Ted Pattison, SharePoint MVP

Ted PattisonHometown: Tampa, FL USA
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Twitter: @TedPattison

Ted Pattison is an author, instructor, co-founder and owner of Critical Path Training, a company dedicated to education on SharePoint technologies. He is a 10-time recipient of Microsoft’s MVP award for SharePoint Server. For the last three SharePoint releases Ted has worked with Microsoft’s Developer Platform Evangelism group researching and authoring SharePoint training material for early adopters. Ted started working with SharePoint 2013 in March of 2011 and since that time has led a series of 5-day training classes in which he has already taught hundreds of professional developers how to get started building custom business solutions using the SharePoint 2013 platform.

Katie Bowman

Katie BowmanHometown: Austin, TX USA

Katie is the web infrastructure manager at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). She started working as a web designer/developer 12 years ago, and has been working almost exclusively in SharePoint since 2006. Her focus in SharePoint is design, branding, UX/UI, and client side functionality. For the past 8 years, she has built, branded, and maintained internal and external SharePoint sites at AMD. She has worked on everything for small internal team sites, to AMD’s global internet site (amd.com), which has been in SharePoint for the past 7 years. She believes having the right tools to do the job is important, but not very helpful if you don’t know how to use them. She enjoys teaching the power and flexibility of design and usability in SharePoint.

Andrew Connell, SharePoint MVP

Andrew ConnellHometown: St. Johns, FL USA
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Twitter: @andrewconnell

Andrew Connell is an author and an instructor for Critical Path Training, a SharePoint education focused company. He has a background in content management solutions and Web development that spans back to his time as a student at the University of Florida in the late 1990’s managing class sites. He has consistently focused on the challenges facing business today to maintain a current and dynamic online presence without having to rely constantly on Web developers or have a proficiency in Web technologies.

Andrew is a eight-time recipient of Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award (2005-2012) for Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) & Microsoft SharePoint Server. He has authored and contributed to numerous MCMS and SharePoint books over the years including his book Professional SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development by WROX. Andrew has spoken on the subject of SharePoint development and WCM at conferences such as TechEd, SharePoint Connections, VSLive, SharePoint Best Practice Conference, SharePoint Evolutions Conference, Microsoft’s TechReady Conference, Office Developer Conference and Microsoft SharePoint Conference in the United States, Australia, England and Spain.

Scot Hillier, SharePoint MVP

Scott HillierHometown: New Haven, CT USA
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Twitter: @ScotHillier

Scot Hillier is an independent consultant and Microsoft SharePoint Most Valuable Professional focused on creating solutions for Information Workers with SharePoint, Office, and related .NET technologies. He is the author/coauthor of 15 books and DVDs on Microsoft technologies including “Inside SharePoint 2010” and “Professional Business Connectivity Services”. Scot splits his time between consulting on SharePoint projects, speaking at SharePoint events like Tech Ed, and delivering training for SharePoint Developers. Scot is a former U. S. Navy submarine officer and graduate of the Virginia Military Institute.

Ashley K. Hillier

Ashley HillierTwitter: @AshleyKHillier

Ashley K. Hillier is a developer working to build solutions in Microsoft SharePoint using a variety of technologies. Focusing primarily on no-code development, she works closely with end users to solve their problems by understanding their business needs. Ashley is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University. She can be contacted atashley@scothillier.net.


Gary Lapointe, SharePoint MVP

Gary LapointeHometown: Colorado Springs, CO USA
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Twitter: @glapointe

Gary Lapointe is a founder and director at Aptillon, Inc. and a SharePoint MVP who has been planning and implementing SharePoint solutions since early 2007. A developer by trade, Gary spends most of his spare time developing tools that enable IT professionals to be more productive so that they can focus on solving business problems and satisfying their customers’ needs. You can read Gary’s blog posts which have become the definitive source for all things related to the automated deployment and management of SharePoint on his blog at http://blog.falchionconsulting.com.

David Mann, SharePoint MVP

David MannHometown: Philadelphia, PA USA
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Twitter: @MannD

David Mann is a software architect, developer, author, SharePoint MVP since 2007 and a trainer for Critical Path Training. For over 15 years he has worked with Microsoft’s Information Worker and Collaboration stack, focusing on portal, collaboration, content creation and content management technologies, helping businesses to be more productive. Dave presents regularly at major and minor conferences and runs the Tri State SharePoint User Group in Philadelphia. You can read Dave’s musings on his blog.

Matthew McDermott, SharePoint MVP

Matthew McDermottHometown: Austin, TX USA
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Twitter: @MatthewMcD

Matthew is a founder and director at Aptillon, an eight-time Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP and a trainer for Critical Path Training. Matthew specializes in SharePoint Integration, Strategy and Implementation Consulting. He enjoys helping his clients solve business problems with SharePoint. Matthew is a speaker, content author, blogger and specialist in SharePoint technologies focused on web content management, collaboration, search and social computing.

Matthew’s free time is spent as a canine handler for K9 Search • Austin, a volunteer K9 search team serving the FBI, as well as the Austin and San Antonio Police Departments. An accomplished cook and bartender, in his spare time Matt spends as much time with his wife as his dogs will allow.

Asif Rehmani, SharePoint MVP

Asif RehmaniHometown: Chicago, IL USA
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Twitter: @AsifRehmani

Asif has been training and consulting on primarily SharePoint technologies since 2004. He is a SharePoint Server MVP and MCT. Asif provides online and in-person SharePoint training publicly and in private workshops. In addition to training, Asif also runs a SharePoint Videos website (http://www.sharepoint-videos.com) which provides dozens of SharePoint, SharePoint Designer and InfoPath Video Tutorials.

Over the years, Asif has been a speaker on SharePoint topics at several conferences including Microsoft’s TechEd, SharePoint Conference, SharePoint Connections, and Advisor Live. He is the co-author of the books “Beginning SharePoint Designer 2010” and “Professional SharePoint Designer 2007” by Wrox publications. Asif was the co-founder and is currently one of the active leaders of the Chicago SharePoint User Group (http://www.cspug.org).

Maurice Prather

Maurice PratherHometown: Seattle, WA USA
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Twitter: @MauricePrather

Maurice Prather is an independent consultant and enterprise architect who helps companies build and implement innovative solutions built on the Microsoft SharePoint platform. Maurice is a Microsoft Certified Master. Maurice was awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SharePoint Services in 2008, 2009, and 2010. He has been working with SharePoint since 2001 (both as a former member of the Microsoft SharePoint product team and now as a consultant). Maurice is an active participant in the blogosphere, conferences, SharePoint gatherings, and user groups.

Paul Schaeflein

Paul SchaefleinHometown: Chicago, IL USA
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Twitter: @paulschaeflein

Paul Schaeflein is a solution architect/developer with experience in all versions of the SharePoint platform. He has more than two decades experience in architecting, designing and developing software solutions. This experience covers a vast range of technologies, languages and industries.Paul is a top-rated speaker, having presented at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference and TechEd conferences, as well as user groups. In recognition of these community efforts, he was awarded as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) four times. Paul is also a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) for SharePoint.

Christina Wheeler

Christina WheelerHometown: Bonaire, GA USA
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Twitter: @cwheeler76

Christina Wheeler is an Independent Consultant who focuses on SharePoint development, administration, branding, and training. She is a highly respected SharePoint consultant who is extremely active in the SharePoint community. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Christina has knowledge in graphic design, Web development, and custom development with her work primarily targeted toward educational and financial institutions. As a trainer, Christina brings her real-world experience to the classroom. Christina was the tech editor of “SharePoint 2007 Developer’s Guide to Business Data Catalog,” co-author of the “SharePoint 2010 Field Guide,” and co-author of “SharePoint 2013 Inside Out.” She enjoys contributing articles to technical websites and often speaks at SharePoint community events and conferences. Christina has a strong passion for technology and photography who enjoys sharing and learning with the community. She holds the following Microsoft Certifications: MCTS

Fabian Williams, SharePoint MVP

Fabian WilliamsHometown: Washington, DC USA
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Twitter: @fabianwilliams

Fabian Williams is a SharePoint Architect at Planet Technologies, Inc. in the Federal Information Worker Practice. His work with the SharePoint product line dates back to the 2003 release. Fabian holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Information System from Strayer University, Washington D.C. and his Masters in Computer Information Technology studies at the Johns Hopkins University Carey School for Business in Columbia, Maryland. He holds the following Microsoft Certifications MCSE, MCSD and MCDBA.

Wouter Van Vugt, SharePoint MVP

Wouter Van VugtHometown: Nijmegen Area, Netherlands
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Twitter: @WouterVugt

Wouter van Vugt is a Microsoft MVP suffering from extreme programming addiction. As an MVP on the Open XML file format used by Office he focuses on document-centric solutions using Microsoft Office and the SharePoint product as a platform for business solutions. Wouter is a highly enthusiastic trainer, with enough energy to get you through an intense day of training. He is a frequent contributor to developer community sites such as OpenXmlDeveloper.org and MSDN and has published several white papers and articles as well a book available on line titled Open XML: the markup explained. Wouter is the founder of Code-Counsel, a Dutch company focusing on delivering cutting-edge technical content through a variety of channels. You can find out more about Wouter by reading his blog and visiting the Code-Counsel Web site.