Magenic Thought Leadership
Rockford Lhotka, Magenic CTO

Rockford Lhotka

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.

Jason Bock, Magenic Principal Consultant

Jason Bock

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, Magenic SQL Server Developer

Steve Hughes

Steve Hughes is a Practice Lead at Magenic. In his current role, he develops strategy and guides development within the various platform technologies from Microsoft including SQL Server, SharePoint, and BizTalk. He continues to deliver data and business intelligence solutions using these platforms.  He is passionate about using data effectively and helping customers understand that data is valuable and profitable. Steve also has experience working with a large Software as a Service vendor where he received awards for customer satisfaction and engineering excellence. In 2010, he received Consultant of the Year honors at Magenic. He has delivered multiple presentations, white papers and books on SQL Server, data architecture and business intelligence over the years. Steve can often be found at Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) events where he volunteers at the local and national level. Steve is currently a Partner TSP with Microsoft with a focus on Microsoft Business Intelligence.  He shares his insights from the field on many of these subjects at Data On Wheels.

Andy Tinkham, Magenic Quality Assurance and Testing Lead

Andy Tinkham

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, Magenic UX Design Lead

Anthony Handley

Anthony is an accomplished interaction designer, user experience strategist and team leader. He has spent the past 18 years creating multi-channel experiences for mobile, tablet, desktop, and web. A six-time recipient of the Microsoft MPV Award, Anthony leads Magenic's national UX team in translating business goals and user needs into compelling solutions across industries as diverse as finance, healthcare, insurance, retail, legal, entertainment and more.

An accomplished public speaker, Anthony champions better designer/developer collaboration in the creative and technical communities. Past speaking engagements include Visual Studio Live, TechReady10, Codemastery, Microsoft’s Boston ReMIX, DevCares, Codeapalooza, and Modern Apps Live.   

Corey Miller, Magenic .NET and Silverlight Developer

Corey Miller

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.

Lou Miranda, Magenic Mobile App Development Lead

Lou Miranda

Lou Miranda is Mobile Practice Lead at Magenic Technologies, and has over 25 years of experience architecting enterprise software solutions. Lou has been working exclusively with mobility since 2008, and has done apps in Objective-C, Java-Android, Appcelerator Titanium, and PhoneGap. Publications include a 'bible' book on WebLogic Server and a stint as contributing editor at PC World. Lou has spoken at Modern Apps Live!, Mobile March, Enterprise Mobility Summit, Minnesota Government IT Symposium, Twin Cities Code Camp, Code Mastery, and local user groups. Lou blogs on enterprise mobile topics at http://www.LouMiranda.com and on the magenic.com web site blog, and his enterprise mobile tweets can be followed @TheNewLou.

Kevin Ford, Practice Lead

Kevin Ford

Kevin Ford is a Practice Lead with Magenic Technologies specializing in .NET and Xamarin out of their Boston Office. For the past twenty years he has worked with enterprise application development using the Microsoft stack. Kevin is an accomplished .NET architect and thought leader at Magenic. He works with each region to ensure that Magenic consultants have the right relationships, resources, and opportunities to advance their technical skills. Kevin holds an MBA from Babson.

Dave Stienessen, National Lead Solutions Architect

Dave Stienessen

Dave Stienessen is National Lead Solutions Architect for Magenic, a Microsoft Gold Partner consulting company. For 19 years, Dave has been developing and designing enterprise applications built with Microsoft technologies and working with .NET since its release in 2002 and SQL Server since version 6. Currently Dave works with clients on enterprise application architecture, database design and architecture, and multi-tenant custom SaaS applications and assists Magenic clients during the presales phases of engagement.  You can contact Dave at daves@magenic.com and view his blog at http://stienessen.net.

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.

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