Jared is a Microsoft MVP and the VP of Technology and Solutions at HMB ([http://www.hmbnet.com](http://www.hmbnet.com)), an IT services company based out of Columbus, OH.
His focus is on building great development teams through training, mentoring, and prodigious amounts of caffeine. Heâ€™s spent years building web applications with cloud and mobile experience. Jared helps organize the [Stir Trek](http://stirtrek.com), [CloudDevelop](http://clouddevelop.org) and [Dog Food conferences](http://dogfoodcon.com/) as well as a variety of other events in and around Columbus, OH and is a frequent speaker at regional events; if he doesn’t have some conference deadline he doesn’t know what to do with himself. You can find out more about him at [http://jaredthenerd.com](http://jaredthenerd.com) or follow him [@jaredthenerd](https://twitter.com/jaredthenerd).