Garrett Serack worked as an independent software development consultant in Calgary, Canada, for 15 years, with clients in fields such as government, telecom, petroleum, and railways. After joining Microsoft in the fall of 2005 as the Community Program Manager for the Federated Identity he transitioned to the Microsoft Open Source Technology Center in the summer of 2007, where he is now a Senior Developer and the Architect of the CoApp package management system.

Garrett lives in Bothell, Washington, with his fantastic wife, Brandie, and their two amazing daughters Téa and Indyanna. You can keep up with Garrett's work in Open Source at Microsoft via Twitter (@FearTheCowboy)