Greg Levenhagen

Greg Levenhagen Speaking
  • Location: Midwest US (UTC -6)
  • Expertise: Software Development, Community Building, Public Speaking, Strategy & Innovation, Career Development, Entrepreneurship
  • Contact: Twitter | LinkedIn

Greg Levenhagen is a Microsoft Regional Director, Microsoft MVP in Windows Development and Principal Software Engineer Consultant with Skyline Technologies. He has a great passion for giving back to the community and teaching. A true enthusiast of computer science, with passions and interests including mobile, UX, architecture, parallel, testing, agile, 3D/games, cloud, languages and much more. Greg speaks at conferences like ThatConference, CodeMash, Code PaLOUsa, TechBash, VSLive, KCDC and DevLink.

He is also a Volunteer Teacher for CS through TEALS, Microsoft Certified Trainer, board member of ThatConference, president of the Northeast WI Developers User Group / Northeast WI Code Camp / Milwaukee Code Camp, cofounder of the Northeast WI Agile User’s Group, INETA speaker, IEEE and ACM member and a PhD student.

Along with being a life-long geek, Greg enjoys golfing, football, woodworking, philosophy and stimulating conversation.

Chris O’Dell

  • Location: London, UK (UTC)
  • Expertise: CI/CD, AWS, DevOps, .Net
  • Contact: Twitter | Email

I knew I wanted to be a programmer since I was a child – computers were magical and I could make them do things simply by typing instructions into it.  I remember the first time we got the internet at home and I discovered HTML.  I decided I’d take computer classes at school despite being the only girl.  I then got a degree in Computer Science before embarking out into the world.

It was in my third job and first job in London that I gave my first presentation. I had great encouragement from colleagues and I told a familiar story – our CI/CD development practices.  It was 20 mins long and at a small meetup.

To my surprise, I was asked to give the talk again at other meetups and even a full 60 minute version at a big London conference.  Suddenly I’m a speaker!

I’ve continued to speak at events and, despite mistakes, I’m enjoying sharing knowledge and I’d like to share these skills with others.

Wouter de Kort

  • Location: Netherlands (UTC +1)
  • Expertise: Software development on the Microsoft stack, DevOps, Azure.
  • Contact: Twitter | LinkedIn

We’ve got our first computer when I was 6 years old. After discovering Solitaire I started playing with Quick Basic when I was 7. I’ve been programming ever since. Currently, I work as a lead architect and consultant where I try to help organizations stay on the cutting edge of software development.

My main focus is around Microsoft and DevOps.  I wrote a couple of books on C#, Azure and DevOps and of course I like to speak! I try to present as often as possible at local user groups and national and international conferences. I’ve given talks to small groups to rooms filled with hundreds of people.  Something that really helped me with all this is my experience as a part time minister. In that capacity I gave a lot of talks, received all kinds of speaking training and coached people of all levels to present their ideas.

Because of all this Microsoft awarded me the Microsoft MVP Visual Studio and Development Technologies award. I’m also a part of the Microsoft ALM Rangers.

I like helping others so feel free to reach out. We can work on anything you want ranging from choosing a topic, finding a conference to speak at to reviewing your slides and practicing your presentation.