Mindstorms and Lego RIS/RCX. More recently Tom has been working with his Raspberry Pi, using Python, WiringPi, and the Adafruit Web IDE to develop programs, and utilize external devices. He has developed many Labview programs. Tom also has had some experience programing Android devices. Also he has used the Google ADK Board, and the new Arduino Due. Experienced in programing with C, C++, Python, Shell and Java. Tom also enjoys using Unix terminals to ssh into his devices, to get a more low-level view of his systems.
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Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Troy Miles

Coder, Author, Speaker, Musician
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Beginning HTML5 Mobile Game Programming
Building Mobile Apps with PhoneGap and Backbone

Timothy Strimple

Microsoft Startup Evangelist Timothy Strimple has worked with and for startups for over six years as a software developer, and later as the director of software development managing teams of developers. Tim has a broad background in many technologies and languages from Apache & PHP to IIS and ASP.NET to Node.JS, as well as both front end and back end web development. In 2012 Tim joined Microsoft as their Startup Evangelist for SoCal. In this role, he is a technical resource for startups as well as a liaison between Microsoft and the startup community.
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Building for the real-time web with Node.js

Victor Bonacci, MBA, PMP, CSM

Vic has worked in IT since 1998 (webmaster, developer, project manager, agile coach). He earned his MBA from USC's Marshall school of business in 2004. Vic has been an Agile coach at SendGrid since early 2011. He tweets infrequently at @AgileCoffee and hosts meetups in Orange County under the same name. He also hosts The Agile Coffee Podcast.
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Agile for Startups: SendGrid's Agile Journey

Vincent Hernandez

Vincent Hernandez is a Software Engineer with over 10 years of experience. Vincent's focus is in enterprise software development using Agile and Software Craftsmanship practices.

The case for Unit Tests

Vojta Jína

Vojta is a big fan of open source and Test Driven Development. Originally from the Czech Republic, Vojta lives in California and works at Google, Mountain View. His goal is to make the development of web apps and testing more fun. Karma is a result of this effort. When not hacking on Karma, Vojta is a core contributor to the AngularJS project and a trumpet player.

The Future of Angular JS

Steve Kohlenberger

Steve is a Success Consultant/Software Engineer/Coach who supports the achievements of Software Engineers, Information Technologists, Entrepreneurs, who ... often stay late at work to get the job done, have high IQs, and creativity and yet sometimes under-achieve, procrastinate, over-focus, get distracted, lose track of time, worry too much, get over-stimulated, try to do things perfectly or not at all. Often these courageous professionals work extra hard trying to overcome lateness and stay on track, while battling missed deadlines, incomplete projects, and not staying with the right priorities. They often have respectable careers, or are self-employed, yet may not feel successful. Steve has a passion for helping his clients exceed what they think is possible for themselves. Steve can be reached through his website: His background includes: MA Psychology, BS Computer Information Systems, PMP (since 2003) Medical Database Conversions, Network protocols, Storage protocols. .NET, VB, SQL, Windows, Software Engineering, ... and ADHD coach training (since we all have a little bit of this in us anyway). Web:
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ADHD & Software Engineers - A Peek Under the Covers

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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All you need to know about voice enabling web pages and mobile apps

Woody Pewitt

Just a big geek who likes to have fun with code.
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Service Stack 101

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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Implementing Release Management with Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

Zach Latta

Zach Latta is a software engineer hailing from sunny Los Angeles. His interests include startups, education, and software.
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A Hands-On Introduction to Ruby