Ismail MayatSenior web developer at the Cogworks. Umbraco CMS Master and trainer with an unhealthy interest in search engines (wrote a course on search in umbraco) and indian mangoes!
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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.
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Liam Westley is an Application Architect at Huddle where he works with some of the best .Net developers and UX designers to deliver world class collaboration software. He quite likes working just outside of The City as there is some fantastic food and coffee to be had within a few minutes walk.
Previous to Huddle Liam worked at Criteria MX, a digital media startup and has worked as a consultant via his own company Tiger Computer Services Ltd, specialising in software for Broadcast Television. His Niagara SMS moderation system was used by QVC UK for eight years to display SMS messages from viewers, live, on screen. Liam is also responsible for the ticketing system for Hat Trick Productions which provides e-tickets to shows such as Have I Got News For You and Room 101.
Liam has worked for chellomedia, GMTV, BSkyB, SmashedAtom and Original Thinking Group. In his time he created the first in house weather system for Sky News using Visual Basic 1.0, acted as architect for two general election systems, project managed the launch of the GMTV web site, was key to delivering the first interactive television chat service in the UK for BSkyB and helped launch the first live shopping channels in the Netherlands.
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John has been a software developer for longer than he cares to remember. He learned to program on a Commodore PET back in the 1970s.
He lives in the heart of the Peak District and has spent the last 20 years working for various companies in and around Sheffield, working on systems for Marine Navigation, DVD production, and Educational Administration. He also teaches part-time at the Department of Computer Science at The University of Sheffield.
He regularly attends and occasionally presents at the Sheffield .NET User Group and at (def_shef), the Sheffield Functional Programming interest group.
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Ashic MahtabAshic is a .NET consultant based in London and an ASP.NET / IIS MVP since 2009. His experience ranges from real time fault monitoring systems to working for Her Majesty at Parliamentary ICT. When not messing about with code, he can be found moderating http://www.asp.net or having a rant on twitter. He is passionate about software design, messaging, DDD, CQRS, Event Sourcing and almost anything to do with software, and often blabbers about those things at various user groups and conferences. He is also the founder of the London ZeroMQ User Group.
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Joel works as a Technical Lead for Landmark, and is currently bringing his 20 years of experience of software development and a passion for both technology and elegance to designing a 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.
Joel can shoot video too, responsible for the filming and editing of the entirety of the DDD WP7 event in Manchester in 2010.
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Naeem is a Software Engineer & Architect with a keen interest in writing better code using Domain-Driven Design and finding faster ways to deliver solutions using DevOps practices and ALM tools.
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I'm a typical original UK back bedroom developer heralding back to the early 1980's
I cut my first bit of code in late 1970 in Sinclair basic and I've never looked back since.
I've presented multiple times at DDD-North and once at DunDDD (DDD Scotland), and can often be found poking around in the various UK user groups. I help run one of the most prominent global .NET orientated user groups on the internet called Lidnug which is based on the Linked-In groups platform.
I'm a Pluralsight Author and I'm the Author of 7 books in the Syncfusion Succinctly series (With a 8th and 9th Currently being written)
I've worked with Orange Mobile Communications, The Royal & Commercial Banks of Qatar and many smaller companies and start-up's in the 30+years I've been involved in I.T
These days I run my own I.T consultancy here in the North East of the UK called "Digital Solutions Computer Software UK", and I build and maintain general I.T solutions to solve any problem you may be looking to solve, I get involved in the hardware too... but shhh let's keep that one our little secret ;-)
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Derek has worked at almost every level of the software development foodchain over the last 25 plus years working as a development lead, technical consultant and code monkey. He has experience in real-time motion control, automating stock control and barcoding for ERP systems, software licencing, developer tooling and shrink-wrapped software as well as several open source projects.
He is a Principal Developer at Sage UK in Newcastle upon Tyne, helping to deliver cloud-based business solutions in .Net on Microsoft's Azure platform.
His main areas of interest are in using agile methods to help improve what we ship, XP practices, TDD, continuous and deliberate learning, visual thinking, design and, of course, code.
He is co-organizer of NE Bytes (.Net user group) and Agile North East, a technical reviewer for Pragmatic Programmer books, an infrequent Sketchnoter and dislikes writing in the third person.
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Richard TaskerRichard is a developer for Chippenham based VQ Comms. VQ Comms provides Acano Manager, an on-prem solution for video conferencing management.
Richard has been a professional .Net developer for 10 years. Previously Richard has developed highly scalable applications in Azure. Richard is also interested in message buses, specifically RabbitMQ and messaging patterns. An OSS contributor, blogger and superhero (according to his kids).
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Rik is a Microsoft MVP for Azure and Consulting Services Director at Black Marble, a Gold partner in the north of England. These days he's as likely to be talking to customers about DevOps as he is about helping them move their applications to the cloud.
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Bart has spent the past nine years building and thinking about tools to make developers' lives better – and not being shy to say when bad software “sucks his will to live”. He wants to create a slick, fast and simple experience for any developer building hybrid cross-platform mobile apps, and so he recently joined the team working on Nomad for Visual Studio. Because if he wants something done right, he generally has to build it himself.
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Ian CooperIan Cooper has over 20 years of experience delivering Microsoft platform solutions in government, healthcare, and finance. During that time he has worked for the DTI, Reuters, Sungard, Misys, Beazley, and Huddle delivering everything from bespoke enterprise solutions, 'shrink-wrapped' products, and cloud services to thousands of customers. Ian is a passionate exponent of Software Craftsmanship and Agile Architecture. When he is not writing code he is also the and founder of the London .NET user group and speaks at events throughout the UK.
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David is an independent software consultant based in London focusing on iterative software delivery, developer mentoring and cultural change.
Prior to consulting David spent almost half a decade as the technical architect at JustGiving, and has done stints in telecoms, sports betting and ecommerce.
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Based in the South West of England I currently work for Gibraltar Software.
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Gary ShortGary Short is a freelance data science practitioner and trainer, based in Dundee, UK. He has a deep understanding of the full Hadoop and HDInsight environment, as well as an interest in Social Network Analysis, (UCINet and Pajek) and computational linguistics (NLTK). Gary is also a current and 6 time recipient of Microsoft's MVP award for C#.
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Matt EllisMatt Ellis is a developer advocate at JetBrains. He has spent 20 years shipping software and currently works with language tooling, having fun with abstract syntax trees and source code analysis. He owns and contributes to various open source projects, and believes in the open closed principle.
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James is a software developer and Microsoft MVP in Windows Development since 2015 with a keen interest in building unique application experiences for Windows.
His dedication to the platform is exposed to the wider community through open-source contributions, presenting on UWP at local and international events, and helping others to achieve their success with the Windows platform by solving issues through his blog and StackOverflow.
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Peter Bull is an ASP.NET web developer and works on helping to deliver solutions for a company working with the utilities industry, they manage data flows and related web portals and are based in his home town of Gateshead just over the river from Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East. He's also worked on developing solutions to generate content for in-venue advertising and re-wrote in .NET and maintained an online second-hand book website.
Peter has written dozens of Universal Windows Platform Tutorials over the past few years as well as writing his own apps in the past including one that got over 300,000 downloads which was one the first 1,000 apps for the Windows Phone platform. He's also written a C# Workshop and maintains a blog where he's covered a variety of topics including companion content and also ported some of his previous tutorials to Xamarin.In his spare time you'll find him posting on Twitter as @RoguePlanetoid about a variety of topics but mostly for Microsoft related activities of which he has a keen interest, indicated by him owning a Zune HD plus over half a dozen Windows Phone devices over the years and all the Xbox consoles plus dozens of games for each.
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Sean Farmar holds the world record for answering the most NServiceBus questions - even more than Udi.
With over 20 years of experience, he specializes in providing simple solutions for complex business requirements using NServiceBus and applying SOA principles inspired by Udi Dahan.
As a solution architect with Particular Software, the creators of NServiceBus, Sean provides support, training and consulting for customers using NServiceBus and the Particular Platform.
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Having first laid hands to keyboard in 1979 I've been earning my living doing software development or related for over 30 years. I've worked with .NET since V1.1.
I write software because its fun and because I do so tolerably well.
In all this, there is still more to learn and understand - more opportunities to improve as a developer.
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Martin is a technical evangelist for Microsoft based in the UK. In his role, Martin talks with customers, partners, start-ups and anyone who is willing to listen about developing applications on the Microsoft platform. This includes Windows, Office, Microsoft Azure and Web technologies including ASP.net and the Edge browser. Martin has been working with Microsoft development technologies since the late 90's and has been working for Microsoft directly since 2005.
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Stephen HauntsStephen Haunts is the CTO and CoFounder for LadderPay Ltd in the United Kingdom. LadderPay is a cloud based payments platform that makes B2B,
B2Cand C2B payments easier for everyone.
Stephen is also an experienced software developer with a focus
on .NET technologies and security for back end enterprise systems. He is also a Pluralsight author, blogger at www.stephenhaunts.com and international conference speaker, speaking at events like NDC London, NDC Oslo, Techorama and SDD Conf. He also co runs a user group called Derbyshire Dot Net.
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I'm a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft UK. I've been working using a Microsoft stack over the last 12 years and have a range of experiences from .NET Web development, IoT (before it was a hype, back in 2008) to Business Intelligence and Azure platform.
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Duncan is a Microsoft MVP and developer with a background in the financial services industry. He has a personal interest in highly scalable systems, which has lead to Event Sourcing (by way of CQRS).
Currently working with HedgeFacts, a supplier of software and services to the Hedge Fund industry. He previously presented talks on printing and on debugging way back in 2006.
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James MannJames Mann is a Microsoft MVP working as a software consultant at Black Marble with interests in chatbots and cognitive services.
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Dennie is developer of apps for people with a disability. It's his passion to make apps and data solutions that engage people with more needs, to to all the thing's we are all doing.
Dennie has his own nonprofit DDSoft where he is main developer and president. The goal of DDSoft is to engage as much as possible people with disabilities.
He's inventor of the hashtag #DreamingIsBelieving.
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I am a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft who helps organisations to create software solutions that take advantage of Microsoft Azure. When not working with customers I travel the country speaking about DevOps practices and associated Microsoft technologies at community events and conferences.
Prior to working with Microsoft I spent 12 years running an IT services provider delivering enterprise infrastructure consultancy and was an instructor and course author for Learning Tree International. Joining Microsoft provided the ideal opportunity for me to concentrate on what I enjoy – working with and talking about the latest Microsoft technologies.
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Steve SpencerSteve is an experienced .NET Developer, Microsoft Azure MVP and a Senior Solution Architect at Liberis in Nottingham (http://www.liberis.co.uk/). Steve has spoken at previous DDD events and user groups covering Microsoft Azure, Gadgeteer, Raspberry Pi, Service Bus, Visual Studio Online and Azure Web jobs
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Simone CuomoTechnical Lead at Vizolution, blogger, and an active member of the local development community. He advocate knowledge transfer, clean code and focus his extra time in supporting the local community and junior developers.
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Anthony DangAnthony has worked with .NET since 2007. He is active in the open source community, in particular the Umbraco CMS, and is a regular presenter at conferences and tech meetups. He lives and breathes automation and development processes, and is a proponent of Behaviour/Test Driven Development. Originally from Sydney, Australia, he is now based in London, working at The Cogworks as part of a development team spanning 5 locations and 3 countries.
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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 organising South Wales largest agile and developer conference.
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I am a passionate hands-on .NET architect with 9+ years’ experience in not only delivering projects to global multinational clients but also their ongoing maintenance and enhancement.
Now working as a freelance cloud architect at Head For Cloud I have in-depth knowledge of the cloud, specialising in Azure and the .NET platform with experience of architecting and delivering cloud solutions into production.
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Kevin SmithKevin is an enthusiastic software engineer who is actively involved with community events. He runs dotnetsheff and casually speaks at user groups. Kevin has worked across a broad range of domains including: law, travel, finance and analytics. He is a keen contributer to open source projects.
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Mark Thompson is the Head of Product Development at Global Data Sentinel.
Mark’s software development experience includes everything from Military Communications to Factory Automation to Accountancy Products, predominantly using C / C++ / C#.
Global Data Sentinel provides secure data solutions including strong encryption and biometrics in both on-premise and cloud-hosted scenarios.
The Global Data Sentinel Research and Development Team are based just North of Newcastle in Gosforth. Their products are used world wide by organisations of every size.
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Robin is a developer/technical architect working for ByBox, a supply chain technology company in the UK.
Other passions include snowboarding, cycling and gin (but not together). He blogs at robinminto.com.
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Zinat WaliI am a Senior Developer at Scott Logic. I like exploring technology and have a keen interest in Big Data and Machine Learning.
Andy DawsonAndy is the IT Manager at Black Marble, a Gold partner in the north of England.
Andy's roles include providing SharePoint consultancy, delivering robust solutions for customers, along with internal IT provision for Black Marble. Andy has been working with SharePoint since the 2007 version.
Along with friends and colleagues he has been involved in the DDDNorth community event for a number of years.
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Sandeep SinghSandeep is the co-founder and Technical Director of Initial Spark Consulting based in Leeds, England. As a seasoned Software Consultant, he is adept at helping organisations realise genuine business benefits rapidly through the design and development of high performing solutions. Through his experience, Sandeep has developed a strong knowledge across a broad range of technology stacks in a range of industries including finance and healthcare which enables him to apply a holistic approach to solution design and problem solving. Sandeep is an active member of the local development community via meetups and attending conferences, he also enjoys contributing to open source projects.
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Tomasz BartoszewskiTomasz is a developer who likes to be involved in everything at work. He wanted to be a knight, but because of low demand, he ended up slaying bugs on production. He likes improving performance of the applications. In his free time, he usually plays with Rubik's cubes, currently the Megaminx. Big Lego fan, especially Castle series, and anything what requires creativity.
Joseph WoodwardJoseph Woodward is a .NET focused software engineer currently working at Just Eat in Bristol, a regular speaker at user groups, an active member within the .NET community, OSS contributor, organiser of the .NET South West meet up and co-organiser of the DDD South West conference. His loves include .NET, sharing knowledge, learning, growing, community, open-source software, speaking and blogging.
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Stuart LangHi, I'm Stu. I am a Senior Software Engineer working for Just Eat with 8 years of experience in .NET.
I'm an organiser of the Bristol F# meetup and DDDSW, and love to support and contribute to open source.
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