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Microsoft Azure

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.NET Professional Certificate Review Board

David McCarter
David McCarter is a Microsoft MVP and a software engineer/architect/consultant in San Diego. He is the editor-in-chief of a web site dedicated to helping programmers in all aspects of programming. David has written for programming magazines and has published three books (the latest is "David McCarter's .NET Coding Standards" available at: He is one of the founders and directors of the 19 year old San Diego .NET Developers Group ( 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.

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David gives lectures on programming at colleges, high schools, conferences such as Code Camp, VSLive, Microsoft DevDays and he teaches at the University of California San Diego. He also runs his own software/consulting company called NicheWare.

Published Content: I have published three books under my own name and have written chapters for other publishers like MS Press. My latest book is "David McCarter's .NET Coding Standards". Also publish hundreds of tips, tricks and articles on my web site that has been around in one form or another since 1994,

User Group: Over 18 years ago I co-founded the San Diego Visual Basic Users Group and we are now called the San Diego .NET Developers Group ( We also participate in local southern California events. We provide job placement to our members via our web site and by having recruiting firms sponsor our meetings. We average 50-80 people each meeting and have 900+ people signed up on our web site.

David is also an award winning photographer and has been taking pictures professionally since the 80's. He specializes in concert photography and has even worked for the popular band Queensryche and other southern California bands.
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