Who’s Who?



Who s Who?


By David Riggs


Recently I was asked to name our most recognizable contributing writer. That s a tough question to answer when you have so many talented people who regularly contribute material. All our regular writers are well respected and well known most internationally. There simply are too may inequitable factors to say one is better than another. Some write more books than others; some speak more at conferences; some run very successful consulting businesses. And some do it all.


In case you don t read their bios at the end of their articles I d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge a few of the many skilled developers whose work we so fortunately are able to present on a regular basis. (We ll go alphabetically so as not to play favorites ... and if I ve omitted anyone, I apologize in advance.)


Michele Leroux Bustamante is Chief Architect at IDesign Inc. (http://www.idesign.net), Microsoft Regional Director for San Diego, Microsoft MVP for Connected Systems, and a BEA Technical Director. At IDesign Michele provides training, mentoring, and high-end architecture consulting services, specializing in scalable and secure .NET architecture design, globalization, Web services, and interoperability with Java platforms. She is a board member for the International Association of Software Architects, a frequent conference presenter, conference chair of SD s Web Services and Web Development tracks, and a frequently published author. Michele recently completed the book Learning WCF, published by O Reilly. Michele hosts two popular Web sites: http://www.thatindigogirl.com and http://www.dasblonde.net.


Dino Esposito is a mentor for Solid Quality Learning, a consultant and trainer, and the author of Introducing ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions and Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0-Core Reference from Microsoft Press. Based in Italy, Dino is a frequent speaker at industry events worldwide. He hosts a blog at http://weblogs.asp.net/despos.


Jonathan Goodyear is president of ASPSOFT (http://www.aspsoft.com), an Internet consulting firm based in Orlando, FL. Jonathan is Microsoft Regional Director for Florida, an ASP.NET MVP, a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), and co-author of ASP.NET 2.0 MVP Hacks (Wrox). Jonathan also is a contributing editor for asp.netPRO. He frequently speaks at major technology conferences, as well. You can contact him at mailto:[email protected] or through his angryCoder eZine at http://www.angryCoder.com.


Bipin Joshi is the founder and owner of BinaryIntellect Consulting (http://www.binaryintellect.com), where he conducts professional training programs on .NET technologies. He is the author of Developer s Guide to ASP.NET 2.0 (http://www.binaryintellect.com/books) and co-author of three Wrox books on .NET 1.x. He writes regularly for http://www.DotNetBips.com, a community Web site he founded in the early days of .NET. He is a Microsoft MVP, MCAD, MCT, and member of ASPInsiders. He often writes about .NET, life, and Yoga at http://www.bipinjoshi.com. He also conducts workshops on Yoga and Meditation. You can contact him at mailto:[email protected].


Wei-Meng Lee (http://weimenglee.blogspot.com) is a Microsoft MVP and founder of Developer Learning Solutions (http://www.learn2develop.net), a technology company specializing in hands-on training on the latest Microsoft technologies. He is an established developer and trainer specializing in .NET and wireless technologies. Wei-Meng speaks regularly at international conferences and has authored and co-authored numerous books on .NET, XML, and wireless technologies. He writes extensively on topics ranging from .NET to Mac OS X. He is also the author of.NET Compact Framework Pocket Guide, ASP.NET 2.0: A Developer s Notebook (both from O Reilly Media, Inc), and Programming Sudoku (Apress).


Steve C. Orr is an ASPInsider, MCSD, Certified ScrumMaster, Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET, and author of the book Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX by Wrox. He s been developing software solutions for leading companies in the Seattle area for more than a decade. When he s not busy designing software systems or writing about them, he can often be found loitering at local user groups and habitually lurking in the ASP.NET newsgroup. Find out more about him at http://SteveOrr.net or e-mail him at mailto:[email protected].


Mike Riley is an advanced computing professional specializing in emerging technologies and new development trends. A writer and conference presenter, he also is a contributing editor for asp.netPRO. Readers may contact Mike at mailto:[email protected].


Dan Wahlin, a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for ASP.NET and XML Web services, is a .NET development instructor at Interface Technical Training (http://www.interfacett.com). Dan founded the XML for ASP.NET Developers Web site (http://www.XMLforASP.NET), which focuses on using XML, ADO.NET, and Web services in Microsoft s .NET platform. He s also on the INETA Speaker s Bureau and speaks at several conferences. Dan co-authored Professional Windows DNA (Wrox), ASP.NET: Tips, Tutorials, and Code (SAMS), ASP.NET 1.1 Insider Solutions (SAMS), and ASP.NET 2.0 MVP Hacks (Wrox), and authored XML for ASP.NET Developers (SAMS).


So who s your favorite, and why? Who consistently provides the solutions to your most pressing problems? Drop me a line, send the love. Thanks for reading.


David Riggs is editor-in-chief of asp.netPRO and its companion e-newsletter, asp.netNOW. Reach him at mailto:[email protected].




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