Now that our holiday decorations have been packed away and our calendars read 2012, the Magenic thought leaders are actively kicking off the New Year. See how each of them finished out 2011 and what they have in store for 2012!
Rockford Lhotka: CSLA .NET Creator, CTO, Microsoft Regional Director & MVP
Rocky already has many things in the works for 2012. He has successfully finalized the lineup for Visual Studios Live! (VS Live) in Las Vegas coming in March, and is now working to prepare for VS Live shows in Redmond and Brooklyn as well. Vegas will be home to Dev Connections in March as well, where Rocky will present on VS Connections and Magenic Consultant Steve Hughes will present on SQL Connections.
Additionally, he was one of the primary contributors to the yearly Magenic Technology Summit. Thought leadership is taken very seriously at Magenic and the Summit brings all of our thought leaders together for a day to plan for the upcoming year. On top of that, Rocky even made time to work on Silverlight 5 support for CSLA 4 version 4.3.
Chris Williams: Principal Consultant, Microsoft MVP (Direct X and XNA)
Chris is freshly coming off capturing his sixth Microsoft MVP award in a row, and he’s already planning another big year. He is currently in the process of writing two new books, both of which will be study guides. The Mobile Development Fundamentals Exam Study Guide and the Gaming Development Fundamentals Exam Study Guide are tailored to college students, providing a solid assessment in their respective areas.
Upcoming, Chris will be heading to Las Vegas for the VS Live conference to present. You can follow all of his goings-on at Blogus Maximus.
Ted Krueger: Senior Consultant, Microsoft MVP (SQL Server Stack)
Ted already has a massive 2012 lined up. In fact, he spent the end of 2011 planning four SQL Saturday events. He is organizing the events in Madison, Chicago (along with fellow Magenicon, Aaron Lowe), Fargo, and Sioux Falls. If you reside near any of these areas, don’t pass up this opportunity to join Ted at one of these great events.
Ted is still planning the April release of Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server 2012 which he co-authored and can be currently pre-ordered. That isn’t the only writing he’s been doing either. He’s still continued to update his blog on Less Than Dot on several different topics.
Some of these include Automating Index Statistics Collection, Estimating Mean Uptime for Team-based uptime measurements, and Why I started and continue to blog.
Ted also serves as a PASS mentor covering the north-central region of the US. This year, he is looking to evolve his role and become more valuable to all the SQL Server User groups and PASS itself. On top of all that, Ted is putting aside one hour a day to moderate the SQL Server forums on MSDN.
Sergey Barskiy: Principal Consultant, Microsoft MVP (Data Platform)
Sergey will join Chris in Las Vegas, as he too is a presenter at VS Live. He has also been publishing small updates to a WinRT Database project every now and then. In addition to those, Sergey has been doing some major enhancements for n-tier performance for Silverlight and Windows Phone apps.
Sergey has been actively updating his blog as well. Some recent topics have included Deploying Database Project from TFS Build Comments, Implementing Error Handling in ASP.NET MVC Comments, and Detecting Pending Changes in ASP.NET MVC.
Make it your New Year’s resolution to learn something from Magenic’s thought leaders. With all they’re doing to offer up their expertise, there’s never been a better time to join in the action.