John Papa is a Sr Technical Evangelist focusing on Silverlight for the DPE team at Microsoft. He specializes in developing, writing, training and speaking on topics including Silverlight, ADO.NET, and WPF. John has written over 70 articles and authored 9 books including his latest book Data Driven Services with Silverlight 2 by O’Reilly Media. He can often be found speaking at industry conferences such as MIX, PDC, VSLive and DevConnections. John also spearheads the annual Silverlight MIXer, a gathering of some of the most influential members of the Silverlight community for a great night a MIX. You can always find John at