South Florida Code Camp 2014 South Florida Code Camp on Facebook

Adi Ekstein
Greater Than Solutions
Alex Funkhouser
SherlockTech Staffing
Technology enthusiast, programmed first code on a TRS-80 in 1980, serve as a technology career coach and president of Miami Beach based SherlockTech Staffing,,, chairman of the organizing committee, and avid supporter of multiple other technology related organizations.
Arnaud Lamouller-Bonaventure
Freelance IT consultant
Arnaud Lamouller-Bonaventure is a French Agile "Evangelist". After a master's degree in Computational and Applied Mathematics, he graduated in Industrial Computer Science. He worked as a developer (java, C++, prolog, PHP, HTML) at the beginning of his career (web & distributed computing) and quickly became a team leader and project manager. Since then, he has been working for blue-chip global insurance companies, particularly on the leading European insurance software edited by CSC Financial Service Group: GT AIA. He decided to make a shift in his career in adopting Agile values and methods and is now a certified Scrum Master and Product Owner.
Barry Stahl
American Airlines
Barry is a .NET Software Engineer who has been creating business solutions for enterprise customers for more than 25 years. Barry is also an Election Integrity Activist, baseball and hockey fan, husband of one genius and father of another, and a nearly 30 year resident of Phoenix Arizona. When Barry is not traveling around the world to speak at Conferences, Code Camps and User Groups or to participate in GiveCamps, he spends his days building integrated systems for Flight & Crew Operations at the new American Airlines and his nights thinking about the next Arizona GiveCamp, an annual event where software developers come together to build websites and apps for some great non-profit organizations. You can follow Barry on Twitter @bsstahl or read his blog at
Bayer White
Bayer White is a .NET Architect and Microsoft Integration, Microsoft MVP and co-founder of Jacksonville's Microsoft Developers User Group (MDUGJax). He is known within the Florida developer community from speaking at Florida Code Camps, blogging and writing articles. He has also spoken at various conferences such as PASS, DevConnections and VSLive and has been invited to Microsoft’s campus to attend Software Design Reviews (SDR) for future products. His blog can be found at and his Twitter tag is BayerWhite. Check out his latest book, published in December 2012 by Apress titled, Pro WF4.5.
Bill Reiss
AgileThought, Inc.
Bill Reiss started programming over 30 years ago on a TI 99/4a with a tape drive. Currently Bill develops software using C# for Windows and mobile. Bill has been a Microsoft MVP for the last 7 years and is currently the Nokia Developer Ambassador for the Southeast region of the USA.
Brent Schooley
Brent is a software developer who has been working with Microsoft technologies since 2004. His interests include client and mobile application development and user experience design with a recent emphasis on Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Other platforms he has worked with include WPF, Silverlight, Windows Forms, and iOS. He is an Evangelist working for Infragistics with a focus on mobile platforms. He has a passion for making people’s experiences with software the best that they can possibly be. Brent is the author of Designing for Windows 8, a Windows 8 design primer from Apress.
Cara Pluff / Kody Betonte
Applied Innovations
Cara Pluff has served as Applied Innovations’ Director of Marketing & Sales since 2008. She focuses on developing and implementing strategies that resonate with customers by solving specific and tangible needs. Cara is one of the company’s primary ambassadors, and frequently engages with customers at industry events, demonstrating Applied Innovations’ commitment to innovation and customer service. Prior to joining Applied Innovations, Cara spent over a decade in technology including roles in Website Performance Monitoring, Corporate Software Training, and Technical Writing. Cara graduated with a BBA in Marketing, a BBA in Management Information Systems, and an MBA from Florida Atlantic University. Cara has a true passion for all things marketing and sales, especially in the technical industries and is very active in social media circles. Cara is an avid triathlete, foodie/cook, reader and football fan. Most of the time, you’ll see her on the roads in sunny South Florida either cycling or running while listening to the latest business audio books. As a huge and loyal Buffalo Bills fan, Cara resorts to fantasy football in order to have a better chance at a winning season (invite her to your league, if you dare).
Cecil L. Phillip
The Ultimate Software Group & dotNet Miami
Cecil Phillip is a Software Developer from South Florida with many years of experience building applications on the .NET Framework. Throughout his career, his primary focus has been providing web and service based solutions for various markets. Cecil also enjoys experimenting with different programming platforms such as Python, PowerShell, and NodeJS. You can follow Cecil on Twitter via @cecilphillip.
Dave Marini/Erez Testiler
Dave has been involved in the design and development of enterprise e-commerce applications for the better part of the last decade, bringing a world of products to the fingertips of the masses. Prior to that, he worked as an application developer on the insurance company circuit. He has had a passion for computers and programming since the age of 6 and has never looked back. He specializes in Microsoft technologies and loves playing with new web technologies. When he isn't at his desk he has an unrepentant love of karaoke.
Dave Noderer
Computer Ways, Inc.
Software developer and MVP in South Florida
David McCarter
David McCarter is a Microsoft MVP and a software engineer/architect/consultant in San Diego. He is the editor-in-chief of a web site dedicated to helping programmers in all aspects of programming. David has written for programming magazines and has published three books (the latest is "David McCarter's .NET Coding Standards" available at: He is one of the founders and directors of the 19 year old San Diego .NET Developers Group ( In 2008 David won the INETA Community Excellence Award for his involvement in the .NET community. David is also an inventor of a software printing system that was approved by the US Patient Office in May 2008. David will have a limited number of his latest book to sell and DVD's full of previous sessions on video, slides, code and more at the end of each session. Please try to bring exact change or a check. All session slides and videos will be available at: and
David Shepherd
ABB Corporate Research
David Shepherd is a software tools researcher, turned professional tools developer, turned software tools researcher and open source contributor. Inspired by Andi Marcus's research on "Google-ing source code" he's recently spent his time developing Sando, a free open source search extension for Visual Studio with over 5000 downloads. You'll also find him evangelizing the merits of better code search tools at conferences like devLink. He lives and works in the RTP area where he leads ABB's Software Engineering Research Group.
Devin Rader
Devin Rader spends his day’s extolling the virtues of Twilio (, the amazingly simple cloud communication platform. Before that he worked at Infragistics where he focused on delivering great user experiences to developers using their controls. He's done work on all of the .NET platforms, but most recently has been focused on ASP.NET and Silverlight. As a co-founder of the St. Louis .NET User Group, a former co-organizer of the Central New Jersey .NET User Group and a former INETA board member, he's an active supporter of the .NET developer community. He's also the co-author or technical editor of numerous books on .NET including Wrox's Professional Silverlight 4 and Wrox's Professional ASP.NET 4. Follow Devin on Twitter @devinrader
Diana Betancourt
Carnival Cruise Lines
I have been involved in the IT world since 1992, since then I have been working with many OS platforms, development languages and databases, among them Unix, Oracle, SUN, Informix, FoxPro, Microsoft SQL Server, just to mention a few. I'm currently working in the front lines as a Senior Production SQL Server DBA at Carnival Corporation, where I particularly enjoy solving performance tuning issues, establishing standards, doing walk-throughs, code reviews, auditing & compliance, along with the day-to-day DBA housekeeping. I'm also the Chapter leader for the South Florida SQL Server User's group where I have the pleasure to meet many of my peers (Dev, DBA's, managers, students, recruiters) and interact with the wonderful South Florida technical community.
Emma Armstrong
Red Gate
Emma Armstrong is a test engineer and all-round do-gooder at Red Gate, and has been baking quality into software for over 13 years. In that time she’s gotten her hands dirty with both manual and automated testing and had the opportunity to dig into everything from compilers to web applications. She’s worked with most methodologies, gotten to grips with technologies ranging from chipset hardware to UI (and everything in between), managed test teams and is currently working on one of Red Gate’s latest developer tools.
Erez Testiler
Erez has been developing applications for over 13 years. He specializes in Microsoft technologies.
Esteban Garcia
Esteban Garcia is a software architect with a passion for ALM, TFS, and Scrum. He is a Solutions Architect and ALM Consultant at AgileThought, Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP, ALM Ranger, Pluralsight author, and president of ONETUG (Orlando .NET User Group). He has over 15 years of professional experience in software development, working in all phases of distributed object oriented enterprise application development and design using Microsoft technologies. Esteban has a BS degree in Computer Engineering with an emphasis in software design from the University of Central Florida. You can follow his blog at and follow him on Twitter:@EstebanFGarcia.
Frank Haggar
Author of FormTool, the longest continually selling software product for the PC. I currently work at SLIM CD, where I have written credit card processing software for servers, PC, and Mobile for the past 15 years.
Gary Blatt
SharePoint Resources
Gary has been in the IT industry for over 30 years, working with a variety of platforms and technologies. For the last 15 years he has focused exclusively on the Microsoft suite of tools, executing both small and large scale projects equally. His extensive experience with SharePoint includes architecting, developing and implementing deployments for up to 60,000 users worldwide in one client scenario. He is Microsoft Certified in SharePoint and Office as well as a Microsoft Certified Trainer. He truly enjoys sharing his knowledge and making learning fun for his students. He is so focused on the SharePoint product, his FL license plate reads SHRPNT
Gifford Watkins, BSc, MA
Atlantic Web Fitters
“Gifford is one of the most unusual people I've met in technology -- in a good way. Here is a guy who grew up a Nova Scotia lobsterman (he's shared lobster recipes with me) and was educated as a minister...and without shedding either of those identities built a serious tech company about as far geographically from Silicon Valley as you can get. He's won the attention of Microsoft and the U.S. Military. And he's always been willing to share his expertise with me. All in all, Giff is a great story.” June 10, 2011 ~Kevin Maney, Columnist, Tech Columnist, Tech Writer, Cover Stories Editor, USA TODAY
Giles Marino
Core Technology Group
Giles Marino is a Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft Certified Professional and an IFC Certified IT Architect with 21+ years’ experience developing enterprise and commercial business applications. Since the fall of 2013, Giles was been a consulting Senior Software Engineer and Solutions Architect for Bridgestone in the Nashville Tennessee area working on strategic internal corporate IT projects. Prior to joining Bridgestone, Giles worked in the role of Solutions Architect/Consultant with the CRM team at Citrix Systems Inc. in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Giles is an active participant and speaker in the South Florida IT community and was a member of the board of directors for the South Florida Chapter of IASA from 2011-2013 ( Giles works in the IT field as a consultant though his company "Core Technology Group" ( and is primarily focused on enterprise business systems development using Microsoft development platforms and technologies.
Henry Lee
New Age Solution
Currently, Henry Lee is working for providing consulting services as a Principal Architect focusing on working closely with the executives (CEO, CIO, CTO, SVP) from the enterprise fortune 500 companies. He provides critical technical solutions that can help and improve business processes.
Herve Roggero
Blue Syntax
Herve Roggero, Windows Azure MVP, is the founder of Blue Syntax Consulting ( Herve's experience includes software development, architecture, database administration and senior management with both global corporations and startup companies. Herve holds multiple certifications, including an MCDBA, MCSE, MCSD. He also holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Indiana University. Herve is the co-author of "PRO SQL Azure" and “PRO SQL Server 2012 Practices” from Apress and runs the Azure Florida Association (on LinkedIn:
James Bender
James is a Developer Evangelist for Telerik and has been involved in software development and architecture for 18 years. He has worked as a developer and architect on everything from small, single-user applications to Enterprise-scale, multi-user systems. His specialties are .NET development and architecture, TDD, SOA, WCF, Web Development, cloud computing, and agile development methodologies. He is an experienced mentor and author. James is a Microsoft MVP, Chairman of the Central Ohio Day of .NET and former President of the Central Ohio .NET Developers Group. James's book "Professional Test Driven Development with C#: Developing Real World Applications with TDD" was released in May of 2011. James has a blog at and his Twitter ID is JamesBender
James Quick
James Quick graduated in May from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Computer Science and Spanish. Upon graduation, he joined Microsoft as the Technical Evangelist in South Florida. Since joining, he has worked with developers, gamers, students, and teachers in the community.
Janier Davila
dotNet Miami Community
Janier Davila is a software developer passionate about .NET technologies. After being introduced to programming with C++, Java and PHP, he was exposed to .NET 1.1 in 2004 and has been fascinated by it ever since. He's familiar with XAML technologies, currently having several Windows Phone apps published in the marketplace. He holds a MCTS certification on ASP.NET and currently works developing web based software for kiosks using C# and ASP.NET. He loves practicing Agile, employing architectural patterns and learning new programming languages. When he is not coding or spending time with his family, he enjoys reading technical books and articles and playing chess online. You can find him on twitter at @janierdavila.
Jason Milgram
Linxter, Inc.
Jason has been working with computers ever since he bought his first, a Timex/Sinclair 1000 in 6th grade and taught himself BASIC programming. Since then, Jason has worked in IT for clients such as IBM, the U.S. Department of Justice, Florida Power and Light, Chase Manhattan Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kodak and Iris Associates (creator of Lotus Notes). He was also a sergeant in the US Army Reserve, serving from 1990 to 1998. Jason was educated at the University of Cincinnati (BA Political Science, 1993) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management (Executive Certificate, Management and Leadership, 2008). As a public speaker, Jason has presented on topics including cloud computing, Windows Azure, social entrepreneurship, and launching a tech start-up. He is a Microsoft Windows Azure MVP, one of seventeen in the United States, and a registered INETA Regional Speaker.
Jason van Brackel
Jason van Brackel is a software developer at Apprenda. He currently works on the R&D and Client Services teams. For the last decade, Jason has worked in various roles as a consultant and developer in the greater Philadelphia area. Currently focused on the .NET stack, Jason has worked in LAMP, Java and other heterogeneous IT environments.
Jeff Blake
Skynet Software
Jeff Blake is a .NET Software Engineer, Technical Evangelist, and overall nerd, with over 15 years experience in software development. Aside from Microsoft Technologies, he is also interested in Robotics, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Graph Theory, and many, many other nerdy topics.
Jess Coburn
Applied Innovations
Jess is a 15 year Web Hosting industry veteran specializing in deploying highly scalable web applications on top of the Windows Server platform.
John Papa
John Papa is a well-known technology expert, a former Sr Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, and a Microsoft Regional Director. He is an author of 100+ articles and 10 books, specializes in professional application development with technologies including Windows, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, XAML, C#, .NET. He can often be found speaking around the world at keynotes and sessions for conferences such as Build, MIX, PDC, TechEd, VSLive and AngleBrackets. John was the host of the popular show Silverlight TV on Channel 9 and hosted many events including the MIXer and Open Source Fest at major conferences. He currently enjoys authoring courses for Pluralsight. You can always find John at or on twitter at @john_papa.
John Sonmez
Simple Programmer
John Sonmez is the founder of Simple Programmer (, where he tirelessly pursues his vision of transforming complex issues into simple solutions. John has published over 50 courses on topics such as iOS, Android, .NET, Java, and game development for the online developer training resource, Pluralsight. He also hosts the GetUp and CODE podcast, where he talks about fitness for programmers ( John is a life coach for software developers, and helps software engineers, programmers and other technical professionals boost their careers and live a more fulfilled life. He empowers them to accomplish their goals by making the complex simple.
Jon Norton
Computers have been a part of Jon's life since the Commodore 64 and Apple II days and he has been programming in some fashion for most of that time - even convincing his 6th grade English teach that a program should count as creative writing. As a software professional, Jon has built systems that are used by the Navy for flight testing new and improved aircraft. These systems include a safety-critical real-time telemetry processing system, an antenna tracking and coordination system and an infrared image detection and processing system. More recently, he has been deeply involved in the architecture and implementation of Apprenda, a private cloud for .Net and Java in the enterprise. While there, he has helped the Apprenda team grow from two fulltime developers and a little-known product to a medium sized R&D team maintaining and improving a leading product in the space.
Jonas Stawski
I am a father of three, a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and a Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) with many years of experience building and architecting .NET applications and even more years of professional experience using Microsoft development technologies such as ASP, Visual Basic, and SQL Server. I have worked in several markets such as Insurance, Real Estate, Leasing, Medical, among many others. I am very passionate about software development and love to write articles and speak about it at technical conferences. During my free time I like to enjoy time with my family, play sports (specifically the real football), play games, and code.
Joseph Homnick
Homnick Systems
Joe Homnick is a Microsoft Regional Director since the start of the program almost 20 years ago and is a principal owner of Homnick Systems (HSI), a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner located in Boca Raton, Florida. HSI is one of the most established Microsoft Certified Partners in the world, dating back to the beginning of the program in 1993. HSI delivers Microsoft services in the areas of system development and implementation through the practices of software consulting, development, training and mentoring. They hold Competencies in Business Intelligence, Software Development, Application Lifecycle Management and Portals and Collaboration. He enjoys speaking and can be found presenting at conferences like Microsoft Tech Ed, the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC), all Microsoft DevDays events and the SQL PASS Summit. Joe founded the Gold Coast Users Group which serves the South Florida area delivering Microsoft SQL Server, O/S and Developer knowledge to the community for 20 years. His previous professional experience includes being an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University and a Computer Audit Specialist for KPMG. Check out his blog at and network with him on FaceBook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Justin Rusbatch
Justin is an open source developer with a passion for simplicity. He is the creator of and a core coordinator for the Scriptcs project. He also co-hosts Seriously Open, a podcast focusing on the .NET open source community. An aspiring beer aficionado with a caffeine addiction, Justin can often be found drinking a fresh cup of coffee or acquainting himself with a new beer.
Kathy Malone

Keith Dahlby
J&P Cycles
Keith Dahlby is a new father, web developer, Git enthusiast, language geek and four-time C# MVP from Cedar Rapids, IA. By day he sells motorcycle parts at J&P Cycles; by night he sometimes blogs with Los Techies. His open source efforts include posh-git, a Git environment for PowerShell; and FSRazor, F# support for the Razor view engine. Keith has spoken at community events around the Midwest and studied Human-Computer Interaction at Iowa State University. His talks have been described as “terrific!”, “very interactive!”, and “the best I’ve seen all hour!”.
Kody Betonte

Marcelo Lopez, CSM, CSPO
3Back LLC Hablas Scrum? As the translator of the Scrum Guide into Spanish, it was my privilege to open Scrum to native Spanish speakers in 2010 delivering the first non-English translation of the Scrum Guide. With over 25 years in Software Product development and delivery, I've had to wear many hats, and adapt, adapt, adapt. From small startups to Global Enterprises (IBM PC Division, Burger King, Beckman-Coulter, Danaher and others) I've dealt with Processes over People, Metrics over Innovation, and today train and coach teams to flip that on it's head, and "Get To Done"(r).
Maria Gandarillas
Maria Gandarillas has been a software developer for over 20 years. Holds advanced degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Miami. Experience includes building compilers, relational databases, Optical Character Recognition engines using Artificial Intelligence, scientific forecasting and modeling. Certified PMP, Scrum Master, Product Owner and currently as a Scum Master at Independent Purchasing Cooperative, Miami Florida.
Mark J Radacz
Global Rad Solutions
#HusbandFatherLife-LongMateGeek.. Born and raised in Poland, lived in Germany and Canada before settling in Jacksonville. Mark's been married to his high school sweetheart, Betty, for 27 years. Works as a developer-consultant, 20 years hands-on experience in object oriented software analysis, design and development. For the past year has been developing X-Platform enterprise mobile apps using Xamarin tools. co-founder of two user groups (Xamarin and Microsoft) and
Matt Trask
Innovative Embedded Development (NeedFirmware.Com)
Matt is an active participant in the South Florida entreprenerial community. In the past he has been a system designer and software engineer focused on the IBM PC-compatible marketplace and is now working in the embedded space doing wireless development for connected Internet-Of-Things devices.
Maximo Trinidad
I’m from Puerto Rico, have been working with computers since 1979. Throughout many years, I have worked with SQL Server Technologies, provided support to Windows Servers/Client machines, Microsoft Virtualization Technologies, and build some Visual Studio solutions. I’m a Microsoft PowerShell MVP since 2009 and MVP SAPIEN Technologies since 2010. I speak in most of the SQLSaturday, IT Pro and .NET camps events around the Florida’s State. Also founder of the Florida PowerShell User Group which meeting every 3rd Tuesday evening of the month.
Michael Stark
Linxter, Inc
Mr. Stark is CTO of Linxter in Cooper City, FL. He has over 80 apps in the windows and windows phone marketplace. He has over 20 years programming experience. He enjoys learning new things and really enjoys getting to use them at the great companies he has worked for. Recently, he helped 20 Boy Scouts become the first in the Gulf Ridge Council to earn the game design merit badge. His scout troop has 17 games in the windows store and windows phone marketplace.
Mike Wood
Mike Wood is an Evangelist for Red Gate Software on the Cerebrata Team. He describes himself as a problem solving, outdoorsy, user group leading, dog-loving, blog writing, solution creating, event planning, married, technology speaking, father of one kind of guy. When he's not living up to that title he's an avid reader, (horrible) violinist and gamer. Michael is one of the Founding Directors of the Cincinnati .NET User Group as well as the founder of the Cincinnati Software Architecture Special Interest Group. He is also a Microsoft MVP in Windows Azure. You can catch up with Mike on his blog at and on twitter under the handle @mikewo.
Mir Majeed
AAJ Technologies Inc
Senior Practice Lead at AAJ Technologies’ managing the CRM and Mobility divisions. Responsible for guiding both an on-shore and offshore team on every CRM & Mobility related project. Have developed multiple native and cross-platform applications for iOS, Android and Windows 8/Phone 8.
Nik Molnar
Red Gate
Nik Molnar is a New Yorker, Microsoft MVP, ASP Insider and co-founder of Glimpse, an open source diagnostics and debugging tool. Originally from Homestead Florida, Nik specializes in web development, web API's and community management. In his spare time, Nik can be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen, hanging with his wife, speaking at conferences, and working on other open source projects.
Nikita Polyakov
Nikita Polyakov is Sr. Technical Consultant at Tribridge in the Dynamics CRM practice. Recently completed his 6th year as Windows Phone Development Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, even received an MVP of the Year award in 2011. A speaker, organizer and a community leader, in 2012 Nikita co-authored a book - Sams Teach Yourself Windows Phone 7 Application Development in 24 Hours.
Page Horton

Patrick Delancy
Patrick Delancy has been a passionate software developer since the late 90s. He has worked on a wide range of products, from multi-tier mobile enterprise application platforms to small platform applications and websites and everything in-between. As a family man and a professional developer, he loves to solve difficult problems, and considers himself to be a life-long learner. He only wishes that there were more hours in a day! Patrick is a full-time employee at DEG in Overland Park, KS. He can be found on most social networks (Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn) and he blogs regularly at
Philip Japikse
An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, MCSD, CSM, and CSP, and a passionate member of the developer community, Phil Japikse has been working with .Net since the first betas, developing software for over 30 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since 2005. Phil works as a Principle Developer Advocate for Telerik, serves as the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .Net User’s Group and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, co-hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast (, founded the Cincinnati Day of Agile, and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. Phil is a frequent speaker all over the world, from User Groups and Meet ups to large scale conferences. You can follow Phil on twitter via and read his blog at
Pierre Donyegro
Senior Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft.
Rainer Habermann
Global Response
Rainer Habermann is Chief Information Officer and IFC certified IT Architect at Global Response. He started as a Software Developer and worked international as IT Manager for almost 2 decades, successful completing projects for fortune 500 companies. His focus is on IT Architecture, IT Strategies, Business Management, and Software Development. He enjoys working in the user group community as speaker coordinator for South Florida Code Camp, and as President for the IASA South East Florida Chapter.
Richie Rump
Jorriss LLC & dotNet Miami
Richie Rump is a software developer, data architect and project manager. He currently helps companies solve their data challenges using SQL Server and .Net. He holds the Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and various Microsoft development certifications. Richie is also the founder of the dotNet Miami, a community focused on enterprise development with .NET and SQL Server. His previous experience includes working with Burger King, FPL, Ryder and Walt Disney World. He can be found on Twitter at @Jorriss or at
Rick Regueira and Marcelo Lopez
IPC Subway
Rick Regueira, PMP, CSM, CSP, CSPO, PSM I I have worked in the IT industry for over 18 years. In the last 10 years, I have worked as Project Manager/Scrum Master Coach for several large companies throughout South Florida: (Spherion, Carnival Cruiseline, Burger King, Kaplan University, IPC Subways). Currently working at IPC Subway as a Scrum Master/Coach for several teams. One of my team's is a high performing teams that deploys weekly shippable business value to a mission critical credit processing platform which effect approximately 28,000 stores throughout the United States. The success of IPC infrastructure Agile Kanban team was featured in a Gartner article late last year. President of the South Florida Agile Association. ScrumAlliance South Florida User group Main Contact VP of Membership, South Florida PMI Chapter
Ross Terman/Horacio Nunez
XEQ Information Solutions
Ross has been developing business software since 1979. I founded XEQ in 1991 and we have been creating solutions ever since. Horacio arrived in this country 2 years ago from Cuba. He has been freelancing ever since, working with modern web development technologies.
Russell Fustino
Fustino Brothers
Russ Fustino is president of Fustino Brothers Inc. He is a highly experienced Windows Phone and Windows 8 software developer with a passion for conveying relevant, current, and future software development technologies and tools through live seminars, teaching, and internet video productions. Russ is a Microsoft Windows 8 Key Influencer and is a recipient of the INETA Lifetime Achievement award as well as a Microsoft MVP with speciation in Client Dev.
Sam Abraham
Sam Abraham is a senior .NET software developer currently living in South Florida. Since his early days in software development, Sam has embarked on a quest to strengthen the depth and breadth of his knowledge of the latest web stack technologies while leveraging his strong background in project administration and business analysis to maximize the value and effectiveness of technology put to work for business.
A strong believer in learning through sharing and the value of community fellowship, Sam has been actively involved in the local community as leader of the West Palm Beach Users’ Group, volunteer board member at the International Association for All IT Architects South Florida Chapter (IASA), and former volunteer at the South Florida Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI). Sam is a Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and is Microsoft-certified in Web Development and C#.
Santosh Hari

Sara Hand
Spark Growth
As a co-founder of Spark Growth, Sara Hand facilitates collaborative efforts between community-based initiatives and traditional organizations regionally and across Florida. Sara’s strengths leveraging unique value propositions and ability to create synergistic partnerships among connections, enable her to be a uniquely valuable visionary leader. She known as a person who consistently gets things done, and does them well. Her current venture and success is based on the extensive network of connections she has developed.
Scott Katarincic

Scott Katarincic – Information Technology Solutions Engineer
Scott has over twenty five years of experience holding senior level mission critical positions such as Senior Systems Engineer, Senior Technical Account Manager and Senior Programmer and Consultant. Scott earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Data Processing from Northern Michigan University and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA).

In addition, Scott is proficient in Performance Analysis and Capacity Planning, Application Design and Programming, Web Development and Project Management.
Scott Klein
Scott Klein is a Microsoft Data Platform Technical Evangelist. Scott's excitement and passion for Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft's cloud data services have him talking at events around the world. Scott has authored several books, including Pro Windows Azure SQL Database by APress. Scott has been working with SQL Server for more than 20 years and was previously a SQL Server MVP prior to joining Microsoft.
Sean Brady
Bayon Technologies Group
Sean has over 17 years of professional information technology experience, progressing through roles in software development, database administration and development, IT management, and business intelligence. He is currently focused on business intelligence solutions, business process automation, and IT service delivery management. Sean’s specialties include project management, change control process development and management, business intelligence systems development and management, and data and system integration.
Shayne Boyer
Shayne Boyer is a Solutions Architect with over 15 years experience working with Microsoft based solutions. He is a Microsoft MVP, is an INETA community speaker, a Telerik MVP and Nokia Developer Champion. Over the past 10 years he has lead development teams working on enterprise solutions with a focus on productivity, performance and sustainability. Shayne often publishes content on ASP.NET, TypeScript, Node.js as well Windows 8 and Windows Phone development and can always be found on twitter @spboyer or on his blog at
Simon Elliston Ball
Red Gate
Simon is a head of the Big Data team at Red Gate, focusing on researching and building tools to interact with Big Data platforms. Previously he has worked in the data intensive worlds of hedge funds and financial trading, ERP and e-Commerce, as well as designing and running nationwide networks and websites. These days his head is in Big Data and visualisation. In the course of those roles, he’s designed and built several organisation-wide data and networking infrastructures, headed up research and development teams, and designed (and implemented) numerous digital products and high-traffic transactional websites. For a change of technical pace, he writes and produces screencasts on front-end web technologies such as ExtJS, and is an avid NodeJS programmer. In the past he has also edited novels, written screenplays, developed web sites and built a photography business.
Stan Schultes
Spark Growth
Always an entrepreneur and professional technologist, Stan Schultes has led teams from the Fortune 200 to tech stewardship of a small startup. Most recently he has launched a startup social enterprise, Spark Growth, that focuses on innovative thinking and bridging the gaps between business & technology communities and traditional Economic Development Organizations. He has a passion for creating community engagement between entrepreneurs, investors, and educational resources, and in helping to create and nurture startups. Stan speaks and writes extensively about technology, is a book author, and a lifelong learner. He is passionate about community engagement, and is co-founder of BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton and the Sarasota .NET Developers group. He serves on the Suncoast Technology Forum Board of Directors and the Florida High Tech Corridor Core Council. He’s a recognized expert in Microsoft platform technologies, having earned the Microsoft MVP award 11 years running.
Ted Harwood
Thomas Robbins
Kentico Software
Thom Robbins is the Chief Evangelist for Kentico Software. He is responsible for evangelizing Kentico CMS for ASP.NET with, Web developers, Web designers, on-line marketers and interactive agencies. Prior to joining Kentico, Thom joined Microsoft Corporation in 2000 and served in a number of executive positions. These included the Developer Audience Marketing group that was responsible for increasing developer satisfaction with the Microsoft platform. Thom also led the .NET Platform Product Management group responsible for customer adoption and implementation of the .NET Framework and Visual Studio. Mr. Robbins was also a Principal Developer Evangelist working with developers across the world on implementing .NET based solutions. Thom lives in Seattle with his wife and son, and can be reached on Twitter at @trobbins or email at
Walter Quesada
Walter Quesada is a Senior Solutions Architect and Engineer with over 18 years of experience architecting and developing solutions for SMB’s to Fortune 500 companies. Although primarily focused on architecting and programming .NET, C#, WCF and EF applications, he enjoys some C++, Objective-C, Python and Java fun from time to time. He currently serves as Sr. Associate at BGT Digital Experience Solutions at PwC (formerly BGT Partners), an interactive digital consultancy in Hallandale, Florida where he works on client projects as well as proof-of-concepts for new and emerging technologies such as Google Glass and Bluetooth Low Energy applications. Learn more about Walter at his personal blog
Walter V. Williams, Jr.
CHB Consulting, Inc.
Walter Williams is a Sr. level software engineer who has been designing, developing and testing software since 1983. He owns CHB Consulting, Inc. ( out of Rockledge, FL, which has several software products on the market. Between the work on the company software products and contracts for outside clients, he has a wide range of skills and knowledge. His primary focus is on desktop database applications using VB.NET or C#.NET and versions of SQL Server. He is in the early stages of website creation using DotNetNuke. He enjoys presenting, and helping others to learn.