The ComponentOne Influencer Program is a program designed to provide the developer community with a group of passionate speakers. These speakers contribute to developer events, such as code camps, user group meetings, and conferences, educating the community in their free time. The speaking topics range from JavaScript to WPF to LightSwitch, and all have cutting edge technology in mind. ComponentOne sponsors the speakers by providing travel and logistics assistance. The goal of the program is to increase exposure and awareness of ComponentOne products and to encourage local developer community growth.

Craig Berntson | Russ Fustino | David McCarter | Michael Washington

Craig Berntson

Craig Berntson

Chief Software Gardener at Mojo Software Works & Microsoft MVP

Craig is a Senior Software Engineer with Black Diamond Equipment and the Chief Software Gardener at Mojo Software Worx in Salt Lake City. He has a passion for community and helping other developers improve their skills. Craig has spoken at developer events across the US, Canada, and Europe and is an INETA Community Speaker. His topics generally cover Best Practices. He is the co-author of the book "Continuous Integration in .NET" available from Manning. Because of his community efforts, Craig has been named a Microsoft MVP every year since 1996.

Russ Fustino

Russ Fustino

President of Fustino Brothers, Inc & Microsoft MVP

Russ Fustino is a highly experienced software developer with a passion for conveying relevant, current, and future software development technologies and tools through live seminars, teaching, and internet video productions. He enlightened and entertained over a million developers worldwide as a former Developer Evangelist for Microsoft and is an INETA Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Russ is President of Fustino Brothers, Inc, an app generation company focused on creating entertaining, educational apps for the Windows Phone Marketplace and Windows 8 Store.

Russ Fustino

David McCarter

Software Engineer & Microsoft MVP

David McCarter is a Microsoft MVP and a software engineer/architect/consultant in San Diego. He is the editor-in-chief of a web site dedicated to helping programmers in all aspects of programming. David has written for programming magazines and has published three books (the latest is "David McCarter's .NET Coding Standards"). He is one of the founders and directors of the 19 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.

Michael Washington

Michael Washington

Senior Application Developer & Microsoft MVP

Michael Washington is an ASP.NET, C#, and Visual Basic programmer. He has been involved with Visual Studio LightSwitch since its first release and manages one of the largest LightSwitch community websites, He is one of the founders of the Southern California LightSwitch Users group. He has extensive knowledge in process improvement, billing systems, and student information systems. He is a Microsoft MVP. He is also a DotNetNuke Core member and has been involved with DotNetNuke for many years.

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