South Florida Code Camp 2015 South Florida Code Camp on Facebook

Aaron Honeycutt
Ubuntu Community
I've been using Ubuntu for about 5 years off and on, but in the last year I have been becoming pretty active in the community from working with Kubuntu on their Documentation and Banners for awhile. Recently I've been working with Ubuntu for mobile devices a bit.
Alex Funkhouser
Coder of TRS80's; South Florida tech community evangelist since the '90s; president of ITProCamp, the non-profit organization serving to develop our talent pool and tech industry through support of significant educational and networking events including CodeCamp, ITPalooza, ITProCamp, TechWeekend@theDolphins and TechNight@theBallpark. Bachelor of Science from Washington University; MBA from The Netherlands Schools of Business, Nyenrode University. Serves as CEO of SherlockTalent, helping top talent find the best opportunities, and serving companies that are frustrated by the difficulty in recruiting talented tech, marketing and creative professionals. If you need to hire or be hired, contact Sherlock!
Alexander Kanaan
South Florida Agile Association
An Agile transformation consultant, technology leader and change agent with over 15 years in technology integration and software product development. Headed application development at the UN, technology transformation in Accenture, and business architecture in Microsoft-Avanade. Alex started his Agile journey in 2008. As a convert from Waterfall, he understands difficulties facing technology delivery and passionately believes in spreading the value of Agile. Alex is also co-founder of SFAA, board member and VP Education and Professional Development in addition to being Director of Membership Retention for PMI South Florida. Alex hold an MBA from the UK in addition to being a LSSGB, CSM and CSPO.
Amilcar Arevalo
Amilcar Arevalo is a Solution Architect with Assurant. He specializes in professional application development with technologies including HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, C#, SQL, SSIS, NoSQL, WCF, MVC, WebApi, Azure and Cordova. He has over ten years’ experience building and architecting Ecommerce and Enterprise Solutions. Amilcar earned his bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration on Computer Science from Marquette University and his MBA from The Johns Hopkins University.
Anjali Leon
Independent Professional
Anjali draws two decades of hands-on technical experience and leadership in a variety of roles including Software Engineer, Technical Project Leader and Director of Product Development to make her a very effective Agile Coach and Trainer. She translates her enthusiasm for and understanding of Agile values and principles to help organizations implement effective ways to manage work and engage people, with a focus on delivering genuine business value. She channels her natural ability to connect with people to teach, coach and mentor individuals and teams to adopt an Agile mindset, embrace sound Software Engineering practices, and engage in practical Agile and Lean processes. Her coaching has repeatedly resulted in individuals and teams excelling in their work with greater energy, creativity, and passion. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Drexel University. She is certified as a PMP (Project Management Professional), CSM (Certified Scrum Master), CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner), and CSP (Certified Scrum Professional). She is a recognized Agile Team Facilitator and Certified Agile Coach through ICAgile. Anjali stays actively involved in her local South Florida Agile community.
Austin Mcdaniel
I'm the Chief Architect at Swimlane - a big-data cyber security platform for automating security operations and providing insight into cyber intrusions with statistical analytics and rich visualizations. For the past decade, I've been developing web applications for Fortune 100 and Federal sectors. My weapon of choice is JavaScript and C# .NET. I'm currently in love with AngularJS and am part of the angular-ui core team. Follow me on Twitter for tech tweets: @amcdnl Follow me on Github:

Barry Stahl
American Airlines
Barry is a .NET Software Engineer who has been creating business solutions for enterprise customers for more than 25 years. Barry is also an Election Integrity Activist, baseball and hockey fan, husband of one genius and father of another, and a 30 year resident of Phoenix Arizona. When Barry is not traveling around the world to speak at Conferences, Code Camps and User Groups or to participate in GiveCamps, he spends his days building integrated systems for Flight & Crew Operations at the new American Airlines and his nights thinking about the next Arizona GiveCamp, an annual event where software developers come together to build websites and apps for some great non-profit organizations. You can follow Barry on Twitter @bsstahl or read his blog at
Bayer White
Bayer White is a .NET Architect and Microsoft Integration, Microsoft MVP and co-founder of Jacksonville's Microsoft Developers User Group (MDUGJax). He is known within the Florida developer community from speaking at Florida Code Camps, blogging and writing articles. He has also spoken at various conferences such as PASS, DevConnections and VSLive and has been invited to Microsoft’s campus to attend Software Design Reviews (SDR) for future products. His blog can be found at and his Twitter tag is BayerWhite. Check out his latest book, published by Apress titled, Pro WF4.5.

Brent Schooley
Brent is a Developer Evangelist for Twilio representing the Philadelphia metro. He is a software developer who has been working with Microsoft technologies since 2004. His interests include client and mobile application development and user experience design with a recent emphasis on cross-platform mobile applications and client-side JavaScript frameworks. Other platforms he has worked with include WPF, Silverlight, Windows Forms, Windows Phone, and Windows 8. Brent is the author of Designing for Windows 8, a Windows 8 design primer from Apress. He is a Microsoft MVP in Windows Platform Development as well as a Xamarin MVP.
Camilo Sanchez
CASH Productions & dotNet Miami
Software Engineer for almost a decade. Strong advocate of Test Driven Development. Perpetual learner. @camilin87
Cara Pluff
Applied Innovations
Cara Pluff has served as Applied Innovations’ Director of Marketing & Sales since 2008. She focuses on developing and implementing strategies that resonate with customers by solving specific and tangible needs. Along with Jess Coburn, Cara is one of the company’s primary ambassadors, and frequently engages with customers at industry events, demonstrating Applied Innovations’ commitment to innovation and customer service. Prior to joining Applied Innovations, Cara spent over a decade in technology including roles in Website Performance Monitoring, Corporate Software Training, and Technical Writing. Cara graduated with a BBA in Marketing, a BBA in Management Information Systems and an MBA from Florida Atlantic University. Cara has a true passion for all things marketing and sales, especially in the technical industries and is very active in the social media circles.
Cecil Phillip
Ultimate Software & dotNet Miami
Cecil Phillip, originally from St. John's, Antigua, is a Software Developer residing in South Florida with many years of experience building applications on the .NET Framework. You can often find him hanging out with other members of the dotNet Miami User Group or speaking at various developer events within the state. Currently, he specializes in building solutions utilizing C#, ASP.NET MVC & Web API, AngularJS, Entity Framework, XUnit and FakeItEasy. He has a passion for software architecture, interoperability, and testing. Cecil also enjoys experimenting with different platforms such as Python, PowerShell, and NodeJS. You can follow Cecil on Twitter via @cecilphillip.
Chris Love
Love2 Dev
Chris has over 20 years, yes that's right, of web development experience. He has built a wide variety of web sites and applications in those years. In recent years he has begun to immerse himself in the modern, single page web application space. This has giving him some amazing experiences using HTML5, JavaScript, CSS and responsive design. Currently he is obsessed with modern web and mobility to help solve the problems many enterprises are having adapting to the rapidly changing technology landscape. He has authored 3 books, including his latest, High Performance Single Page Web Applications, He is a 7 time ASP.NET MVP, ASP Insider and Internet Explorer User Agent. Chris regularly speaks at user groups, code camps and other developer events. He Blogs at

Colin Blakey
Vertex INC
http://zeffron.wordpress com
25+ years as a full time application developer, part time DBA. Started out developing financial applications in COBOL on IBM mainframes and have evolved through various companies that provide financial type applications. With a stopoff at a small web marketing firm. Now working on an n-tier corporate tax application and it’s supporting web applications, electronic filing, returns processing, etc.


Darius Liktorius
ADP / CDK Global
Darius Liktorius is a Solutions Architect with CDK Global (formerly ADP Dealer Services) where he specializes in identifying and quickly resolving performance and security-related obstacles on web and mobile platforms. Darius has been developing software for over twenty years and is proficient in .NET Framework related technologies and Microsoft SQL Server databases. He also has experience in data center infrastructure build-outs and systems integration. Darius has obtained MCSD, MCDBA, MCSE, MCT and CCNA certifications.
Dave Noderer
Computer Ways, Inc.
Software developer and MVP in South Florida
David McCarter
David McCarter is a Microsoft MVP and developer/ architect/ consultant & professional code reviewer in San Diego. He is the editor-in-chief of a web site dedicated to helping programmers in all aspects of programming since 1994. David has written for programming magazines and has published many books including "David McCarter's .NET Coding Standards" available at: He is one of the founders and directors of the 20 year old San Diego .NET Developers Group ( In 2008 David won the INETA Community Excellence Award for his involvement in the .NET community. David is also an inventor of a software printing system that was approved by the US Patient Office in May 2008. His Microsoft MVP profile is located at:
David Silverlight
The Silverlight Group
Mobile application developer, with a big focus on Xamarin, passionate about helping to make that next project come to life. David is a coordinator of the South Florida Xamarin User Group and was a part of the team that developed the CodeCamp Android application

Ernesto Custodio
Cisco Systems
Ernesto Custodio has over 18 years of experience working in the IT field. His experience includes Software Development Management, Network Engineering, Product Management, and Project Management roles working for Fortune 500 Companies. Ernesto is currently a Senior Software Development Manager leading global agile groups to deliver innovative knowledge management solutions. His expertise includes agile transformations for large and small-scale operations and managing geographically dispersed teams. Ernesto holds a MBA, CSP, CSM, PMP, and is a current Information Systems Ph. D. candidate.
Esteban Garcia
Nebbia Technology
Founder and Chief Technologist at Nebbia Technology, an ALM consulting and Azure-powered technology company. I am a software developer with a passion for ALM, TFS, Azure, and software development best practices. I am a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and ALM Ranger, Pluralsight author, and I am the president of ONETUG (Orlando .NET User Group).
Frank Haggar
I've been a developer since the 1980's. I've programmed fro micros, minis, mainframes, PCs and mobile devices. Microsoft MVP for WINDSK. Author of FormTool, the longest continually selling shrink-wrapped off-the-shelf software for the PC. Payment processing expert, writing one of the first Internet payment gateways.
Gary Blatt
SharePoint Resources
Gary has been in the IT industry for over 30 years, working with a variety of platforms and technologies. For the last 15 years he has focused exclusively on the Microsoft suite of tools, executing both small and large scale projects equally. His extensive experience with SharePoint includes architecting, developing and implementing deployments for up to 60,000 users worldwide in one client scenario. He is Microsoft Certified in SharePoint and Office as well as a Microsoft Certified Trainer. He is also a frequent speaker at SharePoint conferences around the country. He is so focused on the SharePoint product, his FL license plate reads SHRPNT

Henry Lee
Henry Lee is founder of various start-ups and is passionate about the technology. He is also the author of the book Beginning Windows Phone Development 3nd edition from Apress ( He works with various Fortune 500 companies delivering large multi-million dollar projects. He recently formed start-up company called focusing his energy on delivering mobile applications to the consumers. In his spare time, he dedicates his effort to help his .NET community by delivering sessions at the technology events. He enjoys talking with other technologist about current trends in the technology and sharing business insights with fellow colleagues. Often you will find Henry at local cigar bar enjoying a cigar and a drink trying to come up with next big mobile application.
Herve Roggero
Blue Syntax Consulting
Herve Roggero, Microsoft Azure MVP, @hroggero, is the founder of Blue Syntax Consulting. Herve's experience includes software development, architecture, database administration and senior management with both global corporations and startup companies. Herve holds multiple certifications, including an MCDBA, MCSE, MCSD. He also holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Indiana University. Herve is the co-author of "PRO SQL Azure" and “PRO SQL Server 2012 Practices” from Apress, a PluralSight author, and runs the Azure Florida Association.
Ibis Arrastia
Girl Develop It
Ibis is a software developer with more than 23 years of professional I.T. experience, with an emphasis in eCommerce and web development. She is passionate about technology and excited about the nationwide growth in demand for software developers. She leads the local Girl Develop It chapter to inspire women to see the greatness within them and mentor them as they start a career or transition into a career in computer science, and create a better life for themselves.
James Davis
Publix Super Markets, Inc.
James Davis has been working with .NET for 10 years and web development for 14. He spends his time inside the guts of .NET and Windows internals to help make code more reliable and to perform better. His day-to-day job is architecture support and performance monitoring/testing/tuning for a large Florida based Fortune 500 company. Dealing with various technology stacks he has seen just about everything to do with performance. Recently he has developed a plugin for MySQL that allows .NET code to be run much like it does in SQL server. Check out his website for more information.
James Quick
James Quick graduated from Vanderbilt University with a double major in Computer Science and Spanish. Upon graduation, he joined Microsoft as a Technical Evangelist in South Florida, focusing on mobile application development for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Since joining Microsoft, he has worked with various Meetup groups, organizations, and schools giving professional development training for Miami Dade High School Teachers and College Professors, leading numerous workshops in the community, and speaking at local events such as ITPalooza and South Florida Code Camp.
Janier Davila
Incomm & dotNet Miami
Janier Davila is a software developer passionate about .NET technologies. After being introduced to programming with C++, Java and PHP, he was exposed to .NET 1.1 in 2004 and has been fascinated by it ever since. He's excited about most .NET technologies having worked with most of them one way or another in his 10+ years of professional experience. He holds a MCTS certification on ASP.NET and currently works developing web based software for a payment processing company using C# and ASP.NET. He loves practicing Agile, employing architectural patterns and learning new programming languages. When he is not coding or spending time with his family, he enjoys reading technical books and articles and playing chess online. You can find him on twitter at @janierdavila and on his blog
Jason Milgram
allAware, Inc.
Jason has been working with computers ever since he bought his first, a Timex/Sinclair 1000 in 6th grade and taught himself BASIC programming. Since then, Jason has worked in IT for clients such as IBM, the U.S. Department of Justice, Florida Power and Light, Chase Manhattan Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kodak and Iris Associates (creator of Lotus Notes). He was also a sergeant in the US Army Reserve, serving from 1990 to 1998. Jason was educated at the University of Cincinnati (BA Political Science) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School of Management (Executive Certificate, Management and Leadership). As a public speaker, Jason has presented on topics including cloud computing, Windows Azure, social entrepreneurship, and launching a tech start-up. He is a Microsoft Azure MVP, one of fifteen in the United States, and a registered INETA Regional Speaker.
Jay Cincotta
Gibraltar Software

I love software, programming and building tools. I started my career before the internet and have two boys who can't imagine that. It's wonderful to live in these interesting times.

At Gibraltar Software we create useful, reliable tools that help programmers build rock-solid applications.

Our flagship product is Loupe (pronounced LOOP) -- a kick-ass logging tool that fixes everything that typically makes logging suck. Efficient, production-safe data collection, simple ways to instrument your your app without writing lots of code, firewall-friendly transport to get the logs to you, extensible log analysis tools, and a great log viewer with powerful data analysis and visualization. Plus, Loupe automatically analyzes all your logs so you know about every error that's affecting your users and which are causing the greatest impact.

Jeff Barnes
Microsoft Corporation
Jeff Barnes is a Principal Cloud Solution Architect in the Microsoft U.S. Developer Experience (DX) division, where he engages with leading cloud architects and developers to present Microsoft’s cloud vision and demonstrate how Microsoft Azure technologies can be leveraged to meet the current and future demands of an organization transitioning to the cloud. Jeff has deep practical experience in the retail, financial, and manufacturing industries and is a frequent speaker at Microsoft and 3rd party events. Jeff resides in Miami Florida with his family - where his definition of “offshore development” usually equates to “fishing offshore”.
Jeff Blake
Lucid Dynamics
Jeff is a .NET Software Engineer, Technical Evangelist, and Maker, with over 15 years experience in software development. Aside from Microsoft Technologies, he is also interested in Artificial Intelligence and building robots.
Jeremy Clark
Jeremy Clark is an application developer and speaker with over 14 years of experience in all aspects of the development lifecycle. Through speaking and consulting, he helps developers take a step up in their skillset with a focus on making complex topics approachable to developers of all skill levels. He is a Microsoft MVP for Visual C# and has authored several courses for Pluralsight, including "C# Interfaces", a course aimed at giving developers a better understanding of abstraction. He lives in Southern California with 2 cats and a constantly changing stack of books to be read (both technical and fiction). For more information, visit
Jim Wooley
Slalom Consulting
By day, Jim Wooley is a Solution Architect for Slalom Consulting, In his free time, Jim is a frequent speaker, INETA Regional Speaker, MVP, and author of "LINQ in Action". He is always striving to stay at the forefront of technology and enjoys the thrill of a new challenge. He has been active evangelizing LINQ since it's announcement in 2005. In addition, he attempts to pass on the insights he has gained by being active in the community, including organizing and speaking at code camps and regional events, including DevLink, DevWeek, CodeMash, CodeStock, VS Live, and MIX.
Joe Brinkman
DNN Corp.
Joe Homnick
Homnick Systems
Joe Homnick is a Florida CPA with over 30 years of IT experience and is a principal owner of Homnick Systems (HSI), an IT company located in Boca Raton, Florida. HSI is one of the most established Microsoft Certified Partners in the world, dating back to the beginning of the program in 1993. Joe has also held the designation of Microsoft Regional Director since the beginning of the program over 20 years ago. HSI delivers services in the areas of system development and implementation through the practices of software consulting, development, training and mentoring. They hold Competencies in Cloud Implementation, Business Intelligence, Software Development, Application Lifecycle Management and Portals and Collaboration. Joe enjoys speaking and can be found presenting at conferences like Microsoft Tech Ed, the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) and the SQL PASS Summit. Joe founded the Gold Coast Users Group which serves the South Florida area delivering SQL Server, O/S and Developer knowledge to the community for over 20 years. His previous professional experience includes being an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University and a Computer Audit Specialist for KPMG.
John Papa
John Papa is a well-known technology expert and is a former Evangelist for Microsoft on the Silverlight, Windows Phone and Windows 8 client teams. John is a Microsoft Regional Director and author of 100+ articles and 10 books, specializes in professional application development with technologies including HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, Angular, Durandal, Silverlight, WPF, C#, and .NET. He can often be found speaking around the world at keynotes and sessions for conferences such as Build, MIX, PDC, TechEd, VSLive and AngleBrackets. John was the host of the popular show Silverlight TV on Channel 9 and hosted many events including the MIXer and Open Source Fest at major conferences. He currently enjoys authoring courses for Pluralsight. You can always find John at or on twitter at @john_papa.
John Sonmez
Simple Programmer LLC
John Sonmez is the author of Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual (http:/ He's published over 50 courses on topics such as iOS, Android, .NET, Java, and game development for the online developer training resource, Pluralsight. He also host two podcasts to help developers: Get Up and CODE: Entreprogrammers: He's a life coach for software developers, and helps software engineers, programmers and other technical professionals boost their careers and live a more fulfilled life. He empowers them to accomplish their goals by making the complex simple.
Jonas Stawski
Nymz Tech
I am a husband, father of three and a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and a Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) with over a decade of experience building and architecting .NET applications and even more years of professional experience using Microsoft development technologies such as ASP, Visual Basic, and SQL Server. I have worked in several markets such as insurance, real estate, leasing, medical, hospitality, among many others.
Jorge Besada
Carnival Cruise Lines
Gray haired SQL DBA, long time scripter, self proclaimed Python expert and resident Powershell problem solver

Ken Tucker
Marcelo Lopez LLC
Hablas Scrum? Llegamos a “Hecho”, juntos! (Do you speak Scrum? We’ll get to “Done”, together!) When made a call to folks in 2010 to take the Scrum Guide further into the world, Marcelo jumped on the chance to volunteer his skills and subsequently delivered the Spanish translation of the guide, the first non-English version of the guide to be published. To this day, he continues to collaborate with a team of experts on the newest updates available. In 2012, Marcelo went on to translate “Scrum in a Nutshell” to produce the Spanish language version, “Scrum en Breve. Next up for Marcelo’s translation skills? A Spanish language version of the “Scrum Study Guide”. When not thinking about building better products, Marcelo applies his agile thinking to navigating his bike around South Florida. An avid photographer, you might find him taking pictures at various botanical gardens or in the Everglades. It’s also not uncommon to see the sign “Gone Fishin'” at his place; not surprising, given his proximity to the Florida Keys.
Maximo Trinidad
TBC Corp.
Bio: Maximo Trinidad (Aka – Mr. PowerShell) I’m from Puerto Rico, have been working with computers since 1979. Throughout many years, I have worked with SQL Server Technologies, provided support to Windows Servers/Client machines, Microsoft Virtualization Technologies, and build some Visual Studio solutions. I’m a Microsoft PowerShell MVP since 2009 and MVP SAPIEN Technologies since 2010. I speak in most of the SQLSaturday, IT Pro and .NET Code Camps events around the Florida’s State. Also founder of the Florida PowerShell User Group which meeting every 3rd Thursday evening of the month.

Michael Olivero
Michael has been involved with the internet industry since it's infancy in 1995 in various roles from webmaster with Apache and IIS 1.0 to Sr. Software Architect building and architecting e-commerce and enterprise solutions. He is a passionate software developer and project manager on the Microsoft stack of technologies and is exceptionally skill in designing, orchestrating, and delivering efficient and long lasting solutions with high reusability and refactorable code. He's currently employed by Amadeus, a leading provider of global technology for the travel industry. He earned his bachelors and masters in Computer Science and is an active adjunct professor for Florida International University.
Michael Stark
Mobile Developer and a learner of new things. I love new things and especially new things I can get paid to do. Mobile Development and Xamarin are a great fit for the person who likes new things. Heck, two new things happened in mobile since you started reading this bio. :)
Mike Wood
Red Gate / Cerebrata
Mike Wood is a Technical Evangelist for Red Gate Software on the Cerebrata Team. He describes himself as a problem solving, outdoorsy, user group founding, dog-loving, blog writing, solution creating, event planning, married, technology speaking, father of one kind of guy. When he's not living up to that title he's an avid reader, (horrible) violinist and gamer. Michael is a Microsoft MVP in Microsoft Azure, an Azure Insider and the Editor for You can follow Mike on twitter under the handle @mikewo.
Mir Majeed
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Strong Mobile Architect with more than 15 years of experience developing large scale applications. Currently, focused on Mobile Development and Cloud Solutions. Mir has been working with Xamarin for more than 2 years and have developed many mobile applications with Xamarin. Mir is also the co-organizer of South Florida Xamarin Usergroup.
Nik Molnar
Red Gate
Nik Molnar is a New Yorker, Microsoft MVP, ASP & Azure Insider and co-founder of Glimpse, an open source diagnostics and debugging tool. Originally from Homestead Florida, Nik specializes in web development, web performance, web API's and community management. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and on technical podcasts. In his spare time, Nik can be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen, hanging with his wife and working on other open source projects.
Philip Japikse
An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, MCSD, CSM, and CSP, and a passionate member of the developer community, Phil Japikse has been working with .NET since the first betas, developing software for over 30 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since 2005. Phil is the Principal Architect for InterKnowlogy (, helping an amazing team create high impact software experiences. Phil serves as the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .NET User’s Group and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, co-hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast (, founded the Cincinnati Day of Agile, and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. Phil is a frequent speaker all over the world, from User Groups and Meet ups to large scale professional conferences. You can follow Phil on twitter via and read his blog at
Pierre Donyegro
Pierre joined Microsoft in 2007 supporting .NET Technologies, Debugging, TFS, IIS, IE and application Compatibility. He is now specialized in TFS and IE, helping to address customer issues onsite and providing workshop in the area of the Developer Tools and techniques, Visual Studio Testing Tools and TFS administration. Early on he joined the Rangers Team, contributing to the first Branching Guidance published on Codeplex and the Build Customization Guidance. The largest audience of one of Pierre’s deliveries was in Bucharest, Romania with more than 200 people. The highlight of the delivery was that one of the attendees came from the back of the room and kissed the screen during the presentation and in his own word told the audience “I Love Windows 7”. Pierre has a passion for TFS and he has experienced many different implementations on customer’s sites.

Rachel Appel
Appel Consulting
Rachel is a 20+ year software engineer, author, mentor, and speaker. During her career, she has worked on projects of all sizes from the smallest of apps, to the largest enterprise systems at some of the world’s leading companies. Rachel currently works as an independent consultant following a tenure at Microsoft; however she still works closely with Microsoft as an ASPInsider and IE userAgent. You can read Rachel's monthly "Modern Apps" column for MSDN Magazine, or her blog about software development at Catch her speaking at top conferences such as VSLive, DevConnections, Devlink, and Netconf UY. Her expertise is in web development on the Microsoft stack, including ASP.NET MVC, Web Forms, SignalR, C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and TypeScript. Rachel also deals with data as a DBA and data scientist, and is an all-around language nerd (both computer and human).
Rainer Habermann
Global Response
Rainer Habermann is Chief Information Officer and IFC certified IT Architect at Global Response. He started as a Software Developer and worked international as IT Manager for almost 2 decades, successful completing projects for fortune 500 companies. His focus is on IT Architecture, IT Strategies, Business Management, and Software Development. He enjoys working in the user group community as speaker coordinator for South Florida Code Camp, and as President for the IASA South East Florida Chapter.


Riccardo Terrell
Riccardo Terrell, is a Software Architect at Microsoft who is passionate about functional programming. He is active in the F# community and started the DC F# user’s group. Riccardo is a believer in polyglot programming as a mechanism in finding the right tool for the job. He likes to describe himself as a functional guy living in an imperative world.
Richard Campbell
Humanitarian Toolbox
Richard Campbell wrote his first line of code in 1977. His career has spanned the computing industry both on the hardware and software sides, development and operations. He was a co-founder of Strangeloop Networks, acquired by Radware in 2013 and was on the board of directors of Telerik which was acquired by Progress Software in 2014. Today he is a consultant and advisor to a number of successful technology firms and is the founder and chairman of Humanitarian Toolbox (, a public charity that builds open source software for disaster relief. Richard is also the host of two podcasts: .NET Rocks! ( which publishes three shows a week to .NET developers and RunAs Radio ( which is a weekly show for IT Professionals. You can reach Richard at
Richie Rump
Jorriss LLC & dotNet Miami
Richie Rump is a software developer and data professional. He currently helps companies solve their data challenges using SQL Server and .Net. He holds the Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and various Microsoft development certifications. Richie is also the founder of the dotNet Miami, a community focused on enterprise development with .NET and SQL Server. His previous experience includes working with Subway, Burger King, FPL, Ryder and Walt Disney World. Richie can be found on twitter at @jorriss or at
Rick Regueira / Marcelo Lopez
South Florida Agile Association
Rick is a seasoned Agile Coach, Scrum Master and IT professional. He has hands on experience working with key companies in South Florida including Spherion, Carnival Cruiseline, Burger King, Kaplan University, and currently at IPC Subways. Rick is credited with taking his Agile teams to high performance, deploying weekly shippable business value to a mission critical processing platform that supports 28,000 stores. The success of the infrastructure Agile Kanban team was featured in a Gartner! Rick is active in building the IT community. He is the co-founder of the South Florida Agile Association (SFAA), VP of Membership for South Florida PMI Chapter, President for Doral Toastmasters and co-Founder of the IBM Rational South Florida User group. Co-Trainer for CSM certification classes. Rick holds PMP, CSM, CSP, CSPO, PSM I
Rob McClanahan


Sam Abraham
Mutual of America
Sam Abraham is a senior .NET software developer currently living in South Florida. Since his early days in software development, Sam has embarked on a quest to strengthen the depth and breadth of his knowledge of the latest web stack technologies while leveraging his strong background in project administration and business analysis to maximize the value and effectiveness of technology put to work for business. A strong believer in learning through sharing and the value of community fellowship, Sam has been actively involved in the local community as leader of the West Palm Beach Users’ Group, board member at the International Association for All IT Architects South Florida Chapter (IASA), and former member of the board of directors at the South Florida Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI). Sam is a Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and is Microsoft-certified in Web Development and C#.
Sam Mesel
I’ve been working with SQL Server since 1991 when the product was on its version 4.2.1, acting as a developer, consultant, architect, and teacher of SQL Implementation or SQL Administration. Most of my career I worked as independent consultant for large corporations. In 2012 I joined Microsoft as a SQL PFE, and since then I've been focusing solely on SQL Server.
Sara Hand
Spark Growth
As a co-founder of Spark Growth, Sara Hand facilitates collaborative efforts between community-based initiatives and traditional organizations regionally and across Florida. Sara’s strengths leveraging unique value propositions and ability to create synergistic partnerships among connections, enable her to be a uniquely valuable visionary leader. She known as a person who consistently gets things done, and does them well. Her current venture and success is based on the extensive network of connections she has developed through networking. Her motto: Think Big. Keep it Simple. Make it Happen. Consulting company S-Hand Group, co-founder of community initiative BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton and past president of the Sarasota Chapter of the Gulf Coast Venture Forum.
Scott Katarincic

Scott Katarincic – Information Technology Solutions Engineer
Scott has 30 years of experience holding senior level mission critical positions such as Software and Database Architect, Senior Systems Engineer, Senior Technical Account Manager and Senior Programmer and Consultant. Scott earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Data Processing from Northern Michigan University and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA).

In addition, Scott is proficient in Performance Analysis and Capacity Planning, Application Design and Programming, Web Development and Project Management.
Shan Thayyullathil
Microsoft Corp
Shan is a software professional and architect having around 15 years of extensive consulting experience in applications architecture, development and integration. He is currently working a Solution Architect with Microsoft Consulting Services group helping enterprise customers to build software solutions. Shan holds a masters degree in computer applications and several certifications on .NET, BizTalk and Azure.
Shaun Appelbaum
Bitcoin of South Florida
Shaun Appelbaum is a lead organizer of Bitcoin of South Florida, a local user group that focuses on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency technology. The group holds weekly meetings with local businesses and organizations to promote the technology and advance the cause of this exciting new chapter in the development of the Internet. After graduating from Florida State University with a BA in History, Shaun began his career in Technology Recruitment and has developed a deep understanding of the latest technology trends. Recognizing the significance of Bitcoin and its future implications, he has become an evangelist for the technology and focuses on educating the local community on its importance.
Speaker Lounge


Syed Ali
AAJ Technologies
PMP, CSP, CSM, MCSD.Net Syed has more than 15 years of experience working as a technical resource or IT project manager. During his technical tenure, Syed has worked on many large and enterprise scaled projects for the financial, healthcare and hospitality industries. Syed has worked as both a team member and team lead. Syed has hands on experience working with and leading small to large sizes teams of developers and testers. Syed works for AAJ Technologies, a leading South Florida IT consulting organization. AAJ Technologies Plans, Builds, Integrates and Manages Applications across Multiple Platforms Using the Power of Cloud, Mobile, and Big Data. For more information, visit
Thomas Robbins
As Socrata's chief product marketer, Thom focuses on helping people understand what open data can do for them. He is a guiding force in demonstrating the value of open data, the versatility of the Socrata platform, and how public sector organizations can leverage data technology to better engage constituents. Thom can be reached on twitter at @trobbins.