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Mark Michaelis

( Mark Michaelis )

United States
Active MVP/RD Since 1996


Mark Michaelis ( is a premier authority in Microsoft development technologies with recognized coding expertise and proven training methods. As the Chief Technical Architect (CTA) of IntelliTect, a high-end software development company in Spokane, Washington, Mark delivers strategic technology consulting to CIOs, technology executives, and industry leaders. Recognized by Microsoft as a Regional Director since 2007 and also as a distinguished Microsoft MVP for C# for twenty-five years, this industry leader is also an adjunct professor at Eastern Washington University, founder of the Spokane .NET Users Group, organizer of the Spokane DevOps Meetup, and sponsor of the Spokane Tech Meetups that currently include the Spokane .NET Users Group, Spokane DevOps Meetup, and Spokane Python Meetup.

Continually architecting new projects and ideas, Mark brings a wealth of innovation and technical prowess to any project. With a keen ability to understand an organization’s pain points and strategic goals, this CTA specializes in designing solutions that balance cost and efficiency. Most importantly, Mark provides leadership, instills vision, ensures confidence, and insists on excellence in every project. 

Continually architecting new projects and ideas, this regular speaker at developer conferences around the world and author of numerous articles and books*, Mark enjoys giving back to his developer community. With a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Illinois and a Masters in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology, this entrepreneur continues to attract elite team members that deliver quality solutions on time, in scope, and within budget. 

When not bonding with his computer, Mark is searching for his next adventure with his wife Elisabeth and three children, Benjamin, Hanna, and Abigail.

*The seventh edition of the Essential C# series is now available with a free, interactive digital version available at

Talk to Mark about .NET/C#/.NET Core, DevOps/ALM/Agile/Continuous Delivery, Robotics, Machine Learning, Azure, ASP.NET, Test Automation, Azure DevOps, PowerShell, Software Architecture, Micro-services (docker), Deployment Automation, etc.

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