Adrian has been a DBA on various RDMS platforms for over 20 years. He started the first SQL Server user group in New Zealand about 2 years ago, in Wellington, and has been a SQL Server DBA for about 10 years. He is currently employed at Datam in Petone, Wellington, where he is one of 2 SQL DBA's supporting some 600 SQL databases on SQL2000, 2005 and 2008. Migration to SQL2008 is underway.
Chandima aka "Chan" is an Enterprise Solutions Consultant based in New Zealand. He is a Microsoft Certified SharePoint expert who has been working with SharePoint technologies since 2001. He provides solution architecture consulting for SharePoint deployments covering architecture planning, information architecture and governance. He is a director of Knowledge Cue Ltd.
Colin Sanson joined MUSAC in 2008 as a Senior Software Developer. MUSAC is a business unit of Massey University which provides Student Management software for primary and secondary schools.Colin has over 25 years experience in software development ranging from real-time embedded systems to desktop and web applications. He is passionate about software quality and staying customer focussed. Colin is always keen to learn about and promote new technologies.
Daniel Ballinger is a Senior .NET Developer at FuseIT in Nelson. He is currently developing solutions for clients using a mixture of ASP.NET, Salesforce and Sitecore. Outside of work he also enjoys kayaking and canoe polo.
Darren has been developing software since an early love affair with an Apple IIe. After a Bachelor of Technology degree from Massey University, Darren worked in various industries and locations ranging from government to financial services, and from Wellington to London. Darren is most proud of the FarmKeeper farm mapping software which he developed and which is now owned by LIC in Hamilton, where he works as a Software Architect.
Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Dave Dustin is a popular community leader and presenter, offering one on one mentoring and support, as well as training to larger audiences. He is a comfortable delivering information in a webinar or face to face environment, tapping into his twenty years of experience to provide solutions that have been tested and work. He has worked for a number of start ups and provided consultancy for several SME's. Using this experience he founded the AucklandSQL Users Group, which has over three hundred active members. As a result of his involvement with the Microsoft technical community, he was awarded Microsoft MVP status. Dave actively participates heavily in the community alongside his current position as a SQL Server Administrator/Developer for Wolters Kluwer.
Debbie manages EnvisionIT, a Tauranga, New Zealand based company, specialising in SharePoint training. Debbie was awarded the Most Valuable Professional award by Microsoft in SharePoint for 2009 and 2010.Debbie is the primary organiser of the SharePoint Conferences in Australia, and New Zealand and Southeast Asia.
Gary's first taste of SharePoint was back in 2001, architecting an out-of-the-box intranet product based on SPS 2001. Since then, he has been assisting clients large and small (both in NZ and in the UK) to craft business solutions, intranets and internet sites built on the SharePoint platform. A particular area of interest for Gary is the use of client-side technologies, especially jQuery and the SharePoint 2010 client model, to enhance the usability and responsiveness of web applications built on SharePoint.
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Gerard came to New Zealand from The Netherlands in 2003, where he had always worked in Software Development. After coming to Hawke's Bay he started his own company, Birdwood Software Development, combined with a part-time teaching job at the Eastern Institute of Technology. After a while this became too busy and Gerard concentrated on the business. Birdwood Software Solutions focuses on .NET and SQL Server based web applications, but also does work on windows apps. Most of its work is for clients in Europe combined with some Hawke’s Bay clients.
Kirk has been organising the Wellington .NET user group for the past 7 years, helps organise Code Camp, and presents at TechEd and other conferences. He is a developer at Xero - makers of "The world's easiest accounting system".
Paul is a principal developer at Katrinka Ltd. He creates solutions using Microsoft technologies including C#, WPF, and SQL Server, for Windows, Web and Multitouch applications. Paul has been a Microsoft Certified Professional since 1996. Keeping pace with technology has kept him involved in the User Group community.