Our Rockstar Speakers

Please note that this list is tentative and will be updated soon.

Venue: The University of Texas at Dallas - 800 Franklyn Jenifer Drive, Richardson, TX 75080 March 15-16, 2018

Chander Dhall

Chander Dhall

CEO - Cazton | Microsoft MVP

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

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.


Daniel Roth

Daniel Roth

Senior Program Manager | ASP.NET Team

Daniel Roth is a Program Manager on the ASP.NET team. His passions include building frameworks for modern web frameworks that are simple and easy to use.


Mindy Curnutt

Mindy Curnutt

Speaker | Author | Microsoft MVP

Mindy Curnutt is an Independent Consultant, 4X Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Idera ACE. She has been actively involved in the SQL Server Community for over nearly 20 years, presenting at local, regional and national events all across North America. For the last five years Mindy has been a key member of the Program Management Team for the SQL PASS Summit. She was a SME for a couple of the SQL 2012 and 2014 Microsoft SQL Server Cert Exams and helped to author the MS Press Book "SQL Server 2014 - Step by Step". This year She co-authored two soon to be released books, "SQL Server 2017 - Inside Out" and "Let Her Finish: Voices from the Data Platform". She is currently serving on the Board for the North Texas SQL Server User's Group and championing the Girls + Data Program in the Dallas area (a program for teens).


Barry Stahl

Barry Stahl

Solution Architect | Developer

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 an Architect for a Fortune 100 company 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.

You can follow Barry on Twitter @bsstahl or read his blog Cognitive Inheritance.


Jimmy Bogard

Jimmy Bogard

Creator of AutoMapper | Microsoft MVP

Jimmy is a member of the ASPInsiders group, the C# Insiders group, and received the "Microsoft Most Valuable Professional" (MVP) award for ASP.NET in 2009-2018. Jimmy maintains many open source projects, including AutoMapper and MediatR.


Jeremy Wilken

Jeremy Wilken

Google Developer Expert | Author

Jeremy is a software architect with primary skills in building scalable web applications in containerized environments. He is also a Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies. His key interests are in how users and technology intersect, and how to ensure the best experiences by crafting full stack services and applications built to modern standards. He applies his overall systems architecture knowledge and years of experience to drive product decisions and outcomes to benefit the business and customers. As AI and new devices and interactions appear, he explores how to incorporate new tools into products and experiences.

Jeremy regularly speaks at conferences and do hands on training and workshops at events such as Fluent, NgConf, Devfests, and OSCON. He is working on his second book Angular in Action, and previously published Ionic in Action.


Tyler Meadlin

Tyler Meadlin

Software Developer Consultant

Tyler is a software developer consultant at Cazton, Inc. with over 10 years experience. He’s a Texas A&M grad, who has worked for not only Fortune 500 companies, but as one of the first ten employees at a couple of startups. In addition to his daily client activities, Tyler also contributes to technical blogs, creates and conducts trainings as well as technical interviews for the company.


Lukas Ruebbelke

Lukas Ruebbelke

Blogger | Author | Hacker | Developer

Lukas is a published author and Angular GDE with a passion for helping companies build things that people love.


Paul Barriere

Paul Barriere

Software Architect - Cazton Inc

Paul Barriere is a software architect with Cazton, Inc. and has been a software developer since 1996 (right when it became cool to be in software). He successfully resisted the siren song of management and has continued to create open and closed source applications for more than 20 years. He has worked remotely for most of his jobs and even lived in Costa Rica with his family for a while. He has worked for dozens of clients in the DFW metroplex, working for companies in various industries, such as hedge funds, real estate, entertainment and brokerage firms.


Ron Dagdag

Ron Dagdag

Microsoft MVP | Software Developer

Ron Dagdag is a Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies. He is a community leader with specialty for all things .NET, C#, Web Development in Node and Javascript, In addition, he builds HoloLens and Mixed Reality applications.

During the day, Ron is a Senior Software Engineer at thyssenkrupp Elevator where he supports developers with their Classic Windows, Universal Windows, Web and 3D application development.

On the side, Ron is a Hackster Ambassador and Littlebits Chapter Leader in Dallas organizing workshop events. Creates resources for developer with creative projects at www.dagdag.net, He is passionate to learn about convergence of Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Machine Learning and Internet of Things.