This is a listing of the volunteers who have chosen to publish their bios. (In the order they applied)

Toi Wright

One Stop Designs , President
Toi Wright is has been working as a software developer for over 25 years. She has a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. She has been a Microsoft MVP in ASP/ASP.NET since 2005. Ms Wright is the Founder and President of the Dallas ASP.NET User Group. She is the founder of Geeks in Pink. And, she is the founder and organizer for this event.

Todd Stone

HBS Systems , Developer
Todd Stone is a software developer at HBS Systems in Dallas, TX. He works with communicating and converting data from a variety of different platforms including Windows, UNIX, LINUX, and the IBM iSeries (AS/400). He's active in the local .NET community as President of the DFW Connected Systems User Group, member of the South Central District Developer Guidance Council, and as a speaker at local user groups. He volunteered as a Business Analyst and Developer for the We Are Microsoft - Charity Challenge Weekend 2009.

John Cutburth II

Silverlight Game Developer, Tab Interactive Games

Latish Sehgal

Improving Enterprises ,
I am .NET consultant, very passionate about software development and can be reached via my blog at http://www.dotnetsurfers.com/ or Twitter (http://twitter.com/latish).

LaBrina Loving

Nalco , Technical Implementation Consultant
I have over 10 years of experience developing applications using Microsoft technologies. I consider myself a Microsoft "jack-of-all trades, master of a few, highly functioning in most, knowledgeable about most, and enthusiastic about all" developer. I am most excited about bringing technology to the masses, especially those that normally would have limited exposure.

Jeffrey Lott

Hudson Energy Services , Software Engineer
I graduated from the University of Texas - Dallas in 2008. Since then, I have been working as a professional developer using C#, ASP.NET, Silverlight, and WCF.

Leblanc Meneses

Robust Haven , Embedded Software Engineer
Leblanc has industry experience in all aspects of the software development life cycle. He has been involved in gathering and management of requirements, has proven his object oriented architecture design with many UML and ER diagrams, has proven his implementation abilities using a test driven development approach with various languages and platforms, and has implemented continuous integration tools to aid in maintenance and integration of products developed. Leblanc expects to impress the charity organization with an ASP.NET MVC project that is well unit tested and mocked to quickly verify that the organization's requirements were successfully completed. http://www.robusthaven.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/leblancmeneses

Garry Bargsley

I am a junior VB.Net developer looking to learn and contribute as much as possible to help my team and the charity assigned to us. I also do database work as well. I am looking forward to the opportunity to help.

Justin Weinberg

G&T Conveyor Company , Software Developer
I'm an MCSD.NET with 10 years of real world software experience. I currently work in the baggage handling industry but I have worked in many fields including health care, search, and as an independent consultant. Feel free to follow me on twitter at @codeconfessions or check out my blog at www.codeconfessions.com

Eddie Flores

Devative , Developer
Developer of any technology I can get my hands on, while remaining focused on .NET development. Some experience with Silverlight, and mobile programming. Not to mention, holds two (2) back to back heavyweight bacon eating titles.

Frank Havens

Neuranetix LLC , President/CEO
20+ Years developing software. Have been a team leader in most development projects and have recently started a development and consulting business. My current development tools are: Visual Studio 2008, C#, SQL Server 2008, JQuery (and plugins), Entity Manager, MVC, Google API's, and Flash.

Kathleen Weaver

Dallas ISD (Hillcrest) , CS Teacher and Campus Technologist
I taught Computer Science and Webmastering at Hillcrest for 17 years, have been Campus Technologist for over 9 of those years. Developer of the school website.

Todd Girvin

Improving , VP, Microsoft Practice
Todd Girvin heads up the Microsoft Technology practice at Improving Enterprises and co-organizes the Dallas C# SIG. As a principle technologist at Improving, he architects and develops custom software solutions for clients using agile methods and the .NET framework. As a regional INETA speaker, Todd has spoken at many user groups and conferences, including co-presenting a pre-conference workshop at PDC 2009 on Visual Studio Team System 2010. Check out his blog at http://tmgirvin.com or follow him at http://twitter.com/tmgirvin.

James Flores

Devative , Web Designer
Passion in designing!

Mike Upchurch

Devative ,
Web Designer for co-owned company, Devative. On the side I am a Software Trainer & Technical Writer. I take pride in teaching something new to users & making sure they really understand how, what, & why they are doing what is new to them.

Tim Tyrrell

Dovetail Software , Senior Software Developer
C# Web Developer Passionate about his Craft -- Chicago native fleeing the cold.

Gregory Sieranski

Walmart , Programmer Analyst
Greg is a a Programmer/Analyst at Walmart in Bentonville, AR. He works on the Global Spend Management team handling goods not for resale. He has experience on a variety of platforms including Windows, UNIX, LINUX, and the IBM iSeries (AS/400). He is an active NWA .NET Users group member and has experience in Java, C, C++, C# and Python. This is his first We Are Microsoft - Charity Challenge Weekend.

Jon Parker

Walmart Stores Inc. , Systems Engineer
worked with .net development environment supporting 800+ developers in 5 countries. work with developers to create best of breed applications using the latest technology. I have experience with WPF, WCF, Silverlight, SQL Server. I am a huge fan of parallel programming and work to increase performance in all aspects of an application.

Todd Anglin

Telerik , Chief Evangelist
Todd Anglin is Chief Evangelist for Telerik, a provider of development tools and user interface components for .NET. Before joining Telerik, he worked for a large Fortune 200 financial services company IT shop where he learned the way of the “Enterprise” – big budgets, big projects, legacy systems, and incessant measurement. He now leverages this Enterprise experience to help Telerik make components that make the lives of all developers as easy as possible. Todd is an active author and speaker in the .NET community, focusing on web development technologies, a Microsoft MVP, founder and President of the North Houston .NET Users Group, and an O'Reilly author.

Eric Humphrey

A/P Recovery, Inc. , Database Craftsman
Eric is a database developer at A/P Recovery, Inc. He has been working in the tech industry since 2003 and earned his B.S. in Computer Science from Louisiana State University – Shreveport in 2004. Afterward, Eric worked as a database developer for a company that provided software as a service to social services organizations such as shelters. In early 2008, Eric moved to Northwest Arkansas to work as programmer for Wal-Mart. He is now in the process of relocating to Charleston, SC to work for A/P Recovery, Inc.

Dennis Palmer

Dennis spent about 5 years doing web development in PHP (even working with a PHP MVC Framework) before discovering ASP.NET and C#. He remained somewhat proud of the fact that he had never worked with Visual Basic until starting his current job where it is the company's language of choice for developing Microsoft Office customizations for the legal industry. Even though he still gets lost when looking at VB6 code, with the advent of LINQ to XML and XML Literals in VB9, he is happy to be a VB.NET developer. In his spare time (after the baby goes to sleep), he is working on a couple Windows Azure projects and learning TDD with nUnit and ASP.NET MVC. twitter.com/CoderDennis

Victor Sturm

Paladin Consulting, Inc. , IT Manager
I am the IT Manager for Paladin Consulting. I was born and raised in Dallas. I graduated from Skyline High School in 1982. I recently received an AAS in Programming / Web Development from DCCCD. I am a DBA by choice, and perform many html, VB, C#, & .NET coding functions as a part of my job at Paladin. I have used VS 2003 Pro, VS 2005 Pro, and VS 2008 Pro as a part of my job function to help customize our SharePoint (WSS 2.0) site. My main focus is SQL Server 2005 Standard. I have used SSIS, and SSRS as a part of my job function. I’m not a Microsoft MVP on any product, but I like to think of myself a proficient on most. I usually pick up on things quickly, so if I don’t understand something, I will ask questions until I am comfortable with my level of understanding of a product or service.

Zurik Phillips

Paladin , Front End / UI / Graphic Designer
I use the following tools; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Notepad ++, as well as some 3rd party tools. I use the following languages in my work; HTML/XHTML, CSS, XML, ActionScript, PHP, Javascript, Python and some C#. I enjoy creating unique pieces of digital art that are enjoyable and exciting and fresh. Bringing the Web to life with eye catching art is my passion. I have a passion for all forms of art which I have carried into my career as a web/multimedia/ui designer - developer.

Chris Morgan

Have worked as a database developer for over 20 years. Leader of the Expression Web SIG of the North Texas PC Users Group. Employed as a contractor at United Healthcare Insurance, Student Resources in Plano.

Michael Ross

The Aidmatrix Foundation , VP, Delivery
Mr. Ross holds the title of Vice President, Delivery responsible for all of Aidmatrix technology development, product delivery, systems management, as well as architecture formation and budget implementation. He has managed many large Availability and Disaster Recovery projects, most recently as Director of Product Management at Lakeview Technology. He also has extensive experience with the integration of High Availability software in J.D. Edwards World and One World ERP solution environments. Prior to Lakeview, Mr. Ross served as the Enterprise Technology Specialist for DeVry Inc. and as an Operations/Project manager with Graward General Inc., giving him first-hand knowledge of the demanding realities of managing all aspects of IT operations, from implementing 50,000 node WANs to managing the architecture, planning and capital budgeting for multi-platform technology investments. Mr. Ross received his Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee

Kalyan Vedantam

, Software Programmer
I am a senior programmer for a web based software product development company.I have experience with all aspects of the software life cycle.I work with C#, asp.net and sql server and Jquery.

John Whitecar

JP Whitecar Consulting , Programmer
Developed an application in VB to scan and manage documents that increased productivity by 50% Developed a software application to monitor ecommerce application log files that reduced down time by 75% Developed an application that scheduled patient medical procedures in the Nuclear Medicine department that increased productivity by 50% Installed and upgraded 1000 systems during a client site move. MCSD and A+ certified.

Shawn Weisfeld

INETA , Director Community Activities
Shawn is a Staff Developer at a fortune 100 company, currently located at Dallas TX facility. There he specializes in intranet & smart client development for internal line of business applications. Besides his day job Shawn also is an Adjunct Professor at The Florida Institute of Technology. He also does freelance software development work for local small businesses and training. In his free time he volunteers with INETA NorAm (http://www.ineta.org/) and is a member if the Board of Directors. Shawn started his career at his family business in Port St. Lucie FL while working on his undergraduate degree in Business Administration at the University of Central Florida and after a year off Shawn moved back to Orlando to pursue a Masters degree in Management Information Systems at The University of Central Florida and has since earned a second Masters degree in Computer Information Systems from Florida Institute of Technology. Shawn was awarded the Microsoft C# Most Valuable Professional awa

Michael Russell

Meeting Professionals International , Senior Software Engineer
Senior Software Engineer at MPI. Previously a blue badge at Microsoft. Worked on all sorts of software from video games (Microsoft Game Studios [Links, Amped], Ritual Entertainment [SiN Episodes]) to business licensing software (Layton City Corporation).

Bill Osuch

Ancillary Care Services , Development Lead
Experienced in .Net (C#), SQL development, UI/web design, BizTalk. Been in Healthcare IT for some years now; 25+ years in IT going all the way back to working for DEC.

Barry Stahl

US Airtways , Software Engineer
.NET Software Engineer at US Airways; Co-Founder of AZGiveCamp; Election Integrity Activist; Baseball and Hockey fan; husband of 1 genius, father of another; 25+ yr Phoenix resident who loves the area and hates its politics.

Ken Byrd

TekFocus , .NET Development Instructor and Developer
Ken Byrd is a .NET consultant and mentor with more than 20 years of experience designing and building client/server and web-based distributed database applications. He has worked with a variety of languages including C, C++, Delphi, C# and VB.NET and has worked extensively with Microsoft .NET since the initial Beta releases. Ken graduated from Baylor University in 1986 with a B.S. degree in Computer Science and currently works in Dallas with TekFocus, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions where he teaches advanced development classes in C#, VB, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight, WCF, Workflow, ADO and WPF. Ken is also a member of the INETA Regional Speaker's Bureau and is a frequent speaker at various user groups and community groups throughout the area.

Rick Michaels

Epsilon , Sr Developer
I am a senior developer with Epsilon Data Management in Irving and have over 20 years of development experience. I mostly work in the middle tier world but dabble in web development whenever I can. I am an officer in the Dallas .Net Users Group, a member of the ASP .Net users group and a regular at the C# SIG. This is my 3rd WAM Charity Challenge.

Robby Gregory

Wal-Mart Stores Inc , Senior Programmer Analyst

Eric Sowell

Match.com , Sr Application Engineer
I am a Dallas area ASP.NET developer who has been doing asp.net for a number of years. These days I am focusing on ASP.NET MVC. I have a wife and three kids. My home page is here: http://www.ericsowell.com/

N!C Climer

SLINSGHOT LLC , Senior Art Director
Nic is inspired by the impossible, motivated by challenge, energized by the extreme and passionate about performance. Nic joined SLINGSHOT in 2007 bringing with him over 15 years of interactive, traditional, viral and social media experience. Prior to Slingshot, In 1995 Nic established and grew a successful advertising and marketing agency that worked with a large range of clients large and small including, Nationwide Insurance, SMU, Habitat for Humanity, Baldwin Pianos, Brown Forman, HEB, Renaissance & Starwood Hotels, Home Depot, and Prudential Realty, just to name a few. While working as a designer he physically worked in a variety of the industries to truly experience what his clients dealt with day to day, getting a complete understanding of their busines. Due to this he has hands on experience in the Food and Beverage, Package Goods, Hotel, Customer Service, Printing, Distribution, Hospitality, Insurance, Sales, Marketing, Promotions, Music, and Health Care industries. This ha

Aaron Copeland

Slingshot , Technical Architect
Professional technical architect experienced in: C# / VB ASP.NET Website/Application Development (1.1 to 3.5), .NET Web Services (SOAP / Remoting), MVC, WCF, Website deployment, Visual Studio 2003 to 2008, jQuery, Ektron(7.0+), Sourcesafe, Server configuration(Win2k+/Linux), project management, project estimation, ADO.NET, XSLT, XHTML, CSS, AJAX, PHP, SQL Server 2000+, Visio, SEO, Web 2.0, E-Commerce, PHP, LAMP.

Ellen Marquez

, Distributed and Internet Application Developer
I have 10+ years industry experience in developing distributed applications, both internet and desktop systems. Also, possess international work experience in Spain, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. Microsoft© Certified in .NET / C#. Would classify myself as primarily a Back-end and Middle-tier programmer for web applications, but can do JavaScript/Ajax/XHTML/CSS and other web UI ‘front-end’ work when needed. Recent projects used the following Entity Frameworks, C#, ASP.net, WCF, WPF, WPF Toolkit, Ajax Toolkit, SVN (source control), and LINQ. I have a BBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin. I love technology, have lots of patience, and play nice with others. ;-)

Emad Kamel

at&t , Uverse Technical Support
Junior Developer....,Junior DBA,.....Dot Net Nuke, Pro Advanced Adobe Photoshop CS2................, Photography

Blake Hazelwood

Walmart , Programmer
I slang code!!!

Mike Barreyre


Kelly Burchard

RBC Life Sciences , DBA
DeVry 2004 graduate (BA in computer science) DBA 10 years with Microsoft SQL environment (SQL7,2000,2005)

Trevor Barkhouse

Terremark Worldwide, Inc. , SQL Server Escalation DBA
I am a SQL Server DBA on the Database Implementation and Escalations team at Terremark Worldwide, Inc., a leading global provider of IT infrastructure services. I worked as a software developer for nearly a decade, before moving into system and database administration almost seven years ago. I have a passion for automation, performance tuning, and troubleshooting. I am very active in the community. I just finished a term on the board of directors for the North Texas SQL Server Users Group. I have presented at many local user group meetings, two SQLSaturday events, and at the 2009 Community Summit of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS).

Jakub Borys

Senior Dev. Feeling Charitable

Trey Tomes

GuideStone Financial Resources , QA Analyst
I have 3.5 years experience working with C#/ASP.NET through version 4, and am able to code against WPF, WinForms, WebForms, Silverlight, or ASP.NET MVC. I am also skilled with database interaction, which involves the creation of CSLA objects, using Linq2SQL, the ADO.NET Entity Framework, or NHibernate, along with creating the actual tables and stored procedures on the SQL database.

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