Partner Business Evangelist – Windows apps
Ryan T is passionate about the NZ developer community. Ryan focuses on building, growing, and enhancing the developer communities around New Zealand. A graduate from both the University of Auckland and the University of Otago, Ryan is kept busy (and awake) by his beautiful baby girl, Kayla. With what little spare time he has available, he throws lavish barbeques for the DX team at the house he hand-built for his family.
Technical Evangelist – Windows Azure
Thiago has over ten years of experience working as a solutions architect and technical leader with a proven track record in designing and delivering solutions in the Asia Pacific region. A native of Brazil, Thiago now spends time helping kiwi
Software startups and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) with Microsoft technologies, with a main focus on
Microsoft Azure. While not organizing events, presenting, writing blog posts, or helping others on twitter, Thiago enjoys travelling around New Zealand and the region with his wife Karla.
Technical Evangelist – Windows Infrastructure
Regan has been working in the NZ IT Industry for 18 years and, as a Microsoft Partner, has delivered solutions to customers across a diverse range of vertical markets. Regan started his career with a Novell Netware 4.1 CNE but quickly moved to Microsoft and Active Directory with the release of NT 3.51. In his IT/infrastructure Manager role, Regan oversaw the major transformation from Physical to Virtual (settling on Hyper-V failover clusters, HP Blade System and NetApp SAN) and, more recently, the Hybrid-cloud transformation (slowly moving services to Office 365 and Microsoft Azure). Regan likes diving, fishing, family, food, good wine, hoppy beer and travelling, especially if they all occur together!
Johannes Nel (Hannes)
Technical Evangelist – Windows Store Apps
Hannes has had a varied career developing software for a number of System Integrators and a government department. These projects include ERP systems, web sites and line-of-business apps, integrated with their existing back-ends. He is passionate about creating great user experiences.Apart from developing software and supporting Microsoft’s partners, he enjoys mountain biking and snowboarding. Hannes loves a good braai!
Joe has extensive experience implementing Agile practices into organisations consulting directly as well as leading experienced Agile Teams embedded and co-located with customer teams at organisations in New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom. In his role as Solution Specialist for Developer Tools he gets to continue working with customers and partners around NZ helping them move to agile software development using the Microsoft Developer Tools products. When not working Joe is playing volleyball, coaching and watching his sons play rugby and hauling fish out of the Hauraki Gulf.