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Gerald Aden

Twitter: gmatech

My current position is Senior Software Engineer with Kryptiq Corporation. I have been developing software for over 30 years for various industries such as aerospace, finance, telecommunications, legal, banking and healthcare. My current focus is front end Web development but I have done quite a bit of development on backend systems as well. The first computer I used out of college was the Xerox Alto. I encourage you to Google (or Bing) it to find it's historical significance in the computer industry.

Mike Clement

Twitter: mdclement   |   Blog

I'm a husband, father of four and currently a Senior Software Craftsman at Pluralsight. I've worked at Ancestry.com, Microsoft, Caselle and a few other small companies. I am a founding member and organizer of the Utah Software Craftsmanship group (http://utahsc.org).

Bryan Costanich

Twitter: bryancostanich   |   Blog   |   Website

Bryan Costanich is the Director of Education at Xamarin, makers of Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android and the official shepherd's of the Mono project. He's a former Microsoft Architect, published author and renowned software architect. He's also a mobile development expert. In addition to having published to the Apple App Store, his project, MuveMusic, which runs on Android is the fastest growing music subscription service on the planet. When not working in tech, you can find Bryan monkeying around in Hollywood, or out in the mountains.

Nathan Dykman

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Nathan Dykman, currently a principal software engineer at Tellagence, a startup dedicated to identifying target audiences in social networks. He has previously worked with other local companies as well as HP, BEA (now Oracle) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is also the founder of NModelsoft, a consulting and software practice aimed at enabling projects to succeed by creating focused and adaptable software designs and architectures. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Utah.

Erik Gross

Twitter: @prosperITpdx   |   Blog   |   Website

Erik Gross is a .NET developer, trainer and writer. He is the President of Prosper IT Academy, an immersive software developer boot camp in Beaverton, Oregon. Locally, he has worked as a senior developer for companies like Providence Health Plans, Portland General Electric and IBM. Erik has years of experience as a technical mentor and presenter, going all the way back to his time as a nuclear reactor operator in the Navy. His philosophy in terms of training is that it's better to cover a smaller set of data well, than to cover a huge amount of data poorly. When you've completed a training session with him, you'll be able to apply the data right away.

Brian Lagunas

Twitter: brianlagunas   |   Blog   |   Website

Brian Lagunas is a Microsoft MVP, a Microsoft Patterns & Practices Champion, an INETA Community Speaker, co-leader of the Boise .Net Developers User Group (NETDUG), board member of Boise Code Camp, and original author of the Extended WPF Toolkit. He is a multi-recipient of the Microsoft Community Contributor Award and can be found speaking at a variety of user groups and code camps around the nation. His talks always involve some form of XAML, such as WPF, Silverlight, and WIndows 8, as well as how to build modular applications with Prism. Brian currently works at Infragistics as a Product Manager for the award winning NetAdvantage for WPF and Silverlight components, and the new NetAdvantage for Windows UI control suite. This is where he helps build tools that empower developers to quickly and easily build and style dynamic applications with immersive UX and vibrant data visualization in line of business applications, across all XAML platforms. Prior to working at Infragistics he worked in the construction and engineering industry as a senior software engineer and software solution architect where he specialized in enterprise application development. Before geeking out, Brian served his country in the United States Army as an infantryman and later served his local community as a deputy sheriff. In his spare time he authors courses for Pluralsight, blogs about XAML technologies, and hosts XAML TV. The easiest way to find Brian is on twitter at @BrianLagunas.

Jeremiah Peschka

Twitter: peschkaj   |   Blog   |   Website

Jeremiah Peschka solves data problems using SQL Server, Hadoop, and other non-relational tools. He has over a decade of experience with performance tuning and scalability. Jeremiah is a Microsoft MVP; MCITP for SQL Server development and administration; and a Cloudera Certified Developer for Apache Hadoop. He's also a big fan of coffee.

Arnie Rowland

Twitter: ArnieRowland
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Matt Schwartz

Twitter: mschwa

Matt is a Technical Lead for Kryptiq Corporation with a master's degree in software engineering. He enjoys being involved in many different groups within the Portland software technology community and has been working in the industry for over 15 years. Matt has been developing applications on the .Net stack since its inception in the early 2000's, but is also conversant in a range of other platforms and languages including, php, java, and most recently nodejs. In his spare time, Matt enjoys frequent trips up to Mount Hood meadows where he goes to tackle Upper Heather Canyon on his snowboard, he's also a DJ, comedic improv actor, and an avid fan of Neil Gaiman.

Kelly White

Twitter: mckhendry   |   Blog   |   Website

Kelly White is the President of Silvertail Software, a software consultancy specializing in XAML solutions for the Windows Phone and Windows 8 App Stores. He has over 13 years of industry experience building web applications, and has a passion for startups as a serial entrepreneur. Kelly is a Microsoft MVP in Windows Phone Development, and a Nokia Developer Champion. He speaks regularly at user groups, code camps, and other developer-related events throughout the Pacific Northwest on Windows Phone and Windows 8 App Development.