Joe Albahari is the creator of LINQPad, an application that many of you use in your daily development of .NET applications/services, especially those that employ LINQ in some fashion. It's just a fantastic developer tool for C#; one that C9 celebrity genius and avid LINQPad user Brian Beckman calls "the app I wish I wrote". Erik Meijer, the creator of LINQ, uses LINQPad daily. If you haven't played around with LINQPad, then you need to! [End advertisement for LINQPad Hey, great work deserves praise, don't you think?]
Joe's also the author of a few C# books (targeting both pro developers and novices) and two books covering WPF. Joe lives in Perth, Australia and works for himself (right on!). Great to meet you, Joe.
Thanks again for creating and continuing to evolve LINQPad, Joe!!
Joe's YOW! speaker page
The YOW! Developer Conference offers outstanding opportunities to learn more about the latest practices, technologies, and methodologies for building innovative software solutions as well as the chance to meet and network with international software experts and other talented developers in Australia. Thanks to Dave Thomas and the event's excellent staff - Mary Catherine (MC), Lisa, Aino, Melissa, and others - for inviting me to this excellent pure developer event and thanks to all of the speakers for letting me take some of their time to record conversations for Channel 9. If you live in Australia, or aren't too far away, or just like to travel (who doesn't?), then you need to go to this yearly event. It's outstanding. There are many great developers down under. That's for sure. The speakers are exceptional—Dave and team set a high bar!