.NET Community Shout Out

Our .NET community is not one to sit still (and we love you all for that!). Today we wanted to celebrate two very busy .NET community members that keep us on our toes with all the new skills they learn and teach to us. Thank you for all you do.

Roberto Freato

ncover_mvp_roberto_freato_twitterRoberto Freato combines his two passions – computer science and working independently – as a freelance IT consultant and trainer. Whether teaching, writing or speaking, Roberto shares his affinity for software architecture and development, prototyping, analysis, training, and improving the customer relationship.

Roberto has been a Windows Azure MVP since 2012 and is the co-author of Microsoft Azure Development Cookbook.   He maintains additional certifications with Sun, EXIN, Apple, Cisco, and IBM. Roberto’s other interest include Windows Phone, cloud computing, mobile, ASP.NET/IIS, developer security and .NET (over 40 and counting!).

Keep up with Robert on his website.

Vidya Vrat Agarwal

ncover_mvp_vidya_vrat_agarwal_twitterAs a .NET purist, blogger, community speaker, and author, Vidya Vrat Agarwal works as a .NET consultant. With over 14 years experience, Vidya loves contributing to the .NET community through his consulting work, his blog, and as a .NET MVP.

Vidya has also been recognized as a C# Corner MVP and lifetime member of the Computer Society of India (CSI). Outside of .NET, his specialties include architecting and building solutions for Win Forms, ASP .NET, MVC, SQL Server/BI, WCF, SOA, Windows Azure, SDL, MSF, Agile-scrum, TOGAF, Big Data, and Hadoop.

Stay connected with Vidya on twitter @dotnetauthor.