Visual Studio and Development Technologies
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North Richland Hills, TX
Cory Smith an outspoken proponent of VB.NET that maintains a .NET related blog at AddressOf.com 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 TheMakerSpot.org, 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 RadioShack.com and InterstateBatteries.com 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.