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 an Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and a Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD). She has been a web designer/developer since she was fifteen hand coding HTML 3.0 websites in NotePad. She enjoys working with SharePoint 2007, because she can perform the roles of administrator, developer, designer, and architect. She has presented at seven code camps, two conferences, and three user groups in the past two years. She currently lives in Olathe, Kansas working remotely for B&R Solutions. She lives with her two cats, Gambit and Rogue, plus her boyfriend, Johnny. If you would like to contact her you can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
or fill out the contact form at her blog http://www.mosslover.com
Ben Curry (MVP, CISSP, MCP, CNE, CCNA) is highly respected as an enterprise network architect specializing in knowledge management and collaboration technologies. As a Principal Architect for Summit 7 Systems, Ben draws on his years of experience to develop powerful customized solutions based on the SharePoint platform for our clients.
In recognition of his expertise with SharePoint Server Products and Technologies, Microsoft awarded Ben the prestigious title of Most Valuable Professional (MVP). Ben is the author or co-author of two books SharePoint products and technologies. He contributes articles to key Web sites such as TechNet and enjoys speaking at user groups and private engagements. Ben has over fifteen years of experience designing, managing, implementing and securing datacenter IT solutions. He has worked primarily with the federal government including U.S. Army, Veteran's Administration, and most recently, NASA. Ben lives in Huntsville, Alabama with his wife and two children.
Enthusiastic computer programmer, database and systems administrator wizard
Bill English (MCSE, MCSA, MVP, MCT) is an industry leader, author, and educator specializing in the exciting SharePoint Products and Technologies product set from Microsoft. In this role as Mindsharp’s CEO, Bill focuses on emerging technical changes in SharePoint to ensure Mindsharp continues to provide cutting-edge training and business solutions. Bill draws on his expertise in knowledge management and collaboration technologies to teach and consult worldwide about powerful customized solutions based on the SharePoint platform.
Microsoft has acknowledged Bill’s professional contributions to the SharePoint Portal Server platform by awarding him the prestigious title of Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for six consecutive years.
Since 2000, Bill has authored 12 books on Exchange and SharePoint products and is currently working on another book with Microsoft Press. Bill has presented at key conferences including Comdex, Microsoft Exchange Conference, TechMentor, TechEd, Advisor Live, TechEd Europe, and Networld Interop. You can find Bill’s blog at his AdminCompanion book site.
Bill lives in Maple Grove, Minnesota with his wife and two children.
Cathy Dew (MCTS) is a Senior Consultant and Graphic Designer for Summit 7 Systems in Huntsville, Alabama. Summit 7 Systems is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner which specializes in the Microsoft Business Productivity Infrastructure, including Office SharePoint Server, Office Communications Server and Exchange Server.
Cathy comes from an Advertising Agency and Graphic Design background, so her focus is on User Interface Design and User Experience with sites. She has worked primarily with SharePoint 2007 with a focus on branding and user experience. She has worked on many SharePoint installations to brand SharePoint and make it look “Not like SharePoint”. Cathy worked to start the Birmingham SharePoint User’s Group last year and has been working on growing the community in the area ever since. She has presented at both user groups and conferences.
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 the Maryland Elder technology Outreach, SharePoint Saturdays, and educational code camps to President and Co-Founder of the Baltimore SharePoint Users group.
Eric also does many speaking events revolving around SharePoint. Topics range from SharePoint Development, InfoPath development tricks and gotcha’s to basic SharePoint sessions for the end user. (see upcoming speaking engagements below)
I am a systems administrator with a real passion for SharePoint and InfoPath. I am always looking for new ways to simply tasks for my users.
Jay Simcox is a SharePoint Architect/Administrator currently disguised as a “Programmer III” for his current employer. Jay has been supporting and managing Microsoft technologies for 10 years with the focus of the last 7 years being SharePoint. With his background in end user training, support and network administration Jay focuses on finding those “no-code” solutions that all “Non-Developers” working with the SharePoint platform crave, developing and providing training for his end user community and sharing his knowledge with as many as he can.
Josh Meyer, MCSD,MCTS –SharePoint Server 2007 Development is a Developer/Architect with about 8 years of experience developing in .Net, with the past 5 years spent primarily on SharePoint architecture and development. He has contributed to multiple books, including Developer’s Guide to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and SharePoint Products and Technologies Administrator’s Pocket Consultant. He currently serves as the president of the Rocket City SharePoint User Group.
As VP of Innovation and Education at Ambassador Solutions, Kevin is responsible for trailblazing new technologies and insuring that both our consultants and customers are up to speed on how these new technologies impact existing investments as well as how they can be leveraged on new solutions. As a 15 year veteran to the IT industry with a heavy focus on SharePoint technology in the last 5, Kevin is extremely excited to integrate his passions for SharePoint and Social Computing as we move forward towards the release of SharePoint 2010.
Laura is a Senior SharePoint Consultant at SharePoint911. She has more than five years’ experience in SharePoint architecture, administration, training and customization. Her background is in messaging server administration, and she has been a MCSE since 1999. Laura focuses on maximizing SharePoint’s out-of-box capabilities, and can be found doing screencasts on endusersharepoint.com, for her data view web part series. She is an enthusiastic blogger and tweeter, and an active member of the SharePoint community
Lori Gowin has 12 years of experience in technology administration. Since 2006, she has focused on SharePoint administration. Prior to focusing on SharePoint, Lori was an Information Technology Specialist in the United States Coast Guard. The broad technology experience she gained there allowed her to focus on system administration and management as well as support. In June of 2006, she received her MCSA +Messaging and MCSE certifications. Lori has been instrumental in deploying SharePoint environments and solutions in industries such as healthcare, retail and education. She has spoken at events throughout the southeast, sharing solutions and knowledge about administration. Lori lives in the Birmingham, Alabama area with her husband and two sons. She is currently serving as a co-chairperson for the Birmingham SharePoint Users' Group.
Mark has been developing software applications for over 15 years filling the roles of Project Manager, Business Analyst, Lead Developer, and Software Architect. He has been involved in projects for such companies as Dell, Motorola, Intel and Agilent Technologies. He has worked in large corporate environments, small software start-ups, and as a consultant. Mark currently works for UNFI (http://www.unfi.com
) where he was introduced to the world of SharePoint and has taken on a lead SharePoint architect role within his organization making key development, administration, and architecture decisions. Mark’s goal is to help every new architect and developer avoid the frustrations and brick walls he ran into while learning SharePoint.
Robert Cain is a Microsoft MVP in SQL Development, and works as a Senior Business Intelligence Architect for ComFrame. He is also a contributing author to the book "SQL Server MVP Deep Dives".
Prior to his current position, Robert spent five years working for a south eastern nuclear power company, spent 10 years as a senior consultant, and maintains the popular blog http://arcanecode.com.
Ron Jones is a SharePoint Consultant with CTS’s (Computer Technology Solutions) Atlanta, GA office. He got his start as a web designer/asp 3.0 developer. Things were going just fine until one dark and gloomy day, “Management” forced him into the not so glorious world of Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 and SharePoint 2003. Luckily, with some patience, a little willpower, and quite a few lessons learned, Ron has been fighting the forces of evil to deliver rich and scalable SharePoint solutions tailored to business problems. Today he contributes to a wide range of projects from Portal Planning and Governance to Custom SharePoint Development.
When he’s not working full-time as a CTS consultant or volunteering, Ron Jones devotes hours to college football and the enjoyment of brewed beverages. He’s an active member of SharePoint-related community groups and has spoken at several SharePoint conferences around the United States. A Junior Patron at High Museum in Atlanta, Jones also enjoys Thai boxing and playing Scrabble, although not at the same time.
Ryan Van Osdol
Ryan works directly with Fortune 500 and other enterprise customers to develop and implement cost-effective SharePoint management, protection, and optimization strategies. Ryan’s experience with SharePoint dates back to the early days of WSS 2.0, when he worked as a technical consultant for product companies dedicated solely to SharePoint solutions. His knowledge of SharePoint has earned him multiple speaking opportunities within the SharePoint community and at technical tradeshows and events.
Stephan is SharePoint InfoPath Developer;Author of several Online for Simple-Talk.com and InformIT on Microsoft and .Net Technologies; Microsoft Certified MCSD,MCDBA,MCTS (SharePoint), CTT+
Steve is a senior software developer for Summit 7 Systems in Huntsville, Alabama. He over 12 years of industry experience with an emphasis on software development with the Department of Defense and has held a Secret Security Clearance since 1998. He has a wide variety of skills including .NET development, database design, complete software development lifecycle, and custom SharePoint development.
Steve’s education background is in computer science from Athens State University in Athens, Alabama. Steve has been published through the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization on International Distributed Testing. He has also participated in the process of establishing development standards through the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command for all of the U.S. Army testing facilities. Over the last four years, Steve has been involved with the design and implementation of SharePoint at Redstone Test Center at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.