Meet Our Experts

Adam Barney
Adam Barney has been writing code in one form or another since the 4th grade and has been 100% focused on .NET since 2005. He is currently a senior-level consultant living in Lincoln, NE where he co-founded and runs both the Lincoln .NET Users Group and Nebraska Code Camp. Adam also enjoys speaking at user groups, code camps, and developer conferences in the Midwest.

Adam Levithan
Adam Levithan is a senior consultant at Portal Solutions, LLC, a leading technology consulting firm that plans, designs, and deploys highly effective digital workplace solutions to connect employees and information. He is an experienced writer, instructor, and speaker, as well as a Virtual Technology Specialist (vTSP) for Microsoft, assisting in the communication and benefits of the Microsoft collaboration suite. Adam is a seasoned business strategist, SharePoint advocate, and information architect focusing his skills on designing information management and collaboration solutions. He is passionate about the capabilities of the SharePoint platform and is an advocate for customers to improve the retention and findability of information.

Ali Hamad
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.

Anand Rao
Anand Rao is a senior technical instructor and cloud consultant. He has worked with large enterprises for about 15 years and has a wide range of technologies in his portfolio.Anand Rao has delivered instructor led trainings in several states in India as well as several countries like USA, Bahrain, Kenya and UAE. He has worked as a Microsoft Certified Trainer globally for Corporate Major Clients.

Andy Baron
Andy Baron is a nationally recognized industry expert specializing in Visual Basic, Visual C#, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, SQL Server, and SQL Server Business Intelligence. He is an experienced consultant, author, and editor for several industry publications and speaker at industry conferences. Andy has also been repeatedly selected as a Microsoft MVP for his contributions to Microsoft's online support.

Ann Weber
Ann Weber has been an author, instructor, and consultant for over 12 years. She is an expert in SQL Server and has her MCITP, MCSE, and MCT certifications. Ann works with all facets of SQL Server including administration, writing queries, development, SSAS, SSIS, and SSRS. Ann has developed several courses and other learning materials for SQL Server.

Atul Tiwari
Atul has been involved in information security,  IT auditing, and  penetration testing web apps in the field of information security training for over 8 years.

Barry Solomon
Barry Solomon has over 23 years of experience as a consultant. He has developed with Fortran, C, C , Visual Basic, Java, and Visual C#. His extensive database experience includes working with Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, and Oracle. His expertise now includes working with big data, Hadoop in particular, and all of its attending ecosystems as the limitations have been exceeded in most modern database systems.

Bharath Thipireddy
Bharath Thippireddy is an entrepreneur, software architect, public speaker, and trainer. Bharath is a Sun Certified Developer, Web Component Developer, Business Component Developer, and a Web Services Developer. While working for companies like Oracle, HP, TCS, Siemens, and NCR; Bharath has architected applications using Java, JEE, JavaScript, and SOA technologies. He loves learning new things both in technology and personal development and shares them on YouTube and his web site - Sharing is learning!. He has mentored students in classroom trainings, as well as in the corporate world, both in India as well as in USA. He has spoken on technical topics at several agile conferences. While in India he also voluntarily teaches interview and soft skills at Vivekananda Kendra.

Bhrugen Patel
I have a master's of science degree in computer science, and a bachelor of Computer Engineering. I also have many years of experience with .NET, C#, and .NET MVC. I enjoy teaching along with my full-time job.

Bret Stateham
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 20 years of experience in the IT field, and has over a decade of experience as a trainer. Bret has contributed to multiple technical books and is a frequent speaker at regional events.

Brett Hargreaves
Brett Hargreaves is a Principal Azure Architect, who has worked with some of the world's biggest companies helping them design and build cutting edge solutions. With a career spanning infrastructure, development, consulting and architecture, he's been involved in projects covering the entire solution stack using Microsoft technologies. He loves passing on his knowledge to others through books, blogging and online training courses.

Brian Culp
Brian Culp is a technical author and Microsoft Certified Trainer who has sold over a million words of non-fiction to the likes of McGraw Hill, Addison-Wesley, O’Reilly, Microsoft, and others.In addition, he has authored more than 25 training courses covering topics such as Windows 10, Office 365 Administration, and Azure DevOps. Some of these lessons are featured on Microsoft's Office 365 Admin Portal page.He is also an electric car enthusiast, and is currently working at Lucid Motors as a technical writer. He lives in Silicon Valley, California.

Brian Ferrill
A lifelong fascination with technology led a varied career in technology. I have over 20 years of experience supporting end users, and small businesses. On top of that, I have been an Information Technology instructor for Edmonds Community College, where I instructed on CompTIA’s A+, and Network+ material. During that time I created curriculum for not only those courses, but also for CompTIA’s Security+ certification. I currently hold the following certifications: A+, Network+, Server+, Cloud+, and Project+.

Brigitte Birze
Brigitte Birze is a seasoned software development professional with over 25 years of experience in Corporate IT and Engineering across many verticals. Brigitte has been involved in every phase of the software development lifecycle from the perspective of several roles: individual contributor, team lead, S/W architect, system engineer, proposal author, and project manager. Her innovative software architectures have resulted in six published papers and eight patents. Brigitte's dynamic communication skills, paired with her depth and breadth of technical knowledge, give her the unique ability to make the complex understandable and to convey technical concepts to cross-functional groups, speaking at the business or technical level.

Business Analysis Excellence Pty Ltd
Business Analysis Excellence Pty Ltd is a global provider of Business Analysis training courses recognized and endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB). Established in Melbourne, Australia, in 2012, their team of hands-on CBAP qualified Business Analysts is dedicated to helping others achieve great success and now serve clients from around the globe.

Carlo Tannoury
Carlo has worked in the computer technologies industry since the mid-90s. He is also a certified member of Microsoft, Cisco, ISACA, PMI, CompTIA, IIC, and EC-Council. He has designed and customized courses for private and public sectors, including college curriculums, and has worked as a lead consultant engineer in corporate Cyber security and Information Assurance training since 2001.

Chris Bell
Chris Bell, MCITP, is an 18-year SQL Server veteran for both business intelligence and application development providing solutions for businesses, organizations, and individuals. He is the founder and CEO of WaterOx Consulting, Inc., a provider of remote SQL Server consulting and services. Chris is also the founder and current President of the Washington DC chapter of PASS and a member of the Board of Directors for CPCUG. Chris also frequently attends and presents at PASS events around the country, sharing his passion for all things SQL Server. In 2012, Chris was one of 5 finalists in the world for Red Gate’s Exceptional DBA Award.

Chris Menegay
Chris Menegay is a Microsoft MVP and a Microsoft Regional Director. His process tool knowledge is broad, but primarily focuses on the Microsoft ALM tools. Chris is the VP of Consulting for Notion Solutions, Inc., a consulting and training firm specializing in software development process improvement. He has written white papers and magazine articles and has been a frequent speaker on software development best practices at several industry conferences.

Chris Penick
Chris Penick is CISSP certified and has been a consultant and CISSP trainer in the technology industry for the past 20 years. During that time, he has worked as Principal Learning Consultant for Symantec, webmaster for the FDA, cyber-warfare scenario developer, technical investigator and forensic analyst for a private security firm. His past government clients include all branches of the United States Military, the Department of Commerce, the IRS, the U.S. Custom and Immigration Service, the Executive Office of the President, and state and local governments in Maryland, Michigan, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. His corporate clients include Guess, Inc., EMC, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, and the Discovery Channel.

Chris Randall
Chris Randall specializes in SQL Server development and administration including Microsoft's Business Intelligence toolset. Chris holds several industry certifications. He is a courseware author, developer, database administrator, consultant, and speaker at industry conferences.

Chuck Nailen
Chuck Nailen has been providing classroom training for more than 16 years. He does training for in department-supported CompTIA curriculums, Microsoft curriculums, and Department of State (DoS) proprietary platforms in support of SAIT and DoS programs. He holds many certifications including National Career Readiness Certificate-Gold Level, MCSA, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, and others.

Cristian Calinescu
Cristian Calinescu is a Microsoft certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, Senior Infrastructure Engineer and Infrastructure Security Operations Manager.

Dan Wahlin
Dan Wahlin is a Microsoft MVP and founder and president of The Wahlin Group which specializes in .NET and SharePoint onsite and online training and mentoring solutions. Dan also founded the XML for ASP.NET Developers Web site which focuses on using ASP.NET, XML, AJAX, Silverlight, and Web Services in Microsoft's .NET platform. He's also on the INETA Speaker's Bureau and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world. Dan has written several books on .NET including Professional Silverlight 2 for ASP.NET Developers, Professional ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX, ASP.NET 2.0 MVP Hacks and Tips, and XML for ASP.NET Developers.

Danny Ryan
Danny Ryan is an experienced consultant who holds MCSE and MCSD certifications. He enjoys building custom collaborative solutions on SharePoint and the Office Platform. He is an author and nationally recognized speaker for Microsoft on Groove, InfoPath, and SharePoint. He has produced technical content for Microsoft on ASP.NET, IIS, SharePoint Server 2003, Microsoft Office 2003, C#, SQL Server, and Live Communications Server.

David Bigger
David Bigger is the lead trainer at Bigger IT Solutions. He has been information technology for a little over 20 years and has been training all over the US. He has worked with companies like US Military, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Dominos Pizza, University of Utah and Expedia

David Fraas
David Fraas is a technology evangelist specializing in cloud cover.His passion has become his expertise in web applications, product marketing and cloud solutions architecture. David is a certified cloud architect and has been providing his digital leadership through consulting and training for over 15 years. His company, Digital6 Technologies architects, builds and manages excellent cloud solutions for data migration, backup and disaster recovery.

David Kelley
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.

David Solberg
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.

Dino Esposito
Dino Esposito is a sought-after trainer and consultant specializing in Microsoft .NET technologies. He is the author of several books for developers, including ASP.NET titles for Microsoft Press. He is also a frequent speaker at industry events worldwide and a columnist for MSDN Magazine.

Don Bowers
Don Bowers has been in the computer industry for over 36 years as a database programmer and an information systems and security analyst.  Don’s primary focus over the last 10 years has been in the area of information security and digital forensics.  Don currently serves as an Assistant Professor and the Program Chair for the Cybersecurity program at the College of Western Idaho.  As well as being an associate professor Don also holds the distinction of being a Certified EC-Council Instructor.  Don holds several industry certifications including MCITP Enterprise, MCSE + Security, CISSP, CISA, CEH, CHFI, ECSA (EC-Council Security Analysis), LPT (Licensed Penetration Tester) and ACE (AccessData Certified Examiner).

Don Kiely
Don Kiely is a featured instructor on many of our SQL Server and Visual Studio courses. He is a nationally recognized author, instructor, and consultant specializing in Microsoft technologies. Don has many years of teaching experience, is the author or co-author of several programming books, and has spoken at many industry conferences and user groups. In addition, Don is a consultant for a variety of companies that develop distributed applications for public and private organizations.

Doug Ortiz
Doug Ortiz is an independent consultant whose skillset encompasses multiple platforms including .NET, SharePoint, Office, SQL Server, and Business Intelligence. Doug has a master’s degree in relational databases and over 20 years of experience in IT, over half of which have been within .NET and SharePoint. His roles both in and outside of SharePoint have ranged from architecture, implementation, administration, disaster recovery, migrations, development, and automation of information systems.

Doug Ware
Doug Ware is a SharePoint expert and an instructor for many of our SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 courses. A Microsoft MVP several times over, Doug is the leader of the Atlanta .NET User Group, one of the largest user groups in the Southeast U.S., and is a frequent speaker at code camps and other events. In addition to teaching and writing about SharePoint, Doug stays active as a consultant and has helped numerous organizations implement and customize SharePoint.

Duane Anderson
Duane has been working in the IT industry for over two decades. He has primarily focused on security related matters such as Penetration Testing and Forensics. He has appeared as an expert witness in multiple court hearings on IT related matters. Duane has worked for or with most US and some foreign military branches, U.S government agencies, banking and regulatory industries and Fortune 500 companies. Duane contributed to the coordination and execution of IT counter-hacking & security courses for the US Marine Corps, US Army, US Air Force, U.S. Treasury, Sprint, IBM, Washington Mutual and Service Canada.

Dustin Tauer
Dustin Tauer is an Adobe Certified Master Instructor and has a degree in Informational Systems and Technology. He currently teaches development classes focusing on technologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, and Flex. When he’s not training, he’s working on development projects ranging from mobile applications to rich internet applications to instructor-led curriculum.

Eric Greene
Eric Greene is an independent IT professional who loves learning new things, sharing what he learns, and helping clients to solve business problems. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the Virginia Military Institute and numerous software certifications including the Microsoft Certified Professional Developer certification. Eric has experience programming mobile, web-based, and desktop applications using a variety of commercial and open-source platforms including .NET, PHP, Node.js, Linux, Windows, SQL Server, SQLite, MySQL, Postgresql, and even a little MongoDB. He has worked with companies of all sizes, both on- and off-site, to help his customers meet their software development needs.

Eshant Garg
Eshant Garg has 16 years of extensive professional experience with expertise in Database and Business Intelligence Solutions, Advanced Analytics, Design and Solution Architect, Reporting, and Cloud Computing Technologies (Azure & AWS). As a developer and architect, he has worked closely with customers, users, and colleagues to support business solutions across a variety of industries including healthcare, insurance, finance, and government ranging from small companies to fortune 500 companies.

Frank Tillinghast
Frank Tillinghast is a senior consultant with MTOW Software Solutions. He is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and has been developing applications for over 15 years. Most of his time is spent consulting for companies nationwide with troubled projects or mentoring projects to successful completion. When he is not developing software or mentoring clients, Frank is teaching other developers. He has taught thousands of application developers how to create business solutions with Visual Studio .NET. VB.NET, ASP.NET, Visual C#, and SQL Server.

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.

Geof Lory
Geof Lory is an engaging speaker and trainer with more than 30 years of practical project management consulting experience. He is the product owner for the Fissure PM and Agile/Scrum Simulations and is certified to deliver various other team, leadership, and project management curricula. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and an Agile Certified Professional (ACP) from PMI as well as a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) from the Scrum Alliance. Geof is the author of multiple white papers and articles and the co-author of the MSF Pocket Guide. In addition to writing, speaking, teaching, and coaching Agile, Geof continues to actively manage Agile projects, bringing real-life practical application of the Agile values, principles, and practices to life within organizations and creating sustainable change that maximizes project team performance.

Greg Matus
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. His specialties include Java, advanced J2EE / JEE, AJAX, XML, Web Services, JSP, SQL, JDBC and Database topics, Oracle, Eclipse, WebLogic, and more.

Greg Reddick
Gregory Reddick is a consultant who develops applications and websites using .NET. He is an experienced instructor with nearly 20 years of experience teaching instructor-led courses. Greg also worked as a software design engineer on Microsoft Access 1.0.

Gregor Dzierzon
Gregor Dzierzon, MCSD, MCDBA has over 15 years of experience architecting and developing solutions using C#, VB.NET, SQL Server, Reporting Services, and Analysis Services, but most of his work has been with web development using ASP.NET, C#, JQuery, and AngularJS. He is a Senior Software Engineer and Software Architect who has owned a Software Consulting Company. He has 12 years of training experience and travels nationally as well as internationally to Canada and the UK to deliver training.

Harrison Kinsley
Harrison Kinsley is passionate about Python.  In addition to teaching he has founded multiple business leveraging the power of Python for machine learning, data analysis and natural language processing.

Jack Purdum
Dr. Jack Purdum recently retired from Purdue University's College of Technology. Dr. Purdum has won several teaching awards and has over 25 years of university teaching experience. He has published numerous journal and magazine articles, was a frequent contributor to various software development conferences, owned and managed his own software house specializing in language compilers and programming tools for 17 years, and holds a U.S. patent for imaging software he developed. Dr. Purdum is also the author of 16 programming texts including the New York Times Best Seller "The C Programming Guide."

James Curtis
James Curtis is a .NET Developer that primarily works in the UX space. He has worked on and for several large projects alongside Microsoft Consulting. James has spoken at several code camps about UX development for ASP.NET and SharePoint. He is an active participant in the development community tweeting and blogging about several topics in the UX area. James is an active consultant and is also assisting in several Start-ups contributing his UX experience.

Jan Fransen
Jan Fransen has been working to educate people in the best ways to use Microsoft products for more than 15 years. She's written both data-based and document-based applications for large and small companies and has helped hundreds of Office users and developers get started on the right foot through public and onsite training classes. As a writer, Jan has developed training courseware, contributed to books on Microsoft Office, written white papers for publication on MSDN, and created samples designed to help developers get up to speed quickly on new Microsoft products and features.

Jason Cannon
Jason Cannon is the author of Linux Administration, the founder of the Linux Training Academy, and an instructor to thousands of satisfied students. He has worked for many technology companies who take information security seriously as well as security firms such as Mandiant and FireEye.

Jason Dion
Jason Dion, CISSP No. 349867, is a professor at University of Maryland University College with multiple information technology professional certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA), Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE), Digital Media Collector (DMC), CySA+, Security+, Network+, A+, PRINCE2 Practitioner, and ITIL. He holds a Masters of Science degree in Information Technology with a specialization in Information Assurance

JC Mackin
JC Mackin (MCSA, MCSE) is a writer, analyst, and trainer who has specialized in Windows networks since Windows NT 4.0. He has authored or co-authored more than 10 books about Windows administration and certification, including many Microsoft Training Kits and the Exam Ref for Exam 70-417.

Jeff Webb
Jeff Webb was an original member of the Microsoft Visual Basic team. He helped ship three versions of the product, worked with Excel to integrate VBA, and conceived the Office Development Kit – now VSTO. He left Microsoft in 1994 to start his own company, which he still runs today. Jeff has published a dozen books with Que, Microsoft Press, and O'Reilly Media. He wrote the first books on Programming Excel and ASP.NET certification. O'Reilly Media’s Essential SharePoint 2007 is his third book on SharePoint.

Jeff Weiss
Jeff has held a broad spectrum of positions within the IT
field for over 30 years. Jeff has owned and operated his own IT business and has installed and supported networks and data centers at almost every level of the IT world. Jeff has recently authored both courseware and exams for Microsoft. For over 15 years, Jeff has worked as a consultant and trainer with a focus on the design of Enterprise Architecture, as well as Windows and VMware networks.

Jesse Liberty
Jesse Liberty is the author of Programming C#, Programming ASP.NET, and a dozen other books on Web development and object-oriented programming. Jesse is a Distinguished Software Engineer and Architect for ATT, Ziff Davis, PBS, and Xerox. He has been a contributing author to C Report, MSDN, and other industry journals.

Joe Mayo
Joe Mayo is an author, independent consultant, and instructor specializing in Microsoft .NET and Windows 8 technology. He has several years of software development experience and has worked with .NET since July 2000. Joe has written books and contributes to magazines such as CODE Magazine. He has been an active contributor to the .NET community for years, operating the C# Station Web site, authoring the LINQ to Twitter open source project, and speaking regularly at user groups and code camps. For his community contributions, Microsoft has honored Joe with several Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Awards through the years.

John Culviner
John Culviner is an Independent Software Consultant specializing in JavaScript and .NET. He works extensively with AngularJS and .NET and is a JavaScript single page application guru. John enjoys diving into new technology and finding ways to push the limits of the web. He is an author of the open source library AngularAgility and enjoys sharing his development experiences as a speaker, instructor, and blogger.

John Kidd
John Kidd is a nationally recognized instructor and consultant who travels the country sharing his expertise in java enterprise, SCRUM, and big data and related technologies. John has over 20 years of teaching and project development experience including roles from developer to vice president of research and development. John is also a popular speaker at several conferences in both the U.S. and Europe.

John Smilga
John Smilga is a Front-End Web Developer in the Los Angeles Area. John has a Bachelor’s Degree in Software Development. He spends most of his time working with Javascript, CSS3, and HTML5, and he is passionate about everything related to web development. He learns from the community and loves to share with the community what he has learned. He strives to explain very complex topics in a simple manner that everyone can understand.

John Stratton
John Stratton, Ph.D., is a senior architect at Multicoreware Inc. and a visiting lecturer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. John has been at the forefront of research and education in heterogeneous computing, reaching hundreds of students through the Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering’s courses on heterogeneous computing and optimization for scientific applications. John writes papers and articles for leading academic conferences and journals as well as broad-reaching publications such as IEEE Computer. He is also an active participant and presenter at several industry and technology groups and events across the country.

John Underwood
John Underwood is a technical evangelist for a SharePoint consulting company with 30 years of programming experience, including 20 years on the Microsoft platform and 10 years with .NET. John also has extensive experience using, configuring, and programming SharePoint. He is a seasoned instructor with experience in classroom education, online/distance learning, and courseware authoring. John’s professional certifications include MCSD for .NET: Enterprise Applications and Microsoft Certified Trainer.

John Wiley & Sons
Our Creative Design courses are presented by experts from Wiley Publishing. Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. They are the publisher of award-winning journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services.

Jon Buck
Jon Buck is an IT Professional specializing in infrastructure knowledge and learning. He has worked for several large scale IT organizations at various levels. Jon has a background in technical writing, instructional design, portfolio management, and UX/UI design.

Jordan Hudgens
Jordan Hudgens has certifications for Ruby on Rails, Thinkful; Ruby on Rails,; Front End Development, Thinkful; and AngularJS, Thinkful. He is currently vice president of engineering for TRACKR in Midland, Texas and is working on his PhD in Computer Science from Texas Tech. In addition to Ruby, Jordan works with PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, Postgres, CSS3, C, C++, C#, Objective-C, and Python. He also works with the frameworks Rails (Ruby), Zend (PHP), and Django (Python), plus the libraries AngularJS, jQuery, and Backbone.js.

Jorge Escobar
Jorge Escobar is an engineer at FINDMINE.  In addition to being a consultant and working with companies like MongoDB, Venmo and Knewton he also has a passion for teaching and is an instructor for Stone River eLearning

Joshua Gins
Joshua Gins is an MCSD and experienced consultant with over 15 years of application development experience. Most of his time is spent consulting for companies nationwide. When he is not developing software or mentoring clients, Joshua is teaching other developers. He has taught over 3,500 application developers to create business solutions with Visual Studio.NET, Visual Basic .NET, ASP.NET, Visual C#, and SQL Server.

Kari Hoien
I’m Kari Hoien. I have a Bachelors degree in Business and Accounting from Concordia College in Moorhead, I was a CPA and went on to get my Masters in Education Technology from Pepperdine in Malibu, California. I have been working as a trainer and consultant for Microsoft Office products for more than 20 years and I’ve helped clients in almost every industry in a wide range of different capacities and applications. I have taught thousands of people how to use Microsoft Office apps (Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint etc). I have done stand-up classroom style training, virtual training, on-demand training, self-paced training, executive training, one-on-one training – you name it – I've probably done it. I LOVE teaching people how to use these everyday programs better, ways to save time so you can work SMARTER and have more time for the things that you love. Thanks so much for allowing me to help you learn.

Ken Getz
Ken Getz is a featured instructor for several of our Visual Studio courses. He is a Visual Basic and Visual C# expert and has been recognized multiple times as a Microsoft MVP. Ken is a seasoned instructor, successful consultant, and the author or co-author of several best-selling books. He is a frequent speaker at technical conferences like Tech-Ed, VSLive, and DevConnections and he has written for several of the industry's most-respected publications including Visual Studio Magazine, CoDe Magazine, and MSDN Magazine.

Kenneth Mayer
As a certified Microsoft Instructor, Ken has focused his career on various security aspects of computer and network technology since the early 1980s. He has offered a wide variety of IT training and high level consulting projects for Fortune 500 companies globally. Through the course of his extensive career, he has taught a full line of Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco, and other high level IT Security curricula.

Kevin Henry
Kevin is an international author, consultant and international
speaker. He is the official course development writer for ISC2 CISSP, ISACA CRISC and mile2’s C)ISSO. Kevin has been educating IT professionals for over 30 years. He also provides cyber security consulting and support services for organizations around the world. Assisting them with setting up Information Security programs and addressing areas ranging from in-depth risk analysis to policy creation and security awareness.

Kevin McCarty
Kevin McCarty is a computer professional with over 30 years of experience in the industry as a programmer, project manager, database administrator, architect, and data scientist. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer with over 25 individual certifications in programming and database technologies and serves as the chapter leader of the Boise SQL Server Users Group. A former Army officer and Eagle Scout, he holds a doctorate in Computer Science and a lifelong love of learning.

Kevin McManus
Kevin has 26 years of experience in the IT industry spanning Systems Administration, Software Development, Software Engineering Management, and Technical Training. He is certified through the Scrum Alliance as a ScrumMaster (CSM), Product Owner (CSPO), Developer (CSD), and Professional (CSP); Java Certified Programmer; and Microsoft Certified Trainer. His passion is melding the capabilities of technology with the creativity and ingenuity of highly talented people. He is an agile evangelist and takes a pragmatic and common sense approach to helping organizations be agile.

Kurt McWhirter
Kurt McWhirter is a recognized authority on using the ITIL framework and has more than 30 years of experience in IT strategic planning, operations management, and enterprise process design and implementation. He is certified as an ITIL Expert and ISO/IEC 20000 Consultant and is an accredited ITIL Trainer. He is the lead author of the book "The Definitive Guide to IT Service Metrics.”

Laurence Svekis
Providing Web development courses and digital marketing strategy courses since 2002. An experienced web application developer, having worked on multiple enterprise level applications, hundreds of websites, business solutions and many unique and innovative web applications. Web & application development areas of expertise include HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, Bootstrap, PHP and MySQL. Anything to do with web creation and digital experience. Passionate about ;everything to do with web application development, programming to online marketing with a strong focus on social media and SEO.

Leeanne McManus
Leeanne McManus is a nationally renowned trainer, facilitator, and productivity expert who has conducted thousands of sessions over the past decade. While widely recognized for helping end-users, departments, and organizations learn how to maximize their software products, most notably Office 365 and Adobe, Leeanne also facilitates sessions to enhance productivity and performance through soft skills development. Her professional background includes Human Resources, Operations, and Talent and Development.

Lynn Langit
Lynn Langit is a trainer and consultant specializing in design and implementation of Business Intelligence solutions using Microsoft Analysis Server. She has been training and working with SSAS since 2000 and also has over 10 years experience as a business manager. This unique combination of technical knowledge and business experience makes her particularly qualified to implement OLAP training. Lynn holds MCT, MCITP (SQL Administration and Development), MCDBA, MSCD, and MSF certifications.

Martin Bowling
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#.

Martin Schaeferle
Martin Schaeferle has taught IT professionals nationwide to develop applications using Visual Basic, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP, and XML. He has been a featured speaker at Microsoft Tech-Ed and the Microsoft NCD Channel Summit, and he specializes in developing Visual Basic database applications, COM-based components, and ASP-based Web sites. In addition to writing and presenting technical training content, Martin is also LearnNowOnline's vice president of technology.

Maruti Makwana
Maruti is a Microsoft Certified Corporate Trainer with over 19,000 hours of experience corporate training for companies such as: Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, LTI Infotech, Unisys, Shell, Accenture and many more. He focuses on practical implementation and hands-on practice as the best way to understand technical training. 

Mary Chipman
Mary Chipman is a programmer-writer for the Data Access Technologies team at Microsoft. Previously, she was a senior consultant and was repeatedly recognized as a Microsoft MVP. Mary is the co-author of the "Microsoft Access Developer's Guide to SQL Server" (Sams) and has written additional books and articles for technical journals. She has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences and is an experienced trainer and courseware author.

Matt Baxter-Reynolds
Matt Baxter-Reynolds is an independent software development consultant, trainer, and author based in the UK. He specializes in apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT. Matt runs regular Windows 8 and Windows RT workshops around the UK plus runs the London Windows 8 Apps Developer group. He also contributes to the Guardian's technology section.

Michael Bibeault
Michael Bibeault has been turning coffee into quality software since 1976 when he starting programming in BASIC on a Control Data Cyber. He is currently an Architect and Technical Lead at a company that manufactures residential gateways and set-top TV boxes. Bear has two Electrical Engineering degrees from the University of Massachusetts and has also taught in the Graduate Computer Engineering Program of that esteemed institution for a decade. Bear has co-authored four books: Ajax in Practice, Prototype and Scriptaculous in Action, jQuery in Action, and jQuery in Action, 2nd edition. He is also currently working on a 5th book with John Resig: Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja.

Michael Bluestein
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.

Michelle Sabo
Michelle Sabo has over 15 years of in-depth experience with various Microsoft products, most recently specializing in SharePoint for the last 5 years. She has provided consulting services and training in the SharePoint area for numerous national and global corporations. Michelle is an MCP, MCTS in SharePoint 2007 and 2010, and Network and Microsoft Certified Trainer.

Mike Benkovich
Mike Benkovich delivers technical presentations around the U.S. as a consultant, trainer, and former Developer Evangelist for Microsoft. He has worked in a variety of professional roles including architect, project manager, developer, and technical writer. Mike is also an author of two books, published by WROX Press and APress, that show developers how to get the most from their SQL databases. Since appearing in the 1994 Microsoft DevCast, Mike has presented technical information at seminars, conferences, and corporate boardrooms across America.

Mike Biocchi
Dr. Michael Biocchi completed his PhD and has received his Masters of Science as well as his Bachelor of Computer Science. Michael is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is currently a full-time professor teaching a variety of computer science courses. These courses include: Artificial Intelligence, Security and Privacy, Project Management, PHP/MySQL, Distributed Systems, as well as many others. Michael also runs a small consulting business. He works with businesses in developing risk assessment, policy creation, business continuity planning, disaster recovery planning, and security awareness.

Mohammed Niyas
Mohammed Niyas is a technical expert and trainer specializing in Office 365, Exchange Server, PKI, Azure, and VMware. He has over 10 years of experience deploying and managing Microsoft and VMware technologies and services for enterprise and government customers. He is a multiple-year recipient of the VMware vExpert and Microsoft MVP awards.

Nick Janetakis
Nick Janetakis is a consultant who works with teams and individuals on Topics of Web Development: Ruby on Rails, Flask, Docker and Ansible, and is an instructor for Stone River eLearning

Nikolai Schuler
Nikolai is a mathematician and works as a data scientist in a large German company. He is focused mainly on gaining insights from data and creating a positive impact with this knowledge.

Noah Kriegel
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.

Patrick Loner
Patrick Loner has certifications for MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, A+, Network+, Security+, and more. He has been working as a Microsoft Certified Trainer, network administrator, and network consultant for over ten years. He has over a decade of experience working with and teaching about Windows networks with client and server operating systems. He has guided many students toward Microsoft and CompTIA certifications. Most recently, he has worked as a freelance trainer and network consultant specializing in Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 implementations, design, and upgrades. Patrick continues to branch out now working with and training on Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Exchange 2013, and System Center Configuration Manager 2012.

Patrick Von Schlag
Patrick has worked in the Information Technology field for over 25 years and brings his extensive expertise to our courses. He has helped establish IT service management programs for a variety of organizations including pharmaceutical, energy, and software companies. Patrick was a part of one of the original service management teams in the United States. He has been a member of several CompTIA boards and is a member of the ITSM forum.

Paul Litwin
Paul Litwin is a developer specializing in ASP, ASP.NET, Visual Basic, C#, SQL Server, and related technologies. He is an experienced trainer, has written articles for MSDN Magazine and PC World, and is the author of several books including ASP.NET for Developers (SAMS) and Access 2002 Enterprise Developer’s Handbook (SYBEX). Paul is a Microsoft MVP, the chair of the Microsoft ASP.NET Connections conference, and a member of the INETA Speakers Bureau.

Paulo Dichone
Paulo Dichone graduated from Whitworth University with a B.S in Computer Science in 2009 and has worked building Android and iOS mobiles apps as well as web applications. Since 2014 he's been an online instructor teaching over 40,000 students from 170 countries in how to program Java and build Android Applications.

Peter Thorsteinson
Peter Thorsteinson has been working for two decades in many areas of Microsoft-based software development technologies, including all the latest languages, frameworks, and tools. He has been involved in several large scale software development projects and has authored and co-authored several books and courses relating to ASP.NET, AJAX, JavaScript, WPF, WCF, WF, ADO.NET, and LINQ. Peter is currently focusing on ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, Task Parallel Library, Windows Azure, and SharePoint Development.

Phil Ledgerwood
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.

Philip Wheat
Philip Wheat is an industry veteran who has been active in the computer industry for over 20 years. With experience stretching back to the beginnings of the PC era, he has remained active on the leading edges of technology, focusing on embedded systems, knowledge management, and sensor technologies. He is one of the few who has worked with SharePoint since the original beta, has built his own microprocessor, and has had robotics projects featured in the press and TV shows around the world.

Rafiq Wayani
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.

Ranjan Pandey
Ranjan is an author, consultant, trainer, speaker & founder having 12 years of hands-on experience. As a trainer, he has delivered 250+ corporate training & trained 5000+ professionals with excellent feedback on various technologies around the globe.

Ricardo Gonzalez
Ricardo is a Red Hat certified engineer and systems administrator, cloud architect and linux specialist. He has taught students around the world and is passionate about process automation, and tools to make infrastructure as code to create efficient architecture solutions.

Rob Davis
Professionally, Rob is a Data and Analytics Principal Consultant with over thirteen years of experience in Insurance, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Utilities, Higher Education, and Public Sector. He was coached by some of the best analytics mentors at Accenture and Slalom and today leverages Tableau to drive business strategy, revamp customer experience, and enable organizations to become more data driven. Rob's courses were designed to combine his years of consulting and training experience to deliver real world, professional, step-by-step coaching in the space of Data and Analytics. He is passionate about helping others and loves to see each and every one of his students succeed.

Robert Green
Robert Green is a Visual Studio expert and a featured instructor for several of our Visual Basic and Visual C# courses. He is currently a Technical Evangelist in the Developer Platform and Evangelism (DPE) group at Microsoft. He has also worked for Microsoft on the Developer Tools marketing team and as Community Lead on the Visual Basic team. Robert has several years of consulting experience focused on developer training and is a frequent speaker at technology conferences including TechEd, VSLive, VSConnections, and Advisor Live.

Robert Hurlbut
Robert Hurlbut is a software security architect and trainer. He is a Microsoft MVP for Developer Security / Visual Studio and Development Technologies and he holds the (ISC)2 CSSLP security certification. Robert has 30 years of industry experience in secure coding, software architecture, and software development and has served as a project manager, director of software development, chief software architect, and application security champion for several companies. He speaks at user groups, national and international conferences, and provides training for many clients.

Robert MacHale
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.

Robert Moore
Robert has more than 20 years of expertise in the fields of
sophisticated networking, information, and telecommunication technologies. He has worked as an Information Technology Consultant and Instructor, consulting and training in the networking realm of the IT Industry throughout Europe and USA since 2005. Clients include the United States Military, Mercedes Benz, Deutsche Telekom, and Diversion German Government Entities.

Robert O'Neill
Robert O'Neill has been a consultant and a Microsoft Certified Trainer for Quality Training Services since 1996. He has worked with Fortune 1000 companies and training companies throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Robert holds numerous certifications including MCT, MCAD, MCTS, MCITP, EA, and MCPD. His expertise focuses on Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows SharePoint, Visual Studio .NET, and CompTIA.

Robin Beck
Robin has completed two B.A.'s in astronomy and physics and is a Certified Chef Developer. Currently he delivers in-person and virtual trainings in DevOps and produces educational content for online learning spaces. Robin continues delivering world-class trainings on DevOps and Cloud Automation technologies.

Ryan Hendricks
Ryan Hendricks is an experienced instructor who teaches networking and security courses to IT professionals throughout the nation. He currently has the CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+ Classroom) and the Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI) credentials. He holds certifications from (ISC)2, EC-Council, CompTIA, and Cisco. When not on the podium instructing, he delves into IT books, always looking to learn more and keep up with the latest security topics.

Sandy Haydon
Sandy Haydon is a certified project manager in software development and a project management instructor. She has 40 years of experience with IBM as a software developer, manager, and project manager responsible for leading teams located worldwide. Sandy holds a BA in Mathematics and an MA in Management and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and an IBM Senior Certified Project Manager.

Scott Barker
F. Scott Barker has over 15 years of experience as a software developer in Visual Basic .NET and most recently in C#. He has been a Microsoft MVP and worked at Microsoft as a member of the Access and FoxPro teams. Scott is a seasoned trainer and frequent speaker at Microsoft conferences worldwide. He has also been a contributing editor and writer for various technical magazines and has written several software development books.

Scott Cate
Scott Cate is the president of a technology company specializing in commercial ASP.NET applications. He is the co-author of the book "Beginning AJAX with ASP.NET" and leader of the Arizona .NET User Group, one of the largest and most active user group communities in the country. Scott has been selected as a Microsoft MVP for ASP.NET for several years in a row and is a member of, a group devoted to providing early feedback directly to the Microsoft ASP.NET Team.

Scott Klein
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.

Shivprasad Koirala
Shiv is a seasoned Corporate Instructor and a Microsoft certified professional with 17 years of working and training experience on various Microsoft technologies like HTML5, CSS3, ASP.NET MVC, SQL Server, MSBI, WPF, VSTS, TFS, Design pattern, UML, BizTalk, SharePoint and Microsoft dynamics. He is ASP.NET MVP for 6 years, speaks at seminars and conducts training.

Sondra Nelson
Sondra Nelson is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and has been teaching Microsoft Office for over 15 years. She has teaching and consulting experience with high school students, college students and corporate employees.

Steve Caseley
Steve has been involved in the Information Technology Industry for over 35 years and is experienced in the management and control of all aspects of technology projects.  Steve has successfully delivered a myriad projects in a large number of industry segments.  He has developed a solid understanding of the issues and principles required to successfully implement solutions using a combination of rapid development techniques and traditional Project Management to ensure projects are delivered on time while still ensuring end user satisfaction.  Steve has lectured part-time at local universities teaching courses in Project Management, Information Systems and Systems Analysis at both graduate and under-graduate levels.

Stuart Rosen
Stuart Rosen is an instructional designer, writer, and trainer with more than 20 years of experience creating technical, procedural, sales, human relations, and academic training. He has provided training for a wide variety of software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook, as well as applications for digital imaging and web design. Stuart has also provided training for numerous custom corporate applications.

Susan Bryant
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.

Syed Raza
Syed Raza is an IT Enterprise Solutions, Senior Project Architect and Manager.  He has over 20 years experience in  DevOps, Agile, Lean SixSigma, ITIL, ITSM along with AWS, Azure, Google Cloud enterprise solutions including Python, Java, JavaScript, React JS, GCP, Kubernetes, Docker as well as Artificial intelligence.

Terry Dietzler
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.

Thomas LeBlanc
Using Microsoft SQL Server started for Thomas with a Laboratory Information System in version 6.5. The Analysis Service (also called SSAS) option in version 7 got him excited about Data Warehousing, but before he used a production version of SSAS, he became a Database Administrator for versions 6.5 through 2005 while working at a paper mill and home health agency. After writing reports as an application developer for 10 years, he rediscovered Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) implemented into Data Warehouses. Since 2009, he has become a speaker in the SQL Server community and a voice for Microsoft Business Intelligence (MSBI) for enterprises. His transition from Sr. DBA to a Business Intelligence Architect has been a great career path. Thomas has certifications MCP, MCDBA and MCITP in Database Administration and Business Intelligence.

Tijs Maes
Tijs Maes is co-founder of a Belgian startup active in data visualization. Besides my current role, I love to teach others about Microsoft Power BI, a tool that I use everyday. I have been able to help a lot of people through my training, and enjoy learning!

Tim McCarthy
Tim McCarthy is a senior solutions architect with Perficient who designs and builds highly scalable, layered web, desktop, and mobile applications utilizing the latest Microsoft platforms and technologies.

Tim Pierson
Tim one of the World’s leading trainers in technology,
networks, virtualization and, applications. He has been a technical trainer and consultant for security and virtualization for the past 25 years. He has 29 industry technical certifications from CISCO, Microsoft and Novell. Tim has been a noted speaker at many industry events such as Infosec World 2010, Innatech and GISSA. He is a contributing author of VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure Security Securing ESX in the Virtual Environment.

Troy Miles
Troy Miles has been a designer and developer of software since 1979. Troy began his career writing games in assembly and C. Since then, he has written code in C , C#, Objective-C, Java, JavaScript, and even a smidgen of Python. He is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and has won a developer challenge at a local Microsoft Windows Phone Unleashed event. Troy's passion has been mobile and mobile web development. He joined the mobile development team at Kelley Blue Book. His small team is responsible for the application for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone 7 and the mobile versions of Troy also spends time talking to developer groups and maintaining his blog.

Varma Rudra
Varma has over 14 years of experience in defining the integrated process, application, data & cloud architectures for both corporate & large scale multi-million business transformation programs and has worked extensively in defining strategy for migration of on-premise applications into AWS & Azure Cloud IaaS, PaaS, SaaS platforms. He is a TOGAF certified enterprise architect, PRINCE2 practitioner, and hold several certifications in SAP and cloud space.

Vicky Bisbach
Vicky has over 25 years of experience as a software instructor focused on specialized curriculum development, individual and group training of individuals with a diverse skill level, and software testing. She has worked exclusively within the legal environment providing instruction (classroom, one-on-one, and remote), consulting, courseware design, support, and documentation. Her expertise includes various versions of Microsoft Office products, iManage, Workshare Compare, Nuance PDF Advanced as well as various other programs.

Wallace McClure
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 and SQL Server, and finally AJAX.

Zeal Vora
Zeal works primarily as a Cloud Security Consultant guiding organizations to re-build their infrastructure with security in mind. Zeal also holds more then 13+ certifications ranging from RedHat Certified Architect to AWS Security.