Ash Prasad

Ashish (Ash) Prasad has been developing software for over 20 years. He currently works as Director of Engineering at DNN Corp. Ash oversees delivery of all the product-lines for DNN Corp - including open source DNN Platform, Evoq and Liquid Content. Ash has been Microsoft MVP in Visual Studio and Development Technologies for 2 years. Ash also is CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional. While not working, Ash enjoys watching movies, playing ping pong, and reading about business, science, technology, history, etc. Ash can be found on twitter at @ashishprasad.

  • How to Harden the Security of Your DNN Website
  • DNN's journey to Microservices

Austin Iuliano

Austin Iuliano is an award winning public speaker, author, social media expert and influencer. Though there are many social media experts, Austin offers a one-of-a-kind comprehensive approach using his real-world, practiced technical social media know-how. He loves empowering businesses to become social media market leaders using a blend of strategic branding, digital activations and social media tactics to achieve concrete marketing goals and initiatives.

Austin has worked with renowned social media startups like Snapchat, Meerkat, Periscope Summit, and Katch. Austin has also worked with Fortune 100 brands like Fox Broadcasting, Warner Brothers, and Pepsi.

Austin has grown his social media audience from scratch to over a 100,000+ thriving community of fans. He has built a digital marketing empire over every social media, generated frequent viral content, and has helped his clients sell well over $2,000,000 in revenue though his unique strategies. Always up-to-trend for the social landscape, Austin’s 7+ years of social media expertise and experience has been featured in a variety of top publications: Social Media Today, Huffington Post, Small Business Trends, SEM Rush, Bustle, Business2Community and more.

  • Mastering Social Selling: A 360 Degree Approach to Selling Your Service on Social Media

Ben Schmidt

Ben's background is in design but over the years has transitioned into the front-end development world as well. He's been working with DNN since his introduction into coding and has spoken at numerous national DNN conferences across the U.S. about design and web development. Working for 10 Pound Gorilla, Ben employs his talents in user experience and writing clean efficient code.

  • headacheFree.css

Bogdan Litescu

Accidentally, he made it. The typical geek with the ultimate goal to build and own successful software products turned DNN Sharp into the top module provider in DNN. For some reason he can't understand, people like him so they joined his crazy idea of a team, where everyone is encouraged to take ownership and deliver one's full potential. He keeps a journal that he hopes will be worth a lot of money once he's famous. His life philosophy includes: try everything twice, connect the dots and icecream.

  • Extension Compatibility Guide

Brian Dukes

Brian Dukes has been working with Engage professionally since 2006, but has been writing code since around 1998. Brian is very passionate about writing code that is easily maintainable, and helping others to do the same. He has been a leader in the DNN Community, and can often be found speaking at conferences and helping others on Twitter(@BrianDukes), GitHub(bdukes), and Stack Overflow(bdukes). DNN recognized his community efforts by awarding him the DNN MVP starting in 2012. Outside of work, Brian enjoys spending time with his family, being involved within his church, as well as supporting social justice, fair trade, local, seasonable, real food, and international adoption.

  • Using Gulp to create a front-end build pipeline
  • Git Concepts, Tips, & Tricks
  • DNN on Docker

Carrie Hane

As founder and principal strategist of Tanzen, Carrie Hane helps organizations helps small and mid-sized businesses tell their story more effectively by teaching them how to manage their content and build create sustainable web development processes. Through coaching and consulting, she helps them rethinking how they create, manage, and connect their content and build teams. For nearly 20 years, as both as a consultant and in-house employee, Carrie has been untangling information to make it ready for whatever the future holds. Since 2011, she has been a regular presenter at conferences, as well as a contributing author for UX and content strategy publications. She is the co-author of the forthcoming *Designing Connected Content: Plan and Model Digital Products for Today and Tomorrow*. When not taming web content, Carrie tries to tame her two boys. The web is easier.

  • It's a CONTENT Management System: Put Content First

Cassidi Peterson

Cassidi founded 10 Pound Gorilla in 2003. She has distinguished herself as a leader in digital marketing and web development, regularly speaking at international and national technology and non-profit conferences. She proudly leads a team of top-notch professionals delivering A+ products and services. Cassidi excels in digital marketing, strategy and Google Adwords. She thinks outside of the box and finds unique opportunities to save money and maximize return on investment.

  • Lead Generation: 101
  • A Deep Dive Into PPC for the Google Search Network
  • Digital Marketing with the Google PPC Suite

Chris Hammond

Chris Hammond is the V.P., Product Evangelism for Clubready, LLC in Ellisville, Missouri. He has spent 15+ years working with open source projects in the ASP.NET ecosystem, primarily DNN. Chris is a published author and has been a frequent presenter at conferences, user groups and companies around the world. Chris provides many ASP.NET and DotNetNuke tutorials through his blog at ChrisHammond.com. He is also an active DNN Community member, providing support in the DNN Forums.

  • How to use Christoc's Visual Studio templates for DNN to build a module AND theme in 45 minutes or less!

David Neal

David is a family man, geek, musician, motorcyclist, speaker, and software developer living in North GA. He's currently a Developer Advocate for LeanKit. He's a Microsoft MVP, and runs on a high-octane mixture of caffeine and bacon.

  • FSGD and the Art of Delivering Value

David Poindexter

David Poindexter, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He also has a Masters Certification in Project Management from George Washington University. For his first nine years in the corporate sector, David's eclectic career included telecommunications, project/proposal management, business analysis and software development/architecture. Since 2007, David's primary focus has been pursuing his entrepreneurial aspirations in his role as President & CEO of nvisionative, Inc. nvisionative is a Creative Marketing and App Development agency located in Mooresville, North Carolina.

David has been an active member of the DNN community since its inception. His early development of popular iBuySpy modules made a perfect segue into the iBuySpy Workshop and subsequent DotNetNuke world. David's most recent efforts are focused on the launch of Mobile Applify (an agency partner program for mobile app development services), his commercial LMS module, DNN + Hotcakes Commerce development, serving a leading role in the DNN Summit, Southern Fried DNN Users Group and the DNN Training Working Group.

David is proud father of his one daughter. And to many people's surprise in the DNN community, he is an avid and accomplished musician, singer, songwriter and producer. So don't hesitate to engage in a music related conversation. Music is his true passion!

  • Geolocating With DNN? Really?

Dennis Shiao

Dennis Shiao is director of content marketing at DNN Software, where he manages the creation of blog posts, web content, eBooks, webinars and more. He uses content to drive awareness of DNN's Content Management System (CMS) software. Dennis holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, but is far more comfortable in HTML and CSS than C# and Java.

  • How to Write a Great Blog Post

Don Gingold

Don Gingold, Principal at Sprocket Websites, Inc, a national Internet Marketing company, has been building websites for as long as there’s been The Web. It's never about the technology, however, it's always about the message. Don was in marketing management for Rockwell in the Industrial sector and Seagate in the technology sector before starting his own companies, Gnu Ventures Company and Sprocket Websites, Inc over the past twenty years.

Don lives in Naperville, Illinois with his wife and business partner Kate and is involved in the local community theatre and film society, where he's on the board of each. His comfort in front of an audience shows in his seminars. Tailored to each audience, Don's talks have been described as "overflowing with information" and "a delight to attend."

  • How to Tell Your Client's Story using Social Media in 2018

Erik Hinds

Erik Hinds
VP, Solutions Architect
Risdall Marketing Group

Erik has been using DNN since version 2.0 with experience in development, architecture and marketing.

  • Using DNN to Create Landing Pages that Convert

Eric Potter

Eric is a Software Architect for Aptera Software and a Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies. He works primarily in the .Net web platform but loves opportunities to try out other stacks. He has been developing high quality custom software solutions since 2001. At Aptera, he has successfully delivered solutions for clients in a wide variety of industries. He loves to dabble in new and exciting technologies. In his spare time, he love to tinker with Arduino projects. He fondly remembers what it was like to develop software for the Palm OS. He have an amazing wife and 5 wonderful children. He blogs at humbletoolsmith.com and you can follow him on twitter as @potteric.

  • Canopy: Easy Automated UI Testing for the Web

Erin Page

Erin is a US Army Veteran, mom to two brilliant teenage boys, and Web Application Developer at Beachy. She helps organize Nashville's Ruby User Group, Nodevember, Nashville's local JS conference, and BarCamp Nashville. Erin is a go-go-go kind of person: go getter, go-to, go team!! When she is not mentoring or hacking, she can be found transporting teenagers around Nashville.

  • Building a Chat Bot with API.ai

Heather Downing

Heather is a passionate coder and entrepreneur. She has experience working with Fortune 500 companies building enterprise-level voice, mobile and C#/.Net applications. She focuses on external thought leadership, encouraging fellow programmers to present on topics outside of the office and in the community. She is an international technical speaker and co-host of the YouTube channel "The Hello World Show" -- a weekly video series that interviews software masters and teaches the audience something valuable in less than 10 minutes.

Heather encourages those with nontraditional backgrounds to enter the world of software development, as she changed careers at 27 and does not have a degree - yet has built a reputation as an early adapter of new tech. She is an advocate of women in tech, and part of Kansas City Women in Technology. When not coding, Heather spends her time as a competitive equestrian and learning the art of mounted archery.

  • Smaller Not Taller: Defeating the Mobile Application Architecture giant
  • Building for Alexa with Web API

James Nagy

James has over twenty-five years of experience in information technology, spending over twenty years in software development, sixteen years in executive management leadership and the last ten years as a serial entrepreneur launching and running several successful technology organizations. He is co-founder of Sprocket Websites, a website design & development organization focused on system integration, customer centric designs, and social media marketing specialties. He is one of the co-founding members of The Chicago Area DNN Users Group. His passion is in helping businesses grow and prosper through the use of technology, creating innovative solutions, and business experience.

James is also co-founder of two other consulting organizations, J&S Tech Designs specializing in business consulting, software design and software development methodology. The other is J&S Therapeutic Designs providing clinical pharmacist services to physicians, physician groups, individuals and the health care community.

  • Content Marketing for Tough Industries

Jeffrey Hardy

Jeff is a 25-year veteran of communications serving the technology fields. A trained economist and social scientist, he has worked at the super-large tech behemoths of yesterday and the small entrepreneurial shops of tomorrow across the technological landscape - from services and software to hosting and cloud.

Today he is the chief strategist at his company - Art of the Message - directing projects for customers all over the world. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from Arizona State University and is in the middle of his thesis for a Master's of Economics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is a communications and human behavior nerd from the start, schooled in semiotics, color theory, incentives, cultural communications, and iconography.

When not creating amazing content, he spends time listening to Blues and Jazz Music - *Ray Charles was a genius* - and cooking great food. But it's the content that gets the job done.

  • The Dirty Secrets of Social Media Marketing: Tips, Tricks, and Don't Be Fooled
  • Content That Persuades: The Psychology of Message

Joe Brinkman

Joe Brinkman started programming almost 40 years ago and has never looked back. Prior to co-founding DNN Corp, he served as CTO for DataSource Inc. where he led the effort for building an automation framework for working with Java J2EE. As one of the original DotNetNuke core team members, and as the VP of Technology & Community Relations for DNN Corp, Joe has spent the last decade helping to build and promote the #1 CMS for the Windows platform. Joe has co-authored multiple best-selling books for DotNetNuke and jQuery and is a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups. When not working at the computer you can often find Joe in his woodshop working on his latest woodturning project.

  • The Future of DNN
  • Take Command of DNN

Joe Craig

Joseph N. Craig is the Chief Web Architect at the Patapsco Research Group, a small consulting practice that he founded in 2006. Joe has specialized in the application of DNN since that time, and is deeply experience in all things DNN, from site design and development, skinning, module development and, especially upgrading, debugging and fixing broken DNN sites. Joe hasn't encountered a DNN site that he couldn't fix or upgrade. Joe has also provided support in the forums at DNN Creative magazine, where he has posted over 11,000 messages, and is a regular participant in DNN Hero's monthly chat. He has been a DNN MVP since 2015, organized DNN Con in 2016, and has been a member of the DNN Summit organizing committee for 1017 and 2018.

  • The DNN Community
  • Help! I have a Question ...

Lance Nelson

Lance Nelson, a former USN Radar Tech, has been working as a .NET programmer since 1.0 first came out. He has become a DNN advocate after using it for the past 4 years. Lance loves JavaScript and tries to find which hot, new framework will be the one to take over the world.

  • Shared Userbase Across Multiple 'Virtual' Portals with Skinning

Lee Wise

As a previous graphic design student from Sam Houston State University, Lee brings a creative element to his front-end work. He's built a broad portfolio, developing software solutions for a variety of industries including healthcare, government, e-commerce and more. Lee believes the best way to improve your craft is to challenge yourself; he does this in his daily work by finding more efficient ways to approach problems.

Did we mention Lee is a part-time magician? No, really. This guy has more than coding tricks up his sleeve!

What inspires you?
The idea that every expert was once a novice and almost about anything in life can be learned.

Name a hidden talent, or one unknown fact about you.
I can solve a Rubik's Cube in under 3 minutes.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A rockstar or magician, so check and check.

What's your greatest fear?
Mediocrity. Not in the material sense of wealth and success but by not living up to my fullest potential (as a husband, father, developer, etc).

Do you know all the words to the national anthem?
Um yeah, of course...

Googles national anthem
Wait, there are three more parts?

And why is it missing the last line, "Play ball?"

  • Be Lazy & Get More Done

Lisa Huang

Lisa Huang is a co-founder of FlightGold, a Fullstack engineer based in San Francisco Bay area. Lisa has a background in digital marketing, building mobile-optimized web apps and a keen Rubyist. She is a self-taught developer and started her coding journey with FreeCodeCamp projects.

In her off time, you can find Lisa exploring the West coast and hacking on Arduino.

  • Instant Mobile Web: An Accelerated Mobile Pages primer

Mark Saunders

Mark has been working in IT since 1989 and has a very diverse background. He has spent his career thinking outside the box to find effective solutions to client needs in verticals of shop floor control, Scanning solution's, ERP/MRP, Web Integration and eCommerce. He loves what he does and is enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge.

  • Analytics and DNN
  • HACKED!!! Now What? (A round table discussion)
  • Web Intelligence, Get in the Game!

Matthew Stewart

Matt Stewart is a no bullshit activator of potential. His No Excuses, Now What approach has been fostered & developed over the past 20+ years from coaching, collaborating and advising Senior Leaders across North America. In 2015 he said F U to Cancer and forged his own path and launched his proprietary no-holds-barred success coaching system. His foundational philosophy is boldly simple: move past the excuse > laser focus on the next steps and you can accomplish a shit-tonne. The most important thing a leader, boss, manager or ANYONE can do is ask yourself "How Am I Framing This?". How You Frame anything in life will impact the specific macro & micro-actions you take and will impact the tribes you choose to let into your life.

Matt's approach is not some sit-around-a-campfire-hug-a tree-and-kiss-puppies kind of approach. It is based in the thought process that - no one owes you anything! This pragmatic whiskey-on-the-rocks approach has served Matt well during his years in Healthcare, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Finance and now as a Success Coach in post-secondary. Before venturing into the mountains of the Interior of BC - Matt also facilitated leadership training for the Toronto2015 Pan Am Games and taught in Tokyo Japan.

Remember > Accept No Excuses and only ask Now What.

  • Stop Calling (them) Millennials! Bringing Executive Coaching to Tech College Students

Michael Haberman

Michael Haberman (MCT, MCPD, AWS solution architect, GDG organiser) is a senior consultant and Lecturer. He is a fullstack expert, which specializes in rich client technologies such as Javascript, HTML & CSS, Loves Node JS and AWS. Micro services is my new specialty.

Michael is the co-author of Microsoft's official courses for Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C# (20484C) and Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C# (20485C).

In addition to consulting Michael train, lecture and speak at conferences both in Israel and abroad.

  • Multiplayer game with Angular and Firebase
  • AWS and Micro services
  • Angular 2 VS React in the fight to win the mobile first title.

Mitchel Sellers

Mitchel Sellers is not only the Founder, CEO, and Director of Development for IowaComputerGurus (ICG), he is also one of its core technical contributors. He has personally managed hundreds of successful website and application projects, served as a technology professor at Des Moines Area Community College, and become a published author - writing or contributing to hundreds of articles and three industry-standard texts on programming for the Microsoft technology stack. This list of accomplishments is impressive - elevating him to seven-time Microsoft C# MVP, ASP Insider, Microsoft Certified Professional, and DNN MVP.

Mitch has a deep understanding of software development with a focus on proper architecture standards, performance, stability, compliance, and cost-effectiveness. And he is a recognized authority on building applications and enterprise websites on industry-standard platforms - including ASP.NET, MVC/MVC Core, SQL, Windows, and public clouds (Azure, Amazon AWS). But perhaps what customers remember most is his dedication to great service and support and the ability to communicate effectively with project stakeholders from the datacenter to the executive boardroom and back again.

When Mitch is not at the computer he is spending time with his wife and family and flying his airplane from his home base in Des Moines, Iowa.

  • Using .NET Core with DNN/Evoq: Examples and Pathways
  • Website Security for Web Developers an Overview
  • SSL Is Not Enough: Understanding Website Security

Nancy L Gaines

Nancy Gaines is CEO/Founder of Gain Advantages Inc. and has been advising small businesses and Fortune 100 companies how to increase revenues through proven systems for almost two decades. She is a best-selling author and international keynote speaker. Nancy has been named in the Top 100 Productivity Experts to follow on Twitter and has a global podcast downloaded in over 70 countries. Her main focus is creating business processes with actionable steps so her clients achieve more consistency, ease, and ultimate success.

  • How to Communicate When You are from Mars and the Business is from Venus

Nate Barbettini

Nate is a Microsoft MVP and author who specializes in full-stack .NET and JavaScript. He's a Developer Advocate at Okta, and frequently speaks about web security, C#, and ASP.NET Core. Nate hails from San Francisco, but calls Texas home. He's passionate about helping developers write better, more secure code.

  • Build an Alexa skill with .NET Core and AWS Lambda
  • Building beautiful RESTful APIs with ASP.NET Core
  • OAuth and OpenID Connect in plain English

Ralph Williams

Ralph Williams, Jr. is a UX Designer and Front-End Developer consultant with Ralph Williams Consulting. He has been skinning and designing for DNN for over 10 years. Ralph has presented at many DNN conferences, including the very first Day of DNN in 2009, DNN World, DNNCon, and last year's DNNSummit. He authored the Skinning chapter in the Wrox Professional DNN 7 book and has trained many people on theming in DNN. He has been working with JavaScript frameworks for the past few years and is now creating SPA modules, including the Community Choice Award winning module in the DNN 8 Module Challenge.

  • DNN Theming Quick Start
  • DNN Theming, the Next Step

Ryan Moore

Ryan and his wife, Jennifer, created The Moore Creative Company in 1997. They established in Raleigh, NC and began with a handful of clients and worked with a range of industries from national corporations such as Lowe's, Rubbermaid, Bombardier to local companies such as local NASCAR heavyweight Hendrick Motorsports. Over the years, they have grown, moved, grown and moved again, enjoying every aspect that their website development business brings them. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Arts: Graphic Design from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Several of their employees are graduates from the same program.

He grew up in Forest City NC and now lives in the Lake Norman area (Hunstersville NC) with wife Jennifer, sons Benjamin (born on groundhog's day), Alexander (born on Christmas day).

Be sure to ask him about snorkeling with sharks, a George Lucas figure, or that tarantula in Belize.

  • DNN Security - Tips, Tools & Actions
  • DNN Versions - What's the Difference? (History of DNN Versions & Features)

Stefan Cullmann

I am an internal solution provider, and often DNN is part of the solution. I love to combine my experiences of DNN with modern techniques like CQRS/Event Sourcing or Functional Programming.

  • F# |> DNN

Steven V. Dubin

STEVEN V. DUBIN, president of PR WORKS, knows the "marketing" business. His newspaper career started by covering the Boston Celtics for the New Bedford Standard Times, Steve and Larry Bird shared rookie years. From there Steve progressed to editing and marketing positions in several publishing companies, including Mariner Newspapers.

He has a contributing author to "Get Slightly Famous", a book about becoming a celebrity in your field and attracting more business with less effort and "Tricks of the Trade", the complete guide to succeeding in the advice business.

He understands that good marketing has to be a win-win. Content must be useful and interesting to an editor's primary audience. Free exposure is only available to those who recognize news angles, package news in a digestible form, and take care of all the details of story placement - from arranging interviews to providing appropriate visuals.

Steve is the past president of the New England Franchise Association, founding president of the South Shore Ad Club and founder member of My Pinnacle Network, a business-to-business lead generation group with eight groups throughout Massachusetts.

He has presented seminars on various marketing topics for the Association of Franchisees and Dealers; Small Business Development Center, University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth; Metro South Chamber of Commerce; New England Healthcare Assembly; and South Shore Women's Business Network.

He resides in Plymouth, MA with his wife Wendy.

  • Leveraging LinkedIn - From Passive to Proactive

Tracy Wittenkeller

Tracy is the President & Founder T-WORX, Inc., which is well-known as one of the founding pillars of the DNN/DotNetNuke ecosystem (since 2005), provides DNN design & development services for companies around the world.

Tracy is a published author and has been a speaker at many DNN and developer events. He's the creator/editor of DNN Magazine and has been using DNN since it's inception as iBuySpy Portal.

  • A First Glance Into Liquid Content - A CMS Game Changer!

Will Strohl

Will Strohl is an author and technologist in the San Francisco area. During his career, Will has held positions ranging from Help Desk Technician to being the CEO & Co-Owner at Hotcakes Commerce (HotcakesCommerce.com). He even spent a few years at DNN Corp where he ran the evangelism, training, and sales engineering departments. Today, Will is the founder and CEO of Upendo Ventures (UpendoVentures.com), where they use technology to help your business change people's lives.

  • Developing with Hotcakes Commerce 3.0