While at DevReach 2010 in Bulgaria, Carl and Richard talk to Scott Stanfield, Stephen Forte and Lino Tadros about the working relationship between developers and designers. The conversation explores a number of platforms, including iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7, Blackberry, Silverlight, Flash and more.
Scott Stanfield is the founder and CEO of Vertigo Software, Inc., a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for eCommerce Solutions. Scott is a proud member of the MSDN Regional Director community, covering Silicon Valley, and participates in the .NET Partner Architect Council. His company has built the Windows DNA "Rosetta Stone" sample application Fitch & Mather Stocks 2000 and the .NET sample IBuySpy.com. He is a frequent speaker and has delivered keynotes at Microsoft events including TechEd, PDC, DevDays and VBITs.
Stephen Forte is the Chief Strategy Officer of Telerik, a leading vendor in .NET components. He sits on the board of several start-ups including Triton Works and is also a certified scrum master. Prior he was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and co-founder of Corzen, Inc, a New York based provider of online market research data for Wall Street Firms. Corzen was acquired by Wanted Technologies (TXV: WAN) in 2007. Stephen is also the Microsoft Regional Director for the NY Metro region and speaks regularly at industry conferences around the world. He has written several books on application and database development including Programming SQL Server 2008 (MS Press). Prior to Corzen, Stephen served as the CTO of Zagat Survey in New York City and also was co-founder of the New York based software consulting firm The Aurora Development Group. He is currently an MVP, INETA speaker and is the co-moderator and founder of the NYC .NET Developer User Group. Stephen has an MBA from the City University of New York.
Alain "Lino" Tadros is Chairman & CEO of Falafel Software, a Silicon Valley based company, with presence in Colorado and Texas, dedicated to providing world-class consulting, training, and software development for small, medium, and enterprise level businesses. Prior to founding Falafel, Lino was a member of the development team at Borland for Delphi and C++Builder. Mr. Tadros has been awarded Microsoft MVP status six years in a row (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) for his numerous contributions to the C# community and is an expert in .NET, LINQ, ASP.NET, COM, and Web Services. Tadros is an industry renowned speaker and has given numerous presentations on 5 different continents since 1994. He also currently sits on the Board of Directors of 4 Silicon Valley corporations.
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