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First year awarded:
2005
Number of MVP Awards:
10
Technical Expertise:
Microsoft Azure
Technical Interests:
Microsoft Azure
Language
English, Swedish
Certifications
MCSD.net MCT
Alan Smith
Sweden
Windows Azure Developer, Trainer, Mentor and Evangelist
Biography
Alan is form the north of England, and living in Stockholm Sweden, he has been working as a developer with Microsoft technologies since 1995, starting out with C++, and working with VB, ASP, SQL Server before moving to .net with the early betas. He has worked as a multimedia developer,  moved into web development, and then working as a systems architect.

Since November 2003 he has been focusing on BizTalk Server, working as a consultant in the UK, then taking up a full time position and now works as a Cloud developer, trainer, mentor and evangelist at Knowit in Stockholm.

He is also a certified trainer, and delivers BizTalk courses both from the Microsoft Official Curriculum, and the advanced “Deep Dive” training in partnership with QuickLearn.

He has always had a passion for evangelizing new technologies, and played the lead role in the adoption of .net at Razorfish in Stockholm, running after-hours labs, and mentoring other developers. His latest initiative is to publish “The Bloggers Guide to BizTalk” on a monthly basis, bringing to together the best ideas and resources from the BizTalk developer community.
 
In his spare time he likes to get out of the city either cycling, kayaking, skiing, or long distance ice skating.
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