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Daron Yondem



Daron started his way in the community writing his first ASP.NET AJAX book in 2007, an 800 pages long AJAX Bible. He began hosting sessions all around Turkey, trying to spread the word about AJAX libraries and ASP.NET’s approach to it. He wrote articles on MSDN Magazine, PC World, PC Net Magazine. Also, he received his first MVP award as an ASP.NET MVP in 2008. The same year, he was given the leadership role in INETA Turkey and served as INETA Turkey Lead for three years. Daron did not stop within Turkey and extended his reach within other countries in the MEA region hosting sessions about Silverlight, HTML5 in Egypt, Lebanon, Dubai, Qatar, Beirut, Jordan, Sophia, and South Africa. He spoke at international conferences, including TechEd Middle-East, TechEd South Africa, MSDays Bulgaria, DevReach, Microsoft OpenDoor, and PDC. Throughout the years, his speaking topics included Serverless, CosmosDB, Azure, AI. 
In 2009 Daron received the “Microsoft Regional Director” title and was given the “Gold Global Impact Award” for three consecutive years. In 2010, he was awarded as a Silverlight MVP and kept that competency for another year. Meanwhile, he took the INETA Middle-East and Africa President role in 2011 and managed 144 user groups all around the region.
Daron wrote four technical books in English and two books in Turkish about IE and HTML5, CosmosDB, including a book published collaboratively by 15 MVPs all around the world from Wrox Publishing.
The birth of Microsoft Azure was just another milestone where Daron could has used his back-end experiences to the community. He hosted Azure Camps in Turkey and has been the only speaker for a Middle-East Azure Roadshow and the Middle-Easy DevOps Roadshow for Microsoft.

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