Fall is one of the busiest times of the year for Magenic’s thought leaders as they try to spread their vast knowledge with the rest of the tech community. Our leadership team has been going the extra mile to mentor the community in recent weeks, with much, much more on the horizon. Find out how you can get involved in the future.
Rockford Lhotka: CSLA .NET Creator, Chief Technology Evangelist, Microsoft Regional Director & MVP
If you had a chance to make it to //Build/ in September, you may very well have bumped into Rocky. He wasn’t the only Magenicon in Anaheim for the event either. Chris Williams, Jason Bock, Sergey Barskiy, Kevin E. Ford, and Stuart Williams were all in attendance as well. In fact, Rocky took some time to interview the other thought leaders to hear their feedback on the event.
In addition to appearing at //Build/, Rocky was a keynote speaker at a Code Mastery event in Atlanta with Sergey. The event was considered a success with many in attendance receiving a day’s worth of free training on CSLA 4. He also co-chaired Visual Studio Live! (VS Live) in Redmond, WA (Oct. 17-21) and was one of the keynote speakers. 2012’s VS Live events will also be co-chaired by Rocky and are currently accepting proposals from prospective presenters.
Upcoming, Rocky will be appearing at VS Connections in Las Vegas (Nov. 2-3) before co-chairing another VS Live event in Orlando (Dec. 5-9). He keeps an updated calendar of his events, among other things, on his website, including a recent series of blog posts on Win8/WinRT.
Chris Williams: Principal Consultant, Microsoft MVP (Direct X and XNA)
If you picked up the September/October edition of Code Magazine, you may have noticed our very own Chris Williams inside. Chris had a very in-depth article published, “Building CodeTweet for Windows Phone.” He has also contributed heavily to the Atlanta Code Mastery event and continued to develop webinars for Developer Express, releasing three more in September/October. In November, he will be making his next Windows Phone Development tour stop. To find out more on Chris’ exciting actions, check out his blog or Facebook page for more details.
Jason Bock: Principal Consultant, Microsoft MVP (C#)
Jason was present at September’s Heartland Developers Conference running the presentation, “What will Pex Do?” He also helped put together Twin Cities Code Camp (Oct. 8-9) where he presented as well. His topic this time was Static Analysis on .NET. At VS Live, Jason again had a session on Static Analysis on .NET as well as an additional demonstration on Modern NET Development Practices and Principles. Upcoming, Jason will be making a speaking appearance at Iowa Code Camp on October 29th. To read more from Jason directly, check out his website.
Sergey Barskiy: Principal Consultant, Microsoft MVP (Data Platform)
Sergey has been hustling and bustling to just about all the events the other thought leaders have been to. He attended both //Build/ and Visual Studios Live!, and also contributed greatly to making the Atlanta Code Mastery event a reality. At Visual Studios Live!, Sergey had two presentations. The first was “Using Code First (Code Only) Approach with Entity Framework” and the second was “Working with Data on Windows Phone 7.” Additionally, he has found time to make some posts in his blog.
Ted Krueger: Senior Consultant, Microsoft MVP (SQL Server Stack)
Big congratulations to Ted for successfully publishing two books he co-authored. Troubleshooting SQL Server: A Guide for the Accidental DBA and SQL Server Deep Dives Volume 2 were both released in the last few weeks. On top of writing content for books, Ted was also able to get some blogging done. All of his blogging can be found on LessThanDot.
As we get deeper into fall and closer to winter, the Magenic thought leaders will continue their quest to spread their experience and expertise to the tech community. Make sure to take advantage of their involvement!