Current DevExpress MVPs

The following individuals have demonstrated a technical expertise with one or more DevExpress products and a willingness to freely share their knowledge with the DevExpress community.

Wijnand Breitsma

Since 1999 I started with designing, developing, maintaining logistic and financial software applications (solutions) for SMEs, healthcare and multinationals. In the early days it was normal to deliver custom made solutions instead of combining functionality in a generic solution. Maintainability can be a challenge if more than 1 customer uses the solution while the environment may be different when using custom made solutions. To improve the development speed and reducing the overall costs I started to design and build a specialized architecture to fulfill the needs in making new generic solutions. After the test where successful I used this approach for the first time in 2004. On the next large project in the healthcare where several flexible, high availability and secure software solutions where needed this architecture was applied. Due to its success this approach is later introduced for existing and new solutions.

Besides designing and developing software applications, I was also responsible for transferring old data to the newly implemented solutions. After fulfilling several migrations, I found a method to manage and optimize actions. For further optimization I started designing and developing specialized software for generic transferring data, managing and controlling the transfer of data, creating checklists and improving data quality.

The first solutions where primarily based on Progress (OpenEdge) and later transformed to C#. Since 2006 I started using XAF as base for all the new solutions.

In 2016 I started my own company to design, build, deliver and/or host (SaaS) my own specialized solutions for administrative process improvement, DMS and transferring and migration tools. After designing a new improved architecture, we started selecting the right framework and took XAF also into account. What I already knew, which was confirmed again, was that XAF helps us to empower the vision and goals on building and delivering our software solutions.

XAF (WinForms, ASP.NET, Mobile), XPO, Reporting and Dashboards, Office API, Workflow, CodeRush

Manuel Grundner

I started making baby steps in programming with Delphi 3 at the age of 14, followed by working on microcontrollers with C and LabView. I moved into freelancing as a PHP/Web developer, and then finally found my love and passion in C# and the .NET ecosystem.

I can proudly look back on over 15 years’ experience leading a development team, teaching, training and consulting with other companies using XAF. I develop solutions in XAF.Win, WinForms, ASP.NET MVC and Xamarin for iOS and Android.

Consultancy, Training, Development, Products: XAF.Win & XPO, WinForms, DevExpress MVC, DevExtreme Web

Miha Markic

Miha currently works as a free-lance consultant and software developer specialized in .net area. He graduated in Computer and information science at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He has accumulated experience in various programming languages such as Java, Visual Basic 3-6 (MCP), Visual C++, Delphi, C# and VB.Net through years. He has experience in practically all (technical) stages of project development, including planning, framework development, user interface, business processes, as well as testing and documenting. He has worked on big and small projects in Slovenia and abroad (e.g. participated in completing level 3 IS for the Nucor steel plant, Hertford, USA). Currently he enjoys programming in .net environment using C#, WPF, ASP.NET MVC, ORM and other cutting edge technologies producing Windows desktop, web and mobile solutions (including Android). He has been a Microsoft MVP C# and Developer Express' DX Squad member for several years. He also presents at conferences and other events in Slovenia.

Consulting and development of .NET solutions.

Rich Ackerson

I graduated from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1988, earning a degree in Computer Engineering. For the majority of my professional career I have designed and developed software solutions for the health care industry, including such specialties as home health, HME, pharmaceuticals, and ophthalmology. Recent endeavors have included work flow management and document imaging solutions. After 25 years in the industry I thought it was time for a change; I now work full time for a leading provider of software solutions targeting the world's financial market.

Through the years I've gained experience in an assortment of programming languages including BASIC, PowerBuilder, C/C++, Delphi, C# and Oxygene. I consider myself a Delphi developer first and foremost; my experiences include Object Pascal coding, application framework design, custom component creation, multi-tier implementations and IDE extension development. It is the latter, specifically my work writing plug-ins for CodeRush, that first drew me to Developer Express' DX-Squad. Writing custom plug-ins to extend the Delphi IDE, helping fellow CodeRush users, and hosting a website to provide a centralized repository for community plug-ins became a passion of mine.

I am the primary developer behind CodeSiteEx, an open-source add-on to Raize Software's CodeSite debugging utility that provides simpler method tracing, limited code profiling, and extensive content reporting methods. Through an arrangement with Raize Software, the latest releases of CodeSite now incorporate some of CodeSiteEx's more sophisticated features but the product itself remains a valuable part of a Delphi developer's toolkit. It can be downloaded from www.codesiteex.com.

Nate Woolls

I've been developing desktop software applications for Windows since 2000. The first professional development environment I cut my teeth on was Delphi 5, and I’ve been using Delphi since.

Beginning in 2002, I started specializing in developing web services, generally backed by a SQL Server database, along with desktop and web based web service clients. I began developing for ASP.NET in 2003, and began working with the rest of the .NET framework in earnest in 2007. In 2010 I started developing for multiple platforms including Mac OS X, iOS, and Windows Phone 7.

Starting in 2011 I began offering my services as a consultant covering all aspects of the software development lifecycle, including database development, managed, native, and mobile software development, scalability, testability, integration, and more. Visit nwoolls.com to find out more.

Brendon Muck

I've been a professional .NET developer (C# preferred) for about 10 years and I've been employed by Logistic Dynamics, Inc. in Buffalo, New York since 2005. I'm responsible for developing all of their desktop and web applications which are used by about 50 offices across North America. I have a BS degree in Management Information Science from Canisus College and in my spare time I enjoy watching hockey, movies, live music, and playing the guitar.

DXperience, WinForms, XPO and some ASP.NET, Special Skillz in inserting images into the XtraGrid

Chris Walsh

DXperience Silverlight, WPF, ASP.NET (using controls in SharePoint), Some XPO

Daryn Kitchener

As a professional .NET developer, I have worked with some of Australia's largest organisations designing, testing and deploying a range of applications, websites and web applications to meet various outcomes. I have been developing for just over 20 years and enjoy coding with C#. As a developer and owner of a development business, productivity is important to me and the decision to start using DX controls 8 years ago has proven to be one of the best operational choices I have ever made. The controls provide a terrific set of options to solve complex business requirements whilst delivering applications of a high standard and consistent look and feel.

I am very passionate about the range of DevExpress products and with helping others understand the value these libraries add to any organisation or developer.

I live in Brisbane, Australia with my beautiful wife Debbie and 2 children. In my spare time, I love a game of golf, watching a movie or just relaxing to some music.

ASP.NET, XPO, WinForms, Reporting

Marc Greiner

Marc is a software developer with extensive experience using DevExpress controls including WinForms, ASP.NET, XPO / XAF.

WinForms Subscription, ASP.NET Subscription, XPO

Martin Praxmarer

Martin Praxmarer is the CEO of PraKom Software GmbH.

Here at www.prakom.net, our main product is an highly flexible, modern erp solution called VenDoc(www.vendoc.net) – which we have build on top of the xaf framework!

Alex Danvy

DevExpress all-rounder - there isn't anything Alex hasn't tried out!

Gary Cox Jr

XAF, XPO, XtraReports, Some WinForms, Some ASP.NET

Koen Hoefkens

CodeRush, CodeRush Xpress, Refactor! Pro, DXCore

Holger Persch

WinForms Subscription, ASP.Net MVC Extensions and eXpress Persistent Objects (XPO)

Michael Proctor
Trevor Westerdahl

Winforms (XtraEditors, XtraGrid, XtraTreeList, XtraReports) - XPO - Some ASP.NET

Piotr Stola

I am a Web applications and system developer using ASP.NET MVC and DevExpress controls, and I have over 10 years' experience with .NET and C#. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to participate in many successful projects, which afforded me a significant amount of hands-on experience allowing me to specialize in this domain.

I like to learn and explore technologies relating to areas of Web development and its trends. Currently I work as an independent consultant and I am involved in projects within the financial sector, where we are using DevExpress MVC extensions as our first choice.

Devexpress MVC Extensions, ASP.NET WebForms Controls, DevExtreme Web, CodeRush with Refactor! Pro

Dirk Strauss

Dirk is a Software Developer and a Microsoft .NET MVP from South Africa. With experience in SYSPRO, VB.NET and C#.NET, he currently works for Evolution Software developing responsive web applications. DevExpress has always been part of his professional life. The ease of use and excellent support has made DevExpress the natural choice when deciding on a control suite to use.

Having experience in WinForms and ASP.NET, it is Reporting and Document Generation where his real passion lies.

Niranjan Kala

I am a Senior Software Engineer specialized in .NET area. I enjoy programming in .net environment using C#, ASP.NET , ORM and other cutting edge technologies producing Windows desktop, web with DevExpress control.

DevExpress controls makes life easy for developers and increase productivity of the developers so, I am very passionate about the range of DevExpress controls for their extensive features and helping others to understand the controls library.

I offer my consultancy services in development of .NET solutions and I have experience in experience in WinForms and ASP.NET. I mostly experienced with DevExpress Winforms (XtraEditors, XtraGrid, XtraTreeList, XtraReports etc...), XPO, CodeRush and ASP.NET controls.

Mikhail Shubin

I've been participating in software development since 1990. In 2010 I made the transition to .NET development and C#. I initially started with WinForms and in 2013 I moved to WPF. I am now responsible for the frontend development of an ERP system.

I discovered DevExpress controls for myself a year ago. I was drawn to the beautiful presentation of v14.1. I made the decision to switch from a competitor’s products immediately, and without compunction.

Patrick Liekhus

DevExpress .NET Application Frameworks (XAF & XPO)

Robert Anderson

I've been a professional developer for 20 years. I'm the founder and director of ZeroSharp providing consultancy and software development from London. I'm also the principal software architect of a web-based treasury application (http://www.coprocess.com/) which is built with XAF and XPO. It is currently in use by over 100 large multinational corporates with over 5000 users in over 100 countries and has passed several security audits by global banks.

I've lived in Geneva, Paris and London. I live with my wife and 2 children. I like robots, artificial intelligence, mathematics, chess, Rubik’s cubes, classical guitar, skiing, squash, bicycle holidays, learning Slovenian…

XPO / XAF

Dave Hesketh

Dave is the founder of Llamachant Technology Ltd. He provides XAF training and custom development services, based out of Ontario, Canada. He started his development career creating medical imaging and practice management software and has since started consulting in a variety of different markets with clients from around the world. Dave started using XAF the day it was released and is very knowledgeable in both XAF and XPO. Based on the amazing quality of DevExpress products and their consistent level of support, he has been eager to contribute to the DevExpress community.

XAF, XPO, Winforms, Training, Consulting and Custom Development