Speaker: Matt Rogish | Director of Development at Toura (http://toura.com/).
Bio: Matt has an extensive career in software engineering/architecture, web application development and system administration. At Toura, he is deeply involved in the design, development, and implementation of Toura’s mobile applications and asset infrastructure. Most recently, he was the Chief Technical Officer of The J. Peterman Company, a catalog and web-based apparel company located in Lexington, KY. While at J. Peterman, Matt rebuilt the hardware and software infrastructure, redesigned the website (resulting in increased conversions) and designed/implemented several Ruby on Rails web applications. Earlier positions included Technical and Database Architect for Project Dragonfly, a division of Miami University, Adjunct Professor in Computer Science and Interactive Media Studies (Miami University), DBA at The Institute for Genomic research in Rockville, MD, and other software development leadership roles. He has a computer science undergraduate and a MBA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Speaker: Danilo Diaz | Developer Evangelist at Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com)
Bio: Danilo, aka Dani, is a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft’s Mid-Atlantic State district. In this role, he helps developers understand Microsoft’s product offerings and strategy. Prior to joining Microsoft, he worked at Perficient Philadelphia where he helped establish their Mobility Practice. Dani has over 8 years of experience in the IT industry. His ability to identify and utilize the right blend of technologies to solve business needs has been an asset on all projects he has worked on. Dani’s first .NET project was a Web-based eLearning application which was built on ASP.NET 1.0 Beta 2. As a consultant he has served the roles of system architect, technical lead, developer and mentor on various large and small projects. He has worked on SOA-based applications, Web applications, Windows applications and mobile systems.
Pizza and drinks will be served courtesy of Adobe (http://www.adobe.com), We will be raffling off copies of Visual Studio (http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us) and Expression Blend (http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/blend_overview.aspx) from Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com), Studio for Windows Phone and Wijmo from ComponentOne (http://www.ComponentOne.com), Dreamweaver (http://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver.html) from Adobe (http://www.adobe.com), annual subscription licenses from Pluralsight (http://www.Pluralsight.com) and much more!