The Telerik Insiders Program is an independent speakers program for the developer community. The group is made up of exceptional, passionate speakers interested in contributing to a bigger cause - educating the community in their free time. These elite speakers travel to user group meetings, code camps and other community driven events alike to deliver sessions on cutting edge technology. Sponsored by telerik, they are provided with new opportunities to speak on their preferred topics and assistance with travel and logistics.
The goal of this program is to provide valuable content and expert sessions around the globe, with a focus on helping new groups in off-the-beaten path areas to stimulate local developer community growth. Visit our FAQ page for additional information.
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Atley Hunter is a passionate mobile developer with over 15 years’ experience. As one of the most prolific developers for the platform, he has more than 70 apps developed. He has also created the Lazy Library which promotes even faster app development on the already short development time of .NET.
Senior Software Developer, Intelligent Software Solutions, Inc. and C# MVP. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1997 with a BS in Computer Information Systems and a Minor in Computer Science. Ben joined the IT industry in 1996 as an intern and has worked with .NET since its inception back in 2002. Worked for Colorado Technology Consultants, Inc. from 2005 – 2010.
Bill has 15 years of Software Development experience. He has worked in all areas of software development backend/database. Silverlight, Windows Phone 7 and WPF ignited a burning passion for doing UI work for him.
Ed is a SharePoint MVP and a SharePoint Architect for Infusion. He has instructed the exclusive Critical Path SharePoint course for many years. Ed Hols all certifications in SharePoint 2010. He has been a featured speakers at many international developer events.
Esteban Garcia is Principal Consultant at M2E Solutions and president of the Orlando .NET User Group (ONETUG). He has over 12 years of professional experience in software development, working in all phases of distributed object oriented enterprise application development and design using Microsoft technologies.
Gill is a Microsoft Regional Director, Silverlight MVP (former ASP.NET MVP), INETA speaker bureau member and Silverlight Insider. He lives in Belgium where he works as a .NET architect at Ordina. Passionate about .NET, he's always playing with the newest bits.
James is a four time and current Microsoft MVP in Client App Development, a Telerik Insider, a past Director on the INETA North America Board, a husband and dad, and has been developing software since the early days of Laser Discs and HyperCard stacks.
John has been developing software for 20 years, starting with dBase, Clipper and FoxBase + thereafter, migrating to FoxPro and Visual FoxPro and Visual Basic. He is a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP. His emphasis is on ASP.NET MVC applications.
Kunal Chowdhury is a Microsoft MVP (Silverlight), a Telerik MVP, a Codeproject MVP & Mentor, Speaker in various Microsoft events, Author, passionate Blogger and a Software Engineer by profession. He is very passionate about Silverlight, WP7, Metro UI & LightSwitch. Kunal shares his findings in his technical blog: kunal-chowdhury.com and also owns silverlight-zone.com.
Laurent is a Microsoft Regional Director, Microsoft Certified Trainer and a Silverlight and Windows Phone expert. He has been following these technologies since the very beginning. He is a Montreal .NET Community Leader and often speakers at User Groups, Code Camps and Microsoft events.
Lee has been programming professionally for 10+ years and works as a Project Lead Consultant with AdventureTech. He speaks regionally about software development practices and mentors teams on improving their approach to lean and agile software development through achieving technical proficiency. He is a leader of the Kansas City .NET User Group and a Microsoft MVP.
Malcolm is a Microsoft awarded MVP in ASP.NET and regular presenter at conferences and user groups throughout Australia and New Zealand. Being an MVP, his focus is on web technologies and has been for the past 10 years - specifically ASP.NET MVC.
Marcel writes articles and whitepapers on .NET, Application Lifecycle Management and Mobile solutions for MSDN, The Architecture journal and local magazines like Microsoft .NET magazine. Marcel is a frequent speaker at conferences like devdays, SDC, Visual Studio Live! and is besides his work as an Architect also Certified trainer and teaches courses on Visual Studio ALM and Workflow at the Info Support Knowledge Center.
Michael runs the Kalamazoo X Conference and is a C# MVP. His focus over the past few years has been on XAML-based technologies like WPF and Silverlight. Michael speaks throughout the United States at various regional events, user groups and conferences sharing his love of client development to other developers.
Mihai graduated from the Software Engineering Faculty in Timisoara Romania in 2006. He also founded H.P.C. Consulting, a custom software development and Microsoft training company. As a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his knowledge on ASP.NET, he presents often at the .NET Romanian community meetings and Microsoft Romania events.
Scott is an Enterprise Solution Architect and Developer with Liquid Daffodil, and has been developing software with Microsoft tools and technologies since the late 1980s. He was the primary developer for the first MOSS 2007 deployment to go into production worldwide. Recently, he has been developing Windows Phone 7 mobile tools for SharePoint.
Tibi has worked at Many-core in Sweden as a senior trainer and mentor for .NET and other technologies built on .NET since 2004. He works closely with Microsoft, both as Author and Technology Reviewer. He is a member of the MCT Advisory Council, INETA Speaker and IASA Speaker.