Bill Evjen is an active proponent of .NET technologies andcommunity-based learning initiatives for .NET. He has been activelyinvolved with .NET since the first bits were released in 2000. Inthe same year, Bill founded the St. Louis .NET User Group(www.stlnet.org), one of the world’s first such groups. Billis also the founder and former executive director of theInternational .NET Association (www.ineta.org), which representsmore than 500,000 members worldwide.
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Bill is an acclaimed author andspeaker on ASP.NET and XML Web Services. He has authored orco-authored more than fifteen books including Professional C#2008, Professional VB 2008, ASP.NET ProfessionalSecrets, XML Web Services for ASP.NET, and WebServices Enhancements: Understanding the WSE for EnterpriseApplications (all published by Wiley Publishing, Inc.). Inaddition to writing, Bill is a speaker at numerous conferences,including DevConnections, VSLive, and TechEd. Along with theseitems, Bill works closely with Microsoft as a Microsoft RegionalDirector and an MVP.
Bill is the Technical Architect for Lipper (www.lipperweb.com), awholly-owned subsidiary of Reuters, the international news andfinancial services company. He graduated from Western WashingtonUniversity in Bellingham,Washington, with a Russian languagedegree. When he isn’t tinkering on the computer, he canusually be found at his summer house in Toivakka, Finland. You canreach Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott Hanselman works for Microsoft as a Senior ProgramManager in the Developer Division, aiming to spread the good wordabout developing software, most often on the Microsoft stack.Before this he worked in eFinance for 6+ years and before that hewas a Principal Consultant a Microsoft Partner for nearly 7 years.He was also involved in a few things like the MVP and RD programsand will speak about computers (and other passions) wheneversomeone will listen to him. He blogs at http://www.hanselman.comand podcasts at http://www.hanselminutes.com and contributes tohttp://www.asp.net, http://www.windowsclient.net, andhttp://www.silverlight.net.
Devin Rader is a Product Manager on the Infragistics WebClient team, responsible for leading the creation of InfragisticsASP.NET and Silverlight products. Devin is also an active proponentand member of the .NET developer community, being a co-founder ofthe St. Louis .NET User Group, an active member of the New Jersey.NET User Group, a former board member of the International .NETAssociation (INETA), and a regular speaker at user groups. He isalso a contributing author on the Wrox title Silverlight 1.0 and atechnical editor for several other Wrox publications and haswritten columns for ASP.NET Pro magazine, as well as .NETtechnology articles for MSDN Online. You can find more ofDevin’s musings at www.geekswithblogs.com/devin.