Rockford Lhotka is the CTO at Magenic and is the creator of the popular CSLA .NET software development framework. He is the author of numerous books on software architecture, design and development. Rocky regularly presents at major conferences around the world, and is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP.
For more information on CSLA .NET and Rocky’s publications and speaking schedule see www.lhotka.net.
A Principal Consultant for Magenic and a Microsoft MVP (C#), Jason Bock has worked on a number of business applications using a diverse set of substrates and languages including C#, .NET, and Java. He is the author of "Applied .NET Attributes", "CIL Programming: Under the Hood of .NET", ".NET Security", and "Visual Basic 6 Win32 API Tutorial". Jason has written numerous articles on software development issues and has presented at a number of conferences and user groups.
Jason is a leader of the Twin Cities Code Camp and runs the Twin Cities Languages User Group. He holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University. If you’d like more information on Jason or would like to view his presentations and read his blog, visit jasonbock.net.
Steve Hughes is a Principal Consultant at Magenic that works with the SQL Server stack to deliver data and BI solutions. Much of his 15+ year tech career has been spent creating multidimensional databases, reporting solutions, and data marts. He is passionate about effective data use and helping customers understand that data is valuable and profitable. Steve also has experience working with a large SaaS vendor where he received awards for customer satisfaction and engineering excellence. Since 2006, he has delivered more than 30 presentations on SQL Server and data architecture.
In 2010, he received Consultant of the Year honors at Magenic. Steve believes data in the cloud will change how information can be delivered to and consumed by the masses. He also provides insights from the field on his blog. Steve currently leads the Minnesota SQL Server User Group (PASSMN) and is a PASS Regional Mentor for the Northeast SQL Server User Groups.
Andy Tinkham is a principal lead consultant in QAT at Magenic. He has been involved in the software testing and development industry for over 20 years. Andy has worked for companies as small as 35 employees and as large as Microsoft, where he was an SDET on the Expression Blend team. Throughout his career, he has been involved with technical software testing, with a focus on designing test automation, performance testing, and security testing. Andy is a frequent and popular speaker at both national conferences and local user groups. He was a founding member of the Association for Software Testing and more recently co-founded the Twin Cities Test Automation Group. Andy is also a doctoral student at the Florida Institute of Technology where he is working with Dr. Cem Kaner to perform qualitative research on how people with different approaches to software testing interact and collaborate with each other. You can find his writing at both the Magenic blog and his own blog, TesterThoughts.
Anthony Handley is a 16-year design veteran and leads our user experience practice, Magenic Studios. A three-time Microsoft MVP (Expression Blend), Anthony promotes designer/developer collaboration and the value of compelling UX as a presenting speaker at conferences, user groups and technology events around the country. Notable events include TechReady 10, Boston ReMIX, and SharePoint Saturday Chicago.
Anthony is the co-founder, organizer and a regular presenter at The Chicago Silverlight Users Group, a SIG focused on Microsoft Silverlight, WPF, Windows Phone 7 and XAML technologies. In addition, Anthony is the founder and organizer of RIApalooza, an annual technology event focused on rich platforms. He blogs about design, user experience, and technology at UX Confidential.
Corey Miller is a professional designer and software developer with over ten years of experience developing for both web and Windows-based applications on the Microsoft .NET Platform. Corey is a strong user-centered developer with a focus in providing great user experiences. He is highly active in the designer/developer space, a Microsoft MVP (Client App Development), and has served as a presenting speaker at numerous community events on UX and UI Development.
Corey is a co-founder, organizer, and regular presenter at the Chicago Silverlight Users Group -- a SIG focused on Microsoft Silverlight, WPF, Windows Phone 7, and XAML technologies. In addition, he blogs about design, UX, and UI development at www.XamlMammal.com.
Magenic's Thought Leadership Philosophy
Staying abreast of business challenges and innovative solutions is critical to achieving success in any industry. Magenic encourages thought leadership. In fact, we have had several employees published in trade magazines, collaborate on different technical books, and speak at conferences and Microsoft launch events. We only employ those individuals that share a passion for technology and the spirit of community and that's why many of our team members have been recognized for both their demonstrated practical expertise and willingness to share their experience with peers.
Magenic is committed to sharing and teaching Microsoft technologies and the best practices associated with it. In addition to our authorship and involvement at nationally recognized events, Magenic also founded the Chicago .NET Users Group (CNUG), the Atlanta .NET Users Group (ADNUG), and serves on the board of the International .NET association (INETA), which governs and promotes .NET user groups around the world