Dog Food 2016 Speakers

We hope you are as excited as we are to see all of the great speakers this year!

Keynote Speaker

Brian Sherwin is a Technical Evangelist with Microsoft from Columbus, Ohio. He has been a consultant and trainer for over 18 years. More

Keynote Speaker

Rachel Reese is a long-time software engineer and math geek who can often be found talking to random strangers about the joys of functional programming and F#. More


Is a Sr. Support Planner with Microsoft C+E Support team. More


Amy is a Global Knowledge Awareness Advisor with Ernst & Young LLP in Cleveland. More

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Andy has spent the last 11+ years providing technology solutions across several industry verticals including, education, More


Brian Dunzweiler has been working in technology as a developer, engineer, architect, consultant for over 15 years with a focus on database development More


Brian T. Jackett is a Senior Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft specializing in SharePoint development / administration and PowerShell for over 8 years. More


Bruce Adamczak is a Senior Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft specializing in Windows Platforms and Windows 10 deployment. More


Chad Thomas is Director of Technology for Neudesic’s Digital Platform service line, spanning mobile, web, architecture and infrastructure. More


Chris Farrell is the .Net Lead at Fusion Alliance in Columbus, OH and he has been a .Net developer since 2002. More


Craig Stuntz is a software engineer and a lifelong student of computer science, with specific interests in programming languages, type theory, compilers, and math. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, works for Improving Enterprises More

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Daniel L. Benway has been an IT professional since 1993, working in assistive technology, software development, enterprise infrastructure, and security. More


Dave Balzer joins the Software Guild as a Lead .Net Instructor (April 2015). More

David Buckingham

David Buckingham is Practice Lead for the Custom Application Development team at KiZAN Technologies. More

David Giard

David Giard is a former accountant and a former biochemist, who has been developing solutions using Microsoft technologies for over 2 decades. More


Eric Miller is a Cloud Architect specializing in workflow automation, continuous integration and deployment, managing infrastructure as code, More


I am a Microsoft MVP for .Net. and a Software Architect for Aptera Software in Fort Wayne Indiana and Nashville Tennessee, working primarily in the .Net platform. More


Greg is a Director at Fusion Alliance and the Solution Director of Cloud Services. In addition, Greg is a Microsoft MVP for Data Platform. More


Jack Sinclair has worked with WordPress, Drupal and Joomla since 2005, and has been involved with cloud technologies since 2006. More


Jeff McKenzie has worked in software development for nearly twenty years, in both freelance and full-time capacities, as a developer and team leader. More

Jerrel Blankenship

Jerrel is a software craftsman specializing in Microsoft technologies. More

JBlank Software

Joe is the Sr. Manager of Portals & Collaboration at Centric Consulting, a Microsoft Gold partner. More

Joshua Smith

Joshua uses his diverse set of professional and educational experiences to provide creative visualization solutions. More

Keith Wedinger

Keith Wedinger is a Principal Consultant with Improving. He has over 26 years experience architecting, designing, developing and delivering high quality software solutions More

Kevin Mack

Kevin is the Creative Director for Cardinal Solutions Group where he focuses on digital strategy, branding, and creative-based solutions. More

Kiff Kammur

Kiff Kammur is the Practice Leader of Cloud Services and SOA/Integration at ICC. More


Lisa Steinhart is the CRM Solution Director at Socius – one of the largest Microsoft Dynamics providers in the country headquartered in Dublin, Ohio. More

Logan Daigle

Logan is a Devops Consultant with VersionOne from Charlotte, NC. He has been involved with providing and implementing devops solutions since 2011. More


Lori Sites is a has been in the industry for 20 years delivering projects in the .Net area on windows, web and cloud platforms. More

Michael Austin

Michael is a Business Productivity Specialist for Enterprise Accounts at Microsoft. More


Michael has been a professional programmer and architect for fourteen years, and a hacker for much longer. More


Michael is currently Senior Software Development Engineer in Microsoft’s DX TED organization, where he engages deeply with select global ISVs to help them best utilize Azure’s features. More

Michael Sawczyn

Michael Sawczyn is the Principal Software Architect at Halcyon Solutions in their .NET Practice Group. More

Michael Wood

Mike is a Product Manager for SQL Sentry, llc. and describes himself as a problem solving, outdoorsy, user group founding, dog-loving, blog writing, solution creating, event planning, married, technology speaking, father of one kind of guy. More

Mike Branstein

Mike is a developer and leader, who is passionate about systems architecture, domain driven design, application lifecycle management, and technology. More


Mike Earley has been working in the web design and development industry since 1998. More

Mike Spaulding

Well-seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience in Cyber Security and 15 years as a Senior Security decision maker. More

Mostafa Elzoghbi

Mostafa Elzoghbi is a Microsoft Sr. Technical Evangelist based in DC. More

Nick Branstein

Software developer, hardware geek, video game enthusiast, & Clevelander at heart. More


Nick Martin is a principal consultant at Cardinal Solutions, with 12 years of experience developing and architecting enterprise applications. More

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Ondrej is the owner of UseTech Design, a Michigan-based development company that focuses primarily on .NET and other Microsoft technologies. More

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Paul Hacker has over 15 years of application architecture, design, development, and management expertise in Microsoft technologies. More

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Paul is the Principal Architect in the Application Services Practice at Blue Chip Consulting Group. More

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Ricardo Wilkins is a certified SharePoint Developer and Principal Consultant with Computer Enterprises, Inc. More

Rich Deken

Rich is the Business Intelligence Practice Director at Bennett Adelson consulting, leading a team that delivers data warehouse, reporting, More


Rick Vanover (Cisco Champion, MVP, vExpert) is the Director of Technical Product Marketing & Evangelism for Veeam Software based in Columbus, Ohio. More

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Software developer for 20 plus years in Microsoft technology. Enthusiastic nerd, soccer and football fan, dad and nature lover.

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Ryan Dennis is a Solution Architect with Blue Chip Consulting Group in Central Ohio. More


Sean is the Office 365 Solution Manager for Cardinal Solutions, a national IT solution provider and Microsoft partner headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. More


Seth has been programming for 27 years, 20 of them professionally. He is a full-stack developer/architect More


Skip Shaw has 17 years of experience working with Microsoft Technologies and currently helps companies get to great business outcomes utilizing Big Data technologies. More


Steve Smith (@ardalis) is an entrepreneur and software developer with a passion for building quality software as effectively as possible. More

Ardalis Services

My name is Troy Ault, a Columbus based  Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft.  More


Vince Fabro is the Practice Manager of the Application Development practice at Cardinal Solutions Columbus, Ohio, branch. More