As Engineering Director I am responsible for the delivery of systems and tools to allow my company, and our clients, to deliver solutions efficiently. All Black Mable's development activity is underpinned by Visual Studio TFS and an agile process model. I am an MVP for Visual Studio ALM (nee Team System), an ALM Ranger, a Typemock MVP and a Certified Scrum Master
I am a regular presenter at community events in the UK and Ireland (and the rest of the world given a chance) where my most common subject is software testing and the development process.
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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 currently works for 3Squared in Sheffield, developing novel applications for the UK Rail industry. He has spent the last 20 years working for various companies in and around Sheffield, working on systems as diverse as Marine Navigation, DVD production, and Educational Administration. He has also taught part-time at the Department of Computer Science at The University of Sheffield, and at Sheffield Hallam University.
He regularly attends and occasionally presents at the Sheffield .NET User Group and at (def_shef), the Sheffield Functional Programming interest group. In addition, he has presented at DDDNorth, DDDSouthWest and other regional user groups, and also at FSharp Exchange in 2018 and NDC London in 2019.
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Derek GrahamI am a Principal Developer at Sage UK in Newcastle upon Tyne, helping to deliver cloud-based business solutions in .Net on Microsoft's Azure platform.
My main areas of interest are in using agile methods to help improve what we ship, test-driven development, unit testing, continuous and deliberate learning, visual thinking, design and, of course, code.
I am co-organizer of two Newcastle developer groups - NE Bytes and Agile North East, a technical reviewer for Pragmatic Programmer books and an infrequent Sketchnoter.
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John Staveley is a developer focusing on web development with 20 years experience, mostly in the .Net stack. He is an organiser at Leeds Sharp and Leeds Data Science meetups and regular speaker on a variety subjects such as security, messaging and typescript across the north of England
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Matteo Emili is a Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio ALM since 2010 and a Professional Scrum Master. Former Microsoft Student Partner (youngest ever in Italy and the first ever in being both MSP and MVP, in 2010 at the age of 19), he has a passion for Agile Methodologies, Processes and all the techie stuff around the code, which leads him to always searching for something new to share with the worldwide community around the Application Lifecycle Management field. He currently works for Dell Software UK as an Application Lifecycle Management advisor.
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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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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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Rob Miles spent over 30 years teaching programming to a succession of students at the University of Hull in the UK. He’s a Microsoft MVP with a passion for programming, C# and creating new things.
He's written books about embedded development, game creation and programming and is the author of the world famous "C# Yellow Book".
He is presently working with Connected Humber to create a network of air quality sensors as an exemplar of community based technology development as part of of an open Smart Cities initiative.
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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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Ryan YatesRyan is a Cloud and Datacentre Management MVP and has a background with most Microsoft technologies. He was a community developer of the SharePoint PowerShell (SPPS) module on Codeplex.
Since moving from SharePoint based work Ryan has since focused mainly on the underlying PowerShell language and is well known in both the SharePoint & PowerShell Community and was awarded as a Microsoft MVP in April 2016.
Ryan co-ordinates the UK PowerShell User Groups as well as being a main organiser of PSDay UK.
Ryan is currently a Consultant at Black Marble, a software development consultancy services organisation where his role sees him working on a number of interesting projects that span technologies including Azure, Office 365 and has a strong focus on DevOps/ALM Practices.
You can find Ryan on Twitter at @ryanyates1990
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Don Wibier has been programming for more years than he can count. At the age of 15, he built a ticketing and reservation system in Clipper for his father's cinema, for which he and his friend were compensated with a brand new 386 PC!
After studying electronics and IT, Don embarked on a career in development, working with some of the biggest companies in The Netherlands and developing multi-tier enterprise solutions. Seeing an exciting future with the internet, he started building Delphi-based ISAPI DLLs in combination with application servers and databases. Working with an internet startup, he architected one of the fastest online services for finding and booking airfares. Don then built one of the most user-friendly Content Management Systems available, which is even now powering hundreds of web and mobile implementations across the world.
As Technical Evangelist at DevExpress and Microsoft MVP, Don is eager to share his knowledge and experience with you!
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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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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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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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Simon PainterI'm currently a Senior Software Engineer at EuroFins Scientific, and I've been working as a .NET developer for over 12 years now in a variety of industries including government, retail and manufacturing. But, as a coder, I've been playing with making computers do whatever my crazed imagination could devise since I was old enough to read my Dad's copy of the ZX Spectrum BASIC coders manual.
I've been speaking about Functional C# at various user groups and conferences around the UK and USA, and am particular interested in seeing just how far we can push the capabilities of C#.
When I'm not coding, or running after my two small children, I have been known to enjoy the classic series of Doctor Who, Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, Cryptic Crosswords, and rather more coffee than is probably good for me.
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Dylan HayesI am employed as a Tech Lead specialising in Office 365 by Blacklight Software, a Microsoft Gold Partner in Wakefield near Leeds. I came to the information technology profession via an long and interesting road, which left me with a passion for solving business problems with technology. Along the way I’ve worked with a lot of different technologies but right now I spend my days applying SharePoint and Office 365 to customer challenges. When I’m not at work I enjoy being outdoors, and am a keen if not especially fast runner.
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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.
Håkan holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and in addition, he holds a Master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational behavior. He has also taken courses on university level in psychology, interaction design and human-computer interaction. He has 19 years’ experience of software development in various positions such as developer, tester, architect, project manager, scrum master, practice manager and team lead.
Håkan is also part of the local chapter of the Norwegian .NET User Group Oslo (NNUG).
He currently works as Manager for AI and Big data at Miles AS, a Norwegian consultancy company.
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Peter Roberts<p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt;">Peter Roberts is an engineer at Black Marble Ltd, a Microsoft Gold Partner based in Yorkshire. </p> <p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt;">His areas of interest are build and delivery automation, test driven development, and helping people improve their ALM processes.</p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt;"></p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt;">Outside of work, Peter is an avid reader, tabletop gamer and occasional writer.</p>
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Adam is a Principal Developer and Tech Lead at TransUnion UK in Leeds. With ten years of professional development experience and has led both collocated and distributed teams with members from different cultures, timezones, and countries.
When not working Adam shares his man-cave with Space Marines, Chaos Deamons, and occasionally his cat Nala.
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By day I work with the enthusiastic and supportive team at Remote where we build custom software for purpose-driven teams.
The aim is to help our customers make greater impact with help from the software we can build for them.
By night I focus on helping ASP.NET developers (new and old) via my site.
Most recently I've been exploring the intersection of React.js and ASP.NET Core and learning how to really optimise the process of turning ideas into working software so we can get to the good stuff, spend less time fighting the code and more time working on interesting features.
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Kevin is an enthusiastic software engineer who is actively involved with community events.He runs Dot Net York and
dotnetsheff, and casually speaks at user groups. He is always keen to contribute to open source projects, one of the main ones being MassTransit. He has worked across a broad range of domains including:law, travel, finance andanalytics. He is a keen contributor to open source projects.
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Mike Stephenson is a highly experienced Cloud and Integration Architect having worked on a large number of Azure projects with leading organisations in Healthcare, Insurance and Higher Education.
Mike is a Microsoft MVP for 10 years
Mike is also an active community member speaking at many conferences and events, blogging and hosting Integration Monday webcast series
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Jamie started writing applications back in the early 90s on an Amstrad CPC 464 at the age of 6, but he didn't take it seriously until the early 2000s. Even then, it was only after he graduated in 2008 that he started making a career out of it.
He has worked with the Microsoft technology stack (.NETs, Azure, etc.) for over a decade and recently dabbled in DevOps. But his true passion is development and learning about new technologies.
His other big passions are speaking at conferences and events, and podcasting. He has had the opportunity to work with, and learn from, some truly talented people and wants to share that knowledge and his experience as much as possible.
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Pete GallagherI'm a Freelance IT Consultant and owner of PJG Creations Ltd. I've been creating software for decades and I'm happy programming in just about any language.
I'm a STEM Ambassador and have a passion for teaching and helping others to foster their interest in STEM topics.
I also organise Notts IoT, co-organise Dot Net Notts, Notts Dev Workshop and sit on the Board of LATi, a Loughborough based Advanced Technology networking group.
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