SDD Deep Dive 2016 Speakers

Mark Richards

Mark Richards

WORKSHOP: Creating software architectures

Mark is an experienced, hands-on software architect involved in the architecture, design, and implementation of Microservices architectures, service-oriented architectures, and distributed systems in J2EE and other technologies. He has been in the software industry since 1983 and has significant experience and expertise in application, integration, and enterprise architecture. He has served as the president of the New England Java Users Group from 1999 through 2003. He is the author of numerous technical books and videos, including the Software Architecture Fundamentals video series (O'Reilly), Enterprise Messaging video series (O'Reilly), Java Message Service, 2nd Edition (O'Reilly), and a contributing author to 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know (O'Reilly). Mark has a master's degree in computer science and numerous architect and developer certifications from IBM, Sun, The Open Group, and Oracle. He is a regular conference speaker at the No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) Symposium Series, and has spoken at more than 100 conferences and user groups around the world on a variety of enterprise-related technical topics.

Neal Ford

Neal Ford

WORKSHOP: Creating software architectures

Neal is a director, software architect, and meme wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery. He is also the designer and developer of applications, magazine articles, video/DVD presentations, and author and/or editor of eight books spanning a variety of subjects and technologies, including the most recent Presentation Patterns and Functional Thinking. He focuses on designing and building large-scale enterprise applications. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, speaking at over 300 developer conferences worldwide, delivering more than 2000 presentations.

Michele Leroux Bustamante

Michele Leroux Bustamante

WORKSHOP: Microservices in practice - design, platforms, tools and code

Michele is co-founder and CIO of Solliance, a Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft Azure MVP. In addition, she has been awarded Azure Elite and Azure Insider status as well as the ASP.NET Insider designation. Michele is a thought leader recognized in many fields including solution architecture and design, identity and access management, cloud computing technologies, security and compliance, and DevOps. During the past 20 years, Michele has held senior executive positions at several corporations, assembled teams, implemented development process, and facilitated numerous successful large-scale enterprise application deployments. She’s a regular speaker at conferences all over the world, and she wrote the best-selling books Learning WCF (O'Reilly) and Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (Microsoft Press).

Brock Allen

WORKSHOP: Identity & access control for modern web applications & API using ASP.NET Core 1.0

Brock is an independent consultant with almost 20 years of industry experience, specialising in .NET, web development, and web-based security. He’s an author and instructor for developer training company DevelopMentor, where he manages the web curriculum. Brock is also a member of Thinktecture, and contributes to the various open source projects there. He frequently posts to the ASP.NET forums, is an MVP for ASP.NET/IIS, a member of ASPInsiders, and a contributor to the ASP.NET platform.

Dino Esposito

Dino Esposito

WORKSHOP: Building software for the .NET platform

A long-time trainer and highly-rated consultant, Dino is the author of many popular books for Microsoft Press which have helped the professional growth of thousands of .NET developers and architects. CTO of a fast-growing company providing software and mobile services to professional sports, Dino is also a technical evangelist for JetBrains, where he focuses on Android and Kotlin development, and a member of the team that manages WURFL - the database of mobile devices used by organizations such as Google and Facebook. Recently, Dino co-authored (along with Andrea Saltarello) the second edition of bestseller Microsoft .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise (Microsoft Press).

Dominick Baier

Dominick Baier

WORKSHOP: Identity & access control for modern web applications & API using ASP.NET Core 1.0

Dominick is an independent consultant specializing in identity and access control. He helps companies around the world designing and implementing authentication and authorization for their distributed web and native applications. He’s co-author of the popular OpenID Connect & OAuth 2.0 framework called IdentityServer (http://identityserver.io), has written a couple of books, blogs at http://leastprivilege.com and tweets as @leastprivilege.

Tiberiu Covaci

Tiberiu Covaci

WORKSHOP: Three days, three popular web frameworks – hands-on (Angular 2, React & Aurelia)

Tibi is an independent consultant with 20 years of industry experience, specialising in .NET, web development, and Microsoft Azure. He holds two degrees in Computer Science - one from the Technical University of Timisoara, and one from the Royal School of Technology in Stockholm. He also is a book author, a training instructor, and a former member of the Microsoft Learning Board of Advisors. He has a broad set of skills in the web sphere, from client-side JavaScript, HTML5, AngularJS, Aurelia and Knockout.js, to intimate server-side knowledge of ASP.NET. He is a Microsoft MVP, and an active member of the ASP Insiders, Azure Insiders, and Azure Advisors groups.

K. Scott Allen

K. Scott Allen

WORKSHOP: Angular 2 fundamentals

Scott writes software and provides consulting services through OdeToCode LLC. He has 25+ years of commercial software development experience across a wide range of technologies, and has successfully delivered software products for embedded, Windows, and web platforms. He's developed web services for Fortune 50 companies and firmware for start-ups. Scott is also a Pluralsight author and a host on the podcast Herding Code. He's written a number of books on programming, and has spoken at numerous conferences around the world.

Ido Flatow

Ido Flatow

WORKSHOP: Deep diving into the .NET Framework

Ido is a senior architect and trainer at SELA Group, with over 19 years of experience in developing, architecting, and managing software. He’s a Microsoft Regional Director, an ASP.NET/IIS MVP, and an expert on Microsoft Azure and Web technologies, such as WCF, ASP.NET, and IIS. Ido is the co-author of Microsoft's official courses for WCF 4 (10263A) and Building Web Services for Microsoft Azure (20487B), co-author of the books Pro .NET Performance and Pro Single Page Application Development (both by Apress), and manager of the Israeli Web Developers User Group. He’s also spoken at various conferences around the world, including Microsoft’s TechEd in the USA and Europe, DevConnections, VSLive, NDC, GoTo, DevWeek, Software Architect, DevReach, and many others.