Becky Isserman has been a SharePoint Developer, since 2005 when she attended the Portal University with Levi, Ray, and Shoup in Springfield, IL. She is a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer in SharePoint Server 2010 (MCPD), a SharePoint Server MVP in 2011 and 2012, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). She has been a web designer/developer since she was 15 years old notepad coding HTML 3.0 websites. She enjoys working with SharePoint, because she can perform the roles of administrator, developer, designer, and architect. She has presented at several conferences, code camps, user groups, and SharePoint Saturdays in the past four years. She currently works for Planet Technologies and lives in New York City. If you would like to contact her you can e-mail her at email@example.com or fill out the contact form at her blog http://www.mosslover.com.
Passionate about SharePoint, Benjamin has been helping people around the globe reaching their goals by simplifying SharePoint solutions. With his Microsoft Certified Trainer certification and over 5 years of Training and Speaking experience, he has acquired the skills needed to help everyone understand and use SharePoint.
Cathy Dew (MCTS) is a Senior Engineer at Planet Technologies, Graphic Designer and SharePoint MVP based out of Huntsville, Alabama. She focuses primarily on branding and user experience and how it relates to the SharePoint platform. However she also works with SharePoint from a general End User and Business Analyst perspective as well, defining requirements and governance as needed.
She has worked on many SharePoint installations to brand SharePoint and make it look “Not like SharePoint”. Cathy has started and run a number of SharePoint User Groups and is involved with the Women in SharePoint group. She has presented sessions on SharePoint branding at user groups, SharePoint Saturday events, conferences, and training sessions.
Chris McNulty oversees the strategic product direction of the SharePoint business at Quest Software (now part of Dell). Chris is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a member of the Microsoft Solutions Advocate and MVTSP programs. A frequent speaker at events around the world , Chris is the author of “SharePoint 2013 Consultant’s Handbook ,” and many other titles. He also blogs at http://www.chrismcnulty.net/blog and http://www.sharepointforall.com.
Prior to Dell, Chris led the SharePoint consulting practice at KMA, a New England-based Microsoft Gold Partner. He holds an MBA in investment management from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, and has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services technology with John Hancock, State Street, GMO, and Santander.
Chris Weldon loves being a Senior Consultant at Improving Enterprises and Microsoft MVP. As a passionate dev/ops engineer, Chris works on many technology stacks and platforms while holding true to community best practices such as TDD/BDD, pair programming, and CI/CD. As a SharePoint developer for the past several years, Chris has extensive experience digging into the guts of SharePoint when it comes to identity, security, development best practices, and dev/ops. Chris's other strengths include identity management, especially OAuth, OpenID, and WIF solutions, all supported by a variety of backends.
His passion extends beyond the office and well into the community through his co-leadership with the B/CS PHP Users Group, co-organization of the national AgileDotNet conference, his many conference and technology talks nationally, his blog at http://www.chrisweldon.net, and Improving Podcasts.
When Chris is not behind a computer or in front of an audience, he is an avid photographer, wine and beer enthusiast, and recently, an amateur microbrewer.
Christian Buckley is a SharePoint MVP, internationally recognized author and speaker, and is a Top 25 SharePoint Influencer. As Director of Product Evangelism for Axceler, he drives product awareness and partner and community development. At Microsoft, he was part of the team that launched SharePoint Online (now part of Office365). Prior to Microsoft, Christian was managing director of a regional consulting firm in the San Francisco East Bay, started and sold two technology startups, and worked with some of the world’s largest hi-tech and manufacturing companies to build and deploy collaboration and supply chain solutions. He is co-author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Creating and Implementing Real-World Projects (MSPress), three books on software configuration management and defect tracking, and can be found online at www.buckleyplanet.com
Corey Roth is an applications architect at Infusion specializing in SharePoint solutions in the Oil & Gas Industry. Corey is a three-time recipient of the Microsoft MVP award in SharePoint Server. Corey has always focused on rapid adoption of new Microsoft technologies including SharePoint 2013, Visual Studio 2012, and .NET Framework 4.5. When it comes to SharePoint, he specializes in ECM, Enterprise Search, and Apps. As an active member of the SharePoint community, he often speaks at user groups and conferences. Corey is a member of the .NET Mafia (www.dotnetmafia.com
) where he blogs about the latest technology and SharePoint. Corey is a member of the board for the Houston SharePoint Users Group. He has also recently founded an App development company called SP2 (www.sp2apps.com
), specializing in apps for SharePoint 2013.
D’arce is a SharePoint Developer for PixelMill which provides Branding and UI/UX solutions for SharePoint. With a background in SharePoint Administration and Web Design, she works to create custom SharePoint intranet, extranet and internet branding solutions for clients throughout the United States. When she is not helping plan SharePoint events or blogging for thebrandingbutterfly.com, she competes as a member of the United States Archery Team and teaches Hunter’s Education for CA Dept. of Fish & Game.
David Warner is a technology and Microsoft evangelist with detailed experience in SharePoint Branding and UI Development. He has over 6 years experience focusing exclusively on implementing highly branded and interactive solutions using SharePoint including Intranet and Internet sites.
Elaine Krause has been developing .Net software since its debut in 2000. Having constructed numerous content management web applications from scratch, she has seen the light of starting with a great platform like SharePoint and building upon it. Elaine has recently completed a large SharePoint 2010 branding project for the Washington State healthcare system.
In between searching the planet high and low for the best skiing conditions, deepest powder and crazy ‘steeps’, Eric Harlan spends most of his time in the technology field.
Eric has been in the I.T. industry for ten years, and heavily involved with SharePoint for six years. Starting from a developer role, Eric has moved on to a more architectural role with a focus on configuration and server implementation.
Never forgetting his developer roots, he still jumps in when needed to pick up the slack on custom dev needs. As a SharePoint Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft Eric is the first on the ground to troubleshoot SharePoint issues as well as kick off proactive engagements.
Eric is involved with many volunteer organizations from SharePoint Saturdays, Global SharePoint users group, and educational code camps to President and Co-Founder of the Baltimore SharePoint Users group.
Ivan Sanders is an independent consultant with more than 15 years of hands-on experience with the design and development of mission-critical applications in enterprise environments. Along with the deployment of Microsoft products, while delivering nothing but Microsoft SharePoint solutions since 2004. Ivan is active in the SharePoint Community through the MSDN and TechNet forums, TechEd and PDC Birds of a Feather, SharePoint Saturdays, SharePoint ShopTalk, SharePoint Intelligence Conference, SharePointConnections, SharePoint Conference, INETA, GITCA, and Local Southern California User Groups. Ivan can be found when not working with SharePoint, working on a new book, or teaching on http://twitter.com/iasanders
, and his blog http://msmvps.com/blog/ivansanders
Jason Himmelstein, MCTS, MCITP, is the SharePoint Practice Director for Sentri, Inc. and has been working with Microsoft Server technologies since 1998 when he was supporting Motorola in Austin, TX. He went to work for the University of Texas for 5 years where he developed expertise in Active Directory and Exchange. He left UT to go on the road doing work for Dell in a partnership with Microsoft doing architecture, design and implementation of Active Directory and Exchange. He started working with SharePoint in 2007 as an Enterprise Architect for Raytheon Company. Today he leads a team of dynamic SharePoint Consultants for Sentri, a four-time Microsoft Partner of the Year.
Jason is the co-author of the upcoming O'Reilly book "Developing Business Intelligence Apps for SharePoint".
Outside of this crazy working world he is a happily married father of 2 boys and a die-hard Texas Longhorns and San Antonio Spurs fan.
Jason Keller is the president of TekDog Inc., of Columbus, Ohio. Jason has over 15 years of experience in IT and has been working with Microsoft SharePoint technologies since 2001. Jason’s SharePoint experience includes roles as a Technical Instructor, Business Analyst, SharePoint Consultant, Project Manager and Solutions Architect. Jason also specializes in Business Process Automation and works on a daily basis with clients to understand their business needs to architect SharePoint and workflow solutions that resolve business inefficiencies and bottlenecks. Jason has a deep passion for SharePoint technologies and for sharing the knowledge of how SharePoint can help businesses run more effectively and efficiently.
Javier Barrera is a 10-year IT veteran. He is now a SharePoint Engineer for Rackspace Hosting Company, where he designs, implements, and troubleshoots SharePoint services for intranet or extranet environments. His primary focus is the infrastructure of numerous SharePoint SharePoint farms ranging in size from single-server to multi-farm multi-server configurations. His other various responsibilities include Microsoft SQL and Exchange implementations.
Jim Adcock is a SharePoint Administrator, Analyst and Developer in Austin, Texas, with a passion for helping make things better for people.
This passion has led him to a role as Vice President of Launch Pad Job Club, to writing about his experiences and understanding on Working It Out, The MetaBlog Blog, and at SharePointTherapist.com, and to public speaking about career management and SharePoint (though usually not at the same time). He is active in the local user group community, helping to promote community involvement and engagement as an essential part of career success.
He also feels very awkward talking about himself in the third person.
Justin Ong is a SharePoint Practice Lead for Catapult Systems and has been working with SharePoint since 2006. Justin has extensive experience with architecting and delivering ECM and Records Management solutions for SharePoint as a Business Analyst, End-User champion, and Accidental Project Manager. Justin also enjoys cooking and football, and is actually quite hilarious according to his 1.5 year old daughter.
Kim Frehe is a SharePoint Solutions Specialist who has been solving complex business problems in innovative ways since 2001. She is very passionate about SharePoint and prides herself on building solutions with the end users’ perspective in mind. Her specialties include workflows, content types, out-of-the-box web parts and making SharePoint as user-friendly as possible to help users be more productive, efficient and get the most of SharePoint.
Kyle Davis is a SharePoint Solutions Architect for Catapult Systems, a National Systems Integrator and Gold Partner. He enjoys helping clients go from envisioning what SharePoint can do for them to leading the teams that implement it. Kyle has led and architected Enterprise Portals ranging from Intranets, Search, Extranets, and Internets for companies of all sizes. Kyle also has both an MCITP and MCPD in SharePoint 2010.
Leanne Bateman has 20+ years of project management experience, and is the Principal Consultant with Beacon Strategy Group in Boston. Since 2008 Leanne has been focused on applying project management principles to SharePoint implementations to ensure maximum user adoption and customer support. Leanne recently implemented SharePoint for Harvard University, and conducts SharePoint training classes for Harvard employees. She is also currently writing a book on SharePoint Project Management for 2013 publication.
Leanne is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS). She is also the Academic Chair and faculty member of the graduate project management program at Brandeis University. Leanne is a member of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group (BASPUG), Project Management Institute (PMI), American Society for the Advancement of Project Management (ASAPM), and the International Project Management Association (IPMA). Leanne also recently founded the Boston chapter of Women in SharePoint (www.womeninspboston.com).
Liam Cleary is a passionate individual who is excited about technology. Over 13 years ago he started his IT Career as an IT Trainer, became a Software Developer, looked after Servers, Firewall, Security and Network Design and Architecture, Consultant for SharePoint, a Principal Consultant for .NET Development and Collaboration and now works as a Solution Architect for SusQtech in Virginia working primarily with Non-Profits and Associations. His core focus as a Solution Architect is to ensure that SharePoint can either natively or with minimal customization meet the business requirement. Liam is also a six time SharePoint MVP focused on Architecture but also crosses the boundary into Development. He is passionate about all aspects of the SharePoint platform and loves to share the good word. He can often be found at user groups or conferences speaking, offering advice or just spending time in the community.
Marcy Kellar is a User Experience Architect and SharePoint Solutions provider with proven experience in leading, planning, managing and executing solutions and user interaction working across user centered design, user research, information architecture, interaction design, web content strategy, and usability testing for intranets, websites, web apps and mobile apps.
Marcy is co-author of Beginning SharePoint Designer 2010 (Wrox, October 2010) and former professor at the Art Institute teaching user centered design courses, “Intro to User Centered Design” and “Usability Testing.” She is active in the SharePoint Community and speaks frequently on User Experience Design and SharePoint Branding.
Mark Rackley is a Solutions Architect for Summit 7 Systems with more than 17 years of experience designing and developing software solutions. Mark’s daily esponsibilities include forging the direction of solution architecture and development projects for clients while providing the best solutions for clients' unique problems. As a globally recognized SharePoint geek, Mark is an active blogger, presenter, author (and bacon aficionado) who is eager to lend his real-world knowledge of SharePoint to all who need it. In addition to speaking at various SharePoint conferences, Mark is the organizer of SharePoint Saturday Ozarks and can be found speaking at as many Saturday events as his professional and family life will allow. Mark engages his audiences with humor, real world stories from the
trenches, and practical solutions. For more information follow Mark on Twitter at @mrackley or read his blog at www.SharePointHillbilly.com
Matt Ludtke has been a Microsoft solutions developer since completing developer education in 2002. Passion and focus is creating engaging and highly useful line of business applications at low cost value. He started utilizing ASP, ASP.Net, SQL Server to create websites and web applications but for the past 3 years Matt has focused on transitioning these skills and knowledge to SharePoint. Leveraging SharePoint as a base for implementing low cost development scenarios.
I am a delivery executive with over 15 years of experience delivering business solutions to diverse organizations. For the past eight years I have focused on delivering SharePoint solutions in the enterprise and leading teams that have won outstanding achievement in Web Development. In pursuit of continued innovative techniques I have recently been focusing in the areas of emergent design which embraces collaborative play (gamestorming and innovation games), dialog and mind mapping to solve complex problems, total immersion and gamification to support user adoption as well as a fusion of tactics for improved change management.
Naomi Moneypenny is CTO at Synxi (a ManyWorlds brand) where she leads the development team for the adaptive recommendations & learning engine for SharePoint and other social business systems such as Yammer and Tibbr. Previously, Naomi was a business and IT strategist at Shell working on technology forecasting and collaboration. She has a Masters degree in Astrophysics as well as graduating in executive programs in strategy and M&A from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. She holds 15 patents in the area of adaptive systems.
Priya Balapa specializes in the Government sector, creating usable and accessible websites/applications. She implemented enterprise level team collaboration environment using SharePoint 2010 and trained end users/site admins .She was part of DARS A-Team that won first place in the formula one category for developing a fully accessible Web site for the Austin Daylily Society at the 2010 Austin Accessible Internet Rally (AIR) conducted by Knowbility.org.More
Robert has 8 years of experience in Microsoft SharePoint technologies focusing on maximizing business value by introducing systems and processes with a measurable ROI. As Program Manager of SharePoint solutions for Planview, he is responsible for defining the strategic vision for how the business can realize the most return on their SharePoint investment.
Ruven Gotz is a Director with Avanade, Microsoft’s Global Partner. As a Microsoft SharePoint MVP with over 20 years of IT industry experience, Ruven has spent the past nine years delivering award-winning SharePoint solutions for a wide range of clients. Working as a Business Analyst and Information Architect, Ruven is able to apply his eclectic education and varied experience in Psychology, Computer Science, Economics, Software Development and Training to get to the heart of complex problems. Ruven is a great communicator who is able to discuss technology concepts in language that is relevant to his audience, whether they are from IT or business. He has become a leader in the use of visual tools to help his clients and team members achieve shared understanding of problems and goals and shared commitment towards implementing a successful solution.
Ruven recently authored “Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture” (Apress)
Ruven lives in Toronto, Canada. On Tuesday nights in the summer, you’ll find him racing his 24’ sailboat ‘In the Groove’
Ruven’s blog is at http://spinsiders.com/ruveng
and you can follow him on Twitter at @RuvenG.
Ryan Dennis is a SharePoint Solutions Architect with Focal Point Solutions in Ohio. Ryan is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) and a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) in SharePoint 2010. An accomplished blogger and speaker, he has worked on SharePoint solutions in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. He focuses primarily on SharePoint architecture, automation, and middle-tier development leveraging out-of-the-box features.
Ryan has worked on projects ranging from large scale Intranet deployments to secure extranets as well as public-facing Internet site deployments. Ryan has a passion for automation, whether it is automating business processes through forms and workflow; or automating deployment, migration and configuration using Windows PowerShell.
Sam Larko has been working with SharePoint for six years and across the last four versions. While his experience is primarily in development, Sam has become more involved in administration and architecture over the last three years. He has recently started speaking on SharePoint at SharePoint Saturday events in St. Louis and San Antonio in 2012. Sam has contributed multiple blog posts to the AIS corporate blog and occasionally to his own.
A Microsoft Architect with over 20 years’ experience working with mid-tier and Enterprise organizations, Seb is currently providing consultancy services to businesses that are looking to utilize SharePoint in Enterprise Class scenarios, architecting information repositories, portals and business process management platforms.
A frequent speaker at conferences, in the community and at vendor events, Seb is also active member of the SharePoint community in Europe, Africa and the USA.
When he is not SharePoint’ing, Seb enjoys the outdoors, being a geek and spending time with his wife, young son and Barney the dog.
Siraj Mohammad works for Microsoft as SharePoint PFE, assisting large enterprises with SharePoint implementations. One of his primary focus areas is SharePoint Web Content Management.More
Stacy Deere is an MCITP and owner of Focal Point Solutions LLC, a Cincinnati, OH based company that provides SharePoint Solutions for the Enterprise in the mid-to-large market. Previously, Stacy lead PCMS’ rapidly growing SharePoint practice where she engages in a wide range of consulting projects across various industries. With nearly 17 years of experience in the IT Industry, Stacy has mainly focused on Collaboration Solutions such as IBM’s Lotus Notes\Domino and Microsoft’s Messaging and Collaboration Solutions including deployments and SharePoint 2010 upgrades. Prior to joining PCMS, Stacy was a SharePoint Architect for Kroger where she led a team in the implementation of SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint’s integration into everyday work tasks to streamline and automate processes. Stacy is actively sharing her real world expertise through co-authoring in the blog http://www.notjustsharepoint.com and speaking at various SharePoint Saturday, Microsoft and User Group events. She is also involved with SPTV (http://mysp.tv) and co-authoring a book on Managed Metadata with Stephanie Donahue and Steve Mann.
Stephanie Donahue (MCITP) is a SharePoint Solution Architect out of Cincinnati, OH providing consulting services with a focus on SharePoint as an end to end solution. Previously, Stephanie consulted with Microsoft Gold Partner PCMS and was actively engaged in SharePoint 2010 upgrades, deployments, and working with clients to build secure and productive collaboration environments. With nearly 12 years of IT experience, her recent focus has been on content management and business automation; utilizing InfoPath, SharePoint Designer and Visual Studio workflows, and integrating service applications like Word Automation and Managed Metadata. Stephanie is actively sharing her real world expertise through co-authoring in the blog http://www.notjustsharepoint.com
and speaking at various SharePoint Saturday, Microsoft and User Group events. She will has also participated in SPTV (http://mysp.tv)and
recently completed co-authoring a book on Managed Metadata with Stacy Deere and Steve Mann.
Talbott Crowell, a Microsoft MVP, is a partner and founder of Third Millennium, Inc (ThirdM). ThirdM is a custom solution provider and a Certified Microsoft Partner. Talbott has worked with many companies large and small to help leverage technology to solve their business problems. Talbott is a frequent speaker on Microsoft technologies including SharePoint, PowerShell, F#, and C# development and is the co-founder of two Boston user groups: The New England F# User Group (FSUG) and the Boston Area SharePoint User Group (BASPUG).
Tamara Bredemus is a SharePoint Consultant with RBA, Inc., where her experience working with SharePoint, SharePoint Designer and InfoPath helps clients get the most out of their SharePoint deployment. Prior to consulting at RBA, Inc., Tamara used her teaching skills as a Senior Technical Instructor with Mindsharp, process improvement skills as a Promotion Analyst at Best Buy Dotcom, and her leadership skills as the Operations Supervisor of Sunset Environmental. Tamara lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She enjoys playing with her Boston Terrier, Stella, swing dancing, Argentine tango, and bending SharePoint to her will.
Theresa Eller is a Systems Analyst Sr. on the IT Business Intelligence (BI) team at DynCorp International (DI). In her current role, Theresa provides SharePoint support and training to DI employees worldwide and serves as a backup farm administrator. She is also a member of the Dallas/Fort Worth SharePoint User Group and is co-founder of her company's internal user group. Prior to joining the BI team, Theresa was a training specialist for DI, specializing in financial applications. Her previous work at ecommerce Industries, Inc. included roles as a training specialist and a technical support professional. Theresa has a bachelor's degree in Public Relations and recently earned a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology.
A former stand-up comedian, Tiffany has spent the past 10 years as a business analyst and solutions architect (8 of those specific to SharePoint). She does everything in the custom development lifecycle except the development. Her current passions include gamifying governance, designing audience-targeted training plans that include intuitive product UI, and strategizing search as an information architecture requirement. She has a number of opinions on the importance of project documentation and is a reluctant expert on records management. Catch one of her sessions or say hi at the SharePint (she also blogs about craft beer).
Travis Lingenfelder is a Senior Lead Consultant for Catapult Systems in Austin, TX. He has been a professional SharePoint solutions architect and developer since 2004. Travis works with many of Catapult Systems clients to provide robust farm architectures, content driven applications, and configuration management for development teams.
Troy is an experienced SharePoint implementer, focused on SharePoint technologies since the 2003 beta. An enterprise server infrastructure designer since the mid 90s, Troy brings these skills to bear in SharePoint, designing flexible and durable solutions with the goal of enhancing performance and availability.
He is the author of the upcoming SharePoint 2013 Exam Ref (70-331) book from MS Press and a contributing author/editor of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Inside Out.
A SharePoint 2010 MCTS with over 15 years of IT Enterprise experience with backgrounds in support, training, administration and architecture in various business industries. IT industry experiences include end user, support, training, administration and infrastructure architecture and implementation. Main focus areas around Information Architecture, implementation and business analysis.