Shane is a software developer who loves to learn and talk with others about technology. He is a Functional Programming enthusiast who dabbles in F# and Erlang. He organizes a monthly Tech and Wings meet-up in Brandon, MB and is on the board for the Winnipeg .Net User Group.
I love leading dev teams, both technically and interpersonally. I've been an Architect for 3 years, a VP of Innovation for 1 year, and an IC for 11 years. Domains include HCIT, Education, and Advertising. A vocal advocate of Agile principles. FILDI like Ze Frank.
Eric Côté is the owner-trainer of React Academy. He’s been toying with computers since he was 12, on a Commodore 64. In the early 90s, he became webmaster for the education department at Université de Montréal. He then started training people on computer programming and web development. For many years, he was a top notch trainer on Microsoft Dev technologies, including: VB, C#, .NET, ASP.NET, MVC, Visual Studio, SQL Server, Sharepoint. He has trained thousands of devs throughout the years.
In the last few years, Eric took an Open Source turn. He’s now developing using GitHub, React, Node.js, React Native, Babel, Webpack, REST APIs and Docker. He can’t wait to share his findings with you.
David is the Digital Workplace Services Lead at Solvera Solutions, and a 3 time Office Servers and Services MVP. Over the last 18 years David has worked in a wide variety of areas in IT ranging from Desktop\Server support to developing in C++ and .NET technologies. Over that period, David has been able to add value to a wide variety of clients in several sectors, including utilities, government, banking and agriculture. For the past eight years David has been working exclusively in the SharePoint and Office365 domain. He has helped stand up multiple Enterprise SharePoint environments as well as designed and built numerous SharePoint solutions. David's extensive experience in SharePoint is complemented by a range of SharePoint training courses and Certifications. He is a knowledgeable and sought-after international speaker within IT circles and consulted regularly by companies formulating their SharePoint strategies.
Julka Grodel is a Principal Software Engineer at Framebridge, a DC startup disrupting the custom framing market. She is happiest when she can get lost in the details and structure of a thing, making it for work her, making it work better, or cleaning it up to make it easier for others. By day, Julka channels this focus to empower Framebridge customers to frame everything they love and she enjoys seeing how creative and weird people get. When not toiling away for her corporate overlords she spends her time volunteering on literacy projects with the Junior League, in a Pilates studio, or doting over her blind cat Batman and his BFF Robin.
Joel Hebert is the Principal Consultant and Director at Opulent ASP Development Inc. He is passionate about Security , Integration and Software Architecture. He is an 11 time Microsoft MVP and is one of the User Group Leaders in Ottawa. Specializing in Enterprise Application Integration / SOA , he has build large scale distributed systems for various companies and government organizations. Ask him to rap a few verses for you!
Lori Lalonde is a Tech Evangelist with Microsoft Canada. She is also an Apress author, blogger, international conference speaker, and a member of the Western Devs. She began her career in software in 1997 and hasn't looked back since. Her experience spans numerous industries and a variety of technologies. Lori is actively involved in the local community, serves as the User Group Leader of Canada's Technology Triangle .NET User Group, and participates in local Women in Technology groups. Whether mentoring junior colleagues or writing about her experiences in the industry on her blog, she is always happy to share her knowledge with the greater community.
My current position is Architect and Team Lead for our Core Services team at GasBuddy in Regina. Our team is primarily focused on creating internal and external APIs for our mobile app, web sites and other teams at GasBuddy.
I've been a developer at GasBuddy for the last 9 years. I've worked on the .Net framework, Node Js in both containers and with AWS Lambda functions.
In the past year, I've also started a NodeSchool chapter in Regina with the help of our company GasBuddy. We have run four NodeSchool workshops so far and will be doing more in the year to come.
Dave is a passionate, hands-on software developer who enjoys building quality software that solves real-world problems. Dave has many years of experience in developing software for financial, agricultural and energy companies where he has specialized in .NET and web development. He has led the development of several commercial products and internal systems. This wide range of experience has helped to cultivate his pragmatic approach to solving technical and business problems. Dave is a Microsoft MVP in and has a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan. He is active the software community, presenting at local events and conferences and contributing to open source projects. He enjoys blogging frequently at www.davepaquette.com, www.westerndevs.com and www.aspnetmonsters.com.
Cameron Presley is a software engineer, avid boardgamer, and Microsoft MVP living in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He currently works for Pilot Flying J as an application architect focusing on improving developers' skills.
When not slinging code for his day job, Cameron spends his time organizing content for the @FunctionalKnox user group, co-organizing LambdaSquared and CodeStock conferences, and mentoring others through Code Connective.
Gary has 18+ years professional experience, including the last 4 as a Digital Advisor with Microsoft. He has worked with a number of enterprises in Western Canada to modernize their operations, transform their products and re-imagine services used by internal and external stakeholders.
Rob Richardson is a software craftsman building web properties in ASP.NET and Node, Angular and React. He's a Microsoft MVP, published author, frequent speaker at conferences, user groups, and community events, and a diligent teacher and student of high quality software development. You can find this and other talks on his blog at [https://robrich.org/presentations](https://robrich.org/presentations) and follow him on twitter at [@rob_rich](https://twitter.com/rob_rich).
Dylan Smith was a Microsoft MVP (ALM) for many years before finally joining Microsoft to lead the DevOps Customer Advisory Team. Now he works with Microsoft’s largest customers to help them succeed with their DevOps transformations.
His interests change as frequently as he changes his underwear. At the moment he is interested in F# and how AI is going to change how we develop software. He is a big picture specialist who can maintain a cogent view of an entire system and pick the right technology to solve a problem.
Jeremy Wagner is a web developer and performance engineer living and working in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of the [Manning Publications](https://manning.com) book [Web Performance in Action](https://www.manning.com/books/web-performance-in-action), a companion guide for the performance-minded web developer. He has also written for A List Apart, CSS Tricks, and Smashing Magazine. [Read his meandering ramblings on the web](https://jeremywagner.me), or check him out on Twitter [@malchata](https://twitter.com/malchata).
After earning his Bachelor of Computer Science (B.C.Sc.), David has continued in software development focusing primarily on rich web experience development and design. Although a fluent developer with a firm grasp of the open web platform, David's strength lies in his strong communication skills and his ability to gather and translate requirements between both technical and business-centric teams.
DW's passion for software development goes beyond the workplace and into the community. In his hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba, he has served on the Winnipeg .NET User Group since 2010. His contributions to the development community locally, and beyond, have resulted in being awarded the Microsoft MVP Award in the area of Front End Web Dev for the past 6 years running.
"AJ is so good at development that sometimes I wonder if he is a terminator sent back in time by skynet to make the war a fair fight" Geremy Lague 2018
Quinn loves developing software - he enjoys learning new languages, solving problems, and building things. Quinn codes C# by day and Haskell by night. Quinn is a Winnipeg software development journeyman that understands the requirements of an "always on" business. Quinn is a consultant with Online Business Systems where he helps teams deliver software value with best practices, automation, process re-engineering, scripting, communication and collaboration.