Past Speakers

Michael Ridland

Michael Ridland

Xamarin, Software Developer and Architect

Michael is a freelance .NET and Xamarin consultant. He's been developing Xamarin applications for 2+ years. Xamarin is a superb tool that allows Michael to delight his users with beautiful native user interfaces. He's looking forward to sharing his Xamarin experiences with other developers enabling them to delight their users.

Andrew Coates

Andrew Coates

Microsoft, Developer Evangelist

Andrew Coates has been a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft since January 2004. Before joining Microsoft, Andrew was an independent consultant for database applications using Microsoft technologies including SQL Server and Microsoft Office. Andrew's currently interested in modern application development and technical communication.

David Burela

David Burela

SSW, Microsoft Windows Azure MVP

David is a Microsoft Windows Azure MVP and currently works as an SSW .Net consultant. Previously he worked for Infragistics as their Technical Evangelist, and at Readify as a consultant. He specialises in smart client applications (desktop, native mobile) and regularly speaks at user groups and conferences like TechEd Australia.

Adam Cogan

Adam Cogan

Microsoft Regional Director and CEO at SSW

Adam Cogan is the Chief Architect at SSW, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner specializing in custom .NET MVC web applications. He is also a Microsoft Regional Director and has traveled the world speaking at major Microsoft events over the last 10 years. Adam has relationships members of the Microsoft teams that build .NET and he often calls of them for advice.

Lewis Benge

Lewis Benge

Microsoft MVP, Nokia Dev Champion

Based in Sydney, Lewis is a Microsoft MVP, Nokia Developer Champion, and works as a consultant covering device and service integration predominantly in mobile devices. Transitioning from his background in retail and eCommerce architecture, Lewis now routinely works on unique Windows phone and Windows 8 apps that like to push the boundaries of what is possible on the platform.

Lars Klint

Lars Klint

SSW Solution Architect, Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight Author

Lars is an author, trainer, Microsoft MVP, community leader, authority on all things Windows Phone and part time car restorer. He is a published Pluralsight author and has been a part of the software development community for the past 20 years. Lars is heavily involved in the developer community, regularly speaks at conferences, and also helps organise community events.

Rod Howarth

Rod Howarth

Envoy, Senior Developer

Rod Howarth is a Senior Developer at Envoy with experience in Web and Mobile applications and has launched both native Objective C and Xamarin iOS applications to the app store.

Ben Cull

Ben Cull

SSW Solution Architect

Ben is a full stack web developer with extensive experience developing enterprise software in ASP.NET MVC and SQL Server.

Filip Ekberg

Filip Ekberg

Readify, C# MVP

Microsoft MVP in C#, author of C# Smorgasbord, Speaker, Pluralsight author and works for Readify. I'm a Software Engineer with a burning heart for programming!

Alec Tucker

Alec Tucker

Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer

Alec is a Xamarin Insider and the Head of Mobile Product Development at White Clarke in Sydney. He's been in the mobile space since the late '90s with enterprise apps deployed in the UK, Southern Africa and Australia, and currently runs the Sydney Mobile .Net Developers group.

Adam Stephensen

Adam Stephensen

Solution Architect at SSW // FireBootCamp Drill Sergeant

Adam is passionate about building awesome teams and software projects. He loves people, patterns, processes and technology. Adam spent much time this year traveling to all major capital cities in Australia training developers in ASP.NET MVC. He was born to be a Boot Camp mentor.

Nick Randolph

Nick Randolph

Creator of Built to Roam

Owner of Built To Roam, Microsoft MVP

Geoffrey Huntley

Geoffrey Huntley

Xamarin Certified Developer

Mobile (Xamarin) Developer, Xamarin Certified Developer