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Serena has 20 years of working experience in the IT industry with rich exposure in distributed applications development, .NET technologies and software engineering processes. She is proficient in C# and demonstrates great passion in software development. She began her career as a SAS consultant who develops front-end applications for business intelligence and data warehouse solutions, primarily in the Banking and Telecommunications industries and later moved on to building applications on the Microsoft platform. Naturally, she progressed onto .NET when the technology was still in the pre-alpha stage. While working on .NET, she began researching into object persistence frameworks, object-relational mapping and code-generation. Serena is also an active contributor to the Malaysian developer communities. She is currently awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft Azure (2012-2016). She was also awarded MVP for .NET in 2004 and MVP for C# in 2005, and her contributions in evangelizing Visual Studio 2005 in the developer community has earned her the Award for Customer Excellence (ACE). Serena has also presented in TechEd 2006 SEA on Integrating Workflows with Office SharePoint Server 2007. Serena is a Microsoft Certified Professional since 1999 and her certifications portfolio includes MCPD, MCITP, MCTS, MCSD.NET, MCAD, MCSD, MCDBA, MCSA and ITIL.