.NET Rocks! - Dan Simmons and Stephen Forte on the EF Advisory Council
Dan Simmons is back with Stephen Forte, a member of the EF Advisory Council, a group of outsiders who were brought in to help shape future direction for the EF. You might be surprised at who else was on the council, and what they are thinking about for the next version.
- Daniel Simmons is dev manager for the Entity Framework and LINQ to SQL team where his mission is to build a team and a product that will fundamentally change the way we build data-centric software. He has been at Microsoft for 10 years working on a variety of products. Before coming to Microsoft he worked as a consultant, founded an ISP and engaged in various other software pursuits.
Stephen Forte is a partner in the Accord Advisory Group, a global strategic consulting group. Prior he was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and co-founder of Corzen, Inc, a New York based provider of online market research data for Wall Street Firms. Corzen was acquired by Wanted Technologies (TXV: WAN) in 2007. Stephen is also the Microsoft Regional Director for the NY Metro region and speaks regularly at industry conferences around the world. He has written several books on application and database development including Programming SQL Server 2008 (MS Press). Prior to Corzen, Stephen served as the CTO of Zagat Survey in New York City and also was co-founder and CTO of the New York based software consulting firm The Aurora Development Group. He currently an MVP, INETA speaker and is the co-moderator and founder of the NYC .NET Developer User Group. Stephen has an MBA from the City University of New York (Baruch College). Stephen is training for a return to Mt. Everest this fall.
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