Michael Washington

Michael Washington is a website developer and an ASP.NET, C#, and Visual Basic programmer. He is has been a Microsoft MVP for over nine years. He has a son, Zachary and resides in Los Angeles with his wife Valerie. Michael is the founder of The HoloLens Help Website ( He is the author of: * Creating HTML 5 Websites and Cloud Business Apps Using LightSwitch In Visual Studio 2013 * Creating Web Pages Using the LightSwitch HTML Client: In Visual Studio 2012 * Creating Visual Studio LightSwitch Custom Controls (Beginner to Intermediate) * OData And Visual Studio LightSwitch Using ASP.NET / Windows Phone / jQuery / datajs / Knockout
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Beginning HoloLens Development

Philip Yurchuk

I run Made Up Name (, a software development and staffing company. I'm also the co-organizer of the Orange County Java User Group and organizer of SoCal Technical Interview Study Group (both on Meetup).
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Programmer Productivity
Get a Better Job!

Craig Berntson

Craig Berntson has a passion for community and helping other developers improve their skills and is a frequent speaker at developer events. Craig also writes the regular Software Gardening column in .NET Curry Magazine and is the co-author of Continuous Integration in .NET available from Manning. He has been named a Microsoft MVP every year since 1996 and is a GrapeCity Community Influencer. Currently he works as a Senior Software Engineer at Quicken Loans. Contact him at, through his blog at, or on Twitter at

Branches and Merges are Bears, Oh My!
Software Gardening

David Aktary

David is the founder of AktaryTech, a custom software development shop in Los Angeles that specializes in full-stack Javascript development for web and hybrid mobile platforms. His career in tech spans two decades and includes roles leading global development teams at IBM, consulting to Ford and Chrysler, and heading up tech for one of Nestle's digital agencies. He earned his BS in Computer Science from the University of Michigan and his MBA at Duke . He's the organizer of the SoCal NodeJS and LA MEAN Stack Developers meetup groups, and he's always looking to meet more people in the dev community, so please feel free to reach out and introduce yourself!
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Node Diggity, Node Doubt: Designing Lasting APIs With Confidence

Dexter Baga

Self-taught software developer with a voracious appetite for learning.
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Introduction to AWS IoT

David McCarter

David McCarter is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), and developer, architect, consultant, professional code reviewer and interviewer in San Diego, California. He is the editor-in-chief of a web site dedicated to helping software engineers in all aspects of programming since 1994. David has written for programming magazines and has published many books including "David McCarter's .NET Coding Standards" available at: He is one of the founders and directors of the San Diego .NET Developers Group ( for 20 years. 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. His Microsoft MVP profile is located at:
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Röck Yoür Apps With => 10 Things You Probably Aren’t Doing
Röck Yoür Cöde With Defensive Programming
Röck Yoür Cöde With Visual Studio Add-ins
Röck Yoür .NET Coding Standards

Dustin Davis

Microsoft MVP, Code mercenary, PluralSight author, producer of c0deporn.
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What it's like being a self-employed developer

Dustin Vannoy

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SQL on Hadoop: Getting Started

Hattan Shobokshi

Hattan Shobokshi is a software developer, technical speaker & Microsoft MVP. Hattan is responsible for developing applications on a variety of platforms including web and mobile devices. He is passionate about delivering scalable applications that adhere to industry best practices. He is Vice President of the Los Angeles .NET user group as well as a member of the organizing committee for SoCal Code Camp. He regularly presents at local user groups and code camps. Hattan is also one of the founding members and organizers of JavaScript Saturday Los Angeles.
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JavaScript Simplified: Closures, Prototypes, Promises, and more
Accidentally DevOps : Continuous Integration for the .NET Developer
ASP.NET Core Deep Dive

Hoanh Tran

I'm current a frontend/middle tier Java & Javascript developer working with Angular.
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Javascript unit testing with Jasmine

Jeremy Cameron

Jeremy serves as an architect on a platform for an exciting Los Angeles start up practicing the disciplines of clean and solid code, building strong teams and empowering developers to write awesome software. He has worn many different hats across software development. LinkedIn profile is at
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Still like a boss: How to be indispensable to your team
Exterminating technical debt
Modern architectures help us go faster

Joe Mayo

Joe Mayo is an author, independent consultant, specializing in Microsoft technologies. He has several years of software development experience and has worked with .NET since July 2000. Joe has written several books and has been an active contributor to the .NET community for years, operating the C# Station Web site, authoring the LINQ to Twitter open source project, and speaking regularly at user groups and code camps. For his community contributions Microsoft has honored Joe with several Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Awards through the years.
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Introduction to the Microsoft Bot Framework

John Sonmez

John Sonmez is personal development coach for software developers. His passion is helping software developers, not only achieve their goals in all areas of their lives, but to learn how to be happy and enjoy the journey. John is the author of the best selling book, "Soft Skills: The Software Developers Life Manual" and produces, blog posts, videos, podcasts and training courses at
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Soft Skills Every Software Developer Should Know

Jim Counts

I am a .NET CodeMonkey living in San Diego county. Sometimes I have a thought and write it down on my blog: Contrary to popular belief I am not actually 8 years old.
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Don't Upgrade, Just Redeploy!

Mike Roth

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Test your coding chops, win a Pi!

Prathap Kudupu

rathap Kudupu is a Consultant, Architect, Speaker, Author with over 12 years of experience in modern web development and technologies.He specializes in professional application development with technologies including Windows, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, C#, .NET and SQL Server. He is passionate about scaling web site performance and often found speaking in code camps. He recently discovered just how awesome modern JavaScript development can be and is passionate about sharing the awesomeness!. He is an active blogger. You can find him at
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Aurelia: Simple App Development on Every Platform

Paul Whitmer

I am a NodeJs developer in San Diego. I have also worked on Android and full .NET stack applications in the last 3 years. I enjoy learning and growing as a developer. Lately I've been working with Amazon Web Services and have found that quite rewarding. Additionally I'm a big movie buff and love playing board games in my spare time. I can't wait to meet everyone and exchange some great ideas!
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Don't Upgrade, Just Redeploy!

Ross Manges

Started Sparkistic (spark + istic) with my business partner as a side gig. Between us we have a background in math, education, and programming, and we obsess over bringing new mobile and wear apps and games to reality.
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Android Wear - Your First Watch Face

David Whittaker

A software dev (Java, JSF, JavaScript, C#, Android) that likes math (algorithms, analytics), Rubik's cubes, sign language (ASL), running, and mountain biking.
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Android Wear - Your First Watch Face

Stuart Zahn

Stuart Zahn is an enterprise application developer with over ten years of experience delivering business solutions, including websites and mobile apps. He has a proven track record of automating systems in financial and professional services industries that involve multi-tier ERP/ECM solutions on the full stack with JavaScript in the front-end and C# and/or Java in the backend.
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Test your coding chops, win a Pi!