Richard Costall (MCSD, MCAD, MCSD.NET) I have over 17 years development experience and work for 1st Software, the UK's leading software solution for Financial Adviser and Intermediaries, designing and implementing IFA applications in the financial services sector. Although mainly specializing in VB, XML/XSLT, COM, ASP and MSMQ, i turned my attention to the world of .Net. When Beta 1 first appeared i became one of the 1st 100 MCSD.NET's in the World. 

I am also the Midlands regional coordinator for VBUG (Visual Basic User Group) and spend a fair amount of my time organizing and presenting at meetings.

I have recently developed Tablet applications, Pocket PC, windows forms, ASP.NET and even a longhorn 'Concept of tomorrow'.

When not in .Net Evangelist land, I enjoy relaxing at home with my wife and two sons or ultimately jetting off to Walt Disney World, Florida, for a trip on the Tower of Terror.