Stephen Chin is a Java Technology Ambassador at Oracle specializing in UI technologies and co-author of the Pro JavaFX Platform 2 title, which is the leading technical reference for JavaFX. He has been featured at Java conferences around the world including Devoxx, Codemash, OSCON, J-Fall, GeeCON, Jazoon, and JavaOne, where he twice received a Rock Star Award. In his evenings and weekends, Stephen is an open-source hacker, working on projects including ScalaFX, a DSL for JavaFX in the Scala language,Visage, a UI oriented JVM language, JFXtras, a JavaFX component and extension library, and Apropos, an Agile Project Portfolio scheduling tool written in JavaFX. Stephen can be followed on twitter @steveonjava and reached via his blog:http://steveonjava.com/
Josh Long is the Spring developer advocate, an editor on the Java queue for InfoQ.com, and the lead author on several books, including Apress, Spring Recipes, 2nd Edition. Josh has spoken at many different industry conferences internationally including TheServerSide Java Symposium, SpringOne, OSCON, JavaZone, Devoxx, Java2Days and many others. When he's not hacking on code for SpringSource, he can be found at the local Java User Group or at the local coffee shop. Josh likes solutions that push the boundaries of the technologies that enable them. His interests include scalability, BPM, grid processing, mobile computing and so-called "smart" systems. He blogs at joshlong.com and on Twitter.
Pinal Dave is a Developer Evangelist for Pluralsight. He has written over 2300 articles on the subject on his blog at a http://blog.sqlauthority.com. Along with 8+ years of hands on experience he holds a Masters of Science degree and a number of certifications, including MCTS, MCDBA and MCAD (.NET). He is co-author of three SQL Server books - SQL Server Programming, SQL Wait Stats and SQL Server Interview Questions and Answers. His past work experiences include Technology Evangelist at Microsoft and Sr. Consultant at SolidQ. Prior to joining Microsoft he was awarded Microsoft MVP award for three continuous years for his contribution in the community.
Miko Matsumura is VP of Marketing and Developer Relations at Hazelcast, a venture backed startup out of silicon valley that seeks to disrupt the database world through providing compact and easy to use in-memory software that re-imagines Enterprise Software Architecture to be fully distributed and elastic. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Platform Marketing & Developer Relations at Kii Corporation.
Miko's career spans over 15 years of entrepreneurial technology leadership, having built and led technology platform marketing and product organizations across a wide range of software organizations from startup to billion-dollar levels. Miko is based in silicon valley and has created shareholder value through buying and selling many companies. He is a Limited Partner with Focus Ventures, a VC firm with over a half billion dollars under management.
Previously, he was Chief Java Evangelist for the Java Platform at Sun Microsystems. He has worked extensively with software startup companies, raising more than $12 million in capital for silicon valley and overseas startups. He has worked extensively with investment bankers, venture capital firms and startups in an advisory capacity.
Matsumura holds an MBA from San Francisco State University and a master's degree in neuroscience from Yale University. Matsumura was named at Cloud Expo 2009 West as one of the World's 30 Most Influential Virtualization Bloggers.
Simon Guest is a Distinguished Engineer at Neudesic, where he works with organizations to develop innovative solutions using mobile, cloud, and Web technologies.
Prior to joining Neudesic, and named as one of "Microsoft's Key Employee Losses of 2010" by eWeek, Simon was with the Redmond-based company for almost 10 years, as Senior Director of Technical Strategy, leading the Platform Architecture Team, and as Editor-in-Chief of the Microsoft Architecture Journal.
Before joining Microsoft, Simon held architect-level positions at many organizations, including Zoho Corporation, a Silicon Valley startup; Conchango, a UK based consultancy; and GEC in its semiconductor manufacturing division.
Simon was born in England, and holds a Masters Degree in IT Security from the University of Westminster, London, and a Higher National Certificate in Software Engineering from Plymouth College. Simon is a certified IT Architect (CITA-P), a member of the British Computer Society (MBCS), and a regular speaker at conferences worldwide, including being awarded a place on Sun Microsystems' "Speaker Hall of Fame" on two occasions. In addition to speaking, Simon enjoys writing, is the author of numerous articles, patents, and books, and maintains an active blog at http://simonguest.com.
Jeff Prosise makes his living writing apps for Microsoft platforms and teaching others how to do the same. With expertise in HTML5, Windows, and Windows Phone, he travels the world enlightening audiences about tools and techniques for creating rich apps. A former engineer who discovered after college that there's more to life than computing loads on mounting brackets, today Jeff's passion is for mobile development and the Microsoft Web stack. He works closely with Microsoft product teams in Redmond, WA, to track the latest advances in these technologies. Jeff has written nine books and hundreds of magazine articles, in addition to prolifically blogging about his latest adventures, passions, and discoveries in programming.
In 2000, Jeff co-founded Wintellect to provide .NET consulting and education services to developers everywhere. He has taken his passion for software development to the masses by remaining actively involved with the developer community. He is a long-standing Microsoft MVP and one of the first 18 people worldwide to receive the Silverlight MVP designation. Jeff has presented at conferences and community events around the world, including Microsoft TechEd US and Europe, Microsoft PDC, DevWeek, Microsoft TechDays, and Microsoft DevDays.
In his off-time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids. He is also known to go out of his way to get wet in some of the world's best dive spots and to spend way too much time building and flying R/C jets.
Vinod Kumar has worked with SQL Server extensively since joining the industry over a decade. Working on various versions from SQL Server 7.0, Oracle 7.3 and other database technologies - he now works with Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) as Technology Architect. With extensive database, BI and application background, he currently helps customers maximize on the investments on technologies to solve real world business and technology integration problems. He has worked on various roles and projects involving development, migration, deployment, networking, architecture, testing, packaging, R&D for services and product based companies.
Before joining Microsoft, he was Microsoft MVP SQL Server for more than 3 years. In his previous avatar inside Microsoft as Technology Evangelist (SQL Server), he was a well-known speaker at Technical conferences such as Microsoft TechEd, MSDN, TechNet, GIDS and a regular speaker at SQL Server User Groups.
Vinod has more than 14+ years in computers and database systems since earning his Engineering degree from College of Engineering, Guindy - Chennai. He has published numerous articles in SQL Server on multiple sites and currently writes most of his learning (technical and non-technical) over his site and blog at: http://blogs.ExtremeExperts.com. Feel free to follow on Twitter (@vinodk_sql). Vinod is also an author of two books: SQL Server Interview Questions and Answers for all Database Developers and Database Administrators & SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Joes 2 Pros®: A Tutorial for Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery using AlwaysOn Availability Groups.
Dr. Sivaramakrishnan (Siva) Narayanan works on Hadoop, Hive and Presto internals at Qubole with special emphasis on making them behave well in the cloud. Previously, he worked at Greenplum Inc (now, part of Pivotal Inc) where he made significant contributions to the Greenplum Parallel Database, especially in the areas of query optimization and workload management. He has a Bachelor of Engineering from BITS, Pilani, India and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from The Ohio State University. Siva has several patents and has published many papers in academic conferences in the area of large-scale scientific data management.
Anand is Chief Data Scientist at Gramener, a data visualisation & analytics company. Anand has advised and designed IT systems for organizations such as the Citigroup, Honda, ICICI, IBM, Oracle, RBS, SAP, Tesco, etc. Anand has an MBA from IIM Bangalore and a B.Tech from IIT Madras. He has worked at IBM, Lehman Brothers, The Boston Consulting Group and Infosys Consulting. He blogs at s-anand.net.
Uma Narayanan is a Principal Consultant with Neudesic having more than 12 years of experience in developing applications using Microsoft stack. Her major is SharePoint, however she is equally passionate on mobility. She participated as a proctor for the Windows 8 App Fest in Bangalore, that received recognition from Guinness Book of World Records for the largest number of participants in such an event. She has published apps to the store and built LOB applications for business. She is a regular speaker on Windows 8 events hosted by Microsoft. She has been a part of app marathon events on both Windows Phone and Windows 8 App development. She also conducts sessions on the Hyderabad Techies forum.
Pushpendra Singh is a Principal Consultant at Neudesic, a Microsoft National Systems Integrator and Gold Certified Partner. He has been developing application on several .NET technologies including Windows Azure, Asp.NET MVC, WCF, Web Api, WPF, Silverlight, KnockoutJs, etc. for over 8 years. For the last couple of years he has been extensively involved in designing, developing and performance tuning of windows azure applications and has also been delivering talks on Azure Architecture, Design and Application Lifecycle Management in various Tech Days organized by Microsoft. Pushpendra is a technology enthusiast and likes to put the Azure platform's resilience to test in his free time.
Amit R S Bansal is a Technical Director at eDominer Systems & Peopleware India. He leads the SQL & BI practice at eDominer with a much focused team providing consulting, training, content development & SQL support services to more than 120+ SQL Server customers globally. A veteran in SQL Server & related technologies, he is one of the most sought after consultant, trainer, writer, speaker & evangelist on SQL Server. A seasoned speaker; he frequently speaks at major events and conferences including Microsoft TechEd North America & Microsoft TechEd Europe. His last two sessions at TechED North America 2012 & TechED Europe 2013 were top-rated. Over the last 10 years, he has worked on countless SQL Server projects, consulted, trained & mentored more than 6000 IT professionals on SQL Server, delivered more than 450 workshops for 120+ SQL Server enterprise customers. Amit is the first and the only Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server in India (outside Microsoft). He is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) awardee on SQL Server.
Amit is also the founder of www.SQLServerGeeks.com and has played an instrumental role in energizing the SQL community in India. You can know more about Amit on www.amitbansal.net.
Praveen Srivatsa is a veteran in the software industry who has been in the software engineering field since 1994. He has worked with enterprises like CITIL (now Oracle Financials), ADITI Technologies and Orbit-e Consulting. Praveen is recognized by Microsoft as a Regional Director (one of about 140 worldwide, who are external experts whose opinions are valued by Microsoft) since 1999. He was also recognized as a Most Valued Professional (in recognition of his contributions to the community) between 2006 and 2012. He is on the iNETA speaker bureau and has delivered technology sessions at various events worldwide including at Microsoft events like TechEd, DevDays, Virtual TechDays and product launch events. His sessions are highly rated and well attended. Praveen also plays the role of an acting CTO for a few software companies.
Sandeep Chanda is a Director of Solutions at Neudesic, a Microsoft National Systems Integrator and Gold Certified Partner. He has been working on several Microsoft Technologies (including but not limited to .NET, Azure, BizTalk, SharePoint and Dynamics CRM) for the past ten years, building large scale enterprise applications spanning multiple industries. He is a technology enthusiast and a speaker at various corporate events and public webinars. He has authored several articles on Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 in DevX, and is the Author of the books Windows Identity Foundation Cookbook by PacktPub, and Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 Databases by Apress. Most recently he has been involved in evangelizing aspects of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and developer collaboration using Team Foundation Server 2012 and was the speaker on the subject at the Great Indian Developer Summit 2012. He is currently co-authoring a book on Dynamics CRM Marketing Automation with PacktPub. Sandeep holds an MS degree in Software Systems from BITS, Pilani and his areas of interest include Service Oriented Computing, Cross Platform Mobility, Pervasive Computing, Haptic Devices and Cloud Computing.
Brent Beer has been a passionate user of Git and GitHub for a number of years beginning in university and later moving out to San Francisco to work as a web developer. He now enjoys spending his time helping people learn to use Git and GitHub to their full potential as a member of the GitHub Training team.
Nish is a C# fanatic and has been writing softwares for web & windows platforms for almost a decade now. He is a Microsoft MVP in IE and had been advocating on client side MVC frameworks over a year. He is passionate about spreading C# & Xamarin love by helping developers build 100% native mobile applications for iOS, Android, Windows Phone & Windows Store Apps. Xamarin's mission is to make it fast, easy and fun to build great mobile apps. You can follow his adventures on twitter @nishanil.
Sachin Hejip is the Sr. Director of Engineering at Hyderabad responsible for the engineering of many of Progress's Cloud products and components part of the Pacific product platform. Previously, Sachin has been at Pramati where he was the Architect for the Pramati IDE as well as the Pramati Web Container that was part of their J2EE stack. When not involved in technology and computing, has a keen interest in biking.
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