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Gerald Aden

Twitter: gmatech

Gerald Aden is currently a Senior Software Engineer with Kryptiq Corporation. He has been developing software for over 30 years for various industries such as aerospace, finance, telecommunications, legal, banking and healthcare on both Unix and Windows platforms. The first computer he worked on was the Xerox Alto. By day, he primarily develops Web apps using Microsoft technologies. By night, he likes to tinker with Node.js, Raspberry Pi and anything related to the "Internet of Things".

Daniel Beutler

Dan Beutler is a .NET developer that is passionate about finding incremental improvements not only in the software he is working on, but in the process, tools, and perspective he applies to get results. His career spans growing with a local startup EthicsPoint, from 12 employees to around 130, and his present gig at a larger organization.

Jeffrey Fritz

Twitter: csharpfritz   |   Blog   |   Website

Jeffrey T. Fritz is an ASPInsider and Developer Evangelist for Telerik with over 15 years of experience building large-scale multi-tenant web applications in the software-as-a-service model. He is a Penn State graduate with a degree in Management Sciences and Information Systems, and speaks regularly at developer events through the INETA speaker program. Most recently, you can find him writing about ASP.Net in MSDN Magazine and CodeProject. He is currently producing Pluralsight videos about ASP.Net application design and architecture.

Philip Japikse

Twitter: skimedic   |   Blog   |   Website

An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, MCSD, CSM, and CSP, and a passionate member of the developer community, Phil Japikse has been working with .Net since the first betas, developing software for over 20 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since 2005. Phil works as the Evangelism Lead for Telerik's DevTools Division, working with the RadControls for Windows 8 as well as the Just family of products (JustCode, JustMock, JustTrace, and JustDecompile), and serves as the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .Net User’s Group and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, co-hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast (, and founded Agile Conferences, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to advancing agile in all aspects of software development. Phil also serves as Cub Scout Committee Chair for his sons’ Cub Scout Pack, volunteers for the National Ski Patrol, and is a recently retired Firefighter/Paramedic. You can follow Phil on twitter via and read his blog at

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 with software for over 15 years. Matt has been developing applications on the .Net stack since its inception in the early 2000's, but it also conversant in a range of other platforms and languages including, Java,PHP, 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 avid fan of Neil Gaiman.

Chris Tavares

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Chris has been a developer for over 20 years, working on projects from embedded systems to mainframes (for a very short time :-) ). He is currently a developer on the Microsoft Azure OneSDK team, working to make Windows Azure a great place to develop on.