As a Senior Software Engineer with Geocent Consulting, Christopher has over seven years of experience in .Net Development, SharePoint administration and development, and general Website Development. He has been a consultant for over three years working with clients such as Tulane University and Louisiana State University. Christoper is also a part time business owner for a Baton Rouge based branding company called YOLO Design.
His experience these last three years has moved him into focusing on User Experience for various websites and web applications. Because of this experience, he has played a key role on many SharePoint Branding projects for Geocent clients such as the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals EPHT website
"My experience, not including the fact that I am a MCPD, is the reason I would like to share my knowledge on the topic of SharePoint Branding at SharePoint Saturday New Orleans 2012."
Cody Gros has been in the IT field for over 6 years working with SharePoint and Windows Server Technology. He is well versed in SharePoint 2010/2007 and is experienced in applying PowerShell scripting to SharePoint and Active Directory automation solutions.
Corey Roth is a solutions architect at Infusion specializing in SharePoint solutions in the Oil & Gas Industry. Corey has always focused on rapid adoption of new Microsoft technologies including SharePoint 2010, Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4.0, LINQ, and Silverlight. When it comes to SharePoint, he specializes in ECM, Enterprise Search, and Business Connectivity Services. As an active member of the SharePoint community, he often speaks at user groups, Tech Fests, and SharePoint Saturdays.
Corey is a member of the .NET Mafia
, where he blogs about the latest technology and SharePoint. He loves contributing to the SharePoint community and currently has four active open source projects on CodePlex.
Dmitry Ivahno is a well recognized expert and seasoned adviser on Microsoft's SharePoint Server product, assisting with some of the most demanding deployments of SharePoint across the globe. Mr. Ivahno is an experienced leader with 15 years of experience delivering a wide range of collaborative business solutions for customers. Dmitry has hands-on experience in both SharePoint consulting and governance software for SharePoint. He is Managing Partner and president of iTechnology
, a top SharePoint consulting firm with offices in the US and Europe. Dmitry is also a certified SharePoint technologist and a frequent teacher of SharePoint Governance course in the Orange County, California.
Eric is the Executive Vice President of Concatenate, Inc. www.concatenateinc.com a software firm focused on maximizing SharePoint through product innovation and systems integration based in Toronto, Canada. He has worked with many Fortune 500 companies on their business productivity architecture and deployment plans to ensure they maximize the benefits of Microsoft technologies and successfully deploy their SharePoint-based solutions. Eric is a sought after speaker and frequent contributor to the SPTech Report and cmswire.com.
You can follow Eric on Twitter @rizinsights for updates on the latest SharePoint tips and tricks.
Eric Trivette, MCPD, has been working with Microsoft ASP.NET since December 2006. Eric began SharePoint development with SharePoint 2010 and works with Antares Technology Solutions as a consultant where he designs and implements custom solutions in SharePoint 2010 and all versions of ASP.NET.
Geoff Varosky is the Director of Development and Evangelism for Jornata, a Microsoft Gold Partner focusing on SharePoint solutions based out of Boston, MA. He has been architecting and developing web based applications for over 13 years, and has been working with SharePoint for the past 6 years. Geoff is an active member of the SharePoint community, Co-Founder and Co-Organizer of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group, co-organizer for SharePoint Saturday Boston and speaks regularly at SharePoint events and user groups.
Haiyan has over 15 years of IT experience and has held various titles such as Director of Technology, Director of Application Development, Director of Product Development and Project Manager for companies such as Walt Disney, LegalZoom.com and Great Dane Trailers. During the last three years, he has been working exclusively on SharePoint filling roles such as PM and Lead Architect. Haiyan is also the Founder of SharePoint Implemented LLC
, a New Orleans based SharePoint Product and Services company.
Jason Trent is a native of Oklahoma, but moved to Dallas, TX after college to start working in the energy services industry and then migrated into the consulting area where he started getting exposure to custom .NET development and SharePoint 2003 (and eventually 2007 and 2010). Jason began working with K2 as a BPM platform in 2006 and re-focused his efforts towards building workflow-based solutions within the SharePoint ecosystem. Before recently joining K2, Jason was a SharePoint Solutions Architect for a consulting firm in Dallas where he also became a K2 Insider. Jason still lives in Dallas with his wife, 2 year old daughter and Dachshund.
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 farms ranging in size from single-server to multi-farm multi-server configurations. His other various responsibilities include Microsoft SQL and Exchange implementations.
Jay Simcox is a respected IT Professional, and educator with 10 years of Information Technology experience. Jay is a Senior Consultant with Summit 7 Systems where his background in network and systems administration, SharePoint architecture, administration, end user support and training are utilized by government agencies seeking to make better use of the tools they are provided.
Ken is currently a Premier Field Engineer specializing in SharePoint and works with public sector customers to maintain healthy environments, investigate new collaboration technologies and serves as a technology advisor for organizations deploying and supporting Microsoft products. He has been employed by Fortune 50, large enterprises, federal, state and military organizations, has over 15 years of web application support and development experience and has specialized in SharePoint for the last 6 years.
Laura Rogers is a Senior SharePoint Consultant at SharePoint911, an author, and a Microsoft MVP. She has seven years of experience in SharePoint implementation, training, customization and administration. Her focus is on making the most of SharePoint’s out-of-the-box capabilities. She works extensively with SharePoint Designer workflows, InfoPath and Data View Web Parts. Laura is an LSU alumni.
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 Juniper Strategy, LLC
as a Solutions Architect and SharePoint Practice Lead making key SharePoint architecture and development decisions as well as bringing the appropriate SharePoint Best Practices to his clients and customers. Mark’s goal as a speaker, blogger, and author is to help every new architect and developer avoid the frustrations and brick walls he ran into while learning SharePoint.
Muhanad "Mo" Omar
Muhanad Omar (MVP) is a consultant, trainer, international speaker and community advocate who helps organizations successfully develop, deploy and derive value from solutions built in SharePoint. Muhanad is a Principal Consultant for PointBridge, based out of Chicago, and specializes in architecture, deployment, administration and business adoption of SharePoint. Muhanad is a four-time recipient of the prestigious Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for SharePoint Server and the Founder of the Jordan SharePoint User Group.
Patrick Curran is the Development Practice Manager for Planet Technologies' Federal Division. Patrick’s primary client is the Department of Energy, where he is Planet’s lead architect. His clients’ projects usually range from 1,000 to 10,000 end users. Patrick has been working with SharePoint since 2003 doing everything from Administration, Branding, and Development to Upgrading, and Troubleshooting.
MCP, MCTS, MCITP, MCT
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 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 three years. She currently works for Planet Technologies and lives with her cat, Gambit, in NYC. 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
Richard Harbridge is an internationally recognized expert in Microsoft SharePoint and is a technology and business evangelist with deep expertise in information architecture, enterprise content management, and technology strategy. He has defined, architected, developed and successfully implemented well over a hundred SharePoint solutions from small implementations on a single server to over 80,000+ user implementations in international organizations. As a sought-after speaker he often shares his insights, experiences, and advice around collaboration, knowledge management, social computing, ROI, governance, user adoption and training at many industry events.
Rob Windsor is a Lead SharePoint Consultant with Allin Consulting - a Microsoft Gold Partner based in Boston. He has over seventeen years experience developing rich-client and web applications with Delphi, VB, C# and VB.NET and is currently spending a majority of his time working with SharePoint. Rob is a regular speaker at conferences, code camps, and user groups across North America and Europe. He regularly contributes articles and videos to MSDN, TechNet, and the Pluralsight On-Demand library and is the co-author of Professional Visual Basic 2010 and .NET 4 for Wrox. Rob is the founder and past-president of the North Toronto .NET User Group and has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his involvement in the developer community.
Ruven Gotz is a Senior Consultant & SharePoint MVP with Navantis, a Microsoft Gold Partner based in Toronto, Canada. With over 20 years of IT industry experience, Ruven has spent the past seven 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.
Ryan is AvePoint’s Director of Enterprise Sales in the Southeastern U.S. region, and 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.
Scott Lavoie has been implementing software training rollouts for 13 years. He has worked in healthcare, energy, finance, corporate governance, and telecommunications in the private and public sectors. He spent 6 years in the Enterprise Content/Document Management industry, where he built 2 training departments from the ground up. He has traveled extensively to the U.S. to deliver content/document training solutions for clients. Scott is an independent Software Training Consultant, who is based in Toronto, Ontario.
Scott on Twitter: @scottmlavoie
Sean is a Product Manager for SharePoint Products at Idera, a Microsoft gold certified partner and creator of tools for SharePoint, SQL Server, and PowerShell. As a consultant, Sean has worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies to architect, implement, troubleshoot, tune, and customize their SharePoint environments. Sean is an MCPD, an MCTS, and the co-author of both the “SharePoint 2007 Disaster Recovery Guide”
and the “SharePoint 2010 Disaster Recovery Guide”
. He can be reached through his blog
Shannon Bray is a SharePoint evangelist and Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint Server 2010. He is currently employed with Planet Technologies as their Chief SharePoint Architect. Shannon specializes in architecture design and solution development using Microsoft technologies. He is the President of the Colorado SharePoint User’s Group and has presented SharePoint topics at Microsoft’s TechReady, TechED, and SPC11.
Shannon has authored several SharePoint video training series and served as a technical editor on several SharePoint books and Microsoft courses. In addition, he co-authored ‘Automating SharePoint 2010 with Windows PowerShell 2.0′ with Gary Lapointe.
Stacy Deere (MCITP) is the SharePoint Architect Practice Lead for the PCMS IT Advisor Group, a Cincinnati, OH based company that provides consulting services to the mid-market. Stacy is leading PCMS’ rapidly growing SharePoint practice where she engages in a wide range of consulting projects across various industries. With nearly 15 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 speaking at various Microsoft and User Group events.
Stephanie Donahue (MCITP) is a Senior Technology Consultant with PCMS IT Advisor Group in Cincinnati, Ohio. Stephanie has been with PCMS for 6 years and is 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, Stephanie was previously involved with domain migrations, application integrations and office server consolidations. Her certifications include MCITP for SharePoint 2010 and MCSE/MCSA Windows Server 2003. She is sharing her real world expertise through blogging and speaking at SharePoint user groups and events.
Tamara Bredemus was introduced to her SharePoint addiction at Best Buy by Sarah Haase in May 2008. Since that time she has worked as an independent consultant guiding clients through saving time and money by moving business processes to technological efficiencies offered by SharePoint (2007, 2010) and SharePoint Designer (2007,2010). Teaching her clients how to identify, define, and build practical solutions in SharePoint helped Tamara hone her teaching skills.
She joined the Mindsharp team as a full-time technical instructor for the SharePoint Power Business User 2007 and 2010 course and the SharePoint Designer 2010 course in October 2010.
Victor is a SharePoint MCTS with over 15 years of IT Enterprise experience with backgrounds in support, training, administration and architecture in various business industries. His IT industry experiences include end user, support, training, administration and infrastructure architecture and implementation. One of his longest tenures was working at a large regional bank to standardize and build the entire IT infrastructure to be enterprise ready with various technologies. Going from a few hundred employees to over five thousand in the period of a five years. Since college, Victor has been active in various communities, mainly technology groups.
Victor is currently active in the SharePoint community, serving as a past President of the Houston SharePoint User Group (HSPUG) and presently as Board Chair for the HSPUG Board. He is an organizer for the SharePoint Saturday Houston events, one of the largest of such events in the US. A Director of the Houston Cloud 'n Computing User Group, Victor supports others across the US in their formation and mentoring of user groups and events. He is also a Rodeo Houston volunteer with over 10 years of service.