Visual Studio Live! Orlando Advisory Board

Conference Co-Chairs:

Andrew Brust
Visual Studio Live! Co-Chair
Founder & CEO, Blue Badge Insights
Andrew Brust is Founder and CEO of Blue Badge Insights, an analysis, strategy and advisory firm serving Microsoft customers and partners. Brust also serves as CTO for Tallan, a Microsoft National Systems Integrator; is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP; an advisor to the New York Technology Council; and co-author of "Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2008".

Rockford Lhotka
Visual Studio Live! Co-Chair
CTO, Magenic
Rockford Lhotka is the CTO of Magenic, and is the creator of the widely used CSLA .NET development framework. He is the author of numerous books on software development, and regularly speaks at major conferences around the world. Rockford is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP. Magenic is a company that specializes in planning, designing, building and maintaining your enterprise's most mission critical systems.

Advisory Board:

Michael Desmond
Editor in Chief, MSDN Magazine
Michael Desmond is editor in chief of MSDN Magazine, Microsoft's flagship publication for software developers working with Microsoft tools and technologies. A 20-year veteran in IT and technology publishing, Desmond was an editor at PC World magazine for six years before launching an editorial consultancy that did work for leading technology firms like IBM, Intel and Sun Microsystems.

Keith Ward
Editor in Chief, Visual Studio Magazine
Keith Ward is editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine. He's been a technology journalist for more than a decade. In that time, he's covered all aspects of the industry, from IT administration to virtualization to software development. He was founding editor of Virtualization Review magazine, editor of Redmond magazine and senior editor of Microsoft Certified Professional magazine. He served as editor in chief of MSDN Magazine before his current role with Visual Studio Magazine.



Well organized, lots of sessions to choose from and a wonderful location. Money well spent! -- Rakesh R. Naidu, Software Developer, USAC
The quality of presenters has been exceptional. -- Matthew Hubbell, Developer, DieBold, Inc.
The presentations were cutting edge – I really liked the insider tips! -- John Kilic, Web Application Developer, Grand Canyon University
The way the tracks were organized made it easy to choose what sessions to attend. -- Jaime Monreal, Webmaster, Las Vegas Harley-Davidson
Good mix between 'what's coming' and 'what you can do now'. -- Omar Ornealas, Technical Consultant, Summa Technologies