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Cory Smith
United States
North Richland Hills, TX
Cory Smith an outspoken proponent of VB.NET that maintains a .NET related blog at and is very active in the .NET community. His community involvement includes: Microsoft MVP (10+ years), founder and president of the BASIC SIG (a BASIC-themed hacker/maker-space), active member of, Microsoft .NET Insider, former president of the Fort Worth .NET Users Group (10 years), former president of the Dallas/Fort Worth DNUX group, member of the South Central District Developer Guidance Council alumni and a member of the INETA Speakers Bureau alumni. A veteran developer (professionally writing software for over 25 years) working on projects ranging anywhere from major e-commerce sites such as and to applications that are at the heart and soul of over 4600 radio stations around the world. His work history includes working for Tandy/RadioShack, Rare Medium, Inc., Electric Works Corp., Scott Studios Corp. and Shiny Stone Digital.
In his spare time, Cory is also a certified instructor in several combative martial arts, coaches a MMA fight team, an avid motorcycle enthusiast and attempts to watch every action movie ever released.
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