Past Speakers

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.

Matt Goldman

Matt Goldman

SSW Solution Architect

Matt is an avid .NET MAUI (previously Xamarin) developer and has built consumer and enterprise apps for a range of clients. He's also passionate about bringing .NET MAUI to the community; in addition to hosting this year's Hack Day, he maintains open source .NET MAUI libraries, and is currently writing .NET MAUI in Action (out early next year).

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.

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.

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

Founder Director @ Obiquitech & CTO @ NewQuantum

Alec has worked in mobile since the late 90s and now heads up Obiquitech, a consultancy focused on mobile apps, M365/D365 and Azure. He has deployed enterprise apps in the UK, Southern Africa and Australia and has spoken internationally on mobile development topics using Microsoft frameworks. He founded the Sydney Modern Apps meetup group and is also CTO of the exciting FinTech startup, NewQuantum.

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.

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.

Sam Basu

Sam Basu

Developer Advocate at Progress Software

Sam Basu is a technologist, author, speaker, Microsoft MVP, gadget-lover and a Developer Advocate at Progress Software. With a long developer background, he now spends much of his time advocating modern development platforms & tools on Microsoft/Telerik technology stacks. His spare times call for travel, fast cars, cricket and culinary adventures. You can find him on the internet.

Kym Phillpotts

Kym Phillpotts

Senior Content Developer at Microsoft

Kym Phillpotts is a Senior Content Developer at Microsoft with a love of all things Xamarin and MAUI, especially User Experience and Interface Design. He is currently one of the maintainers of the .NET MAUI Community Toolkit project, and in previous lives has been an instructor at Xamarin University. He is passionate about exploring innovative technologies, mobile solutions, knowledge sharing, and thinking about problems in diverse ways.

Nick Randolph

Nick Randolph

Creator of Built to Roam

Owner of Built To Roam, Microsoft MVP

Brady Stroud

Brady Stroud

Software Engineer at SSW

Brady Stroud is a young, driven Software Developer and a Certified Scrum MasterĀ®. Brady is fascinated by the constant growth of the IT industry, and enjoys solving complex problems. Brady loves using a variety of technologies such as React, Azure Functions and Cosmos DB. In his personal time, you can find Brady expanding his skillset by learning about the latest technologies and frameworks, like .NET MAUI. Recently, Brady developed a MAUI Blazor template that was featured on the Weeekly Xamarin newsletter.

Jack Pettit

Jack Pettit

Software Engineer at SSW

Jack specialises in backend .NET development, Node.Js and API integration. He also loves using modern JavaScript frameworks such as Angular and React. Jack is currently helping the dev team update the mobile app SSW Rewards from Xamarin to .NET MAUI. He loves to learn and is constantly trying out the latest technologies to see what innovations he can improve on. Jack is a visual learner and loves to present information in a clear manner, moving away from walls of boring text to cleaner images and graphs.

Geoffrey Huntley

Geoffrey Huntley

Xamarin Certified Developer

Mobile (Xamarin) Developer, Xamarin Certified Developer