This is the list of presenters from Code Camp LA I that was held on the weekend of 10/25/2008

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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Caching in the Distributed Environment

Chris Smith

Chris Smith works at Microsoft on the F# team. His role as a software design engineer in test gives him a unique mastery of the F# language. Chris has a masters degree in computer science from the University of Washington and a burning passion for any tasty drink which comes with an umbrella. You can find him online at

Introduction to F#

Adam Calderon

Adam Calderon is a C# MVP and the Application Development Practice Lead at Interknowlogy. He is an accomplished software developer, author, teacher and speaker with over fourteen years of experience designing and developing solutions on the Microsoft platform. In his long career, Adam has worked with numerous Fortune 1000 companies in such diverse industries as automotive, telecommunications, publishing, medical and insurance assisting them in designing and developing solutions using current and emerging Microsoft technologies.

Building RIA Applications for Web 3.0

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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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

WCF 101 – A Primer
Learn ASP.NET MVC and build a simple Blogging Engine
Securing ASP.NET applications against OWASP top 10 exploits
WCF 101 – A Primer

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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SQL 2008 For Developers
SQL Server 2005 For Developers
SQL Reporting Services Tips & Tricks

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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IT’S TIME FOR A REWRITE! No, not source code… IRS TAX CODE!

Brad Cunningham

I am an independent software consultant based in the San Diego, CA area. Check out my website if you would like to discuss your upcoming project I have been a Microsoft MVP for C# since 2010 I have over 10 years of industry experience developing a wide range of desktop and web based applications for many different industries. I am regular speaker at the Southern California Rock and Roll code camp events and both San Diego .NET User groups San Diego .NET Developers Group and San Diego .NET User Group. I also host monthly Nerd Dinner events in San Diego and am the co-chairman of the San Diego Tech Immersion Group
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Inversion of Control

Bill Sheldon

Bill Sheldon ( is a contributing editor for SQL Server Magazine, a principal engineer with InterKnowlogy, and a Microsoft MVP for Visual Basic. He’s coauthored several books including six editions of the Professional Visual Basic series from Wrox, the most recent of which is Professional Visual Basic 2008 (Wrox). Bill is an instructor at University of California, San Diego. Bill’s newest book covers Office Business Applications Development using Office 2007, MOSS and VSTO 3.0 which is part of Visual Studio 2008.

Building Office Business Applicaitons using SharePoint and VSTO
Developing and Installing Custom Applications using VS 2008 and SharePoint

Marc Bir


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.

Understanding SSIS Control Flows
Understanding SSIS Data Flows
What's New in SSIS with SQL Server 2008
Understanding SQL Server 2008 Change Data Capture (CDC)
Extending SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

Charlie Calvert

Charlie Calvert is the Community Program Manager for the Microsoft C# team. While working on outreach and bridge building to both external and internal teams through the web and live events, Charlie focuses his technical energies on LINQ and core C# language scenarios such as generics. He has a degree in Journalism and Computer Science from the Evergreen State College. The author of ten technical books which have sold well over 100,000 copies, Charlie currently lives in the Seattle area where he enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, sailing and skiing in the mountains.

The Essence of LINQ

Chip Crary
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Dependency Injection - Why Bother?
Fun with Dependency Injection Containers

charles sterling

Charles Sterling aka "Chuck" has over 15 years of Developer tools experience at Microsoft. He came to Microsoft from being a marine biologist working for the United States National Marine Fisheries doing marine mammal research on the Bering Sea. An MCSE and MCSD, he started out at Microsoft in developer support focusing on FOXPRO, Visual Basic and the platform SDK, then worked as an engineer for the database teams on ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), and specializing in Microsoft SQL Server. From there Charles took a position with the Solutions Integration Escalation Team, which focused on assisting Microsoft customers with the integration of disparate software technologies into viable enterprise solutions, on this team Charles focused on Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ) doing numerous talks at conferences, writing papers and teaching classes on the topic. Charles’ role in Redmond before moving to Australia for the last seven years was the product manager for the .NET Framework. Chuck is currently back in Redmond working as Program Manager in the Visual Studio Team System Team.

Getting the Most from the VSTS Testing Tools
A Lap Around Visual Studio Team System 2010

Chris Charlton

Published Tech Author. LA Drupal Manager.
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Drupal: A PHP Programmer's Intro
Flex - RIA's for the web and desktop

Chris Williams

Chris Williams was abandoned at birth a raised by a pack of wild TVs. Fortunately he's been able to harness his ADD powers for good and divides his time between consulting while the sun is up and freelance game development at night. He's a Microsoft MVP, MCSD, XNA User Group Leader, Developers Guild Leader, blogger (, interviewer (, fundraiser (, writer, gamer and plays a mean guitar in Rock band.

What's this XNA thing I've been hearing about?

Dan Rigsby

Dan Rigsby is a Lead Software Engineer for Interactive Intelligence in Indianapolis, Indiana where he has been since March of 2000. 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 5 star moderator on the MSDN forums for Wcf. 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 or connect with him on Twitter or Facebook.

Duplexing WCF in the Enterprise (Don’t call us, we’ll call you!)

Denise Phillips

Holding the ideals of always doing your best, satisfying the customers, pride of craftsmanship and the integrity of a job well done, Denise Phillips has continually strived to collect the best of all software practices and apply them to all her coaching endeavors. With over 20 years in all aspects of software development, 8 of which include Agile practices and coaching, Denise has been able to work with the talents of the whole team to restructure teams from missed deadlines, dissatisfied customers, troubled code to continuous on timely deliveries and ever increasing quality and well crafted products. Denise has applied Agile Practices to a wide variety of projects from embedded real time control to distributed internet business application. Denise has published several articles on adopting Agile Practices. Denise is currently a Certified Scrum Master and eXtreme Programming Practitioner.

Agile Panel Discussion

Eric Stott

Been working with BizTalk since its beta form of 2004 focusing primarily in the healthcare sector. Before that I worked on Mercator, actually working for the company for a time. Have vast experience in B2B and A2A interfaces and common challenges that face such situations. I am a BizTalk MVP.
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BizTalk EDI Reporting

John Bowen

John Bowen is a Lead Software Engineer with InterKnowlogy. In this role he both develops software and provides technical leadership for large scale projects with larger teams, usually in the areas of WPF, Silverlight and Surface. These include projects which have been the subject of Microsoft case studies and received awards for technology innovation. John is also a Microsoft MVP for Client Application Development and provides training for both clients and at community and Microsoft sponsored events across the U.S. John has been writing software since majoring in computer science at the University of Southern California and at Boston University where he graduated in 2001.

Shrinking your Code-behind with WPF Data Binding
Dynamic UI Layout in XAML

Gus Collazo

Gus Collazo has worked with Microsoft technologies for over 15 years. Gus has developed BI solutions for MySpace, Microsoft, Toyota, AAA, and various other clients. Gus works with speakTECH Consulting, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, building BI systems that utilize SQL Server and SharePoint.

Predictive Analysis and Data Mining with Excel 2007

geoffrey emery

Geoffrey Emery is a Live MVP and .NET enthusiast in Southern California. He currently is a consultant specializing in e-commerce systems. He holds a monthly .NET Geek Dinner at where .NET enthusiasts gather to network, talk about current and upcoming .NET technologies, and events. Geoff is passionate about GIS systems and using maps to show data in a format that is easier to understand and utilize. He is also the .NET reporter for where he reports on .net Events and Businesses in the Southern California Area. You can find all this and much more at .

Start Coding With Virtual Earth

James Iry

James Iry has been doing software for over 17 years. In that time he's been coder, tech lead, architect, project manager, product manager, director, and currently consultant. Most of his time has been spent with object oriented languages like C++ and Java, but his first love is functional languages like Scheme, Haskell and Scala.

Introducing Scala: Design Patterns Done Functionally
Introducing Scala: Design Patterns Done Functionally

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.

Intro to Android Development

John Weiss

John does C#, SQL and more, for clients in Los Angeles. John is an Excel VBA guru, with over 10 years experience developing custom Excel VBA solutions for major corporations, including Morgan Stanley, Merck Pharmaceutical, and Citibank. Merck's head of programmer consultant hiring called John "the best Excel VBA programmer in North America".

Cross-Domain Java-Scripting

Jon Flanders

Jon is most at home spelunking, trying to figure out exactly how things work. Jon wrote Essential ASP for Addison-Wesley, and co-authored Mastering Visual Studio.NET for O'Reilly, and is currently working on a book on REST and WCF for O'Reilly. Jon has also been involved with Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows Communication Foundation since early betas and currently is interested in helping Microsoft developers learn about REST.

Building RESTful Services using Windows Communication Foundation

Kristian Hermansen

I am an occasional security dude aged 0x1A. I got into "hacking" in my early teen years by messing around with video game cheats. I extended that interest into software cracking on Windows and network security. Things just seemed to balloon out from there. I started work in the Fortune 500 at seventeen years old, right out of high school. I have since worked for IBM, Cisco Systems, EMC, and others. Now I enjoy riding bicycles long distances, hiking, and playing music. However, I also need to fill my time outside of work with intellectual stimulation and I get that done by breaking systems. My day job involves playing defense. LINKS: * Professional Info

Reverse Code Engineering: Exploiting Developer Mistakes

Larry Allen

Senior developer @ speakTECH. C#, .Net, WCF, Java, iPhone, Android

The SmartPhone Revolution: What iPhone & Android have done to the mobile industry.

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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Line-of-business applications with Silverlight 2

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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Fixing Legacy Code
Approval Testing for C#, Java & Ruby

Ken Kolchier

Ken is a Consultant with ThoughtWorks, Inc., specializing in Enterprise Architecture, Development, and Agile Developer Training. He has many years of diverse experience utilizing a broad range of technologies in business, web, and client-server environments, with a particular focus on the Java technology stack, scripting languages (Bash, Korn, Tcsh, Perl, Python, Ruby, TCL), with some .NET experience as well. He works extensively architecting and solving multi-platform, multi-technology integration problems utilizing Agile development processes (XP, Scrum, etc.). Currently in the middle of rolling out a progressive SOA architecture for a major client in Canada.

Agile Panel Discussion

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.

Advancements in Compact Framework 3.5 and VS2008
Creating the perfect UI. Part 2. Put the user in control
Creating the perfect UI. Part 1. Present information with clarity

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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Dynamic Languages and the DLR

Denny Cherry

Denny Cherry has over a decade of experience managing SQL Server, including’s over 175 million user installation, one of the largest in the world. Denny’s areas of technical expertise include system architecture, performance tuning, replication and troubleshooting. Denny uses these skills on a regular basis in his current role as a Sr. Database Administrator at Phreesia. Denny currently holds several Microsoft Certifications related to SQL Server as well as being a Microsoft MVP. Denny is a longtime member of PASS and Quest Software’s Association of SQL Server Experts and has written numerous technical articles on SQL Server management.
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Back To Basics: Getting Back To The Basics of SQL Server (Part 2)
Storage For the DBA
Scaling that database bigger than ever (Part 1)
Back To Basics: Getting Back To The Basics of SQL Server (Part 1)
Scaling that database bigger than ever (Part 2)

Nikita Ivanov

In his advisory role Mr. Ivanov provides technological direction and vision for GridGain open source project. Mr. Ivanov brings 16 years of experience in software development, a vision and pragmatic view of where development technology is going, and high quality standards in software engineering. In 1996, Mr. Ivanov was one of the pioneers in using Java technology for server side middleware development while working at T-Systems GmbH, one of the largest European System Integrator. Nikita has held various positions architecting and leading software product development for start-up companies and working with well-established companies such as Adaptec, Visa and BEA Systems. Mr. Ivanov is an active member of Java middleware community and is a contributor to Java specifications. Mr. Ivanov holds a Master's degree in Electro Mechanics from Baltic State Technical University, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

GridGain - Java Grid Computing Made Simple

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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Lightning fast data - keep your data closer
Unit Test Patterns - Beyond the visual studio wizard

Amanda Laucher

Amanda Laucher, Sophic Group Amanda Laucher is a software developer/architect focusing on Microsoft technologies. She is currently based in Columbus, OH and working with The Sophic Group. She has been speaking at conferences, code camps, and user groups spreading her love of some of the functional programming languages.

F# - functional programming at the office
C# and F# in perfect harmony

Paul Hodgetts

Paul Hodgetts helps teams adopt and improve their agile development processes. With more than 25 years of industry experience, he has served as a coach and mentor for agile teams since 1998. Paul has successfully helped companies like Yahoo!, Microsoft, SAP, Cisco and Kelley Blue Book apply agile processes to multi-product, multi-team projects in challenging enterprise environments. Paul is a published author and recognized expert in agile development and a Certified Scrum Trainer. He is a frequent and popular presenter at conferences, professional organizations and user groups, and is active on the program committees of industry conferences.

Agile Panel Discussion

Joe Seymour

My name is Joe Seymour and I currently work as a Senior Software Engineer of Interknowlogy. I have been in the software industry for about 8 years, and have no idea what I did without it. You can find me hacking on C#, Visual Studio, WPF, Silverlight, XAML, Azure, and whatever else new pops up.
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Inversion of Control

Phil Scott

Director of Operations for Neudesic (based in Irvine, CA), Phil is a Certified Scrum Master and PMP specializing in Agile training and coaching and process optimization.

Agile Panel Discussion

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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Professional Exception Management
Build Unit Tests the Easy Way with VS.NET 2008

Rafael Nenninger

Rafael Nenninger is based in San Diego, California and currently working as a Developer/Integrator with experience in web development using Microsoft technologies.
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Custom Controls with Silverlight : Part 2
Custom Controls with Silverlight : Part 1

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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Sql Server Reporting Services 2008

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.

Consuming services in Silverlight 2.0

Ryan Olshan

Ryan Olshan is an ASPInsider and Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET. He works as a software engineer for Clear Channel Communications. Ryan is a regular contributor to online communities such as the ASP.NET forums. You can read his blog at

Architecting and Consuming REST APIs in .NET using Lullaby
What's New in .NET 3.5, .NET 3.5 SP1, ASP.NET 3.5, and Visual Studio 2008
What's New in .NET 3.5, .NET 3.5 SP1, ASP.NET 3.5, and Visual Studio 2008
Architecting and Consuming REST APIs in .NET using Lullaby

Sam Ng

My name is Sam Ng, and I work as a developer on the C# Compiler team. I've been on the team for about 3 years, and during that time, I've gotten to work on a wide range of features in the compiler ranging from language features to IDE integration to our in the box Refactorings. I'm very interested in languages and other related technologies, and love to hear what people have to say about the different languages around. I'll be giving a talk on the C# 3.0 features that we introduced, so I hope to see you there!

C# 3.0 features and how to (ab)use them

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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.Net Reflection in Practice

Scott Reed

Scott Reed has 25 years experience developing software. Scott’s career in software began in 1993 at IBM. Along the way he developed enterprise solutions for Microsoft and Cardinal Health. Scott specializes in software architecture and agile development, where he has been involved in designing web services and cloud-based solutions. He is active in the .NET community, and is frequently called on to speak. Scott is a partner at Crafting Bytes, a software development consulting firm. He is the chairman of the San Diego .NET Architecture Group.
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Fixing Legacy Code

Scott Dunn

Certified Scrum Trainer, coach, developer, Certified Scrum Practitioner, Certified ScrumMaster, PMP, Pragmatic Marketing Certified. Previously a manager, MCSD and consultant at other companies including Kaiser, dotcoms, EDS, PacLife, TRW, Screen Actors Guild, and other government and start-ups. Currently working for Rally as an Agile Coach, helping companies such as GE, eBay, Cisco, Shutterfly, and others adopt agile.
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Discovering Your Strengths
Agile Panel Discussion
Leading a Team and Developing Team Members
Agile Scrum Method with Strengths-Based Teams

Sharon Levy

Sharon is a Zend Certified Engineer in PHP5 whose primary specialty is PHP Development. She is AMP-centric, equally comfortable working with UNIX, Linux or Windows platforms. She is also one of SoCal Code Camp's very few regular speakers who advocate for open source technologies. Writing and public speaking activities compliment her primary focus, providing professional web development services for companies in diverse industries, from startups to the Fortune 500. The premier magazine php|architect has published several of her articles whose subjects range from email verification to web-based retrieval.
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PHP and JavaScript

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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Everything Developers need to know about Active Directory
Everything Developers need to know about Active Directory
Creating Cmdlets for PowerShell

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 the Most from the VSTS Testing Tools

Alex Turner

Alex Turner is the Program Manager for the C# Compiler at Microsoft, where he makes sure that C#’s new language features and compiler services become a reality. Alex graduated with an MS in Computer Science from Stony Brook University and has been a speaker at TechEd and TechDays.

How LINQ Works: A Deep Dive into the Implementation of LINQ

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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Programming can be fun: How to control LEGO® Mindstorms devices

Richard Campbell

Richard Campbell is one of the co-founders of Strangeloop Networks and today serves as product evangelist, introducing the company's unique story to advisors, investors, patent attorneys, beta-customer candidates, potential employees, etc. Richard has more than 30 years of high-tech experience and is both a Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). He has consulted with a number of leading North American organizations; Barnes&, Dow Chemical, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Services, Reuters, Subaru/Isuzu and the U.S. Air Force. In addition to speaking at conferences around the world, Richard is co-host of the ".NET Rocks!, the Internet Audio Talk Show for .NET Developers" ( podcast and the host of "RunAs Radio, the Internet Audio Talk Show for IT Professionals" ( podcast.
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The Scaling Habits of ASP.NET Applications

Alphonso Turner

I am 21 year old College Student who has been programming for a very long time and my interest in .NET has sky rocketed. I have familiarity with languages ranging back to Assembly Coding, C/C++, VB6, and topic ranges from COM, ActiveX, Reversing Engineering Binaries, and much more. I am also interested in Microsoft Products and the mobile and desktop SDK's. Microsoft All the way!!

Reverse Engineering .NET Code and Accessing Private Class Members

Niraj Juneja

Principal at Webscale Solutions , Focus on GWT , Hadoop , App Engine , EC2 , S3 and project caroline Blog: Past experience with HP , Capgemini and IBM

GWT - Googles Webtoolkit

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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Turning the Web on its head

William Smith

William Smith is a consultant with Acumen Solutions, Inc. Currently he is working on implementations but has over 10 years experience in application development. Apex development

YiuSan Ho

Yiu San Ho is a senior consultant in the Information Management practice with BearingPoint. He has extensive experience with SharePoint. He deployed and designed various SharePoint solutions for small, mid and Future 500 companies since its release in 2003, and had been working with the latest 2007 version since beta. Beside Sharepoint, he also specialize in business system, network infrastructure, disaster recovery, intranet and extranet portal, workflow, e-business systems integration, data center design and operation, system management and administration, business and IS strategies, business operation and administration, business development, sales leadership, and profit center management. He is well versed in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Business Process Reengineering (BPR), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Web Security, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Software As A Service (SAAS), and Network Operation Center (NOC). Vast industry experience covering; legal, media and entertainment, pharmaceutical, real estate, architecture, wholesale, distribution, material handling, mortgage banking, healthcare, government, higher education, engineering, construction, retail, and non-profit.

Architecting SharePoint in various business environments