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    .NET Rocks! - ASP.NET Scalability Panel

    Recorded at the Virtual TechEd Stage, Carl and Richard welcome Stephen Forte, Kent Alstad, Rob Howard, and Steve Smith for a lively discussion around ASP.NET Scalability issues.
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        Stephen Forte is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Corzen, Inc, a Manhattan (USA) based provider of online market research data for Wall Street Firms. Stephen is also the Microsoft Regional Director for the NY Metro region. He speaks regularly at industry conferences like Tech*Ed, North Africa Developers Conference and other conferences around the world. He has written several books on database development and currently is writing the MS Press book SQL Server 2005 Core Developers Guide. Prior to Corzen, Stephen served as the CTO of Zagat Survey in New York City and also was co-founder and CTO of the New York based software consulting firm The Aurora Development Group. He currently is the co-moderator and founder of the NYC .NET Developer User Group.

        Kent Alstad is principal or contributing author on all of Strangeloop's pending patents. Before helping create Strangeloop, he served as CTO at IronPoint Technology. Kent also founded, Eclipse Software, a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider, that he sold to Discovery Software in 2001. In more than 20 years of professional development experience, Kent has served as architect and lead developer for successful production solutions with The Active Network, ADP, Lucent, Microsoft, and NCS. "Port View", an application Kent architected for the Port of Vancouver, was honoured as "Best Administrative System" at the 1996 Windows World Open Competition. Kent holds a bachelor of science in psychology from the University of Calgary.

        Prior to founding telligentsystems Rob was employed by the Microsoft Corporation where he was a member of the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0 team; specifically contributing to ASP.NET. He has presented at many software developer conferences including: Microsoft PDC and TechEd; Borland's BorCon; ASP.NET Connections; and VSLive! and is consistently rated a top presenter. Rob is also the author of several books, most recently A Preview of ASP.NET 2.0 (Addison-Wesley); ASP.NET Coding Strategies with the ASP.NET Team (Microsoft Press). Rob has a BBA from Baylor University.

        Steven Smith is president of and He is a Microsoft Regional Director, an ASP.NET MVP, and an ASPInsider Board Member. He is an INETA Speaker Bureau member, and author of two books on ASP.NET. Steve is also an Army Reserve officer, and spent most of 2004 in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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