Code Impact 2017


John Callaway

A Microsoft MVP, John has been a professional developer since 1999. He has focused primarily on web technologies and has experience with everything from PHP to C# to React to SignalR. Clean code and professionalism are particularly important to him, as well as mentoring and teaching others what he has learned along the way.

Andrew Carver

I am a UNF College of Computing graduate now working as a full-stack software developer in Jacksonville. In my 6 years of experience in the software development industry, I've worked with several technologies including C#, F#, Javascript, React and Redux. My current passion is writing scalable architectures with functional programming. I believe that functional principles apply not only to mathematical or theoretical applications, but also to the everyday business problem. In my free time I enjoy playing video games, reading sci-fi novels and tinkering with the newest technologies.

Steve Danielson

Steve is a Senior Content Developer on the Azure team at Microsoft, writing about Azure Redis Cache and Visual Studio Team Services Git.

Scott Dorman

I am a Microsoft C# MVP, author, speaker, blogger, developer, and creator of, WP Requests and WinStore Requests. I've been involved with computers in one way or another for as long as I can remember, but started professionally in 1993. Although my primary focus right now is commercial software applications, I prefer building infrastructure components, reusable shared libraries and helping companies define, develop and automate process and code standards and guidelines.

Mark Ewer

Husband, Father, Developer, Geek, and BBQ Chef I have been a developer and Agile coach for 15+ years with projects ranging from the Ronald McDonald House, the Top Gun training program, Mortgage foreclosure mediation workflows, to Automotive parts inventory management. I hope to share some of my experience with building enterprise systems and testable software. I am an avid movie watcher, archery instructor, and I love to cook.

David Fekke

David Fekke is the Chief Mobile Architect for Swyft Technology. He also is co-organizer for the JaxNode JavaScript and Node.js User Group and the Jacksonville Architecture Software Group.

Ashley Grant

Ashley Grant is the Community Lead for the Aurelia JavaScript Framework as well as being one of the founding members of the Aurelia Core Team. Ashley blogs at when he isn't training developers to be successful building their apps with Aurelia. His goal is to lead developers in to the pit of success for all their front-end work!

Sara Hand

Sara Hand is a regular speaker for technology audiences. She has a diverse business development background across public and private sector enterprises, which includes early stage investment experience. Her motto is “Think Big. Keep it Simple. Make it Happen.” Using agile strategies, Sara drives action-focused agendas and is widely recognized for consistently achieving her goals with grace and confident skill. An entrepreneur, Sara uses her strengths to find and leverage unique value propositions and create synergistic partnerships. This has enabled her to become a valuable leader and asset to her community and has presented opportunities with the State Department, the United Nations Launch of WED, the 2015 Harvard Future-Ready Economies Summit, International Strategic Doing Leadership Conference, the DWEN 2016 Symposium, MC for annual TiECon Conference, Startup India Rocks 2017, and Smart Cities Innovation Accelerators. As founder of Spark Growth and organizer behind the 3.0 Leaders Conference, a gathering of thought leaders across sectors, Sara has the opportunity to regularly participate in conversations around “What our communities need as we move into the future.”

David Haney

David Haney works at Stack Overflow as an Engineering Manager. He's a craft beer enthusiast and loves supporting local breweries. David enjoy retro and modern video games and watching movies in old school one-screen theatres with his lovely wife.

Santosh Hari

Santosh Hari is a Microsoft Azure MVP and DocumentDB Wizard. He is a frequent speaker at meetups and Codecamps. His day job is at Spectrum Bridge, a wireless startup, where, as Director of Software, he leverages his software skills to help provide high quality, affordable wireless broadband to the developing world. He also runs a software consulting company, Sand Dollar Technology, with his wife. Santosh also volunteers for Orlando .NET User Group as Director of Tech and co-organizer of Orlando Codecamp.

Greg Leonardo

I have been working in the IT industry since my time in the military. I'm a developer, teacher, speaker, and early adopter. I have worked in many facets of IT through out my career. I'm president of TampaDev, a community meetup, that runs #TampaCC, Azure User Group, Azure Medics, and various technology events throughout Tampa.

Kelvin McDaniel

Kelvin McDaniel is a Tampa-based, Senior Developer/Consultant at AgileThought. He graduated with an MBA from Florida A&M University in 2000 and has experienced a range of fields, including insurance and finance. He's had a love for the various mobile flavors of Windows since the early CE days. He acquired his first Windows-based PDA (a Philips Nino) in 1998 while working in New York City. He and Cortana have a SERIOUS thing going on. ;)

Sid Moore

An accomplished IT professional with 20+ years of progressive experience with a proven ability to lead large-scale change initiatives, and drive business growth through process, organization and technology redesign.

Paul Nelson

Paul has 20+ years in Software Development with the most recent 8+ years focused in data conversion. Being a SQL Server Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, SQL Server and a .NET Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist he focuses on making applications more efficient and scalable.

Mark Radacz

#HusbandFatherLife-L­­­ongMateGeekSpeaker­.­. Sr Mobile Architect at Mobile RAD Solutions­­, 24+ years hands-on experience in object oriented software analysis, design and development, Xamarin MVP, X-platform mobile architect-consultant, Certified Xamarin Mobile Developer, co-founder of and

Bill Reiss

Bill is a senior consultant for Microsoft focusing on developing mobile and desktop applications in C#

Michael Ritchie

Michael W. Ritchie is a 25 year veteran of the technology industry and start-up ecosystem. An accomplished leader and respected technical expert, Michael provides the necessary engineering competence coupled with an executive level vision to translate business requirements into technology solutions across the enterprise. A tried and proven manager, Michael can manage large–scale projects within complex environments from conception to deployment while meeting business and financial objectives. Michael brings an extensive knowledge of full lifecycle software development and production operations. His diverse background includes MedTech/HIMS, FinTech, eCommerce, ERP, B2B, B2C, SaaS, and Enterprise Web Services. His experience includes solutions for Veralytic, Moffitt Cancer Center, UPS, MCI, MTV, Worldcom, Fredericks of Hollywood, Harcourt Brace, HSN, and CNBC. He has a bachelor of science degree in computer science and is a member of UPE Honor Society for Computing. Michael is the Founder of Germinal, LLC; a software design and development consultancy; a frequent public speaker, dad, and overgrown Boy Scout (scoutmaster).

Stan Schultes

Stan Schultes is co-founder of Spark Growth - global growth consultants, and an expert in Strategic Doing, an agile and action-centric protocol for rapid development and implementation of strategies across organizations and sectors. His current development work is focused on Smart Cities initiatives and building Innovation Districts in cool places. Stan has a passion for creating community engagement between entrepreneurs, investors, and educational resources, and helping early stage companies grow. He is co-founder of 3.0 Leaders which annually convenes thought leaders, and DaVinci's Faire and BarCamp. He works actively with Bradenton Chamber’s Downtown Redevelopment Committee and served on the Suncoast Technology Forum Board of Directors and Florida High Tech Corridor Core Council. Stan is certified by InBIA in Business Incubator Management, internationally recognized as a technology expert, and has earned the coveted Microsoft MVP award since 2004. As an entrepreneur and professional technologist, he has led teams from the Fortune 200 to stewardship of several startups.

Jeff Taylor

Jeff Taylor is a Senior Data Architect and has been working with databases for 20 years starting with SQL Server 6.5. He also does consulting with specialties in performance tuning and critical operational database issues.

Ken Tucker

Developer at Seaworld. User group leader

David Walker

David Walker is a Sitecore 2015 Technology MVP and Senior Sitecore Architect for Layer One Media. He has over twenty years of experience in application development and lifecycle management with over eighty percent of that as a consultant. He has been an MCP since 2003, MCAD and MCSD since 2005 and was a Microsoft MVP - ASP/ASP.NET from July 2007 - July 2009, before he joined Microsoft as a Senior Application Development Manager where he mentored numerous Fortune 100 companies on full Application Lifecycle Management and Software Development best practices. He has delivered over one hundred presentations, including events like: Sitecore Symposium, Microsoft TechEd, VSLive! Dallas, VSLive! Austin and numerous User Groups, CodeCamp's, TechFests and other community conferences. Since writing his first SharePoint assembly in 2004, he has been focused on Enterprise/Web Content Management Systems. He has worked on very high traffic eCommerce sites, including one with a daily sales volume record of over six million dollars and over one and half million microsites. Recently he has focused on a wide range of newer technologies, including: .NET Core, Azure, AppFabric, MEF (Managed Extensibility Framework), SharePoint, WindowsPhone and Windows8/WindowsStore applications.

John Wang

John Wang is a Back-end .NET Developer. Currently, his interests are IoT, services, cloud computing, virtualization, Powershell and SQL topics. He is an frequent speaker at Code Camp and Meetup. He has spoken at IT Pro Camp and SQL Saturday. Also, he sits on of the board of TampaDev.

Christopher Woodruff

Chris Woodruff (or Woody as he is commonly known as) has a degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University’s College of Engineering. Woody has been developing and architecting software solutions for over 20 years and has worked in many different platforms and tools. He is a community leader, helping such events as GRDevNight, GRDevDay, West Michigan Day of .NET and CodeMash. He was also instrumental in bringing the popular Give Camp event to Western Michigan where technology professionals lend their time and development expertise to assist local non-profits. As a speaker and podcaster, Woody has spoken and discussed a variety of topics, including database design and open source. He has been a Microsoft MVP in Visual C#, Data Platform and SQL and was recognized in 2010 as one of the top 20 MVPs world-wide. Woody owns and leads Woodruff Solutions LLC to provide solutions involving mobile apps and the services that drive mobile solutions.

Jim Wooley

By day, Jim Wooley is a Solution Architect for Slalom Consulting, In his free time, Jim is a frequent speaker, MVP, and author of "LINQ in Action". He is always striving to stay at the forefront of technology and enjoys the thrill of a new challenge. He has been active evangelizing LINQ since its announcement in 2005. In addition, he attempts to pass on the insights he has gained by being active in the community, including organizing and speaking at code camps and regional events, including MIX, VS Live, CodeMash, KCDC, That Conference, DevWeek, and CodeStock.



One day of technology training from Microsoft MVPs and technical community leaders.


Saturday, August 26, 2017


Free for registered attendees


University of North Florida Campus, Main Campus, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224. Building 51.