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John Garland is a Senior Consultant and Instructor at Wintellect and has been developing software professionally since the 1990's. His work has been featured at Microsoft conference keynotes and sessions. He is the author of the book "Windows Store Apps Succinctly”, and co-author of the book "Programming the Windows Runtime by Example." He is also a member of the Azure Insiders group as well as the Azure Mobile Services Advisory board. His consulting clients range from small businesses to Fortune-500 companies. Prior to consulting, he spent much of his career working on high-performance video and statistical analysis tools for premier sports teams, with an emphasis on the NFL, the NBA, and Division 1 NCAA Football and Basketball. John lives outside Atlanta with his wife and daughter and when he isn't finding cause for yet another upgrade to some piece of home technology, he occasionally turns to motorcycling and Florida Gator Football to unplug. He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering.