Instructors

Wintellect instructors are world renowned subject matter experts and industry influentials. Led by Jeffrey Richter, John Robbins and Jeff Prosise, our team is comprised of Microsoft MVP’s, book authors, writers for leading developer magazines, and speakers at preeminent programming conferences. Wintellect instructors have worked closely with Microsoft product groups and they provide real-world knowledge on the latest and emerging technologies.

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Jeffrey Richter

Jeffrey Richter is a co-founder of Wintellect a software architect, and instructor. He has authored many videos available on , WintellectNOW, has spoken at many industry conferences and is the author of several best-selling Windows and .NET Framework programming books including Windows Runtime via C#, CLR via C#, 4th Edition, Windows via C/C++, 5th Edition, Programming Server-Side Applications for Microsoft Windows 2000, and Windows 95: A Developer’s Guide. Jeffrey has also been a contributing editor to MSDN Magazine where he authored many feature articles and columns. Jeffrey continues to consult with Microsoft's Windows and .NET Framework teams has been doing so for many years.

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John Robbins

John Robbins is a cofounder of Wintellect, where he heads up the consulting and debugging services side of the business. He also travels the world teaching his Mastering .NET Debugging and Mastering Windows Debugging courses so that developers everywhere can learn the techniques he uses to solve the nastiest software problems known to man. As one of the world's recognized authorities on debugging, John takes an evil delight in finding and fixing impossible bugs in other people's programs.

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Jeff Prosise

Jeff Prosise makes his living writing apps for Microsoft platforms and teaching others how to do the same. With expertise in HTML5, Windows, and Windows Phone, he travels the world enlightening audiences about tools and techniques for creating rich apps. A former engineer who discovered after college that there’s more to life than computing loads on mounting brackets, today Jeff’s passion is for mobile development and the Microsoft Web stack. He works closely with Microsoft product teams in Redmond, WA, to track the latest advances in these technologies. Jeff has written nine books and hundreds of magazine articles, in addition to prolifically blogging about his latest adventures, passions, and discoveries in programming.

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Paul Mehner

For more than three decades, Paul has been a software developer, architect, project manager, consultant, speaker, mentor, Wintellectual, and entrepreneur. He is co-founder of the South Sound .NET User Group, one of the oldest recorded .NET user groups in the world, and was one of the earliest committee members of the International .NET Association (INETA). He also works for Wintellect as a Senior Consultant and Trainer.

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Lynn Langit

Lynn Langit is the author of Microsoft Press's acclaimed Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server 2008 as well as MSDN Magazine articles on SQL Azure and MongoDB. Formerly a senior developer evangelist at Microsoft, Lynn has spoken on SQL Server, NoSQL and Agile technologies and techniques at TechReady, TechEd, Agile 2011, 2012, OsCon and many more. Lynn has been recognized by 10Gen for her contributions to their technical communities, as a MongoDB Master. She has also been awarded the Google Developer Expert for her work on educating on Google Cloud technologies for developers. Lynn is a Microsoft MVP for SQL Server.

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Donis Marshall

Donis Marshall is a premier and recognized trainer of computer technology to developers and scientists. Donis is an endorsed trainer for Microsoft Global Learning Services. In this role, he has trained Microsoft developers and engineers for nearly ten years. He has both extensive native (unmanaged) and managed code experience.

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Walt Ritscher

Walt has trained thousands of corporate developers since 1998. His teaching schedule takes him throughout the world providing developer training at corporations, universities and software conferences. He writes for Code Magazine and collaborates on books and videos produced for the developer market including his latest book entitled HLSL and Pixel Shaders for XAML Developers from O'Reilly Media (2012).

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Llewellyn Falco

Llewellyn Falco is a technical Wintellectual and contract programmer. He is the creator of the open source testing tool ApprovalTests. Over the years Llewellyn has contracted with many companies, both to improve their existing technical agile practices, and help their developers get their legacy systems under control, releasing frequently and on the path to high maintainability. Llewellyn is an expert in unit testing, both teaching and working in all of these languages: C#, VB.Net, Java, Ruby, C++, C, VB6, PHP and others.

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Dan Wahlin

Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting which builds ASP.NET, HTML5, jQuery, XAML, and SharePoint applications. He is a Microsoft Regional Director and has been awarded Microsoft's MVP award for ASP.NET, Connected Systems, and Silverlight. Dan is on the INETA Speaker's Bureau, co-chairs the Client Dev track at DevConnections, speaks at conferences and user groups around the world, and has written several books on .NET such as Professional ASP.NET AJAX, Professional Silverlight Development, ASP.NET MVP Hacks and Tips, and XML for ASP.NET Developers. Dan blogs at http://weblogs.asp.net/dwahlin and writes regular columns for several technical magazines.

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Sahil Malik

Sahil Malik, the founder and principal of Winsmarts.com has been a Microsoft technologies trainer and consultant for many years. He has worked on data access technologies, ASP.NET, SharePoint, Azure, and connected systems. Malik is the author of more than 10 books, a world renowned speaker, and has delivered solutions for many high profile clients, he brings invaluable, practical experience. For his community contributions, Sahil has been awarded the Microsoft MVP award multiple times. You will find his trainings devoid of marketing, and deeply rooted in solid knowledge and expertise that are easy to grasp and understand.

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Mark Smith

Mark has been involved with software development for over 20 years, starting on mainframes (IBM VM/SP) and moving on to OS/2, and finally settling on Windows. He has extensive experience consulting for large companies, providing architectural and debugging help, performance tuning and design advice. He is the author and contributor to several open source projects including a popular TAPI wrapper and MVVM library for XAML applications.

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Tony Sneed

Tony Sneed has worked for 20 years as a professional developer on the Microsoft platform and has provided expert technical training on the .NET Framework to hundreds of developers. As a consultant for Wintellect he designed and developed a high-performance enterprise service bus and a single sign-on solution based on Windows Identity Foundation. He is the author of the popular Simple MVVM Toolkit for WPF, Silverlight, Windows Store and Windows Phone and Trackable Entities for Entity Framework and ASP.NET Web API Over the past two years his technical blog has attracted over 300,000 visits from 110 countries.