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Leaders of .NET User Group Zürich

Jose Luis Latorre
Leader of Zürich .NET User Group, Senior software engineer, validation specialist, obsessed with performance, UI, high throughput and Data Science, Microsoft MVP

Simply said, .NET & UI/UX Specialist, XAML, Performance focused, Profiling, Software Architecture & Performance Testing (and deep root analysis)

Jose has over twenty years of experience in the Information Technology fields. He is a software engineer, a team player, highly specialized in the Microsoft development technologies (most concretely XAML for Silverlight, WPF, Windows 8 & Windows Phone). He is focused as well on UX, RIA design and development, NUI, and highly responsive interfaces.

In 2004 he decided to specialize in .NET technology and started with some training, having an MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist) diploma that certifies it.
He is a Microsoft MVP on Silverlight Technology (Most Valued Professional) which certifies his dedication and skills in that field. He has been receiving this award for the previous six (6) years.

Laurent Bugnion
Senior Global Azure Advocate at Microsoft, Microsoft MVP

Laurent works as Senior Global Azure Advocate for Microsoft after almost 10 years spent working for IdentityMine and Valorem, two leading firms in Microsoft technologies. He is one of the foremost experts for XAML and C# based development. He codes in Windows, WPF, Xamarin (iOS and Android), Unity, ASP.NET. In his free time, Laurent writes for technical publications such as MSDN Magazine, and his blog is on blog.galasoft.ch. He is a frequent speaker at conferences such as Microsoft MIX, Build, TechEd, VSLive, TechDays, and many other international events.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Laurent was a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Windows development from 2007 to 2017, a Microsoft Regional Director from 2013 and a Xamarin Most Valuable Professional from 2015. He is also the author of the well-known open-source framework MVVM Light for Windows, WPF, Xamarin, and of the popular Pluralsight reference course about MVVM Light.

Fabian Gosebrink
M. Eng., Microsoft MVP, Google Developer Expert, Software Developer, Consultant, Trainer & Speaker, Egghead Instructor, Founder of Offering Solutions Software GmbH and Developer Academy Switzerland

Fabian Gosebrink is Microsoft MVP, Google Developer Expert, and Angular & ASP.NET Core web developer. As a software engineer, consultant, speaker, and trainer, he supports customers building web applications with more than 10 years of experience. Fabian is very active in the community such as leading the swiss angular community „SwissAngular“, the .NET user group in Zurich, leading the largest german-speaking C#-Community (mycsharp.de) as well as running his own company with a course and learning platform Developer Academy and is speaking at local user groups and international conferences.

Marc Müller
Expert for ALM & .NET Consulting, Microsoft MVP

Marc is a Principal Consultant for Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and .NET-/Windows-Azure Solutions at 4tecture GmbH. He was honored for his community activities with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award (MVP) for Visual Studio ALM. He supported many customer projects with his deep knowledge in ALM, enterprise architectures, and distributed component-based systems. As a trainer and consultant his focus is teaching and coaching ALM- and .NET teams.

Michael Staib
Co-Author of Hot Chocolate, Conference Speaker, Microsoft MVP

Michael is the author of the Hot Chocolate project – a platform for building GraphQL servers and clients in .NET. For the last three years, this open-source project is his main focus. Apart from his work in the open-source community Michael works as a consultant to help companies to move to GraphQL.

Michael loves all things .NET since it came out in 2002 and when GraphQL came out in 2015 he started putting these amazing technologies together. He enjoys sharing his knowledge by speaking at .NET user groups and international conferences. Moreover, Michael is blogging about GraphQL in .NET

Rafael Staib
Co-Author of Hot Chocolate, Conference Speaker, Software Architect, Full Stack Web Developer

Rafael is a full stack developer with over 15 years’ experience in professional software development. He is more focusing on architectural requirements e.g. infrastructure topics as automation, common libraries and services in the .Net and NodeJS universe. He worked for companies of all sizes and in various sectors, before he started as a consultant. In 2010 he started focusing primarily on cloud computing; especially on the Microsoft Azure cloud services. Also, he loves the open-source movement and started contributing in 2013.

Pawel Niewolny
M.Sc., Software Architect, Full Stack Developer

Pawel is a pro-active and highly flexible, results-driven performer with good interpersonal skills (optimistic, friendly, responsible, open-minded, creative) who is well organized, always focuses on quality of the delivered product, and always seeks for the best solutions and is willing to deepen knowledge in particular areas.

Nigel Findlater
System Analyst / Actuarial Systems Developer at SCOR

Nigel is a Software Engineer that has a profound knowledge of .Net and all aspects of the software development life cycle. He continuously keeps himself up to date by taking Microsoft certifications (he holds MCP, MCTS, MCPD and MCITP titles), attending conferences such as the Build, attending user group meetings and make online education such as the Microsoft Virtual Academy and Pluralsight

Being a T-Shaped developer he has skills across the whole .NET stack including DBA and SQL. He has applied Test-Driven Development in various types of projects. He has also lead large agile development projects such as a Catastrophe Modeling Platform which has been continuously extended and has been in production for more than 10 years based on his Architectural design.