John Papa is a Sr Technical Evangelist for Microsoft (formerly a Microsoft Silverlight MVP, INETA speaker, and member of the WPF and Silverlight Insiders). John, author of 70+ articles and authored 10 books, specializes in professional application development with Microsoft technologies including Silverlight, WPF, C#, .NET and SQL Server.
He can often be found speaking around the world at industry conferences such as MIX, PDC, TechEd, VSLive and DevConnections, and hosts the popular show Silverlight TV on Channel 9. John also hosts the annual Silverlight MIXer, a gathering of some of the most influential members of the Silverlight community. He also hosted and organized the 2010 Silverlight Firestarter event, with tens of thousands of live viewers. You can always find John at johnpapa.net or on twitter at @john_papa