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David McCarter
Microsoft Stack Developer/ Consultant
David McCarter is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), and developer, architect, consultant, professional code reviewer and interviewer in San Diego, California. He is the editor-in-chief of a web site dedicated to helping software engineers in all aspects of programming since 1994. David has written for programming magazines and has published many books including "David McCarter's .NET Coding Standards" available at: He is one of the founders and directors of the San Diego .NET Developers Group ( for 20 years. In 2008 David won the INETA Community Excellence Award for his involvement in the .NET community. David is also an inventor of a software printing system that was approved by the US Patient Office in May 2008. His Microsoft MVP profile is located at:

David gives lectures on programming and technical interviewing at user groups, colleges, high schools, and conferences such as Code Camp, SQL Saturday, DevConnections, VSLive and more. He has been teaching at the University of California San Diego for over 18 years. He also runs his own software/ consulting company called NicheWare. You can find Upcoming upcoming events by going to can be found at:

If that's not enough David is also an award winning photographer and works for bands such as Queensryche, Buckcherry, Geoff Tate, Gary Hoey and too many other bands in the United States to list. David is also a guitarist and has had the honor to play with Carl Franklin and the lead guitarist from Lynyrd Skynyrd.
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