Rod Trent is the Director of Conference Content and Engagement for Informa with heavy focus on the premier IT Pro and Developer conference, IT/Dev Connections. He has more than 30 years of IT and developer experience, is certified in various technologies, has written many books, thousands of articles, owned and sold businesses, has run and managed editorial teams, developed and run large conferences, and speaks at various conferences and user groups throughout each year. His professional focus is evangelizing technical community on the web and in person. Rod was a Microsoft MVP for 10 years and is a charter member of the Dell TechCenter Rockstar program. He's an avid gadget fan, a die-hard old television show and cartoon buff, a health and exercise freak, and comic book aficionado. Follow Rod on Twitter.