Meet our experts
Michael Bluestein is a technical writer for Xamarin, working on articles and examples focused on MonoTouch and Mono for Android. He is also author of the book "Learning MonoTouch, A Hands-On Guide to Building iOS Applications with C# and .NET." A former Principal Software Engineer at Dassault Systemes Solidworks Corporation, he has developed software professionally since the early 1990s.
Martin Bowling is a mobile developer at Digital Relativity. He has been building apps and lending a hand in the marketing arena for over 13 years. Martin has consulted for several Fortune 500 companies and some of the top educational institutions in America. Last summer he co-authored a book that was published by Wrox "Professional entitled iPhone Programming with MonoTouch and .NET/C#."
Susan Bryant is an experienced IT trainer and consultant with a broad array of skills. She has over 15 years experience in information systems with roles including systems consulting, project management, staff management, staff mentoring, and certified technical trainer. Susan has a strong technical knowledge of IBM WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Portal Server, WebSphere Process Server, Lotus Domino, and web application development technologies, including, Struts, JSF, EJBs and AJAX.
Terry Dietzler is president and co-founder of The DSW Group, Ltd., a nationally recognized application development and training firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. Terry has been a Borland Certified Delphi Trainer since 1996 and is co-author of the book JBuilder3 Unleashed. Since the inception of DSW in 1987, Terry has managed and developed on many software projects for a wide range of companies. During that time, he has become an accomplished developer and trainer familiar with several development products & languages.
Ali Hamad has a Bachelor and Masters degree in Computer Science and has been training many aspects of Java for over 14 years, covering Introduction through JDBC, JBoss and beyond. His training and consulting background also covers C, C , Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD), and Unix/Linux. Ali has worked for or been a consultant and trainer for many companies including Dell, Texas Instruments, State of New Hampshire, Web Age Solutions, and many more. He is the author of training material for several programming topics such as Java, Struts, C , Unix and J2EE applications.
David Kelley is a Silverlight MVP with over 10 years of experience building Targeted Customer eXperiences. He is currently the Principal User eXperience Architect for [wire] stone specializing in touch experiences such as digital price tags and Silverlight-based kiosks for retail. David publishes a blog called Hacking Silverlight, and helps to run the Seattle Silverlight User Group and Interact Seattle, Seattle?€™s Designer Developer Interaction Group.
Scott Klein a Microsoft SQL Azure MVP, has been working with SQL Server for nearly 20 years, working with companies large and small all over the United States. Scott is also a veteran author, having written a number of books including Professional SQL Server XML, Professional LINQ, Pro ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.0, and the recently released Pro SQL Azure. Scott is President of the South Florida SQL Server Users Group and the newly formed SQL Azure PASS Virtual Chapter. He speaks frequently at SQL Saturday events and user groups, including several in Europe.
Noah Kriegel is a software engineer and instructor with The DSW Group, Ltd. in Atlanta, Ga., specializing in the development of custom Web-based enterprise applications. During his career in the software industry, he has also developed many database and other distributed applications for clients of all sizes and in a variety of industries. Over the years, he has also instructed hundreds of developers with the languages that he has used in creating applications. His primary language proficiencies include Java, C#, C, and Pascal/Delphi.
Philip Ledgerwood has been a software developer for fifteen years. He currently works primarily in .NET technologies producing custom software for organizations of all sizes. He has also done extensive training for those same organizations in both technical and business process topics. Philip is a strong advocate of Lean and agile software development and spends most of his time helping companies interested in the value those practices can bring to their development efforts. He does this through a combination of training and working "in the trenches" as a developer on these teams, keeping a hand in the academic side of emerging technology and practices while also directly applying it in real projects to bring real business value.
Robert McHale has over 17 years of experience developing online systems and consulting in the computer, financial, and non-profit industries. He enjoys simplifying complex features of mobile platforms. He has developed training courses for both Android and iOS, and has participated in Connections conferences since April 2000.
Greg Matus combines his practical programming skills and mentoring excellence to develop the highest quality educational programs available. His technical focus includes developing programs and projects focused around advanced application development, performance and tuning skills and technologies. Specialties include Java, advanced J2EE / JEE, AJAX, XML, Web Services, JSP, SQL, JDBC and Database topics, Oracle, Eclipse, WebLogic and more.
Wallace McClure specializes in building applications that have large numbers of users and large amounts of data, as well as user interface specific technologies, such as AJAX, iPhone and Android. He is a Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, and a partner in Scalable Development, Inc. Wally has authored books on iPhone Programming with Mono/MonoTouch, Android Programming with Mono for Android, application architecture, ADO.NET & SQL Server, and finally AJAX.
David Solberg has been developing iOS applications for several years for both consumers and enterprises. He has multiple applications in the App Store in addition to numerous private applications for internal business use. He is co-organizer of the Twin Cities, Minnesota, Meetup group for iOS developers. In addition to his many years training people to use technology, David has architected online assessment systems.
Bret Stateham is the owner of Net Connex, a technical training and consulting company. He has been both working and teaching on Microsoft platforms since the DOS days, has over twenty years of experience in the IT field, and over a decade of experience as a trainer. Bret has contributed to multiple technical books and is a frequent speaker at regional events.
Gene Van Sant
Gene Van Sant has over two decades of experience as a software/systems implementer and solutions integration architect. He has experience as a contractor and maintains instructor certifications from IBM and others. Gene balances his career between implementing and automating full blown real world solutions and teaching classes/workshops on emerging technologies and products. This allows Gene to gain valuable extensive real world experience while also staying ahead of the wave with cutting-edge expertise.
Rafiq Wayani has extensive experience including more than 20 years in IT as Systems Architect, Software Engineer, DBA and Project Manager. Wayani has instructed in a variety of technical areas, has designed and implemented network and information systems, and is certified across a wide range of platforms and systems, including Microsoft Solutions Developer, Systems Engineer, Application Developer, Database Administrator, Trainer; Novell Netware Administrator and Engineer; Master Certified Netware Engineer; and A Certified.