Colin Mackay was C# MVP for 4 years (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), and Code Project MVP (for 5 years) and, as of writing, is in the top 3% of StackOverflow users. He also used to run Scottish Developers and the first 5 DDD Scotland conferences. These days he mostly blogs.
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Joel works as a Technical Lead for Landmark Valuation Services, and is currently bringing his 20+ years of experience of software development and a passion for both technology and elegance to designing world-class applications for the property information and risk management sectors.
Outside of work he referees life with his wife and three young children in a home with more computers than is probably wise, but is really looking forward to teaching his boys Python now they've mastered Scratch on their Raspberry Pi.
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Adam RalphAdam is a software developer and an open source advocate with a keen interest in distributed systems design, DDD, CQRS and event sourcing.
He maintains FakeItEasy and xBehave.net and contributes to many more open source projects. In 2014 he had his 15 minutes of fame when he became the first community member to have a pull request accepted for the .NET Core Framework.
Adam currently enjoys working remotely for Particular Software, the makers of NServiceBus. He started writing software for fun and friends in 1983 after his Dad bought him his first computer, an Acorn Electron, and he's been delivering commerical software since the mid-'90s.
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Eldert GrootenboerEldert is an Azure MVP and Cloud Solution Architect from the Netherlands, mainly focused on IoT, Azure integration and BizTalk Server. He comes from a .NET background, and has been in IT since 2006. He has been working with BizTalk since 2010 and since then has expanded into Azure and surrounding technologies. Eldert loves working in integration projects, as each project brings new challenges and there is always something new to learn. In his spare time Eldert likes to be active in the integration community and get his hands dirty on new technologies. He can be found on Twitter at @egrootenboer and has a blog at http://blog.eldert.net/.
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Jon P Smith
Jon is interested in software architecture, patterns and libraries that speed up development and performance tuning. He has created a number of open-source libraries to speed up development of .NET applications and help with database migrations.
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Dan ClarkeDan is an independent software developer - developing commercial software for 20 years. The first half of his career was in the games industry working on game-engine technology (3d, graphics, audio, networking, tooling, etc.) - primarily in C/C++. The latter half of his career has been more focussed on .NET and surrounding technologies - covering web, desktop, and cloud.
Dan runs an Oxford-based .NET user group - imaginatively called .NET Oxford! He's very passionate about software development, and also writes a blog which includes write-ups of every .NET Oxford event we've had, as well as various other development related posts.
Founder and owner of Everstack Ltd - providing contracting and consultation services. This is currently just Dan, to put his contracting and various projects through. Everstack is also a sponsor of .NET Oxford.
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Viv RichardsViv Richards is a test automation engineer at Vizolution, a blogger and a community bumble bee. In his spare time he enjoys teaching children to code as a CodeClub volunteer at a local junior school as well as bringing communities together to share skills and knowledge by organising local meet-up's as well as co-organising DDD Wales & Organising SwanseaCon..
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Shahid IqbalShahid is an independent consultant working with companies to help migrate their existing applications to the cloud and to build natively for the cloud using technologies such as Kubernetes. A .NET developer/architect with nearly a decade of experience he is usually happiest working with the latest technologies and playing around with gadgets or talking about cars. In his spare time he pretends to be a photographer usually picking stunning locations and pressing the shutter button at the right time.
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Gosia BorzeckaGosia Borzecka is a development consultant for at CPS (Corporate Projects Solution). She is a full stack .NET developer with over 6-year experience. The last two years she focuses more on SharePoint and Office 365. She spends her spare time to share knowledge, teaching kids programming and co-organizing monthly workshops: NottsDevWorkshop.co.uk
Tweets at @GosiaBorzecka and blog on www.gosiaborzecka.net
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Cliff is a senior first officer with a Major UK Airline on one of its newest jets the 787 Dreamliner.
He has a passion for flying from an early age, although his earlier career was spent as an apprentice at the Ford Motor Company and then a Project Engineer covering Electrical/Software/Robot engineering in major automotive brands. However his drive, focus and determination was always to become a pilot.
After self funding his pilots license and passing all necessary exams his first commercial flight was with Aer Arran (Irish regional airline), where he flew ATRs from Dublin and Galway to Ireland regions and into the UK. After this the jets got bigger, the cattle slightly less and eventually he applied and was selected to join a Major UK Airline.
After initially flying the Airbus A320 Cliff has continued his personal development and now fly’s the fleet of 787’s across the world, including the recently arrived B787-900 with the new First Class.
Although the current jets are technologically advanced its Cliff’s every decision and calculation on a minute-by-minute basis that carries over 215 people safely back and forth over the Atlantic or Siberia, therefore every decision is a critical one. He therefore has acute awareness of people’s decision-making processes and the consequences of these.
Its these decisions that impact on people’s lives, from lost luggage to engine issues to landing in fog, every decision is critical and everyone has an impact on how the airline remain competitive minute by minute, if not second by second. When not flying the plastic jet he spends his time huddled over his laptop thrashing the keyboard and working on some project from embedded systems to .Net.
Personal challenges are always part of Cliff’s spare time and as well as continuing to design computer software he is busy with family life of 3 Boys and 2 dogs and is also a keen cyclist, with the Alps Passporte’s challenge as next year’s goal.
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