Phil Japikse has been working with .NET since the first betas, and developing software for over 20 years. Phil is a Microsoft MVP and also holds MCSD, MCDBA, CSM, and CSP certifications. Phil is an international speaker and a passionate member of the developer community, speaking at Code Camps and Days of .NET all across the country as well as serving as the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .NET User’s Group. Phil works as the Patterns and Practices Evangelist for Telerik (www.telerik.com), is a Firefighter/Paramedic, and a volunteer for the Ski Patrol. You can follow Phil on twitter via www.twitter.com/skimedic and read his blog at www.skimedic.com/blog.