Our Rockstar Speakers

Chander Dhall

Chander Dhall - Awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional | ASP.NET Insider | Web API Advisor | DocumentDB Advisor | Dev Chair - Devconnections

Chander Dhall is an awarded Microsoft MVP and world-renowned technology leader in architecting and implementing solutions. He's not only rescued software development teams, but also implemented successful projects under tight deadlines and difficult business constraints. His company has a proven track record of not just saving the client millions of dollars, but also providing an expedited delivery time. Chander's team of experts are internationally-acclaimed speakers in top technical conferences in the world.

As a Microsoft Azure Advisor, ASP.NET Insider, Web API Advisor, DocumentDB Advisor, and an MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies, Chander has insight into new releases on technologies used by millions of developers. His critical advice, impeccable vision, futuristic strategy backed with creating and establishing best practices in the industry are some of the reasons for his unparalleled success.

At the same time, he's a voracious and highly-respected speaker. Chander is known to elucidate critical and complex concepts while making them easy to understand. He's one man who can talk to anyone from a junior developer, a senior architect all the way to an executive and knows how to speak their language. He has utilized his amazing business sense having started a company with zero funding and turned it into a multi-million-dollar company in less than two years.


Scott Hunter

Scott Hunter - Director of Program Management for .NET - Microsoft

Scott Hunter works for Microsoft as a Director of Program Management for .NET overseeing the server frameworks, such as ASP.NET, MVC, Web API, Web Pages and NuGet. Before this Scott was the CTO of several startups including Mustang Software and Starbase, where he focused on a variety of technologies - but programming the Web has always been his real passion.


Brent Schooley

Brent Schooley - Developer Evangelist - Twilio | Microsoft MVP - Windows Development & Xamarin

Brent is a Developer Evangelist for Twilio representing the Philadelphia metro. He is a software developer who has been working with Microsoft technologies since 2004. His interests include front-end and mobile application development and user experience design with a recent emphasis on cross-platform mobile applications and client-side JavaScript frameworks. Other platforms he has worked with include WPF, Silverlight, Windows Forms, Windows Phone, and Windows 8. Brent is the author of Designing for Windows 8, a Windows 8 design primer from Apress. He is a Microsoft MVP in Windows Development as well as a Xamarin MVP


Barry Stahl

Barry Stahl - Principal Application Architect - American Airlines

Barry is a 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 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 GiveCamp events, he spends his days as Principal Application Architect for Crew Systems at American Airlines and his nights thinking about the next AZGiveCamp, an annual event where software developers come together to build websites and apps for some great non-profit organizations.


Joe Guadagno

Joe Guadagno - Organizer of Desert Code Camp | Microsoft .NET MVP | Speaker

For 20 years or so I have been in Software Development. During that time I have used many tools, languages, and technologies. I started out programming with a small book on QuickBASIC. I later moved on to Visual Basic for DOS. Windows then came along and I starting using Visual Basic for Windows, I then migrated to Visual Basic .NET and eventually ended up using Visual C#. I work as a Team Leader at Quicken Loans, based in Detroit, MI. I am a public speaker and present internationally on a lot of different technology topics, a list of them are available at http://www.josephguadagno.net/presentations/.  I have been recognized as a Microsoft MVP in .NET (since 2009) and a Friends of Red Gate program (since 2015).


Obi Oberoi

Obi Oberoi - Microsoft MVP (Visual Studio & Development Technologies) | Speaker | Founder/Community Leader (MNUG/NTUG)

Obi Oberoi is a Microsoft MVP in Visual Studio & Development Technologies and a consultant who works in designing and developing enterprise level distributed applications.

Obi lives in the Greater Toronto Area and has been working with .NET since the first betas and has been engaged in the agile space since 2006. He has a Master’s degree in Computer Science and takes an active role in organizing and speaking at User Groups and Conferences in North America. Obi founded Mississauga Dot Net User Group in 2015 in the Greater Toronto Area where he organizes monthly meetups!!


Brock Allen

Brock Allen - Microsoft MVP (ASP.NET/IIS) | ASPInsider | Contributor to ASP.NET Platform

Currently Brock is an independent consultant specializing in .NET, web development, and web-based security with 20 years of industry experience. Brock is the co-author of many security related open source frameworks including IdentityServer, IdentityManager, and MembershipReboot. He also frequently posts to the ASP.NET forums, is a MVP for ASP.NET/IIS, a member of ASPInsiders and a contributor to the ASP.NET platform.


Tim Rayburn

Tim Rayburn - Microsoft MVP | Author | Speaker | Organizer

Tim Rayburn is a Vice President of Consulting with Improving, a software and project management consulting company in Dallas, TX. He is a passionate advocate of apprenticeship and mentorship in corporate environments. Since 2007 he has been awarded the Microsoft MVP in recognition of his expertise and community leadership. He is also a conference organizer, an author, and can be found speaking across the nation on agile processes, software design, and career management. He lives in the North Dallas area with his amazing wife Kate and their loyal dog Gandalf.


Lukas Ruebbelke

Lukas Ruebbelke - Web Application Developer | Google Developer Expert

Lukas is a web application developer with over ten years experience building immersive, client-side applications for a wide range of clients including startups to Fortune 100 companies.

He is a recognized Google Developer Expert in Web Application Development, Hybrid Mobile Development, Realtime Applications, Client-Side Architecture, and Lean Product Development.

Lukas lives in Phoenix where he is heavily involved with the local development community. He is the co-organizer of a local meetup with almost 1000 members and organizes multiple conferences and hackathons in the valley.


Ron Dagdag

Ron Dagdag - Software Developer

Ron Dagdag is a developer, technologist, and a Maker with over 15 years' experience in IT. He is currently a software engineer and 3D developer at Thyssenkrupp Elevator. He's also a Hackster Ambassador and Littlebits Chapter Leader in Dallas organizing workshop events. Ron enjoys building projects with his 2 kids and is passionate to learn about convergence of Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality and Internet of Things.


Mike Randrup

Mike Randrup - Senior Engineer - Match.com

Mike Randrup is a Senior Engineer at Match.com on their mobile web product. This has included helping people find love by applying modern web technologies like React. Prior to that, he started and grew two different digital agencies creating broadcast animation and web applications. When not coding, he loves listening to audiobooks, avoiding long road trips, and hosting an assortment of Airbnb guests.


Travis Tidwell

Travis Tidwell - OpenSource Contributor | Founder - MediaFront | CTO & Co-Founder - Form.io

Travis Tidwell has been developing advanced enterprise software solutions for over 15 years ranging from Embedded GPS navigation products to Open Source web solutions. In 2008, he co-founded a Software development shop called Alethia where he developed and founded the popular Open Source multimedia solution called MediaFront (http://mediafront.org). He now serves as the CTO and Co-Founder for a new platform called Form.io which offers developers a form-based API platform for their form centric web and mobile applications. Travis's Open Source contributions have provided him significant notoriety where he has accrued an impressive following within GitHub, YouTube, and Drupal communities. He is typically found giving presentations on Open Source technologies at camps and conferences across the nation.


Jeremy Wilken

Jeremy Wilken - Staff UI Engineer - VMWare | Google Developer Expert | Author

Jeremy Wilken works for VMware, where he develops mobile apps with Ionic, crafts user interfaces with AngularJS applications for data systems, and builds web-service layers with Node.js. He is also the author of Ionic in Action. When he isn't coding, you can find him brewing beer.


Merwan Hade

Merwan Hade - Senior Program Manager - Microsoft Flow Team

Merwan Hade is a Senior Program Manager on the Microsoft Flow team. He drives the Flow integration with SharePoint, Flow’s approval experiences, and admin controls for Flow. He previously served on the Visual Studio Azure Tools and PowerApps teams.


Jimmy Bogard

Jimmy Bogard - ASPInsiders Member | C# Insiders Member | Microsoft MVP - ASP.NET | Creator of AutoMapper

Jimmy is a member of the ASPInsiders group, the C# Insiders group, and has received the "Microsoft Most Valuable Professional" (MVP) award for ASP.NET since 2009. Jimmy is also the creator and maintainer of the popular OSS library AutoMapper.